Psychological Consequences of the American Civil War

TitlePsychological Consequences of the American Civil War
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsR. Lande, Gregory
Number of Pages246
PublisherMcFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers
CityJefferson, NC

The conclusion of America's Civil War set off an ongoing struggle as a fractured society suffered the psychological consequences of four years of destruction, deprivation and distrust. Veterans experienced climbing rates of depression, suicide, mental illness, crime, and alcohol and drug abuse. Survivors, leery of conventional medicine and traditional religion, sought out quacks and spiritualists as cult memberships grew. This book provides a comprehensive account of the war-weary fighting their mental demons.

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