Culture and ptsd examines the applicability of ptsd to other cultural contexts and details local responses to trauma and the extent they vary from ptsd as defined in the american psychiatric associations diagnostic and statistical manual investigating responses in peru indonesia haiti and native american communities as well as among combat . Background to identify sources of race ethnic differences related to post traumatic stress disorder ptsd we compared trauma exposure risk for ptsd among those exposed to trauma and treatment seeking among whites blacks hispanics and asians in the us general population. Trauma has been around forever even if it was not called that ptsd is the creation of a group of vietnam veterans and psychiatrists designed to help explain the veterans suffering this does not detract from the value of ptsd but sets its historical and social context. Cultural aspects of post traumatic stress disorder thinking on meaning and risk posted on june 4 2008 by epfinley over the past year and a half i have been conducting research among male us veterans who have served combat tours in iraq and afghanistan most of whom have been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder ptsd. Yet neither trauma nor post traumatic stress disorder ptsd are scientific concepts trauma has been around forever even if it was not called that ptsd is the creation of a group of vietnam veterans and psychiatrists designed to help explain the veterans suffering
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