PTSD, Brain Injuries Common Among U.S. Troops Discharged for Misconduct: Report

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Of the nearly 92,000 U.S. troops discharged for misconduct between 2011 and 2015, three-fifths (57,000) had a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury or a related condition, says a Government Accountability Office report.

Discharge for misconduct is the military equivalent of being fired and results in the loss of benefits meant to ease the transition back into civilian life, according to The New York Times.

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