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    New label considered for post traumatic stress disorder

    Calling it injury instead of disorder could nix stigma

    WASHINGTON - It has been called shell shock, battle fatigue, soldier’s heart, and, most recently, post-traumatic stress disorder. Now, military officers and psychiatrists are embroiled in a heated debate over whether to change the name of a condition as old as combat.

    The potential new moniker: post-traumatic stress injury.

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