Link:

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/healthcare/317089-to-help-vets-overhaul-how-we-treat-ptsd 

 

 

By John Spencer and Ken Falke

January 31, 2017

 

 

 

One out of every three Americans returning home from Iraq or Afghanistan

struggles with psychological wounds, such as post-traumatic stress disorder

(PTSD). They are your neighbors, coworkers, and friends. After serving our

country, they become cogs in a byzantine system, delivered outmoded

treatments and profit-driven pharmacology that produce sub-par results. The

current veteran suicide rate of 20 per day should shock the conscience.

Equally alarming, however, is the fact that only half of those with PTSD

seek treatment, and 20 percent of those who seek help, actually complete

their treatments.