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Pentagon Will Not Award Purple Heart to PTSD Victims

The Pentagon has ruled it will not award the Purple Heart to post traumatic stress disorder victims because it is not a physical wound. PTSD can create severe adverse effects in its victims including recurring nightmares, uncontrolled rage, and severe depression. Many that suffer from PTSD also suffer from severe brain injury. In that case, they may qualify for the Purple Heart because they may need medical treatment for the severe traumatic brain injury.

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