In this week’s PTSDBookclub, we discuss the first two chapters of David J. Morris’ *The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder” (2015), and discuss the pandemic, repression, and PTSD as social wound. Continue reading The Evil Hours, Pt 1: “the sheer weight of unprocessed dread”
This week, we discuss the second half of Terese Marie Mailhot’s Heart Berries, monstrousness, trauma, and loyalty. Continue reading Heart Berries, Pt 2: Loyalty to Monsters
This final week of August, #PTSDBookclub discusses the final third of Mac McClelland’s Irritable Hearts, the power of work, and PTSD as a chronic and regularly fatal disease. Continue reading Irritable Hearts, Pt 3: Find the Thing You Won’t Give Up.
On the Fourth of July, we explore “explosive” and “erosive” trauma through the writing of Maggie O’Farrell and Bat Barker. Continue reading Regeneration, Pt 4: Explosive and Erosive Trauma
A discussion of masculinity, PTSD, and care in Pat Barker’s wonderful novel, Regeneration. Continue reading Regeneration, Part 3: The Male Mothers of Trauma
An exploration of the first third of Pat Barker’s anti-war classic, Regeneration, which discusses the relationship between traumatized and non-traumatized people and the “just-world fallacy.” Continue reading Regeneration, Part 2: Non-traums
An introduction to Regeneration, a novel that follows soldiers, doctors, and their friends and family through shared experiences at Craiglockhart, a military psychiatric hospital in Edinburgh that treated officers for shell-shock and neurasthenia during World War I. Continue reading PTSD Bookclub: Introducing *Regeneration*
In our final discussion of Slaughterhouse-Five, the #PTSDBookclub explores the difference between care and caregiving. Continue reading Slaughterhouse-Five, Part 3: The Blind Innkeeper