Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s mental disorders likely contributed to his decision to walk off his post in Afghanistan in 2009, a psychiatrist testified for his defense Wednesday morning.
Charles Morgan III, a forensic psychiatrist who spent about 20 hours evaluating Bergdahl, said the soldier suffers from schizotypal personality disorder, post traumatic stress disorder and social phobia.
“I do believe they play a role,” Morgan said of Bergdahl’s decision to desert his post, leading to his capture by the Taliban.
Bergdahl, 31, pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy and could be sentenced to life in prison.
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