Part of the The Springer Series on Stress and Coping book series (SSSO)
We think it is important to place our current understanding of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in an historical context. Therefore, we will briefly outline the changes in the concept of traumatic disorders over the last 100 years, as well as the factors that have influenced those changes. Four dimensions of PTSD will be considered:
Changes in theoretical understanding
Cultural and political influences
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