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Briefing Date:05/10/2007
Topic:PTSD Compensation and Military Service

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Institute of Medicine
and
National Research Council
Board on Military Veterans and Health
and
Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences
Committee on Veterans’ Compensation for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

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Congressional Briefing
Thursday, May 10, 2007
825A Hart Senate Office Bldg. – 2: 00 p.m.

on

PTSD Compensation and Military Service

This new report from the Institute of Medicine reviews the Veterans Administration's (VA) post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) compensation practices, the basis for assigning a specific level of compensation, how the VA's practices and reevaluation requirements for PTSD compare with those for other chronic conditions, and strategies used to support recovery and return to function in patients with PTSD. Recommendations for improvement are also made.

This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on May 8, 2007 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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