[PW] accounts of PTSD/other disorders in *American* World War I veterans?

Kevin O'Kelly rkokelly at gmail.com
Thu Oct 6 12:15:42 PDT 2016


On Thu, Oct 6, 2016 at 12:25 PM, John Cowan <cowan at ccil.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 6, 2016 at 12:07 PM, Kevin O'Kelly <rkokelly at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> > She wants some accounts of the psychological experiences of American
> > veterans in the postwar years
> >
>
> PTSD was called "shell shock" in those days: there must be plenty of
> material
> available about that, though most of it is probably written by third
> parties.
>

I thought shell shock referred to soldiers who were so obviously troubled
they had to be hospitalized. I think the characters she has in mind are
damaged but not in any sort of institution.

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