PTSD report to be released

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by Bethanni Williams

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 4, 2013 at 9:41 AM

(WHAS 11)--The secretary of the Army will visit a Washington State Army base today to unveil the results of a controversial investigation triggered, in part, by local soldiers.

The results could lead to better mental health treatment for troops with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.

Soldiers complained last year accusing Madigan Army Medical Center doctors of changing PSTD diagnoses to other conditions that would cost the government less in benefit payouts.

That charge that upsets this father of an army soldier.


This high level visit comes as the pentagon confirmed a tragic reality. More American soldiers died of suicide in 2012 than in combat in Afghanistan.

Suicide deaths amounted to 325 troops last year  which is a record  number.
 

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