No one has been tracking whether or not US veterans have been benefiting in any way from over $3.2 billion annually in mental health treatment programs for post-traumatic stress disorder from the Veterans Administration and Department of Defense, according to a National Academies press release and report from the US Institute of Medicine. An estimated 5 percent of veterans have been diagnosed with PTSD. “Given that the DOD and VA are responsible for serving millions of service members, families, and veterans, we found it surprising (???) that no PTSD outcome measures are used consistently to know if these treatments are working or not,” said committee chair Sandro Galea of Columbia University.
The one small PTSD treatment program that was tracked, the researchers noted, yielded “only modest improvements in symptoms.”
Of Course no one is tracking the success rate of PTSD 'Treatments'. If they did, someone might make a stink about cutting waste, fraud and abuse out of the system.
If you had a stud horse promised to sire Triple Crown winners, and the Govt. was giving you over $3.2 Billion a year to rent that horse from you, . . . and that horse was actually Dead, in fact it was born Dead, . . . would You tell that $3.2 Billion a year that its horse was never going to produce Anything?
And yet we keep letting 'Mental Health' pros Promise us the moon and the stars, . . . as they continue taking us to the cleaners.