Personality disorders are a particularly category of mental problems that are characterized by a pervasive and disruptive style of being in the world. A recent report from ABC news has found that as many as 22,000 troops have been discharged from the military since 2001 for personality disorders, the most notable probable being Steven Green. Furthermore, it appears that in some way this is being used as a quick way to discharge people that may somehow save the military money.
It would be expected that in an organization as large as the military that this level of people have been identified and discharged with these problems, but the rest of the issue does seem questionable. I hope that somehow there is not an abuse of mental health diagnoses for some secondary gain, and possible avoidance of paying for continued health care for these personnel.
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Meek, W. (2007). Military & Personality Disorders. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 31, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2007/11/09/military-personality-disorders/