- Series: Maudsley Series (Book 47)
- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Psychology Press; 1 edition (January 13, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1841695807
- ISBN-13: 978-1841695808
- Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,581,202 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Shell Shock to PTSD: Military Psychiatry from 1900 to the Gulf War (Maudsley Series) 1st Edition
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'This book is a comprehensive analysis of the history and development of military psychiatry... it provides a fascinating insight to the attempts made to manage and treat war personnel and veterans. It will be of interest to those interested in the classification and development of psychological disorders. The book would be a useful addition to any psychiatric library.' - Joseph Curran, Mental Health Practice, July 2005
About the Author
Harry Lee was professor of renal and metabolic medicine at Southampton University Medical School and for nine years was head of the Medical Assessment Programme for Gulf War Veterans at St Thomas' Hospital, London.
Edgar Jones is professor of the history of medicine and psychiatry at the King's Centre for Military Health Research and has published widely on the subject of war syndromes.
Simon Wessely is Professor of Epidemiological and Liaison Psychiatry and Director, King's Centre for Military Health Research at King's College London, UK.
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Edgar Jones and Simon Wessely do an excellent job of recounting the clinical trials that formed the backbone of military psychiatry, while maintaining an approachable style that avoids the ponderous nature of some scientific prose. The authors balance the serious discussion of clinical results with somewhat humorous tales of military medical folly in a fashion that is easily digestible by the layman. While this book is a must read for those interested in the clinical background of military psychiatry, anyone with an interest in 20th century warfare and military culture will find it a fascinating read. I give Shell Shock to PTSD four stars as a generally helpful research tool and an engaging read.
dr Leo van Bergen
VU-medical centre Amsterdam
It is mostly focused on British and US war psychiatry and I would have liked to have a more international perspective. It lacks also a more recent analysis of the management of psychiatric casualities in combat.
It is very helpful source of knowledge and references for me who teachs military psychiatry.