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ID:

479

Date:

2009-12-22

Headline:

Army: "Systemic pressures... may lead providers to avoid making a diagnosis of PTSD"

Reporter's name:

James Duane

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

An investigation by the U.S. Army into the Army's own guidance regarding the diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) found evidence that ostensibly outcome-neutral Army policies were discouraging behavioral health providers from diagnosing PTSD. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) used FOIA to obtain the report, as well as other documents, after obtaining an email telling VA staff to "refrain from giving a diagnosis of PTSD straight out" (http://www.citizensforethics.org/node/31690).

Keywords:

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, CREW, post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD, Army, investigation, Veterans Affairs, VA, Fort Carson, Colorado, mental health, anxiety disorder

URL:

http://www.citizensforethics.org/node/43750


Agencies:

DOD
VA

States:

CO

Categories:

health care
military
veteran


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