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Sean Kendall

Branding a soldier with a "Personality Disorder"


Posted on Feb 25, 2012

For years, veterans’ advocates have said that the Pentagon uses the diagnosis to discharge troops because it considers them troublesome or wants to avoid giving them benefits for service-connected injuries. The military considers personality disorder a pre-existing problem that emerges in youth, and as a result, troops given the diagnosis are often administratively discharged without military retirement pay. Some have even been required to repay enlistment bonuses.

This veteran discovered that her commander instructed her psychatrist to diagnose a personailtiy disorder. 

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