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Thursday, November 21, 2013

PTSD: Vietnam veterans experiencing return of nightmares late in life



But experts say his experience is not uncommon. As Vietnam veterans age, many discover they have more time to contemplate their lives. The time for reflection — as well as retirement, reunions with war buddies and the deaths of loved ones — can stir memories from a long-ago war.

Anniversary dates and holidays such as Veterans Day may begin to bother people. But even when a veteran seeks treatment late in life, experts say, in many cases the post-traumatic stress disorder had been there all along.

Continue Learning:  http://www.columbian.com/news/2013/nov/17/vietnam-veterans-experiencing-return-of-nightmares/

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