CERL Executive Board member Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Stephen N. Xenakis contributed to the opinion piece, “No wonder covid patients are frustrated,” published by the Washington Post. In it, he discusses the “flawed” and “inefficient” approach of mainline medicine.
According to Brig. Gen. Xenakis, “The scientists, seeking funding, insisted on studying what happens in the brain when a soldier suffers a blast but dismissed available treatments and nontraditional therapies as unproven and criticized the science. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of veterans have been living with the consequences.”
Brig. Gen. Xenakis is an adult, child, and adolescent psychiatrist with many years of clinical, academic, and management experience. He is an advisor for Physicians for Human Rights and the Center for Victims of Torture. He is also an Adjust Professor at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Read his bio here.