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Help For Families Of Wounded Veterans

Hundreds of thousands of American veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are believed to have some form of post-traumatic stress disorder. As many as 40 percent of returning veterans today report symptoms of combat stress in their relationships with friends and family. As the war in Afghanistan draws down, those numbers are expected to rise. When a combat veteran comes home with PTSD or traumatic brain injury, his -- or her -- condition can affect the entire family. And while resources for veterans are improving, family members are still too often in the dark about what to do. Diane and guests talk about helping families cope with wounded warriors.

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