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PTSD has been characterized as an anxiety disorder with a physical basis by the APA since 1980. While DSM recognizes that it has a distinct psychological nature as well, few writings have characterized it as a "soul" wound. None have done so better than Dr Edward Tick, founder and Director of Soldier's Heart and author of War and the Soul. On August 4 we explored with Dr Tick the traditional functions of war, how these functions are not served by modern war and the consequences to veterans, their families and society as a whole. You do not have to have any preconceptions about the nature or existence of the soul to appreciate the wisdom distilled in Dr Tick's writing, based on a cross-cultural study of war throughout human history. His findings apply to whatever model you have of human nature. SFPI Radio is the international talk show designed to allow those struggling for social justice around the world to talk to each other about how we can support efforts to promote justice, democracy and peace in every nation.
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