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Emotional Health · Health

PTSD: Another Name for the Old Invisible Wound of War

By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D. MS
By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

Post-traumatic stress disorder is the modern manifestation of what we have long recognized as the effect that war can have on a soldier’s mental health. (It was called “war neurosis” during the French Revolution, “soldier’s heart” in the Civil War, and “shell shock” in World War I.)

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Family & Friends · Lifestyle

Celebrating Turning 18

By Lily Giambarba Casura
Sevent een years ago Wednesday, I knelt on a carpeted floor in a rented Seattle apartment, tilting a carrot cake I’d just finished baking and decorating with a big numeral “1” in grated carrots and a single candle toward a toddler I’ll call Eli, wobbly and uncertain on his feet, supported by his mother’s protective grasp. On Wednesday, Eli turns…
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