From Shell Shock to Combat Stress: A Comparative History of Military Psychiatry

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War confronts a soldier with extreme situations. Deeply shocking events are followed by periods of inactivity and boredom. Not everyone is equally able to cope with such experiences. Armed conflicts produce not only deaths and injuries but mental breakdowns as well. The field of military psychiatry was founded at the beginning of this century for the purpose of patching up psychologically wounded soldiers. This book presents a history of this field. The first part provides a historical survey of the conduct of war, with an ...

From Shell Shock to Combat Stress: A Comparative History of Military Psychiatry 1998, Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, Netherlands

ISBN-13: 9789053562703

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