FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Reuters) – U.S. Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl is a bright but naive soldier who suffers from several mental health conditions and is willing to break rules to do what he believes is right, a forensic psychiatrist testified on Wednesday.

U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl (R) is escorted out of the courthouse after the sixth day of sentencing proceedings in his court martial at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, U.S., November 1, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake

The disorders played a role in Bergdahl’s decision to leave his post in Afghanistan in June 2009 and likely would be exacerbated if he is sent to prison, Dr. Charles Morgan III, who examined Bergdahl, said at the soldier’s sentencing hearing.

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