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VA Ordered Not to Diagnose PTSD

The VA is ordering its staff not to diagnose veterans with PTSD, short-changing our soldiers and making worse an already under-treated condition.

This is a disgrace. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and have discovered that the VA is instructing its staff to avoid diagnosing soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with PTSD:


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Both CREW and VoteVets have issued spot-on statements on the matter:

Michael Connery is the author of Youth to Power: How Today's Young Voters Are Building Tomorrow's Progressive Majority . He blogs about progressive youth organizing at Future Majority and is an adviser to a number of progressive youth organizations.

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