Big Think: How Psychiatric Ideas About Trauma Evolved After World War I


Summary: Did you know that posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was not described by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) until 1980?

With the perspective of trauma expert and MAPS-sponsored researcher Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., Big Think explores the past, present, and future of psychiatric approaches to understanding trauma, including MAPS-sponsored research on MDMA-assisted therapy to treat PTSD.

Originally appearing here (Archived)