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Thursday, March 3, 2011

The History of PTSD

Sri Lanka Guardian: The History of PTSD


by Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D.

(March 03, Ontario, Sri Lanka Guardian) PTSD is a relatively newly defined disorder with an old history and historical medical literature reveal clinical symptoms similar to post traumatic stress disorder dating back to the Egyptian civilization. In 1900 BC, an Egyptian physician eloquently described hysterical reactions of a patient after traumatic experience. These reports became one of the first medical textbooks ever when published in 1990 B.C. (Figley, C.R., 1993)....


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