Food for Thought

In the article “The Demise of PTSD: From Governing Through Trauma to Governing Resilience:” Howell contends that terminology changes to alter society’s perception.  Currently the Canadians use Operational Stress Injuries, the British say Combat Stress Injuries, and in America; Psychological Injuries. In the case of child abuse victims the issue appears to be one of managing difficult behavior and there is a level of unrest pertaining to the overuse of medication.  Are we avoiding discussing the horrors of war and the minimal resources provided to soldiers?  Do we also enter into a discussion about generational trauma to minorities?

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