[ExI] AP on epidemic of brain damaged soldiers

PJ Manney pjmanney at gmail.com
Mon Sep 10 02:59:49 UTC 2007

There's a new epidemic in the US.  It's brain damaged soldiers sent
back from Iraq, victims of bomb blasts and mortar rounds:


They currently number in the thousands and those are only the ones the
US government knows about.  There are multiple layers to the problem:
many are not even diagnosed, but still suffer and their commanders are
reluctant to release any serviceman or woman who appears fit for
battle, even if they are mentally compromised.  Others are
misdiagnosed with personality disorders.  And even those diagnosed
correctly often don't have a good prognosis, since their doctors don't
understand the neurological problems adequately or have many options
for them.



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