Academy of Science of St. Louis

AAAS Annual Meeting
11:16 pm
Sun February 16, 2014

St. Louisans Among Presenters At National Science Conference In Chicago

Credit American Association for the Advancement of Science

The American Association for the Advancement of Science is wrapping up its annual meeting Monday in Chicago.

Among the presenters were researchers from Washington University and the vice president of the James S. McDonnell Foundation.

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St. Louis on the Air
4:41 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Returning From War: The Science Of War's Invisible Wounds

(via Flickr/KurtClark)

During World War II, it was called shell shock. During the Vietnam War it was called the Vietnam Syndrome. It wasn't until 1980 that psychologists had an official term for the condition: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

With the recognition of PTSD as a psychological condition, large-scale studies of the disorder began, said  Dr. Rumi Kato Price, professor of psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine.

"Now we have very well established evidence-based treatments for PTSD," said Price. "That took three decades (to develop)."

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