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I am up all night I will never be the same though never never never If I have to go into battle again if I am not killed I will come out insane I cannot see and go through it again I know I cant The friends I lost and the many bodies I carried back to the helicopters to be lifted out I will never forget 1 The above excerpt was taken from a letter written by Kenneth Bagbey to his parents just after the battle at Ia-Dang Valley in 1965 Kenneths feelings ring true for countless veterans of the Vietnam War However it was not until the 1980s that a significant effort was made to help Vietnam veterans with the numerous psychological problems that they faced after the war It is not surprising that war veterans exposed to the brutalities of battle have difficulties dealing with their actions or what they have witnessed in war Yet some critics argue that Vietnam veterans are receiving too much attention for their psychological disorders The studies conducted during the 1980s of the effects of war on veterans has led to a relatively new concept of post-war problems know as post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD However there is still an ongoing debate concerning the validity of the disorder Why is there a debate over a disorder that seems to be an obvious possibility when exposed to trauma and war What are the different views in the debate And finally what can we learn from the debate about the future of post-war related stress In order to understand the debate we must understand what the disorder is defined as today as well as understand how this has come to be First we must place PTSD in the broader context of the relationship between psychology and other wars in the history of the United States World War I marked the first appearance of scientific terminology for stress disorders
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