Post-Vietnam stress disorder: a metaphor for current and past life events.

@article{Amen1985PostVietnamSD,
  title={Post-Vietnam stress disorder: a metaphor for current and past life events.},
  author={Daniel G. Amen},
  journal={American journal of psychotherapy},
  year={1985},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={580-6}
}
Delayed posttraumatic stress reactions are often triggered by events that echo the original trauma. It is not uncommon, however, for these delayed reactions to represent a metaphor for other current or past life events. A case is presented that illustrates the diagnostic and therapeutic significance of understanding these reactions as a metaphor.