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 may be similar to damage sustained by some … Continue reading
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.
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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