Montana Standard: Mont. delegation lauds progress in PTSD screenings

U.S. Sen. Max Baucus lauded the military Monday for progress made so far in providing post-combat treatment for stress disorders in a program modeled after one developed in the Montana National Guard.

The program was backed by Montana’s congressional delegation in 2009 and requires the military to provide one-on-one Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder screening for troops.

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, a co-sponsor, said the nation owes it to the troops to make sure PTSD is adequately addressed.

“These screenings serve as an effective safety net because too many unseen injuries are never treated, and many aren’t evident right away,” Tester said. “Proper post-deployment screenings help deliver whatever treatment may be needed, whenever treatment is necessary.”

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