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Hettie's World History Medicine World War One

Shell Shock Afflicted Healthy Men: PTSD During WW1

Post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) was not a diagnosis during World War I, and psychiatry was a relatively new medical discipline. No one knew how intensely stress affects the mind.  Not long after the war began, a new disease — first coined shell shock in 1915 but not in common use until later — began showing […]

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