Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome
(see also War)
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Boscarino, Joseph A. "Diseases among men twenty years after exposure to severe stress: implications for clinical research & medical care," Psychosomatic Medicine 59,6 (11-12/97):605-14.
Breslau, N. & G.C. Davis. "Posttraumatic stress disorder: the etiology of specific wartime stressors," American Journal of Psychiatry 144 (1987):578-83.
Bynum, Russ. "Returning to civilian life," San Jose Mercury (10/7/03):6A. Army offers mandatory postwar counseling program to soldiers.
Crump, L.D. "Gestalt therapy in the treatment of Vietnam veterans experiencing PTSD symptomatology," Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy 14,1 (1984):90-98.
Dlugosz, D.L. & others. "Risk factors for mental disorder hospitalization after the Persian Gulf War: US Armed Forces, 6/1/91-9/30/93," Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 52,12 (1999):1267-78.
Fontana, Alan & others. "Psychological benefits & liabilities of traumatic exposure in the war zone," Journal of Traumatic Stress 11,3 (7/98):485-503.
Glass, A.J. "Psychiatry in the Korean campaign: a historical review," US Armed Forces Medical Journal 4,11 (1953):1563-83.
Grossman, Dave & Bruce K. Siddle. "Psychological effects of combat," in Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, & Conflict (San Diego: Academic, 1999).
Hamilton, J.D. & R.H. Workman. "Persistence of combat-related posttraumatic stress symptoms for 75 years," Journal of Traumatic Stress 11,4 (10/98):763-68.
Hendin, H. "Psychotherapy for Vietnam veterans with posttraumatic stress disorders," American Journal of Psychotherapy 37,1 (1983):86-99.
Hunt, Nigel & Ian Robbins. "The long-term consequences of war: the experience of World War II," Aging & Mental Health 5,2 (5/01):184-91.
Lee, Kimberley A. & others. "A 50-year prospective study of the psychological sequelae of World War II combat," American Journal of Psychiatry 152,4 (4/95):516-22.
Leys, Ruth. "Traumatic cures: shell shock, Janet, & the question of memory," Critical Inquiry 20 (1994).
Neylan, Thomas C. "Sleep disturbances in the Vietnam generation: findings from a nationally representative sample of Male Vietnam veterans," American Journal of Psychiatry 155,7 (7/98):929-33.
Silva, Arturo J. & others. "Dangerous misidentification of people due to flashback phenomena in post-traumatic stress disorder," Journal of Forensic Sciences 43,6 (11/98):1107-11.
Southwick, Steven M. & others. "Trauma-related symptoms in veterans of Operation Desert Storm: a two-year follow-up," American Journal of Psychiatry 152,8 (1995):1150-55.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Dean, Eric T. Shook Over Hell: Post-Traumatic Stress, Vietnam, & the Civil War (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 1997).
Dinter, E. Hero or Coward: Pressures Facing the Soldier in Battle (London: Frank Cass, 1985).
Gabriel, Richard A. Military Psychiatry: A Comparative Perspective (NY: Greenport, 1986).
__________. No More Heroes: Madness & Psychiatry in War (NY: Hill & Wang, 1987).
Glass, A.J. Observations on the Epidemiology of Mental Illness in Troops during Warfare (Washington: Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, 1957).
Grossman, Lt. Col. Dave. On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War & Society (Boston: Back Bay, 1996).
Hedges, Chris. What Every Person Should Know About War (NY: Free Press, 2003).
Holmes, R. Acts of War: The Behavior of Men in Battle (NY: Free Press, 1985).
Kaslow, Florence W. (ed.) The Military Family in Peace & War (NY: Springer, 1993).
Kulka, Richard A. & others. Trauma & the Vietnam War Generation: Report of Findings from the national Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study (NY: Brunner/Mazel, 1990).
Marlowe, David H. Psychological & Psychosocial Consequences of Combat & Deployment with Special Emphasis on the Gulf War (Santa Monica: RAND Corporation, 2000).
Micale, M.S. & P. Lerner (eds.) Traumatic Pasts: History, Psychiatry, & Trauma in the Modern Age, 1870-1930 (NY: Cambridge, 2001).
Scott, Wilbur J. Vietnam Veterans since the War: The Politics of PTSD, Agent Orange, & the National Memorial (Norman: U. of Oklahoma, 2004).
Ursano, Robert J. & Ann E. Norwood (eds.) Emotional Aftermath of the Persian Gulf War: Veterans, Families, Communities, & Nations (Washington: American Psychiatriac Association, 1996).
Young, Allan. The Harmony of Illusions: Inventing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Princeton NJ: Princeton, 1995). Controversial work arguing that PTSD is not a timeless reality, but the cultural product of psychiatrists' assumptions, patients' confessions, & the effort to obtain compensation for war veterans.
In the Library: Fiction
Caputo, Philip. A Rumor of War
Heinemann, Larry. Paco's Story
O'Brien, Tim. In the Lake of the Woods
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In the Library: Photography
"Born on the Fourth of July"
"The Deer Hunter"
"Heaven & Earth"
"Jacob's Ladder" , dir. Adrian Lyne, 115m. Postal worker struggles with memories of earlier trauma, including service in Vietnam.
"Murder in the First"