Entries by matthew

Nearly 30% of Vets Treated by V.A. Have PTSD

A new study by the Veterans Administration reveals nearly 30% of its patients who served in Iraq Afghanistan have PTSD. By Jame Reno, The Daily Beast The Department of Veterans Affairs has quietly released a new report on post-traumatic stress disorder, showing that since 9/11, nearly 30 percent of the 834,463Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans treated at V.A. hospitals and […]

Ten Years After: A National Disgrace

We owe a debt to our Iraq and Afghanistan war vets. Why is Washington so slow to take responsibility? By Joe Klein, Time Magazine (visit Joe’s blog posts HERE) This is a month for painful anniversaries. It is 10 years since the start of the benighted war in Iraq. It is also one year since […]

Army task force calls for improving care of soliders with PTSD

The army has found no evidence of a systemic problem with changing the diagnosis of soldiers with PTSD. But a new task-force report still had recommendations to improve behavioral-health care. By Gene Johnson, The Seattle Times “An Army task force that reviewed more than 150,000 casesfound no evidence that diagnoses of post-traumatic stress disorder were reversed […]