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EX-SOLDIER SUFFERERS Parliamentary Reporter. WELLINGTON, this day. "My forecast made four years ago that there was no reason to anticipate anything but a small incidence of mental disorders among our soldiers on active service overseas is amply borne out by the figure up to the end of last year," states the Director-General of Mental Hospitals, Dr. T. G. Gray, in the annual report presented to the House of Representatives yesterday.

From the beginning of the war to the end of last year 190 persons were admitted to mental hospitals after overseas service and of these there were 78 remaining at December 31. A further 167 had been admitted from camps in New Zealand, of whom 56 still remained.

"These figures, it is true, do not tell the whole story and there may be many cases of psycho-neurosis which do not come within the purview of this report," adds Dr. Gray. "There is no need for public uneasiness in respect to the psychoneuroses. Those of war are for the most part reactive in character. Their treatment is simpler and the outlook better than those arising from peacetime conditions."

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NUMBER NOT LARGE, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 186, 8 August 1945

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NUMBER NOT LARGE Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 186, 8 August 1945

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