VA says 500,000 veterans with PTSD treated in 2012

02/5/2013 | Washington Post, The

More than 500,000 veterans diagnosed with PTSD were treated at VA hospitals and clinics in fiscal year 2012, according to figures from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Twenty-five percent of those veterans served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the rest served in previous wars, including Vietnam and the Gulf War. Professional treatment, help from personal support networks, exercise and community involvement are tactics the VA recommends to manage symptoms that can persist for decades.

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