Experts Debate Changing Name of PTSDBy National Journal Staff | Monday, May 7, 2012 | 1:05 p.m.
Could changing the name of post-traumatic stress disorder help soldiers and others seek help and help reduce the stigma? The American Psychiatric Association is thinking about calling it post-traumatic stress injury, The Washington Post reports.
“No 19-year-old kid wants to be told he’s got a disorder,” the newspaper quotes now-retired Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli as saying.
The APA is meeting in Philadelphia this week; a panel will discuss the name change under consideration for the updated Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.