Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.
To the Editor: The study on the neuropsychological outcomes of combat duty in Iraq by Dr Vasterling and colleagues1 is an important contribution that used strong methods, with predeployment and postdeployment measures, a nondeployed control comparison, and a battery of objective outcomes. However, the data suggest to me a different interpretation than that reached by the authors.
Hoge CW. Deployment to the Iraq War and Neuropsychological Sequelae. JAMA. 2006;296(22):2678-2680. doi:10.1001/jama.296.22.2678-b