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History Medicine World War One

How Did the Government Affect Veterans’ Living with PTSD? Part 3

The following was written by a guest blogger.  If you’re interested in guest blogger, click here. By George Fairbrother   In 1945 and 1946, 3 million service personnel were de-mobbed, and 16 million workers changed jobs in a comprehensive reorganisation of the civilian workforce.  The new government under Prime Minister Clement Attlee, himself a Great […]

History World War One

How Did the Government Affect Veterans’ Living with PTSD? Part 1

The following was written by a guest blogger.  If you’re interested in guest blogger, click here. By George Fairbrother   Factors impacting on an ability to cope following horrendous war experiences are varied and incredibly complex.  But to explore just one in isolation: What effect might peacetime social and economic conditions, and the perceived attitude […]

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 One, and psychiatry was a relatively new medical discipline. No one knew how intense 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 up […]

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