Veteranclaims’s Blog

April 23, 2012

New Army PTSD Guidelines Fault Madigan’s Screening Process

Full article at: Army’s new PTSD guidelines fault Madigan’s screening tests

By Hal Bernton, Seattle Times staff reporter

“The Army Surgeon General’s Office has issued new guidelines for diagnosing PTSD that criticize an approach once routinely used at Madigan Army Medical Center.

The policy, obtained by The Seattle Times, specifically discounts tests used to determine whether soldiers are faking symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. It says that poor test results do not constitute malingering. The written tests often were part of the Madigan screening process that overturned the PTSD diagnoses of more than 300 patients during the past five years.”

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