Measure Would Review Discharges For Possible Post-Traumatic Stress.

The Military Times (3/6, Maze) reported, “More than 31,000 discharges for service members diagnosed with personality or adjustment disorders would be reviewed to see if those troops actually suffered from post-traumatic stress, under” HR 975, “legislation introduced Tuesday by Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn.” The measure, called the “Servicemembers Mental Health Review Act of 2013, would require a review of discharges for personality and adjustment disorders for anyone separated from Sept. 11, 2001, through Dec. 31, 2014, when unfitness for duty was the cause.” Service members “discharged would be allowed to present evidence to the review board, including from at least one licensed psychologist and one licensed psychiatrist who have either never worked for the Defense Department or have not worked for DoD since at least Dec. 31, 2001.”

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— “Bill would review discharges for possible PTSD, “Rick Maze, Military Times, March 6, 2013.

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