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The Forgotten Fallen?

As part of our 'Forgotten Fallen?' series, ITV News correspondent Geraint Vincent has uncovered fears that not enough is being done to help soldiers left scarred by the battlefield.

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The Forgotten Fallen? The scale of mental trauma

In 2010 a report in the medical journal, The Lancet, warned of a potential surge in cases of soldiers suffering mental trauma. It said:

  • Up to 4 per cent of troops who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan could suffer PTSD
  • Most post-traumatic stress disorder victims show signs of the illness within a decade
  • It means around 7,000 troops could become sufferers

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