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Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character

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An original and groundbreaking book that examines the psychological devastation of war by comparing the soldiers of Homerand#8217;s Iliad with Vietnam veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorderandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In this strikingly original and groundbreaking book, Dr. Shay examines the psychological devastation of war by comparing the soldiers of Homerand#8217;s andlt;Iandgt;Iliadandlt;/Iandgt; with Vietnam veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Although the andlt;Iandgt;Iliadandlt;/Iandgt; was written twenty-seven centuries ago it has much to teach about combat trauma, as do the more recent, compelling voices and experiences of Vietnam vets.

Synopsis:

Using vivid narratives of Vietnam veterans afflicted with posttraumatic stress disorder, his own discoveries in treating these men, and the profound poetic truths of the Iliad, Shay reveals the devastating effects of catastrophic war experiences on the minds and spirits of soldiers.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-236) and index.

About the Author

Jonathan Shayandlt;/bandgt; is a Boston-area psychiatrist whose patients are Vietnam combat veterans with severe, chronic post-traumatic stress disorder in the Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic. He is also on the faculty of Tufts Medical School. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684813219
Author:
Shay, Jonathan
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
War
Subject:
Neuropsychology
Subject:
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Subject:
Veterans
Subject:
War -- Psychological aspects.
Subject:
War neuroses.
Subject:
Vietnamese Conflict, 19
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
Psychology-Mind and Consciousness
Subject:
achilles in vietnam; Jonathan Shay; combat trauma; war neuroses; vietnamese conflict; psychological aspects of war; homer; iliad; post-traumatic stress disorder; PTSD; veterans; mental health; Tim O Brien; The Things they Carried; Apocalypse Now; Platoon;
Subject:
achilles in vietnam; Jonathan Shay; combat trauma; war neuroses; vietnamese conflict; psychological aspects of war; homer; iliad; post-traumatic stress disorder; PTSD; veterans; mental health; Tim O Brien; The Things they Carried; Apocalypse Now; Platoon;
Subject:
achilles in vietnam; Jonathan Shay; combat trauma; war neuroses; vietnamese conflict; psychological aspects of war; homer; iliad; post-traumatic stress disorder; PTSD; veterans; mental health; Tim O Brien; The Things they Carried; Apocalypse Now; Platoon;
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
104-225
Publication Date:
19951031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
NOTES, BIBLIO
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 8.54 oz

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