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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

"Who Cares for the Caregivers?"

"Doctors seeing a constant stream of troops with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder can start to have problems of their own — an issue that has not gotten enough attention, said Dr. Allen Taylor, a cardiologist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for 20 years before recently moving to Washington Hospital Center.

'It's time for some introspection: Who cares for the caregivers?' he said."

Okay, so we're a little late on this but an important article was published in USA Today that we found after looking up information on Alexis Hutchinson, a single mother soldier who refused to deploy to care for her infant. Aside from that also very interesting story, the Fort Hood massacre is still fresh in everyone's minds. Majority of the coverage on Hasan and his violent breakdown has focused on the fact that he is Muslim and allegedly espouses anti-American views. However, the following article focuses on the fact that army mental health specialists are not given adequate support services.

Please take a look if you haven't already: