Army Will No Longer Use Forensic Psychiatry For PTSD Disability Evaluations

US Medicine (9/18, Basu) reports, “The Army will no longer use forensic psychiatry to evaluate soldiers diagnosed with PTSD in the disability evaluation system, military officials” recently announced. The “announcement came after a firestorm of controversy erupted earlier this year” at the Madigan Army Medical Center. According to US Medicine, a “number of soldiers there had PTSD diagnoses overturned in the disability evaluation system, which used forensic psychiatry methods instead of those typically used in military evaluations.”

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— “Army: Forensic Psychiatry No Longer Used for PTSD Disability Evaluations, “Sandra Basu, U.S. Medicine, September 18, 2012.

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