Posttraumatic Shame: The key to unravelling the post-traumatic effects of military trauma in servicemen from indigenous communities. Bedouins in the IDF

Yael Caspi, Ortal Slobodin

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Abstract

This chapter explores the role of shameas the key to a deeper understanding of the persisting, long-term posttraumatic effects of combat traumaon indigenousveterans. Focusing on Bedouinsserving in the IsraelDefense Forces (IDF), the complex socio-political factors that enhance the experience of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in this group are discussed. The concepts of shameand honorare explored within the cultural attitudestowards emotions and their expression. It is suggested that posttraumatic shameis at the core of the vicious cycle created by impairements in self-capacity associated with the debilitating effects of PTSD. A conceptual framework for the treatmentand interevntion needs of indigenous veterans with post-trauma is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Perspectives on Traumatic Stress
Subtitle of host publicationTheory, Access, and Mental Health Services
EditorsBita Ghafoori, Yael Caspi, Stefanie F. Smith
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Chapter8
Pages131-150
ISBN (Print)1-63484-961-2
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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