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Shell Shock: The Psychological Impact of War
     

Shell Shock: The Psychological Impact of War

by Wendy Holden
 
This is the story of the mind at war. For centuries we have known the terrible physical effects of warfare, but it is only in the 20th century, that we have begun to realize the profound psychological effects of sending individuals to the front line. This book provides personal testimony from soldiers & their families of the atrocities they have inflicted & had to

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This is the story of the mind at war. For centuries we have known the terrible physical effects of warfare, but it is only in the 20th century, that we have begun to realize the profound psychological effects of sending individuals to the front line. This book provides personal testimony from soldiers & their families of the atrocities they have inflicted & had to endure & also documents the psychological illnesses they have suffered. It charts societys attempts to distinguish between madness & cowardice, in conflicts from WW1 to Bosnia. It chronicles the birth of modern psychiatry & follows the progress of its military practitioners. B&W photos.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780788194917
Publisher:
DIANE Publishing Company
Publication date:
06/01/1998
Pages:
192

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