Diagnostic Abuse of US Veterans

April 11, 2009


Diagnostic Abuse of Veterans


Michael de Yoanna and Mark Benjamin in Salon have just published the first of a three-part series on pressure from the military to not diagnose soldiers with PTSD. They obtained a secret recording of a Denver neuropsychologist confessing to his patient, a sergeant wounded in Iraq, that he is under tremendous pressure to not assign PTSD diagnoses. [Thanks to Salon, you can listen to a portion of this recording here.]

For the recording and the rest of the article, go here.

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Clare Swinney

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