Medical Illnesses Hit Vets With PTSD

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By Tyler Wood Ph.D for

As of late there has been a great deal of focus on veterans with mental illness. More and more vets have been reported having symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The latest research is now finding that veterans with PTSD suffer more medical illnesses than do those with no mental health condition.

Vets can offer thanks to these finding to Dr. Susan Frayne, from the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. Frayne and her colleagues discovered that medical treatments may need to be closely integrated with mental health services for this somewhat fragile population who are just returning from war.

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