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August 2, 2006

Mental Health After Deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2006;296(5):514-516. doi:10.1001/jama.296.5.514-b

To the Editor: Dr Hoge and colleagues1 have drawn attention to the potential struggles faced by US military personnel currently returning from war. We are concerned, however, that the data in this article will be erroneously interpreted as evidence for an epidemic of postdeployment psychiatric problems. The findings are actually reassuring with respect to psychiatric morbidity in the US military.