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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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In Memory of Colleen Mussolino, and Other Women Veterans Who Served and Suffered

By Lily Giambarba Casura
Military Rape Awareness Week only comes to life with the story of those who’ve survived it over the years. One such story is that of former Pvt. Colleen Mussolino, founder of the pioneering Women Veterans of America, retold below by veterans advocate Susan Avila-Smith, who continues Mussolino’s work with her Women Organizing Women. (There’s a “fan page” for Colleen Mussolino…
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“How Old Are You?” Asked the Boy With Amber Eyes

By Zeitvogel Karin
Crescent moon By Karin Zeitvogel His name meant ‘moon’ in Arabic. Hilal. Crescent moon. He was a young Bedouin, a man-child with eyes of translucent amber and skin as smooth as the sandstone aqueducts leading to Petra, Jordan’s wonder of the world, that have been burnished by the ceaseless passage of water. His eyes twinkled like stars in the night…
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