D.O.D. Investing $100 Million Towards Trauma Research
The Department of Veteran Affairs and the Department of Defense are hoping to revolutionize the way Traumatic Brain Injuries and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are diagnosed and treated. Michael Schindler from Seattle Pi reported the departments are investing more than $100 million in research.
This comes after some recent drama within the army where around 40 percent of PTSD diagnoses were overturned.
With “more than 15 percent of service members and veterans suffering impaired functioning as a result of PTSD,” according to Defense News, this money is a wise investment towards improving the care we offer veterans. The question is, will it be enough to make a difference? This year alone, around $1.9 billion has been spent in funding to research these types of issues.