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Female Soldiers At No Greater Risk For PTSD In New Study Cohort

While past research on the question has found otherwise, a new study by Defense and Veterans Affairs researchers suggests that women in the military are at no greater risk than men for developing posttraumatic stress disorder, given similar experiences--including combat.

The study involved active-duty troops and veterans who are part of the Millennium Cohort Study. That effort has more than 200,000 participants in all and the new PTSD study included more than 2,300 pairs of men and women who were matched based on an array of variables--including combat exposure--and followed...

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Published By: Science 2.0 - Friday, 28 August, 2015

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