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Returning from War with Invisible Scars

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Returning from War with Invisible Scars

Returning from War with Invisible Scars

Returning from War with Invisible Scars

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Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD, is becoming a more common diagnosis for veterans, but much is unknown about how to best treat these invisible scars.

Tyrone Dancy is a Vietnam combat veteran and recipient of both the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart for wounds sustained in combat. Dancy is also the author of Adverse Conditions: War and the Aftermath.

The conversation continues with Gulf War veteran Steve Robinson, a program developer and consultant for the nonprofit, ONE Freedom, which specializes in stress education for military personnel.

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