Politicians, Advocates Increasingly Referring To “Post-Traumatic Stress,” Dropping Word “Disorder.”

The Washington Post (7/1, Itkowitz) reports in “In the Loop” on “a subtle shift in the way politicians and advocates talk about” post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The word “disorder” is being increasingly dropped from the condition, which is now often referred to as “post-traumatic stress.” Some people believe that by dropping the word “disorder,” the stigma surrounding PTSD and its treatment will be lessened.

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— “Dropping the ‘D’ in PTSD is becoming the norm in Washington,” Colby Itkowitz, Washington Post, June 30, 2015.

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