Magazine August 29, 2016, Issue

Letters

The Disability Trap

David French’s article on the VA’s overmedication of veterans (“Casualties of the VA,” July 11) was most insightful; your candor is especially noteworthy. You failed to mention what is, alas, a major motivation for recent veterans to claim an “official” PTSD diagnosis — namely, disability compensation. Comparisons with the U.K. are instructive, but so is the comparison between the VA today and before 2001. Today, perhaps with the best of intentions, the VA in conjunction with the Armed Services deliberately channels veterans into “disability ghettos,” which can indeed disrupt and delay recovery, impede reintegration into society, and of

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The Disability Trap David French’s article on the VA’s overmedication of veterans (“Casualties of the VA,” July 11) was most insightful; your candor is especially noteworthy. You failed to mention what ...
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