Military mentality, vulnerable veterans

Veterans’ issues get special focus during Veterans Day week, but Dr. Michael Seyffert focuses on the brains of our recently returned service men and women, and veterans from past conflicts, all year round.

He’s in the last year of psychiatry training at U-M, after more than a decade in practice as a neurologist and sleep specialist. That gives him a double perspective on the brain.

Meanwhile, his service as a lieutenant colonel and flight surgeon in the 127th Wing of the Air National Guard at Selfridge Air Force Base, and experience treating patients on the psychiatry service at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, helps him understand the demands of military service and the challenges veterans face.

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