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Most Studied Vietnam Era Veterans Spontaneously Describe Traumatic Experiences in the Telling of Their Life Stories

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New research published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society indicates that Vietnam Era Veterans participating in the My Life, My Story initiative, a national program to record the life stories of Veterans, spontaneously describe traumatic events in the telling of their lives.

When investigators analyzed the electronic health records of 231 older Vietnam Era Veterans participating in this life story intervention, they found that 71% of Veterans described at least one traumatic event. These disclosures included combat exposure as expected, but also adverse childhood experiences and the potential trauma of navigating ...