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U.S. Troops Suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress after Iraq

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U.S. Troops Suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress after Iraq

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U.S. Troops Suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress after Iraq

U.S. Troops Suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress after Iraq

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A new study of the mental health of U.S. troops who've been in Iraq shows a substantial rate of post-traumatic stress disorder and other psychiatric illnesses. The high rates of mental illness occurred despite intensive efforts by U.S. officials to prevent them. NPR's Joseph Shapiro reports.