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These soldiers, generally young men, were observed to have flashbacks to particularly traumatic events from their time in battle and displayed a number of other significant symptoms for at least a month. This is an agency of Provincial Health Services Authority, providing provincial tertiary mental health services to the citizens of British Columbia. Cognitive therapy (a specific form of interactive counseling) requires referral to a psychologist experienced in this form of counseling.

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