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Tests Will Examine Returning Troops for Stress Disorder

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Tests Will Examine Returning Troops for Stress Disorder

The Impact of War

Tests Will Examine Returning Troops for Stress Disorder

Tests Will Examine Returning Troops for Stress Disorder

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Service members coming home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will soon be required to undergo mental health assessments. The new policy is designed to spot early signs of post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety among troops who have seen combat. Dr. William Winkenwerder, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, discusses the testing.

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