Exceeding Trillion dollars cost of treatments/disability for PTSD/TBI war veterans warranting a new therapeutic approach

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(Spin Digit Editorial):- Kansas City, Missouri Oct 20, 2021 (Issuewire.com) – As a result of active-duty experience, war veterans oftentimes face unique mental health challenges including Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).


US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides treatment and service-connected disability rating-based tax-free monthly compensation to all veterans diagnosed with PTSD/TBI.

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COL (Ret.) Hemant Thakur M.D., who is associated with VA, and his research team conducted a unique and explicit retrospective cohort study to find out the cost of treating veterans with symptoms of PTSD/TBI. The results of the study were startling and published under the title,


“Increases in the Service Connection Disability and Treatment Costs Associated with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and/or Traumatic Brain Injury in United States Veterans Pre- and Post-9/11: The Strong Need for a Novel Therapeutic Approach”.


The full-length article is available to read here,



In this article, Dr. Hemant Thakur asserts that in spite of the alarming rate of increase in costs for treating veterans suffering from PTSD/TBI there are limited benefits from currently mandated treatment modalities without rehabilitative and community integration benefits. The study is calling for a new therapeutic approach to help manage this devastating problem for veterans and their families and to help manage the unsustainable cost to the nation.


About the Author:

COL (Ret.) Hemant Thakur M.D worked with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for 32 years and 21 years with US Army reserve and an Iraq and Afghanistan War Veteran. He continues to be a Research WOC employee at the KCVAMC and has published 2 books and many research articles.

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COL (Ret.) Hemant Thakur and The Gazette of Medical Sciences

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Source :The Gazette of Medical Sciences

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