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Post traumatic stress disorder sounds like it has always been in humans?
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Probably
Called by different names in medical literature historically: "battle fatigue", "asthenia", "soldiers' heart", "shell shock".
All have same factors of proximity, intensity, exposure to stressful events; all have resultant psychological and physical components. There have been gruesome events in the course of human history; no reason to believe that ptsd is a new response-just new understanding.

In brief: Probably
Called by different names in medical literature historically: "battle fatigue", "asthenia", "soldiers' heart", "shell shock".
All have same factors of proximity, intensity, exposure to stressful events; all have resultant psychological and physical components. There have been gruesome events in the course of human history; no reason to believe that ptsd is a new response-just new understanding.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: It has been around
I agree w dr. Heller. Believe it or not, when soldiers returned from vietnam, there wasn't a diagnosis called post traumatic stress disorder. Soldiers were diagnosed w paranoia, schizophrenia, etc.
This inaccurate labeling impacted them for the rest of their life. It also led the therapy in the wrong direction. The same sxs were noted in the world wars, korean war, israeli war & our civil war.

In brief: It has been around
I agree w dr. Heller. Believe it or not, when soldiers returned from vietnam, there wasn't a diagnosis called post traumatic stress disorder. Soldiers were diagnosed w paranoia, schizophrenia, etc.
This inaccurate labeling impacted them for the rest of their life. It also led the therapy in the wrong direction. The same sxs were noted in the world wars, korean war, israeli war & our civil war.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Richard Levenson
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: PTSD
It seems likely that, yes, ptsd has been around since the dawn of man.
While the circumstances may have changed, our interpretation of the events that happen to us may cause long-standing and debilitating symptoms associated with ptsd.

In brief: PTSD
It seems likely that, yes, ptsd has been around since the dawn of man.
While the circumstances may have changed, our interpretation of the events that happen to us may cause long-standing and debilitating symptoms associated with ptsd.
Dr. Richard Levenson
Dr. Richard Levenson
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