Post-traumatic stress evident in 1300BC

January 25, 2015 2:30 AM

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Post-traumatic stress evident in 1300BC

Evidence of post-traumatic stress disorder can be traced back to 1300BC - much earlier than previously thought - say researchers.

The team at Anglia Ruskin University analysed translations from ancient Iraq or Mesopotamia. Accounts of soldiers being visited by ‘ghosts they faced in battle’ fitted with a modern diagnosis of PTSD. The condition was likely to be as old as human civilisation, the researchers concluded. Prof Jamie ...

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