- 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: 6.2 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,115,098 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
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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.