A New Study Has Found That Grief Is Common But Rarely Recognized In Veterans

The study found that post 9/11 veterans who lost fellow service members both to combat and suicide dealt with the losses differently. Combat loss was easier to accept than suicide.

By Emily Elena Dugdale December 18, 2019 7:40 am, , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

When we think about mental health issues and veterans, we often think of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. But a new study has found that combat exposure also commonly leads to grief – and those effects can linger for years after service.

The University of California, Irvine study found that combat exposure is almost as likely to cause grief as it is to lead to PTSD.

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