Did Ancient Soldiers Get PTSD?



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Why do some people miss war. Why do some soldiers end up winning the battle but losing their minds? PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder has sadly become more and more prominent in our societies over the last few decades. But have soldiers always come home with shattered minds? Were the comrades of Achilles or Caesar suffering after putting down their swords? What is the history of this disorder and what can it tell us about modern warfare and civilian life? Let’s find out.

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Tribe by Sebastian Junger, https://www.influencerlink.org/SHJO
Achilles in Vietnam by Jonathan Shay, https://amzn.to/2RSOOJc
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CAESAR IN VIETNAM: DID ROMAN SOLDIERS SUFFER FROM POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER?, https://www.scribd.com/document/75303582/CAESAR-IN-VIETNAM-DID-ROMAN-SOLDIERS-SUFFER-FROM-POST-TRAUMATIC-STRESS-DISORDER

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https://www.academia.edu/34616778/PTSD_in_Ancient_Greece_Was_there_mental_trauma_in_Ancient_Warfare
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/
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https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article/ptsd-may-old-combat/
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