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Four Decades Later: Vietnam Veterans and PTSD
On March 25, 1973, the role of overt American intervention in the Republic of Vietnam ended. On May 7, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford proclaimed the end of the “Vietnam era.” Nearly a decade later, Congress asked the VA Administrator to conduct “a comprehensive study of the prevalence and incidence in the population of Vietnam veterans of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other psychological problems in readjusting to civilian life.” That study, funded by the VA and based on independent peer review, became known as the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study (NVVRS). Its findings became the empirical basis for many…
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BY MAYNARD KADERLIK, CHAIR The committee met during the April VVA BOD meeting to discuss…

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