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Chairman Roe: PTSD is a Treatable Condition

Chairman Roe: PTSD is a Treatable Condition

Washington, June 7, 2017 | For more information, contact: Tiffany Haverly, (202) 225-3527
Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), held a hearing to promote wellness and healing for veterans experiencing PTSD.
Opening Remarks As Prepared for Delivery

During the Civil War, it was called “soldier’s heart.”

During World War I, it was called “shell shock.”

During World War II, it was called, “battle fatigue.”

Today, we know it as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and last fiscal year alone almost six hundred thousand veterans sought care for it from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

During today’s hearing, we are going to discuss whether the current system of VA health care services and benefits effectively promotes wellness and supports veterans with PTSD in seeking treatment.

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