The Imprint of Trauma
In this chapter I will try to suggest some of the factors that render the aftermath of CSR so deep and enduring in our casualties. Focusing on the Israeli context in which the disorder occurs, I will discuss the imprint of vulnerability left by the breakdown; the casualties’ feelings of shame and weakness at having “failed” in the masculine task of national defense; and the salience of war in this country, indicating how each contributes to prolonging our casualties’ suffering long after they have been removed from the stress of the battlefield and are safe and sound at home.
KeywordsIsraeli Society Chronic Ptsd Psychological Defense Psychic Trauma Israeli Soldier
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