A new study has found that up to one in five women who served in the U.S. Military during the 1960s and 1970s experienced post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point in their lives and many are still living with the condition. Most of the study participants who served in Vietnam and the U.S. were members of the Army. More than half of the women in all categories were nurses during the war. About 20 percent of the women who served in Vietnam met the criteria for PTSD at some point in their lives, and about 16 percent of women who served in Vietnam still met the criteria for PTSD. An abstract of the study is available on the JAMA Psychiatry website.
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