Panetta orders military-wide review of mental health cases

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“There are still huge gaps in terms of the differences, in terms of how they approach these cases, and how they diagnose the cases and how they deal with them, and frankly, that's a whole area we have to do much better on,” he said.

The Army said it would conduct the review in the wake of a number of PTSD diagnoses at Joint Base Lewis-McChord that were incorrectly downgraded.

Senate Veterans Affairs Chairwoman Patty Murray (D-Wash.), who represents the Lewis-McChord, has pushed the military to go back and look at its mental health evaluation systems. She told Panetta Wednesday that “the Pentagon and the VA are losing the battle on mental and behavioral health conditions.”