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Harmony of Illusions Inventing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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ISBN-10: 0691017239

ISBN-13: 9780691017235

Edition: 1996

Authors: Allan Young

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As far back as we know, there have been individuals incapacitated by memories that have filled them with sadness and remorse, fright and horror, or a sense of irreparable loss. Only recently, however, have people tormented with such recollections been diagnosed as suffering from "post-traumatic stress disorder." Here Allan Young traces this malady, particularly as it is suffered by Vietnam veterans, to its beginnings in the emergence of ideas about the unconscious mind and to earlier manifestations of traumatic memory like shell shock or traumatic hysteria. In Young's view, PTSD is not a timeless or universal phenomenon newly discovered. Rather, it is a "harmony of illusions," a cultural…    
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Book details

List price: $48.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 11/16/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.98" long x 0.98" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

The Origins of Traumatic Memory
Making Traumatic Memory
World War I
The Transformation of Traumatic Memory
The DSM-III Revolution
The Architecture of Traumatic Time
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Practice
The Technology of Diagnosis
Everyday Life in a Psychiatric Unit
Talking about PTSD
The Biology of Traumatic Memory
Works Cited