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PTSD: should the British Army be recruiting 16 year olds?

 The Big Issue UK 09 December 2019

A small but significant number of younger war veterans are leaving the British armed forces with psychological as opposed to physical wounds. They often experience nightmares, mood swings, depression, phobias, anxiety, and relationship breakdowns – all linked to post-traumatic stress disorder, commonly known as PTSD. Many people in Britain feel more needs to be done for service men and women who return home bearing deep mental and emotional scars. Anne Brown of The Big Issue (UK) questions the ethics of the UK’s policy of recruiting 16-year-olds. (1284 Words) - By Anne Brown


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