May 28th, 2007
Promoted from comments on my March 23 post on the military’s use of personality disorder diagnoses to avoid paying benefits to traumatized Iraq vets:
The military uses personality disorder as a way to get rid of people they don’t want to deal with (for a number of reasons) by other means. They don’t do proper evaluations or make proper diagnoses and as such anyone with a PD diagnosis in the military should not believe it unless it is confirmed by a professional opinion, not the hacks they have in the military. I know of *many* people who have been discharged with PD and they are fully functioning people, not history of or signs of PD. It is a terrible thing that the military can do this is such immunity from being held accountable from their mistakes.
annoyed former sailor