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VA Psychologist On PTSD And The Mental Health 'Stigma'

Stacey Pollack Discusses The Challenges And Rewards Of Treating Veterans

March 1, 2010

Awareness of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder has increased in recent years, giving Americans a clearer understanding of what some veterans have to fight against every day. NationalJournal.com met with a Department of Veterans Affairs clinical psychologist, Stacey Pollack, for her perspective on the battle against PTSD. Pollack, who also serves as trauma services director at the VA Medical Center in Washington, D.C., says that although she tries to encourage vets suffering PTSD to undergo treatment, "I don't ever pretend to understand exactly what they go through."

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