We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Kind of sad to see "Exposure in Army" and simply "The War" listed under causes of admission. PTSD is not a new thing, or even a 20th century development.
Another guy namde Dan
Well, you see, it does not take a degree in medicine/psychiatry to recognize someone who is 'crazy' or 'needs help'. But it does take a degree to give the problem a meaningful and descriptive name. Probably most of those people needed help. Did they get it in a 19th century 'lunatic asylum'? Probably not but it made life easier fro friends, families and regular citizens. Part of the problem today is that anyone can recognize we have a lot of crazy people walking the streets but no one is helping them. Not a big improvement over the 19th century insane asylum.
Yes, these were "modern, scientific" practitioners of medicine. The very best and smartest. But, of course, today's practitioners are more knowing, sophisticated, modern and scientific. And I got some ocean front property for you in Arizona.