Special report by Dart Center on “PTSD vs. P...

With suicide rates in the U.S. armed forces at record high rates, debate is raging about whether stigma is deterring combat veterans – and other trauma survivors – from getting the help they need. Clinicians, veterans and advocates are taking sides over whether changing the name post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to post-traumatic stress injury (PTSI) would help. As the American Psychiatric Association enters its final months of deliberation over a new edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, this debate has exposed underlying issues that go beyond a clinical label. The Dart Center asked three leading clinicians and researchers to weigh in

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