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The psychologic effects of trauma have been described throughout military history. The study points up the need to “reduce the barriers and make it more likely for people to come in and get the help that they need,” Hoge said. The first part of the model consists of a decision tree corresponding to 12 month follow-up outcomes observed in clinical trials. Other people develop new or more severe signs months or even years later.

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