GDG- Now: CW PTSD was: Custer: G'burg, LBH & Philbrick

Batrinque at Batrinque at
Sat Jan 21 07:59:00 CST 2012

In a message dated 1/20/2012 6:07:37 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
madpd2001 at writes:

>From a  legal standpoint a historian would not be qualified to speak to the 
issue. But  a shrink or psychologist with an interest in history would 
certainly be  qualified to speak to the issues involved in any serious treatment 
of the  issue.
It's not the Civil War but I very strongly recommend Jonathan Shay's 
"Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of  Character".  Shay is/was a 
psychiatrist working with chronic PTSD Vietnam  War veterans and he relates 
their experiences with how Homer describes  Achilles's actions in "The 
Iliad".  Fascinating stuff.

Bruce  Trinque
Amston, CT

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