Monday, December 04, 2023
American University
A project of the Rev. James B. Simpson Fellowship at American University’s School of Communication

We’re getting rid of the D [in PTSD]. PTS is an injury; it’s not a disorder. The problem is when you call it a disorder, [veterans] don’t think they can be treated. An employer says, ‘I don’t want to hire somebody with a disorder.’

american-unversity
We’re getting rid of the D [in PTSD]. PTS is an injury; it’s not a disorder. The problem is when you call it a disorder, [veterans] don’t think they can be treated. An employer says, ‘I don’t want to hire somebody with a disorder.’
— George W. Bush