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VA.Gov: PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault.

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Blast exposure is associated with traumatic brain injury (TBI), neuropsychiatric symptoms, and long-term cognitive disability. Blast exposure from conventional and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) affects combatants and civilians in conflict regions around the world.

CTE causes memory dysfunction, mood swings from happiness to anger to severe depression and back again. The medical community likens it to a form of dementia that was first discovered in boxing and has recently shown high prevalence in football players. CTE is the disease many believe played a role in the deaths of former NFL players like Ray Easterling, Junior Seau, Shane Dronett and Dave Duerson.

According to the Brain Trauma Foundation, CTE is the ‘significant injury’ of the Iraq wars. Their data shows that 10-20% of returning combat veterans demonstrate CTE symptoms.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3739428/

http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/06/health/cte-blast-variant/

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