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Study: Mental Trauma Led to Illness in Civil War Troops

Reported By: Michelle Trudeau

Produced By: Peggy Mears

Mental trauma led to physical disease among American Civil War veterans, according to a study appearing in the current issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry magazine. Scientists found that younger and more traumatized soldiers had much higher rates of illness later in life. Michelle Trudeau reports on the study, and how the findings could apply to today's veterans.

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Copyright 2006, Used with permission from NPR.

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