Combat Stress: Old Wine in New Bottles

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In 1945 the director, John Huston made the documentary film “Let There Be Light” which recognized the combat stress reaction that we now know as PTSD. Huston’s documentary follows soldiers home from the battlefield into a military treatment program. The Army stopped the release of the film for 35 years and it wasn’t until 1981 that the film was allowed for release in a Huston retrospective festival. While the healing talents of Army psychiatrists depicted by Huston approach unbelievable dimensions, the portrayal of the emotional struggle experienced by the soldiers rings true for today’s returning warriors.

Click on this link to see John Huston’s 1945 film: “Let There Be Light”.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7324838937417972680

 

About Rolf Gainer Ph.D.

Dr. Rolf Gainer is the founder of the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma as well as the Neurological Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario, in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Gainer is a psychologist with more than twenty-five years of experience in the treatment and rehabilitation of individuals with brain injuries and a dual diagnosis. Dr. Gainer has designed and operated innovative rehabilitation programs in the United States and Canada for individuals who have been regarded as difficult to serve. He is currently involved in conducting two outcome studies related to the long-term issues faced by individuals with brain injuries and a dual diagnosis. He has presented papers throughout the United States and Canada in many professional conferences and educational forums.

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