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Dod Orders Review Of Mental Health Diagnoses


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"DoD orders review of mental health diagnoses

By Patricia Kime - Staff writer

Posted : Wednesday Jun 13, 2012 16:33:06 EDT

The Defense Department plans to review all military mental health cases dating to 2001 to ensure troops were not denied appropriate diagnoses or service-related benefits, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday.

At a hearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee, Panetta said he ordered the service chiefs to review the case files of all current and former troops who were screened for medical separation by a medical evaluation board for mental health issues.

The Army already has such an investigation underway; in May, that service announced it was conducting a service-wide survey of behavioral health cases after problems surfaced at Madigan Army Medical Center, Wash., where more than 100 soldiers received diagnoses of post-traumatic stress disorder that were later overturned.

The Defense Department effort will be led by Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Dr. Jonathan Woodson, Panetta said."

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They should look at the thousands of PD discharges and bad conduct discharges that later are compensated by the VA as mental disorders. During and after Vietnam there were probably 20,000.

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