[LMB] Madness

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Thu Jun 10 20:23:21 BST 2021


In my own case, insofar as I have it (I don't have most of the symptoms
I've read about, just a strong, bad startle reaction) I'd lay it at the
door of "too much excitement at home of the wrong time when I was too young
to handle it."  Alcoholic parents are SO much fun...

On Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 10:59 AM Karen A. Wyle <kawyle at att.net> wrote:

>  After (and maybe during) the U.S. Civil War, it was sometimes called
> "soldier's heart."
> Karen A. Wyle    On Thursday, June 10, 2021, 09:04:22 AM EDT, Marc Wilson <
> marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:
>
>  On Wed, 9 Jun 2021 23:23:04 +0000, WILLIAM A WENRICH <wawenri at msn.com>
> wrote:
>
> >Two things about PTSD.
> >It is usually considered in concert with combat but that is not
> necessary. The people who fly drones from Nevada have been affected, also,
> police and firefighters.
> >The second is that although PTSD is the newest name, I suspect that all
> of the wars and high stress jobs have been included back to the beginning
> of history. It may explain some of the less than optimal actions of leaders
> after a war.
>
>  WWI "Shell Shock" is probably the same thing.
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> each man as
> he sees himself, each man as the other sees him, and each man as he really
> is."
>                     - William James, The Principles of Psychology (1890)
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