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Veteran's affairs: Designate a new identifying term for Combat Related PTSD
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David Cowgill - Public Affairs Officer
Veteran's affairs
North Carolina Governor
President of the United States
North Carolina State Senate
North Carolina State House
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives

Veteran's affairs: Designate a new identifying term for Combat Related PTSD

    1. David Chapman
    2. Petition by

      David Chapman

      Kings Mtn, United States

I am a combat veteran with Combat Related PTSD. I am trying to establish a designator called Post Combat Stress Disorder (PCSD) to replace the combat related PTSD. The reason is because when I first started researching PTSD, I was getting results and articles about natural disaster victims, rape victims, parent’s who had lost a child, etc..... All of these are important and are listed as PTSD. The problem is that when looking up information on PTSD you sometimes have to read into the article a bit before finding out which classification it is, combat, sudden loss, etc.... The plan is simple, to designate Combat Related PTSD as PCSD in order to simply help people find exactly what they are looking for without having to weed through articles that are addressing the other classifications. This is a small step, and I think it should be a sub category under PTSD. I think all of the classifications should have a designator such as this one, but my area of focus right now is combat related, therefore that is where I want to get this started. I would define PCSD as the form of PTSD that is a direct result from combat events such as fire fights, IED attacks, Rocket attacks, being exposed to dead combatants both friendly and/or enemy, and any other traumatic event that could be considered combat related, that occur while a soldier is deployed in a combat environment. This is not limited to situations that are in war zones, it could also be an area not considered a war zone if there is military activity in a combative confrontation. I have spoken to other veterans, and it seems to be a very popular idea among the veterans to do this because many of them have had the same issue with looking up material on the subject as I have.

To:
Veteran's affairs, David Cowgill - Public Affairs Officer
North Carolina Governor
President of the United States
North Carolina State Senate
North Carolina State House
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
Designate a new identifying term for Combat Related PTSD

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Diane Sagaties DALLAS, NC
      • 12 months ago

      my husband is a veteran and he has a hard time finding that he needs from the VA

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    • Ashley Allington NORWELL, MA
      • over 1 year ago

      My Dad has PTSD

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    • Tina Dakin BLACKSTONE, MA
      • over 1 year ago

      I am a US Citizen and having a brother who is a retired Army veteran who faught in Dessert Storm and also when we finally took down Hussain, I know how hard this is for alot of men and women. We as a Nation NEED to show all of our Miltary personel that we support them and apprcaite all they do for us. These men and women sacrafice so much for people they don't even know so the least WE can do is help and support them in any way we can. Thank you all so much for giving so selflessly for us so we can enjoy all the liberties and freedoms of our day to day life.

      Tina Thorne Ontario, Canada

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    • Tina Dakin BLACKSTONE, MA
      • over 1 year ago

      I am a US citizen and one of my brothers is an Army Veterean. He did a tour in Dessert Storm and then again when we took Hussain down. Due to his training as an Airborn Ranger he was behind the lines and saw many things he doesn't like to speak about. I think we NEED to do all we can as a Nation to help and support our Military whether they are active or retired and this is a great step in doing that. Kudos to you David!!! And thank you for all you have sacraficed and been through to keep all of us safe!!

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    • Amy Ainge LAS VEGAS, NV
      • over 1 year ago

      My fiance and father of my 4 month old daughter struggles with combat related ptsd. I as well started doing research and had a difficult time finding the specific topic in which I wanted. All of those men bring something back with them, it's a silent war here in America. And it's a constant struggle in his head.

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