Sunday, July 17, 2011

Annotated Bibliography

Magruder, Kathryn M,M.P.H., PhD., and Derik E. Yeager M.B.S. "The Prevalence of PTSD

Across War Eras and the Effect of Deployment on PTSD: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis." Psychiatric Annals 39.8 (2009): 778,778-788. ProQuest Research Library. Web. 15 July 2011.

This journal article discusses the relationships between combat and non combat soldiers who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The article gives great analytical review of the data gathered from a research study including Vietnam War veterans, Gulf War veterans, and Iraq/Afghanistan War veterans. It shows the likelihood of those serving in combat for our country to develop PTSD. There is substantial difference between deployed and non deployed soldiers. 

Dula, Peter. "The Vietnam War and Theologies of Memory: Time and Eternity in the Far

Country." The Christian Century Dec 28 2010: 37,37-39. ProQuest Research Library.

Web. 15 July 2011 <>.

This is a review done on a book about the Vietnam War. Tim O'Brien is quoted in it, describing the "boredom" of war, but not in the normal sense of the word. It also does a fantastic job describing how the past is never really the past when speaking of a war veteran. It play a substantial part in the thesis of my paper showing that war truly changes the soldier on more than just a physical level. They are constantly stuck in the horrors of the past, and for all intents and purposes, it will continue to be their present.

Bremner, Douglas J,M.D., Southwick, Steven M, M.D., Darnell, Adam, M.D., and Charney,

Dennis S, M.D. “Chronic PTSD in Vietnam Combat Veterans: Course of Illness and Substance Abuse.” AM J Psychiatry 153:3 (March 1996): 369-374. Web. 15 July 2011.

My final source is another discusses the effects of PTSD. The journal article focuses on Vietnam War veterans. This shows the correlation between the amount of time a soldier spent in the war and when PTSD was acquired. It also shows the difference between types of military involvement and the amount of time before PTSD's onset.

I found an interesting site on Tim O'Brien and some of his quotes.

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  1. Your sources look like they have some very useful information in them.
    Your first source sounds like a great comparison between the psychological affects of combat versus non-combat soldiers, as well as the different wars America has had a part in.
    Your second source was a great find because it connects to the book we read by Tim O'Brien since he is quoted in it, giving it some weight. I like how it describes how the past is never the past when speaking of a war veteran. I hadn't really thought very deep about it, and that description made me ponder, and it made me sad for veterans.
    It is interesting how your last source approaches PTSD from so many angles. There will certainly be something to be learned there with correlations and comparisons. These sources sound like they will be very helpful in writing your paper. Good luck!

  2. Hello!
    I think you have found some awesome sources for your essay. They were very informative but also covered the tragedy of PTSD in so many different ways. It will definitely give your reader a great amount of knowledge to truely understand your point in your essay! Great job and I absolutely love your blog page! :)