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Getting a Grip on Iraq Soldiers' Mental Health

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Getting a Grip on Iraq Soldiers' Mental Health

Getting a Grip on Iraq Soldiers' Mental Health

Getting a Grip on Iraq Soldiers' Mental Health

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A new study says about one-third of soldiers coming home from Iraq seek out mental health services, and as many as 12 percent are diagnosed with persistent mental health issues. Ira Flatow leads a discussion on the reasons behind the statistics and on what's being done to help those who need it.

Guest:

Colonel Charles W. Hoge, M.D., director of the Division of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Walter Reed Army Insitute of Research, Silver Spring, Md.