PTSD Discussion Part I – PTSD experts Shad Meshad and Dr. Bridget Cantrell, discuss the roots of PTSD and compare Vietnam era cases to those of returning warriors Iraq and Afghanistan. They also discuss current and future treatment and outreach programs for veterans and their families.
Part 1 – Our panelists include VA service rep Dave Culmer, NVF Founder Shad Meshad, war journalist Judith Coburn, Vietnam war writer/cartoonist Tad Foster and former VA Agent Orange Review editor Donald Rosenblum. Discussion begins with the history of Agent Orange and chemical Dioxin.
Part 2 – The panel discussion continues on Agent Orange. More is learned about the effects of Dioxin and how the repercussions were underestimated by the DOD and the VA.
Part 3 – The Agent Orange panel talks about spray mission maps, gallonage charts, the Air Force herbs tapes, Vietnam Map Book, court cases, and the Institute of Medicine.
Part 4 – Our Vet Cam returns to Washington, D.C. for continued discussion with Mr. Rosenblum on Academy of Science findings that brought about presumed exposure and presumptive conditions. Panelists also discuss Agent Orange Registry exams, VA compensation and recognized illnesses.
Part 5 – The 11 presumptive conditions are outlined and detailed while the panel takes on the VA’s claim proccessing delays.