The Long Haul For New PTSD/TBI Research Projects

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | August 12, 2013

President Obama has announced new research projects focused “on developing more effective ways to prevent, diagnose and treat mental health conditions like TBI and PTSD.”

Obama described the new initiatives at the Disabled American Veterans convention on Saturday. “I’m not going to be satisfied until every veteran and every man and woman in uniform gets the support and the help they need to stay strong,” he said. 

Based on a fact sheet put out by the White House on the $107 million in projects to address traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder, that satisfaction will come well after he leaves office at the earliest.