POLITICS
04/15/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Talking About Killing Helps Veterans Cope, Study Suggests

The act of killing is as fundamental to war as oxygen is to fire. Yet it is also the one thing many combat veterans avoid discussing when they return home, whether out of shame, guilt or a deep fear of being misunderstood.

But a new study of Iraq war veterans by researchers in San Francisco suggests that more discussion of killing may help veterans cope with an array of mental health problems stemming from war.

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