Throughout time, the lasting effects of trauma have been called many things: "nostalgia," "soldier's heart," "shell shock," "combat fatigue." Today, we use the seemingly more scientific term "post-traumatic stress disorder," but what exactly is PTSD and how is it defined and diagnosed by psychologists?
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- Henry IV, Part I, W. Shakespeare, 1597
- A Contribution to the Study of Shell Shock, C. S. Myers, 1915
- War Neuroses and Shell Shock, F. W. Mott, 1919
- Studies of Interference in Serial Verbal Reactions, J. R. Stroop, 1935
- Performance of children and adolescents with PTSD on the Stroop color-naming task, A. R. Moradi, M. R. Taghavi, H. T. Neshat Doost, W. Yule & T. Dalgleish, 1999