There is no so-called gulf war syndrome suffered by Canadian soldiers, according to a military report.

Instead, illnesses suffered by gulf veterans - from chronic fatigue to muscle and joint pain - can be linked to the psychological stresses of that conflict, said Col. Scott Cameron, a military doctor.The study, released on Monday, was conducted through thousands of questionnaires sent to gulf veterans. It found no links to chemical weapons, vaccines or drugs intended to protect against nerve gas.

The report did find that veterans complained of a variety of symptoms - post-traumatic stress, fatigue, memory loss, an inability to concentrate, depression, aches and pains - at a much higher rate than did soldiers with no gulf service.