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Ft. Hood shooting underscores Army's mental health crisis
Ft. Hood shooting underscores Army's mental health crisis

KILLEEN, Texas -- This week's deadly shootings at Ft. Hood suggest that after years of trying to confront a mental health crisis, the military is still struggling to design a healthcare system that can identify and successfully treat service members who might become violent. Army Spc. Ivan Lopez had been diagnosed with depression, anxiety and sleep disturbances and was being evaluated for post-traumatic stress disorder before he opened fire on fellow soldiers and then killed himself at Ft. Hood on Wednesday. Now the Army is confronted once again with possible correlations between mental health disorders and violence -- and how to screen for them. Tens of thousands of veterans of the...

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