PTSD in the World Wars

25 10 2016

The BBC’s just produced a moving documentary on the experiences of soldiers with PTSD in WWI and II. Despite having an illness whose biology is at least a little understood now, some were denounced as cowwards, some even (and I did not know this) even executed.  I keep wondering if PTSD is an adaptive response to trauma shown by wild animals who narrowly miss being predated.