Monday, November 7, 2011

PTSD? PTS? PTSI?

Words have power. Is "post traumatic stress disorder" the right name? Does the word "disorder" lead to misconceptions and stigma? Instead, should it just be called "post traumatic stress" or maybe, as Gen. Peter Chiarelli suggests, "post traumatic stress injury"? Trauma causes an actual physical change to your brain. The term "injury" makes sense.

What do you think?

Read more:
Army General Calls for Changing Name of PTSD | PBS NewsHour

On a similar note, here's an image often used by Fearless Nation PTSD Support:

3 comments:

  1. As a Vietnam Veteran who served as a combat medic, and am struggling with PTSD, I agree with Gen. Peter Chiarelli who suggests that PTSD is a, "post traumatic stress injury."

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  2. I also believe the word injury is a more appropriate term.

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  3. I also believe the word injury is a more appropriate term.

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