A Tale of Two Diagnoses: Records Show How Army Doctors Downgrade PTSD

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A Tale of Two Diagnoses: Records Show How Army Doctors Downgrade PTSD

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How does one doctor diagnose an Iraq war veteran with PTSD while another says the same soldier has a less severe condition called adjustment disorder? Medical records shared by one of the characters in our feature story this week offer some insight into the workings the controversial forensic psychiatry team at Madigan Army Medical Center.


Here's the relevant background excerpted from our feature story, which chronicles the case of John Byron Etterlee, a chemical weapons specialist stationed at Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM):

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