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Brits less fazed by Iraq war

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Serving in Iraq does not increase the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), at least for British troops, according to a report published this week. The report also found no evidence for the existence of an “Iraq war syndrome”. “It’s good to be able to say that at this time, there’s no repeat of Gulf War syndrome,” says Simon Wessely of the King’s Centre for Military Health Research at King’s College London, referring to symptoms that afflicted troops fighting in the area in 1991. Wessely and his colleagues report that British troops returning from action were no more likely than home-based service personnel to suffer from PTSD, or from anxiety and depression,