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From the JAMA Network
October 22/29, 2014

Treatment of Generalized War-Related Health ConcernsPlacing TBI and PTSD in Context

Author Affiliations
  • 1Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, Maryland
  • 2School of Social Work, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

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JAMA. 2014;312(16):1685-1686. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.6670

A consistent experience across generations of veterans has been the generalized nature of postwar symptoms, often involving headaches, fatigue, musculoskeletal pain, concentration/memory problems, sleep disturbance, dizziness/imbalance, palpitations, gastrointestinal symptoms, irritability, and anxiety.1 Also consistent across the years has been the intensity of debate as to etiology and relative contribution of physical, neurological, psychological, or environmental causes.