World War II and the combat soldier

Posted by on Oct 31, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

The Hidden Legacy of World War II is the lack of treatment for the returning combat veteran with “combat fatigue” or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) which became an official diagnosis in 1980, after Vietnam. The prevailing diagnoses for veterans of World War II who were traumatized by war were anxiety neurosis and psychoneurotic disorder, based on the Freudian model with the underlying theme that these soldiers must have had some underlying neurotic disorder prior to war, otherwise they would not be suffering from war trauma.

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