800 British Troops Treated at the Priory ; Flashbacks of Atrocities Haunt Soldiers Crippled by Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder on Their Return from Iraq
Woolf, Marie, The Independent on Sunday (London, England)
More than 1,541 soldiers who served in Iraq are suffering from psychiatric illnesses - with 800 personnel admitted to the Priory clinics in the past three years.
As British soldiers come under intense pressure from serving in an increasingly hostile environment, families of those personnel returning from Iraq have also been advised to look for "possible after effects".
The Ministry of Defence has given military families leaflets and presentations about the symptoms of combat-related post-traumatic disorder. Many soldiers returning from Iraq have suffered horrifying trauma after seeing their best friends killed in action and civilians hit by suicide bombs. Others …
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Publication information: Article title: 800 British Troops Treated at the Priory ; Flashbacks of Atrocities Haunt Soldiers Crippled by Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder on Their Return from Iraq. Contributors: Woolf, Marie - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent on Sunday (London, England). Publication date: August 6, 2006. Page number: 16. © 2009 The Independent on Sunday. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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