Battle for the mind: World War 1 and the birth of military psychiatry

@article{Jones2014BattleFT,
  title={Battle for the mind: World War 1 and the birth of military psychiatry},
  author={E. Jones and S. Wessely},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2014},
  volume={384},
  pages={1708-1714}
}
The 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War 1 could be viewed as a tempting opportunity to acknowledge the origins of military psychiatry and the start of a journey from psychological ignorance to enlightenment. However, the psychiatric legacy of the war is ambiguous. During World War 1, a new disorder (shellshock) and a new treatment (forward psychiatry) were introduced, but the former should not be thought of as the first recognition of what is now called post-traumatic stress disorder… Expand
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