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It's All In His Head Says Ft. Carson Drs.

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  • It's All In His Head Says Ft. Carson Drs.

    Military is purposely misdiagnosing soldiers with 'personality disorder:

    The Nation

    Jon Town has spent the last few years fighting two battles, one against his body, the other against the US Army. Both began in October 2004 in Ramadi, Iraq. He was standing in the doorway of his battalion's headquarters when a 107-millimeter rocket struck two feet above his head.

    But instead of sending Town to a medical board and discharging him because of his injuries, doctors at Fort Carson, Colorado, did something strange: They claimed Town's wounds were actually caused by a "personality disorder." Town was then booted from the Army and told that under a personality disorder discharge, he would never receive disability or medical benefits.

    Town is not alone. A six-month investigation has uncovered multiple cases in which soldiers wounded in Iraq are suspiciously diagnosed as having a personality disorder, .....
    Last edited by accs; 04-25-2007, 19:03.
    Deborah

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    Ft. Carson Update

    Fort Carson faces more probes into PTSD cases

    By Kelly Kennedy - Staff writer
    Posted : Friday May 4, 2007 5:33:14 EDT

    After several soldiers came forward claiming they were discharged for personality disorders but diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries, officials at Fort Carson, Colo., say statistics show 56 of the 276 soldiers discharged with personally disorders in fact had PTSD.
    But officials say those PTSD cases were mild to moderate and the soldiers were discharged because of personality disorder issues.

    http://www.armytimes.com/news/2007/0...arson_070503w/
    Deborah

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