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Post- Deployment PTSD and Domestic Violence  

Author:  Evan S.  Elan, Esq..

Source: Volume 15, Number 03, February/March 2010 , pp.33-39(7)

Domestic Violence Report

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Within a six week period in 2002, three Special Forces soldiers returned from a combat deployment to Afghanistan and murdered their wives at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Two of the soldiers committed suicide immediately, while the third hanged himself in a jail cell. A fourth soldier murdered his wife at the same base within that six-week period. This article discusses the issue of PTSD and DV.

Keywords: stigma of mental health treatment; assessment and counseling procedures; FAP; Family Advocacy Programs

Affiliations:  1: George Washington University Law School.

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