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May 18, 2012, 1:59 pm
Do Combat Vets Suffer the Same Devastating Brain Disease Afflicting Football Players?

The brain damage to soldiers who have experienced a blast injury during combat┬ámay be similar to damage sustained by some … Continue reading

April 20, 2012, 3:31 pm
VA to Hire Almost 2,000 Additional Mental Health Staffers

While most praised this week’s announcement, some voiced concerns about how and when the Department of Veterans Affairs will increase its already depleted workforce.

November 29, 2011, 3:05 pm
Report: Military’s Brain Injury Test Ineffective

The test the Army uses to detect traumatic brain injury [TBI] in its soldiers “has failed to deliver on its … Continue reading

November 11, 2011, 11:56 am
Four Films for Veterans Day

As you take the day to honor our veterans, here are some of FRONTLINE’s best documentaries on the recent experiences … Continue reading

November 4, 2011, 5:23 pm
Report: Military Still “Losing the Battle” Against Soldier Suicide

A service member committed suicide every 36 hours between 2005 and 2010, says a new report by the Center for … Continue reading

October 12, 2011, 1:48 pm
Study: Success of TBI Therapy Difficult to Pinpoint

Cognitive rehabilitation therapy [CRT] has been seen as one of the key ways to help soldiers suffering from traumatic brain … Continue reading

September 27, 2011, 12:48 pm
“Wounded Platoon” Soldier Denied Parole

You may remember Kenny Eastridge from our 2010 film The Wounded Platoon: He was a kid with a troubled past … Continue reading

September 26, 2011, 3:23 pm
Could Timely PTSD Treatment Have Prevented a Tragedy?

A little over a week ago, we brought you the story of Iraq war vet Joshua Stepp, whose lawyers tried … Continue reading

September 16, 2011, 6:12 pm
Is PTSD a Legal Defense?

Joshua Stepp admits that he murdered his 10-month-old stepdaughter. Stepp also served his country in Iraq, and returned from that … Continue reading

September 9, 2011, 5:03 pm
“Web Therapy” for PTSD?

On Labor Day 2010, armed with a 9 mm handgun, Iraq war veteran Sgt. Robert Quinones took three soldiers hostage … Continue reading