For Experts

  • Currently not diagnosis in the DSM or ICD.
  • Evolving concepts that continue to be discussed among experts. 
  • One view is that occupational stressors sort into operational stressors and organizational stressors; however, the terms are emerging, and definitions remain unclear.
  • To avoid confusion, the acronym “OSI” should be reserved for operational stress injury.

For General Public

  • Currently not diagnosis in the DSM or ICD.
  • One view is that occupational stressors can be classified into either operational or organizational stressors; however, the terms are emerging and definitions remain unclear.
  • Often mistakenly used interchangeably with operational stress injury; therefore, wherever possible, use the acronym OSI only for operational stress injury and always be specific if referring to occupational stress injury, organizational stress injury, or operational stress injury.

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