“I’ve treated veterans with PTSD. It’s time to make them eligible for the Purple Heart.”

A psychiatrist from Stanford University School of Medicine,  Nathaniel P. Morris, writes in the Washington Post that veterans with PTSD should receive Purple Hearts just as physically wounded veterans do.

PTSD afflicts as many as one in five veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan and of course is common among survivors of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and recovery workers from the site.

Support is growing to award Purple Hearts to veterans with PTSD. The National Alliance on Mental Illness has spoken in favor of the issue.

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