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Engel, C.C., Jr. (2004). Post-War Syndromes: Illustrating the Impact of the Social Psyche on Notions of Risk, Responsibility, Reason, and Remedy. J. Amer. Acad. Psychoanal., 32(2):321-334.
   

(2004). Journal of American Academy of Psychoanalysis, 32(2):321-334

Post-War Syndromes: Illustrating the Impact of the Social Psyche on Notions of Risk, Responsibility, Reason, and Remedy Related Papers

Charles C. Engel, Jr., M.D., M.P.H.

The 20th century offered many examples of post-war syndromes such as Da Costa's syndrome, irritable heart, shell shock, effort syndrome, medical evacuation syndrome, post-traumatic stress disorder, and Gulf War syndrome. These post-war syndromes occur under conditions of substantial medical and scientific uncertainty, conditions that potentially magnify the impact of social context on clinical care for these syndromes. This article reviews the social circumstances surrounding four post-war syndromes. The case is made that social context has significantly impacted professional and lay perceptions of causal mediators, relevant risk factors, defining symptoms, and appropriate therapies for these syndromes. Furthermore, it is argued that social context influences what parties are held responsible for post-war syndromes, and what clinical disciplines are ultimately deemed appropriate to provide legitimate post-war illness care.

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