More than 1,800 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have been treated for PTSD by the VA and vet centers in Connecticut—a patient count that has climbed 23 percent over the last year.

The data, obtained from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, also shows that the West Haven VA and other New England-region VA facilities had treated close to 9,000 veterans with potential post-traumatic stress disorder through June 30, 2010 – an increase of 1,480 cases over the prior year.

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