BELTON — The numbers are staggering. Among the nearly 2.5 million U.S. military personnel who deployed in support of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, 14 percent show symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, according to figures from Veterans Affairs.
As many as 25 percent of returning veterans report some type of psychological problem, such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse or problems sleeping. About 350,000 military personnel are at significant risk for chronic PTSD.
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