Perpetration-Induced Traumatic Stress: The Psychological Consequences of Killing

Synopsis

This volume introduces the concept of Perpetration-Induced Traumatic Stress (PITS), a form of PTSD symptoms caused not by traditionally expected roles, such as being a victim or rescuer in trauma, but by being an active participant in causing trauma. Sufferers of PITS may be in the roles of soldiers, executioners, or police officers, where it is socially acceptable or even expected for them to cause trauma, including death.

Additional information

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2002

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