Psychiatrist Makes Recommendations On How To Deal With PTSD, Suicide In US Troops.

In the Time (6/28) “Battleland” blog, psychiatrist Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, MD, made some recommendations how to deal “with the vexing problem of PTSD and suicide” among US troops. Among her recommendations was that “the American Psychiatric Association, and the larger mental-health community, consider anew changing the name of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) to PTSI (post-traumatic stress-injury)” and that “the Department of Defense conduct a careful review of all the policies that promote stigma (no anti-depressants allowed in submariners or aviators, the deployment limiting psychiatric conditions policy, security clearance procedures, etc). and decide, on a scientific basis, whether they are warranted.”

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— “The War After the War, “Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, Battleland Time, June 28, 2012.

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