Since the 1600s, when the constellation of symptoms now known as posttrauamtic stress disorder (PTSD) was first identified, our understanding of this disorder has grown quite drastically. The aim of this website is to provide a historical overview of combat-related PTSD, by its various names, and provide an account of the evolving understanding and awareness of this disorder among the psychological community, the medical community, the military, and the general public. Furthermore, this website offers information about current conceptualizations of PTSD, and how it is reflected in popular culture. If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments, feel free to post them below. Thank you for stopping by!
Kasey P.S. Goodpaster
Doctoral Candidate, Counseling Psychology
Note: This site was originally created on December 2, 2011.