Col. Gregory Gadson is director of the
U.S. Army Wounded Warrior program,
which helps injured Army soldiers
move back to active duty or civilian life.
Gadson’s legs had to be amputated after a roadside bomb blast in Iraq, but that was not the end of his career. “The Army recognized that even with my injury I still had worth and allowed me to continue to serve,” said Gadson, who played football at West Point.
Recently, the Institute of Medicine announced that it is undertaking a huge study to identify the most effective ways to assess and treat military members for posttraumatic stress. More information is posted in Psychiatric News at http://pn.psychiatryonline.org/content/46/7/4.1.full. And NIMH is studying Army data on suicide to understand its causes and prevent it. See http://pn.psychiatryonline.org/content/44/16/1.1.full.