Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Bond: Military not treating those with combat stress

Sent. Kit Bond, R-Mo. says the military is discharging soldiers with combat stress instead of treating them:

That would mean that many who could be afflicted with mental health conditions, including post-
traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, have left the service without official medical diagnoses and no chance for medical benefits.

"If somebody comes back with battle-related stress and invisible injuries, we owe them a tremendous amount," said Bond, a Republican. "We need to determine what their problem is, not kick them out and let them fend for themselves."

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