Year: 1970 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.127, (1970), p.508-510 SIEC No: 19841254

A significant number of active duty army personnel request reassignment based on the psychiatric condition of a family member. Often the attending physician predicts dire consequences if the request is not granted. Lack of awareness of current army policy for judging these requests leads to much false hope and to resultant anger and disappointment.