Category: Brett Litz

‘Moral Injury’: Gaining Traction, But Still Controversial

WBUR Brett Litz, College of Arts & Sciences, School of Medicine One after another, veterans would come in to Jonathan Shay’s office with stories of a death they couldn’t shake… Expert quote: “Self-harm might arise because you feel unforgivable and damned and you may feel at a very deep level that you deserve to suffer. […]

Iraq War Casualties Still Ripple Across The Home Front

Huffington Post Brett Litz, College of Arts & Sciences, School of Medicine Nightfall and still over 100 degrees as the gun trucks of a U.S. military convoy known as Dagger Three Seven growl in S-turns past the concrete barriers and blast walls and concertina razor wire that guard the back gate of Camp Anaconda, lurching […]

UK study: Violence more likely among vets, troops

Associated Press Brett Litz, College of Arts & Sciences, School of Medicine Young men who have served in the British military are about three times more likely than civilians to have committed a violent offense, researchers reported Friday in a study that explores the roots of such behavior… Expert quote: ‘‘For some soldiers, it’s hard […]