Afghan stories, photos may trigger PTSD

Neuroscience News warns that news and images from Afghanistan may trigger PTSD in military veterans.

“A lot of our vets are extremely upset about the headlines in the news about Afghanistan,” says Dr. Kagan, who is also a staff psychiatrist with the Veterans Administration Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and medical director of UCLA Operation Mend’s intensive treatment program for post-9/11 veterans. “It’s not just those who served in Afghanistan; it’s those who served in Iraq. It’s those who served in Vietnam, as well.”

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