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Army To Review PTSD Diagnoses At All Medical Facilites

By Ali Gharib

"Army To Review PTSD Diagnoses At All Medical Facilites"


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The Army announced a review of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other behavioral issue diagnoses since 2001 at all its medical facilities nationwide. The probe comes after a review of 400 cases of reversed PTSD diagnoses at Washington state’s Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Of those cases, 100 had their PTSD diagnoses restored. “Reviewing our processes and policies will ensure that we apply an appropriate standard at every installation — one that is influenced only by the opinion and expertise of our medical professionals,” said Army Secretary John McHugh and Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno in a statement. Fears circulated that the Army reversed diagnoses because of the cost of treatment.

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