US Department of Veterans Affairs Disability Policies for posttraumatic stress disorder: Administrative trends and implications for treatment, rehabilitation, and research

B. Christopher Frueh, Anouk L. Grubaugh, Jon D. Elhai, Todd C. Buckley

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Abstract

An accumulating body of empirical data suggests that current Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) psychiatric disability and rehabilitation policies for combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are problematic. In combination, recent administrative trends and data from epidemiological and clinical studies suggest theses policies are countertherapeutic and hinder research efforts to advance our knowledge regarding PTSD. Current VA disability policies require fundamental reform to bring them into line with modern science and medicine, including current empirically supported concepts of resilience and psychiatric rehabilitation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2143-2145
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume97
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 12 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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