Follow-up: Walter Reed - "Soldier Finds Comfort at Dark Journey's End" - Anne Hull and Dana Priest - Washington Post

Follow-up: Walter Reed - "Soldier Finds Comfort at Dark Journey's End" - Anne Hull and Dana Priest - Washington Post

by: Anne Hull, Dana Priest | publication date: June 17, 2007 | Publication: The Washington Post | pages: A13

"At the start of this year, Blackwood, 41, took on a new job as the chief of media relations for the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, based in Crystal City. No one knew that loud noises would trigger a panic attack for her, that she was barely sleeping or eating, or that she was clawing her forearms so fiercely the blood sometimes soaked through her sleeves."

This article focuses PTSD-patient Lt. Sylvia Blackwood and her difficulty getting treatment at Ward 3D East of the District of Columbia VA Medical Center.

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