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Medical Schools Commit to Treating PTSD

Michelle Obama has gotten commitment from medical schools across the country to boost training and research for the treatment of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health injuries. The First Lady is launching her Joining Forces campaign, which focuses on issues affecting veterans and their families.

More than 100 medical schools have made the commitment to step up training for medical students in how to treat PTSD and traumatic brain injury, increase research into the conditions and share new information and best practices.

The Defense Department estimates that nearly 213,000 military personnel have suffered traumatic brain injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2000.

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