The Ongoing Inner War: Recognizing Post-Traumatic Stress

October 28, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Flaherty Community Room (204 Basile)

This event is part of the Vietnam Series.

Modern war creates scars that aren’t always visible and don’t always heal quickly or ever. In World War I, some combatants suffered a psychological breakdown that was called “shell shock.” By the time of the Vietnam War and, in its aftermath, medical professionals gained a greater understanding of what we now call PTSD—Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The medical-psychological legacy of Vietnam and what it means for recognition and treatment of PTSD will be described.

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