Articles About Post Traumatic Stress Injury

Army General Calls for Changing Name of PTSD

Some members of the Army hope that renaming Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as an injury will encourage more soldiers to seek help.  By Daniel Sagalyn

Possible Compromise on Labeling of Combat-Related PTSD

Some Army officers and mental health advocates have been calling for a change in the “PTSD” moniker on the basis that calling it a “disorder” is stigmatizing soldiers and preventing them from getting the help they need. By Dan Sagalyn


Psychiatric Community Still Divided Over Idea of Changing PTSD’s Name

With just a year to go before the American Psychiatric Association finalizes the revisions to its dictionary of mental health illness, efforts to rename post-traumatic stress disorder as an injury are ratcheting up. By Dan Sagalyn



New name for PTSD could mean less stigma

Military officers and some psychiatrists say dropping the word “disorder” from PTSD will reduce the stigma that stops soldiers from seeking treatment. By Greg Jaffe



PTSD is more an injury than a disorder

The word “stressed” is really “desserts” spelled backwards.

But try telling that to the estimated one in every five military personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan who have post-traumatic stress disorder.  By Ina Hughs


A new name for PTSD could reduce stigma among veterans

Thousands of American soldiers suffer from the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD, yet many of them don’t seek help. Mental health professionals are hoping changing the name of PTSD will stamp out a stigma and encourage more veterans to request treatment.