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Author Harnden: PTSD Is Real

By    |   Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 08:19 PM

Toby Harnden — author of the new book, "Dead Men Risen: An Epic Story of War and Heroism in Afghanistan" — was once skeptical that Post-traumatic Stress Disorder was a real illness for combat soldiers returning home.

He believes it now.

"Until 2009, I was somewhat of a skeptic about PTSD .... Is it just an excuse for … a free lunch? I wasn't convinced that it was something that was real," Harnden said Tuesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

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But two soldiers in Afghanistan changed his mind. Upon their return home, one hanged himself.

The second soldier hit the bottle and drank himself to death.

"His wife told me … [it] was all about the horrors of war and the invisible wounds that he'd suffered," Harnden said.

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Toby Harnden — author of the new book, "Dead Men Risen: An Epic Story of War and Heroism in Afghanistan" — was once skeptical that Post-traumatic Stress Disorder was a real illness for combat soldiers returning home.
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