George W. Bush has called for the stigmatizing word 'disorder' to be removed from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, which he claims hinders military veterans' transition into civilian life.
The former president told a George W. Bush Institute summit this week that some veterans are reluctant to seek help and that employers often don't realize the condition can be treated.
'As a result of public misunderstanding, employers sometimes cite it as a reason for not hiring vets,' Bush said.
'As most doctors today will tell you, post-traumatic stress is not a disorder. Post-traumatic stress or PTS is an injury that can result from the experience of war. And like other injuries, PTS is treatable.'