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Charity: Sharp increase in Afghan veterans treated for PTSD

The number of British veterans of the Afghanistan conflict who have received treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder has increased by more than 800% over the last five years, figures from a mental health charity indicate.

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Surge in PTSD cases expected after Afghan return

The head of leading military charity Ssafa has exclusively told ITV News the battle is just beginning as they brace themselves for the return of Afghan veterans.

Chief executive David Murray warned the charity is expecting a surge in cases of post-traumatic stress disorder following the return of troops from Afghanistan.

"Afghanistan might be off the front pages, the troops may have come home from Afghanistan, but for some people Afghanistan will never leave them," Murray said.

For more information call Ssafa's helpline on 0800 7314880 or visit their website.

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