[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/HEALTH/09/02/military.kids.stress/art.soldier.return.gi.jpg caption="The study concludes there's a greater chance of family problems upon a military parent's return."]
CNN Pentagon Supervising Producer
A third of military children surveyed who have a parent deployed in a war zone are at "high risk" for psychological problems, according to a new study by military doctors and researchers.
The study, published in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, surveyed military spouses of deployed Army soldiers with school-age children, aged 5 to 12. The questionnaire appraised the strain on the family of dealing with a parent deployed to the war zone.
Results found that stress levels were high for children and spouses of deployed troops but also that support networks from military to religious helped mitigate the problems.
The number of children found to be high-risk is more than 2½ times the national level and higher than historical military samples.
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