Does the “Disorder” word/idea get in the way of service members seeking help? How do potential employers see service members when they are labeled with a disorder? Does the stigma of being labeled with a “disorder” really impacted those dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress?
In today’s episode we will discuss:
- David’s health update
- Dropping the D from PTSD
Why the delay since the last show?
The last few weeks, with the heart attack in mind, I have been diligently working on my health. Listen to learn how diabetes is being defeated!
Change to the to:
- Post-Traumatic Stress
- Post-Traumatic Stress Injury
Why consider the name change?
- Unlike other mental health conditions it requires on outside force to create the problem
- “Disorder” carries a stigma
- “Disorder” implies life long programs
- Soldiers, especially young Soldiers, believed reluctant to seek help for a mental “disorder”.
- Consider Dr. Dave Grossman and his view on PTS/D from his gook “On Combat”.
- Concern over employers not hieing veterans with a mental health disorder.
Some concerns of why NOT to drop the D:
- Compensation concerns
- Insurance coverage concerns
Articles for further exploration of the topic:
Your thoughts! What to you think about the possibility of droping the “D” from PTSD?