Trauma Recovery: A Heroic Journey

War Trauma, Politics of Recognition and Purple Heart: PTSD or PTSI?

The impact of Purple Heart commendation and PTSD on mortality rates in older veterans

An Injury is Not A Disorder

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 Dr. Frank Ochberg was among the Scientists who Came to Define PTSD

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

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.

Podcast: “Redefining PTSD”

Frank Ochberg interviewed by Huw Williams – Reporter, Good Morning Scotland, BBC Radio Scotland.
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What’s In a Name?

I want to add to the debate on the hot issue at the American Psychiatric Association this week. Retired Army general and vice chief of staff Peter Chiarelli made a strong case for re-naming post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.  By Elspeth Cameron Ritchie

Honor, Stigma…and PTSD

I’m an old guy from the Vietnam era, a psychiatrist who studied violence in the 1960s, who treated survivors of trauma in the ’70s and who helped create and nurture the concept of post-traumatic stress disorder through the ’80s.  By Frank Ochberg

Military Suicides on the Rise

Suicides among America’s active soldiers and veterans are outpacing combat casualties — and the numbers are increasing — even as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are winding down. We hear how family survivors, the Pentagon and others are searching for answers.

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