Enemy's War Tactics Could Affect Soldiers' Risk For PTSD
Guerrilla warfare characterized by surprise attacks could put soldiers at higher risk for post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a new study.By Ryan Biek | December 31, 2015
The mental scars many soldiers bring back from war might have a lot to do with how the enemy fights.
A joint study by researchers with the Department of Veterans Affairs and Boston University School of Medicine identified three separate phases of the Iraq War based on past reports.
They found male veterans who fought in the phase marked by enemy guerrilla combat tactics were almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder than those involved in the other two phases. (Video via U.S. Army)