Tag Archives: Shell Shock

Not Even A Columbine

This is just another example of the casual abuse of the diagnosis PTSD in the media.   

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Oscar Pistorius Does NOT have PTSD

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The Hyphen War

The psychological disorder and descriptive diagnosis of PTSD has undergone a gradual evolutionary change of labels over time but it is still essentially the same disorder; it’s still the same disease. Variously named, PTSD was called: Shell Shock (in World … Continue reading

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Hot Buttons

I believe the expression “hot buttons” has its origins in military jargon. Those who would be most likely to know the true origin of this expression are army doctors, psychiatrists and especially, army chaplains. Psychiatric casualties are inevitable in war. … Continue reading

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PTSD Highjacked by Pop Culture

Regrettably, I’ve been unable, over the years, to catalogue the numerous media instances where PTSD was referenced. PTSD is a psychiatric diagnosis originating with (Vietnam) war veterans and historically linked to such terms as Shell Shock or Battle Fatigue. The … Continue reading

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