AFA cadets treated for mental disorders

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Jonathan Kwateng was a happy high school senior in this photo. - COURTESY JONATHAN KWATENG
  • Courtesy Jonathan Kwateng
  • Jonathan Kwateng was a happy high school senior in this photo.
Who knew that Air Force Academy cadets are placed in psychiatric wards during their time at the academy and prescribed psychotropic drugs?

Turns out, the other academies do the same. In the case of the Air Force Academy, questions linger about whether its admissions process might be beefed up to weed out those who have tendencies toward mental illness or a history of mental illness prior to arriving at the academy. 

But that might be pretty difficult to determine, although the Air Force Academy did make that determination about one cadet, Jonathan Kwateng, based on opinions rather than facts. There's no evidence Kwateng suffered any mental disorder prior to coming to the academy. 

His story is spelled out in this week's cover story, "Washed out," along with that of his brother, Andrew, a football player.

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