Mental health services fall short


The government needs to broadly improve its services and flow of information to the growing ranks of veterans suffering debilitating mental ailments from their war experiences, according to a chorus of voices inside and outside government.

Larry James, dean of the Wright State University School of Psychology, predicts that post-traumatic stress disorder will be to this generation what HIV/AIDs was in the ’70s and ’80s. “I’m very worried about it,” he said. “If people think that PTSD was a challenge in the post-Vietnam era, just wait.”


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