Not As Bad as They Thought

A new analysis of military records has found that fewer veterans of the Vietnam War may have suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder than the government concluded in 1988. Results of the new five-year study, led by Bruce Dohrenwend, chief of research at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, show that 18.7 percent of Vietnam vets suffered from PTSD, not 30.9 percent of the 1988 report that relied largely on self-reports of symptoms and exposure to wartime trauma, reports HealthDay news service.