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Submitted By traydawson90
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Historical Background Suicide in war veterans has being a focus of scholars, government, researchers, and media since the Vietnam War. Over the years there has been some research in this area. The United States of American is the greatest country in the world and because of that, the attraction for terrorism is always a concern. . The term trauma may be common in large parts of the world at the start of the 21st century, but it was unusual when World War ii drew to a close. Whereas in most Western countries ‘trauma’ is now automatically associated with a psychological injury, at that time the term trauma referred simply to a physical injury. This shift in meaning represents something larger: it illustrates the radical changes in how we feel severe adversity affects our lives and health, and in how people assess others and themselves as being victims. In 1945, after the Allied victory over Nazi Germany, Europe had to come to terms with its devastating losses. Millions of people had lost their lives; even more millions had to live on without their loved ones; many were to suffer uncertainty about the fate of their nearest and dearest for a long time. Others were ill, starved and haunted by their own experiences in camps and in hiding, during combat and bombardments. The material damage was immense. The joy of liberation was accompanied by sadness, fear and anger. It is estimated that more than 150 million people died; more than half were civilians. People returned from deportations, violence and imprisonment, and resumed life as best they could. But how was their health and how did medical professionals see their...

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