Author: Bradley Sussner

Dr. Bradley Sussner currently serves as a staff psychologist and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Team Leader on the Lyons campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System. He also serves as Vice Chairman of the Institutional Review Board that protects the rights and welfare of research subjects. Dr. Sussner earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from St. John’s University and a Master of Education and a Master of Arts in psychological counseling from Teachers College-Columbia University. He completed his undergraduate work at Emory University where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree with concentrations in psychology and history.

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Patient Hero: John Henry and the Earliest American Account of Posttraumatic Stress

In 1871, Jacob Mendes Da Costa published a study of a condition he termed “Irritable Heart” that described a series of symptoms observed among soldiers during the American Civil War that he believed were the result of a cardiac condition stemming from combat.[1] The symptoms that included nightmares, palpitations, headaches and digestive problems were later […]

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