Pentagon Uses 'Personality Disorder' to Deny Veterans Health Care
This is sad, yet something that is seen far too often, even outside the confines of the VA. Essentially, to avoid paying things they know they should, the VA, insurance, companies, defense lawyers, hack psychiatrists, and the like will say that its all in your head, pre-existed the injury complained of, and even to the point of "I'm not saying that she didn't at one point experience pain. What I'm saying is that her pre-existing psychological personality disorder causes her to focus more on those objective symptoms than would an average person." Its a shady business, this denying of problems by any means necessary. Its just sad to see it spread to those coming back from war.
Pentagon Uses 'Personality Disorder' to Deny Veterans Health Care: " NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CN) - The Pentagon has wrongfully discharged nearly 26,000 service members since 2001 'on the basis of so-called personality disorder' - rather than for post-traumatic stress or other service-connected disabilities - to save itself $12.5 billion in health-care costs, the Vietnam Veterans of America claims in a federal FOIA complaint. The Vietnam Veterans say discharges for faultily diagnosed 'personality disorder' increased drastically after the Pentagon began calling up veterans after the 9/11 attacks."
(Via Courthouse News Service.)