Major Sebastian Schnellbacher: Making Improvements in Military Psychiatry

August 31, 2016
Adam Hochron

As conditions like PTSD have been brought to the forefront work has been done to help not only current service members but also veterans who may be dealing with that and other conditions during and after service.

As conditions like PTSD have been brought to the forefront work has been done to help not only current service members but also veterans who may be dealing with that and other conditions during and after service.

Just as with other areas of military medicine, it has been shown that the field advances as doctors learn from the various conflicts service members fight in. This has been true of the War on Terror, and as a result Maj. Sebastian R. Schnellbacher, DO, from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, said they are better able to help not only today's patients but those they may see in the future. Schnellbacher discussed the topic while speaking at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in Atlanta.