While the military screens soldiers leaving Iraq and Afghanistan for mental health problems at least twice within six months of returning from combat, PTSD can show up several months or years after a person leaves the battlefield. Internists in community and Veterans Affairs hospitals alike must be able to spot and treat PTSD in patients, even when the disorder isnâ€™t immediately apparent.
Discontinuing treatment: In hopeless cases, providers have a right to refuse to continue.
Carole Montgomery, ACP Member, has been a hospitalist since the early â€™90s.
Hospitalist doesnâ€™t hold back on blog about rural medicine.