100 years ago today saw the first German airship raids on Britain when two Zeppelins attacked the coastal towns of Great Yarmouth and King's Lynn, Norfolk. In this post, Professor Edgar Jones discusses the effects of air raids over the …
Edgar Jones is professor of the history of medicine and psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London.
He originally trained as an historian at Nuffield College Oxford before completing a doctorate in clinical psychopathology at Guy’s Hospital.
He is programme leader for the MSc in War and Psychiatry and works in the field of military psychiatry exploring how both soldiers and civilians cope with the stress of war and enduring its effects on their mental state.
He is the co-author of Shell Shock to PTSD, Military Psychiatry from 1900 to the Gulf, Hove: Psychology Press, Maudsley Monograph (2005).
He is currently studying how service personnel manage the transition to civilian life and, for those veterans suffering from psychological disorders, what aspects of daily life facilitate or inhibit recovery.
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