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Drexel Study Finds Federal Legislation Ignores PTSD Toll on Civilians

Federal laws explicitly addressing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have overwhelmingly focused on the needs of military personnel and veterans, according to a new analysis published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress.

The study, authored by Dr. Jonathan Purtle,an assistant professor at the Drexel University School of Public Health, is the first to examine how public policy has been used to address psychological trauma and PTSD in the U.S., providing a glimpse of how lawmakers think about these issues.

Federal Legislation Ignores PTSD Toll on Civilians