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Bush works to remove 'disorder' from PTSD
George W. Bush is fighting to get the "disorder" taken out of post-traumatic stress disorder. He says it's an injury and says when you use the word disorder, vets don't think they can be treated.
Bush says he is determined to make sure each and every veteran has a fighting chance.
"You know, I obviously get slightly emotional talking about it, but that's because I have an emotional -- I'm in there with them. But I'm also - my spirit is always uplifted when I visit with vets. I say there's no self-pity. We've got a society that's incredibly comfortable and too many people saying, oh man, woe is me. Not our veteran community. They don't say woe is me. They say, what can I do to continue to serve?"
According to the U.S. Department of Veterans affairs about 30 percent of 9/11 vets are suffering from PTSD stopping them from becoming a part of society again.