Did you know that only half of the soldiers with trauma are willing to seek treatment?
Many are resistant because they do not want their symptoms to be labeled a “disorder”, as in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Can a name alone really be that powerful?
According to Belleruth Naparstek, LISW, author of Invisible Heroes, there is a strong move away from using Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to describe the long-term results of severe trauma.
Many military personnel dealing with this condition feel stigmatized by being told they have a disorder. Even just the diagnosis of “PTSD” can be devastating to patients and families.
Watch below as Belleruth discusses the use of the term “PTSD” when treating trauma. It’s only 4 minutes long.
Actually, many people feel that Post Traumatic Stress is not a disorder at all – it is really a normal response to an abnormal situation.
We’ve talked to the leading practitioners and researchers in the trauma field and have used their insight to craft an expert training program for treating trauma.
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In the meantime, what’s your opinion on whether to use PTSD or PTS – or something else entirely? Please leave a comment below.