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.
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