Servicemen to receive post-traumatic stress training

The Armed Forces are training servicemen to recognise the symptoms of
post-traumatic stress in their comrades.

A scorecard system will be used for identifying those who may be developing
the disorder, so that help from military psychiatrists can then be sought.

The system has been developed after research showed that the psychiatric
casualties of war prefer counselling by people with a military background.

Lieutenant-Commander Neil Greenberg, a Royal Navy psychiatrist who helped to
develop the system, said the scorecard works by training servicemen to look for
symptoms such as flashbacks and insomnia.

"If people are adjusting well, you leave them alone," he said.
"If not, you get support."

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