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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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News Brief: Rep. Susan Davis, Col. Ann Wright, DOD’s Kaye Whitley on Military Rape; Estrogen Cream No Help Where It Matters Most; Newsweek Worries About Over-40 Moms

By Chris Lombardi
Standing up for those who can’t: Ever since last month’s Government Accountability Office report on sexual assault in the military,  some  prominent women have called the Pentagon to task for its response — including prominent members of the House Armed Services Committee. Last week, the committee finally was able to question Kaye Whitley, director of the Defense Department’s Sexual Assault…
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