VA Puts PTSD/TBI Research Cart Before Care Horse

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | September 20, 2012

Yesterday the Veterans Affairs Department said  it and the Defense Department will pump $100 million into studies of post-traumatic  stress disorder (PTSD) and  mild traumatic brain disorder (mTBI) and today the House Veterans Affairs Committee reported that the VA lags woefully behind in hiring mental health professionals to treat these and other conditions.

VA said it will fund two groups -- the Consortium to Alleviate PTSD and the Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium -- to improve diagnosis and treatment of PTSD and mild TBI...