Jake Wood, a former Lance Sergeant in the Territorial Army
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Former Afghan war soldier: 'Flashbacks of bullets overhead'

There has been a "significant increase" in the number of UK veterans of the Afghanistan conflict seeking mental health treatment, says a charity.

Combat Stress said it had received 358 new Afghanistan veteran referrals in 2013, a 57% rise on the 228 in 2012.

Jake Wood, a former Lance Sergeant in the Territorial Army who served in Afghanistan and has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, explained the flashbacks that he experiences apart of his condition.

Dr Walter Busuttil, the director of mental health services at Combat Stress, said that former soldiers were now more ready to come forward for treatment.

  • 12 May
  • From the section UK
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