Samuel Pepys and post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • Roger J. Daly
  • Published 1983 in
    The British journal of psychiatry : the journal…


Samuel Pepys's diary allows us an opportunity to see how a man of acknowledged ability and stability coped with the severe psychological trauma of being involved in the Great Fire of London in 1666. His self-monitoring provides an excellent record of the development of post-traumatic stress disorder and an account of his coping behaviour. Despite being one… (More)


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