Report Validates PTSD Diagnoses
March 22 2013

Soldiers who suffer from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are not subject to any disadvantages when they undergo the disability-review process, according to a March 8 report by the Army surgeon general's office. According to a study conducted by independent researchers, 6 percent of all soldiers who receive a PTSD diagnosis should not have, while another 6 percent should have received a PTSD diagnosis but did not. The statistics compare favorably to similar research in the civilian sector and at the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to the report. Also, 80 percent of all soldiers diagnosed with PTSD are able to return to their military jobs, according to the study.

 

 

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