Ann Jones – The “Usual Experience” of Civilians and Soldiers: Hysteria and the origins of PTSD



On September 15, 2016 the Peter Wall Institute presented ‘War Stories’ from Afghanistan, Iraq and other conflict zones told by foreign correspondents, combat veterans and scholars. Ann Jones discussed the precise psychiatric definition of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and its application to common victims: raped and battered women, and soldiers and civilians of both sexes in war zones.

Ann Jones is an independent scholar, journalist and photographer who has written extensively about violence against women, reported from Afghanistan, Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East on the impact of war upon civilians, and embedded with U.S. forces in Afghanistan to report on the damage done to America’s soldiers.

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