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Combat duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, mental health problems, and barriers to care.

  title={Combat duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, mental health problems, and barriers to care.},
  author={Charles William Hoge and Carl Andrew Castro and Stephen Craig Messer and Dennis McGurk and Dave I. Cotting and Robert L. Koffman},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={351 1},
BACKGROUND The current combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have involved U.S. military personnel in major ground combat and hazardous security duty. Studies are needed to systematically assess the mental health of members of the armed services who have participated in these operations and to inform policy with regard to the optimal delivery of mental health care to returning veterans. METHODS We studied members of four U.S. combat infantry units (three Army units and one Marine Corps… 

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