Follow-up: Walter Reed - "Little Relief on Ward 53" - Anne Hull and Dana Priest - Washington Post

Follow-up: Walter Reed - "Little Relief on Ward 53" - Anne Hull and Dana Priest - Washington Post

At Walter Reed, Care for Soldiers Struggling With War's Mental Trauma Is Undermined by Doctor Shortages and Unfocused Methods

by: Anne Hull, Dana Priest | publication date: June 18, 2007 | Publication: The Washington Post | pages: A1

"Even though Walter Reed maintains the largest psychiatric department in the Army, it lacks enough psychiatrists and clinicians to properly treat the growing number of soldiers returning with combat stress. Earlier this year, the head of psychiatry sent out an "SOS" memo desperately seeking more clinical help."

This article tells the story of Joshua Calloway, an Army Private First Class who returned from Iraq with PTSD, and his struggles to receive proper care in Walter Reed's psychiatric ward.

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