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Dr. Bruce Dohrenwend of Columbia and NYS Psychiatric Institute Has Studied PTSD in Veterans
November 23, 2008

Gen. Carter Ham was among the best of the best -- tough, smart and strong -- an elite soldier in a battle-hardened Army. The willingness of Ham, one of the military's top officers, to speak candidly with USA TODAY for the first time about post-traumatic stress represents a tectonic shift for a military system in which seeking such help has long been seen as a sign of weakness. It's also a recognition of the seriousness of combat stress, which can often worsen to become post-traumatic stress disorder.

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