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“The fear of PTSD gets in the way of employers,” said Dr. Harry Croft. “They are scared to death to hire veterans.”

Croft has evaluated countless veterans and advised many human resource specialists. He said that in the past four years human resource departments have questioned him about hiring vets. Croft said media coverage of alleged PTSD tragedies such as the trial of Eddie Ray Routh, a former Marine accused of killing ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle, has increased that stigma.

“The fear is that are they going to be difficult in the workplace,” said Croft. “And at the worst they are going to be dangerous. That keeps a lot of veterans that are well qualified from jobs from getting a job.”