“The Wounded Platoon,” the latest FRONTLINE documentary, explores the mental health implications of war by focusing on “the dark tale of the men of 3rd Platoon, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion of the 506th Infantry, and how the war followed them … Continue reading
Health experts are taking a fresh look at how some mental illnesses are diagnosed. Planned revisions to the field of psychiatry’s primary manual would be the first in a decade. Continue reading
A dramatic performance project called “Theater of War” uses ancient Greek tragedies for a very special goal: To link ancient and modern warriors in an understanding of war’s pain and mental agony.
Mark Scheffler of GlobalPost looks at the ailing profession of psychiatry in India, where only a handful of doctors are equipped to handle the increasing demands of mental health there. Continue reading
The Army psychiatrist suspected of killing 13 people in a shooting spree Thursday at the Fort Hood Army post in Texas remains hospitalized in stable condition, Army officials said Friday. Continue reading
Army officials said Thursday that suicides among troops are at their highest level in decades. In 2008, the Army suicide rate surpassed the civilian rate for the first time since the Vietnam War. In this encore report, Betty Ann Bowser examines the problem of veteran suicides. Continue reading
A report released Monday revealed that the mysterious illness affecting veterans exposed to toxins during the 1991 Gulf War is real, making it easier for military personnel to seek federal aid. Research advisory committee chairman James Binns details the findings. Continue reading
An Army microbiologist reportedly committed suicide just as Federal prosecutors were preparing to file criminal charges against him in connection with the 2001 anthrax attacks that killed five people. A reporter and a bioterrorism expert examine the case. Continue reading