Trauma, Memory, and Dissociation

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From our regular book review column.

Traumatic experience is integral to the human condition, sadly as much a commonplace in the modern and so-called “civilized” world as it was in medieval, ancient, or prehistoric ages. Any violent action, whether imaginable or unimaginable by the human mind, has probably been committed by the human hand. Acts of man (and it is usually men) are as blameworthy as acts of nature, in times of peace as well as times of war.

J Clin Psychiatry 1999;60(9):621-622 [book review]