“How long has PTSD been around? Is the response to trauma outlined in our current PTSD diagnosis something that has long happened to a subset of people facing trauma? Or did our current concept of PTSD rise from cultural and medical concerns and definitions peculiar to a particular time in history? This question is debated fiercely.” Continue reading on http://www.wired.com/2012/08/ptsd-as-a-very-modern-trauma/
This film picks up where RESTREPO left off; the same men, the same valley but a very different look at the experience of war. By explaining how war works, what it feels like and what it does to those who fight it KORENGAL goes one step further in bringing the war in Afghanistan into perspective. Get ready to watch it with our curated resources!
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