US Army examines why some soldiers avoid PTSD care


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Posted on May 9, 2012 by Kristina

May 7, 2012 (Science Codex) – U.S. Army researcher Maj. Gary H. Wynn, M.D., shared new analysis on why some Soldiers suffering from combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) never seek care or drop out of treatment early during a presentation today at the American Psychiatric Association’s annual meeting. His presentation, “Epidemiology of Combat-Related PTSD in U.S. Service Members: Lessons Learned,” also described the approaches the Army is using to address this issue and improve overall patient outcomes. Currently, fewer than half of the Soldiers who report symptoms of combat-related PTSD receive the care they need.

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