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May 15 12 5:44 PM
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May 17 12 6:23 PM
As a Psychologist, I have followed this proposed change
for sometime. It is doubtful the APA will change PTSD to PTSI. PTSD is
a very recognizable and a household term anymore.
I have my suspicions why the military wants to change the name. If
it becomes an injury, then it becomes a medical problem. The military
and the VA can wash their hands of PTSD and not deal with it as a mental
disorder. This would curtail future PTSD claims.
I am also concerned by the need for such a sudden change. Could it
be both the VA and the military decided they under estimated? One might
think they would have learned something about PTSD from Vietnam and the
staggering number of claims the Vietnam War produced.
The military states the term "disorder" carries a stigma, whereas, an
injury is acceptable. I cannot understand the need for the change when
the vast majority of mental problems are labeled as disorders in DSM-IV
and in V. The military and the VA still compensate for other Axis I
disorders (to name a few) such as depression, Bipolar, anxiety, and
others with no complaint. So why not change all of them to injuries.
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