8.27.2010

Combat Trauma and the Classics

Dr. Jonathan Shay on Combat Trauma - New York Times

Also known as PTSD (I've been meaning to blog about ancient PTSD for a while), and in WWI called 'shell shock'. As part of therapy they are reading Greek and Roman epics by Homer and Virgil - all of which have to do with war ...

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the link... as an exmilitary psychiatrist anything that helps modern folk to realise the reality of PTSD is good...

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  2. I finally got around to blogging some Greek and Roman examples of PTSD - http://phdiva.blogspot.com/2010/11/rage-of-achilles-and-ptsd-in-antiquity.html

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