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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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Veterans' charity: 'No time limit' for PTSD treatment

Combat Stress, a mental health charity for veterans, has said there is no time limit on treatment for people suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

In an interview on ITV's lunchtime news Simon Weston said there was a time limit for receiving help but the charity has clarified that this is not the case.

Combat Stress is currently supporting over 5,600 ex-Service personnel who have served in every conflict since the Second World War.

There is no time limit on our help for UK Veterans.

We provide free, specialist clinical treatment programmes in residential centres and in the community for those suffering from psychological injuries, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Since 1919 we have supported over 100,000 Veterans and continue to support all Veterans with mental ill-health who need our help.

Contact our 24-hour Helpline on 0800 138 1619 or visit

– Combat Stress

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