U.S. to spend $100M on PTSD, brain injury research

Thursday - 9/20/2012, 10:07am EDT

The government is pouring a $100 million into new research on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury.

The Pentagon and the Veterans Affairs Department are awarding the grants. The departments are struggling to improve mental health services for the military and veterans.

Officials say one in six service members and vets suffer from PTSD. The research will focus on spotting symptoms, prevention and treatment.

President Barack Obama last month ordered the departments to improve early diagnosis and treatment.

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