Scanner can detect PTSD

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    Results from Army PTSD complaint probe...
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    Misunderstanding fuels PTSD debate...
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    June 5, 2013 WASHINGTON — When her post-traumatic stress disorder surfaces, Roxann Abrams sees the gun pointed at her face again.
     
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    90% accuracy? How do they know when they are accurate?
     
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    When it detects that you have PTSD.
     
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    When scanning abnormalities are found in patients clinically diagnosed with PTSD, i.e. in 90% of subjects with clinical PTSD a physical abnormality is found upon scanning.
     
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    The concept opens up a big can 'o worms. Are the brains of alleged PTSD patients actually abnormal due to a year of uncomfortable living and exposure to occasional danger? Did they do research on kids who are exposed to fake trauma or hospital workers who see trauma victims every day or Cops who face danger and are exposed to autopsies and trauma for 20 years? Everybody should go in for the test if they can get some federal bennies. .
     
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    I've been traumatized by Ravi a few times. I need scanning.
     
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    The dirty little secret is that the "brain scanner" company wants a government contract and the idiots who approve government contracts probably get a kickback. Can the technicians skew the data to show abnormal conditions in PTSD candidates? The problem is that many of the PTSD candidates saw less combat than a kid who lives on the mean streets of Detroit.
     

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