What motive does the Army have to misdiagnose PTSD?

Together, the need for combat troops and the desire to control costs create what David Rudd, chairman of the Texas Tech department of psychology and a former Army psychologist, calls "huge institutional pressures" for the Army to ignore PTSD and the psychological impact of war whenever possible. "The military is not geared to treat psychiatric illness," Rudd said. "They continue to have difficulty accepting the psychological costs of war."

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