GDG- Now: CW PTSD was: Custer: G'burg, LBH & Philbrick
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Fri Jan 20 11:01:10 CST 2012
I think getting a formal "modern" analysis is probbably out of the
Personally I like accuracy as much as possible.
I think it would be possible to get an idea of general CWPTSD would be to
collect 1000s of anecdotal reports of various behavior patterns of the
veterans. If they could be collated and formed into different groups you just
may be able to get a handle on it.
Say in 20% of the anecdotes the vet was reported to exhibit long periods
of silence or speech difficulties.
In 40% of the anecdotes alcoholism was exhibited.
In 30% the vets indicated that they experienced chronic battle nightmares.
They anecdotes would be of dubious reliability but if you could get a lot
and identify mentioning various symptoms patterns would emerge and a
not-quite-reliable report could be put out.
I am not one for making one single anecdote representative of all
situations but many can add up to some kind of pattern.
But who's got time to do this?
"Just the facts, ma'am."
Your Most Obediant Servant
In a message dated 1/20/2012 10:54:00 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
amills at jplcreative.com writes:
Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
I had often wondered about that but unless you are schooled in the ability
to diagnose PTSD, would a historian writing about it be valid?
Admittedly, I would most likely read the book regardless, but would it be an accepted
case from only a historian diagnosing it? I suppose he could simply lay
out the case that the soldiers struggled with various issues and relating to
society again and not officially label it PTSD but not sure if that would
be good enough for today's audience to actually sell books without an
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On Behalf Of James Epperson
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Subject: Re: GDG- Now: CW PTSD was: Custer: G'burg, LBH & Philbrick
I would suspect there are a couple of doctoral dissertations waiting to be
written on this subject. The problem would be in analyzing someone based
on very indirect evidence.
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