“Captain Newman, M.D.” (1964) explores combat trauma with humanity and accurate information. It is one of Gregory Peck’s signature roles, with an all-star supporting cast.
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A new book says LISTENING helps troubled vets heal. Clinical training is unnecessary. Saying they have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is harmful. “A sustained emotional reaction to the horror of war is not a disorder,” Paula J. Caplan says. “What would be a healthy response to war?”
Critics of the way mental health professionals administer psychiatric medicine make valid points, but sometimes, in their zeal, they do it in a way that might cause harm.
My 60th birthday is the 30th anniversary of the start of my recovery from catastrophic illness. I had some painful times in my 20′s that still hurt if I think about them too much.
Traumatic experiences become post-traumatic stress disorder when the feelings surrounding them invade the involuntary centers of the brain, such as the “fight or flight” response. Returning war veterans are making it a social issue as well as an individual and family issue. The best intervention is support from peers.