Today, doctors are increasingly baffled by patients’ recurring aches, pains, and diseases. Often, unexplained issues are attributed to stress without exploring the source or helping people change how they experience their lives.
An estimated 4 million Americans are involved in automobile accidents each year. The fallout from these accidents can end marriages, abort love affairs, steal body parts, damage families, and arouse hatred and terror, punctuating the life stories of one in every four Americans.
In 1937, as the nation stood on the brink of World War II, Franklin Delano Roosevelt told a Chicago audience, “War is contagion.” In fact, war’s sickness has swept the world countless times and for thousands of years, leaving in its wake a socially sanctioned form of disease — war-related trauma.