Causes of Gulf War Syndrome
The causes of Gulf War Syndrome symptoms are suggested to be both physical and emotional. Proposed causes include:
If only physical causes are examined, then emotional problems may be dismissed or ignored. Proposed emotional causes for Gulf War Syndrome focus on PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). Similar symptoms were noted in veterans after World War I, World War II and the Korea and Vietnam wars. These symptoms often include depression, anxiety and stress. See Emotional Intelligence.
Depleted Uranium (DU)
Depleted uranium (DU) is dense, hard and radioactive. It burns if heated and it vaporizes on impact. These are useful qualities for weapons of death and destruction. American tanks shoot 15-kilogram uranium darts that create clouds of uranium dust that, if inhaled, remains in the lungs.
Although the US government says that depleted uranium is safe, medical researchers say that the effects of exposure are not understood, (Journal of American Medical Association, April 2004.)
Some Gulf War veterans say that the effects of low-level radiation exposure have been researched since atomic weapons were developed, and that the military will not disclose its test results about the consequences of exposure to uranium dust. US military officials may fear being denied the use of depleted uranium for their weapons.
Gulf War Syndrome - Symptoms
As no medical test can diagnose Gulf War Syndrome nor Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (there is currently no coherent symptom set nor even clear definitions), many professionals claim that neither illness is physical but that symptoms are psychosomatic (the symptoms have an emotional basis).
Psychosomatic disease often refers to:
A problem is that the symptoms of Gulf War Syndrome listed by the American Legion can be triggered by many conditions, and none are specific to Gulf War veterans:
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People who experienced war trauma, especially if they feel betrayed by their government, may show strong emotions, trance-like dissociation, chronic fatigue or psychosomatic disease. Such people may:
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