Thursday, March 26 2015

03/26/2015 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

The condition known today as PTSD went by several names during the Civil War: soldier’s heart, irritable heart and effort syndrome among others. Although the syndrome was called by another name, the symptoms that Civil War soldiers experienced are recognizable in many combat veterans that have been diagnosed today. Unfortunately, there are many of the same results 150 years later. Beth White, Veteran and MOC Volunteer, will examine the frequent symptoms, causes and treatments that were often provided and consider some examples of soldiers who experienced the irritable heart.