The Peter White Public Library invites the public to a panel on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, part of the Remember Vietnam series of events, in the library’s Community Room at 7:00 pm. Although PTSD was not recognized as a medical disorder by the American Psychiatric Association until 1980, veterans of war have often suffered from it, just by different names: shell shock in WWI, battle fatigue or combat stress reaction in WWII, and gross stress reaction in 1952. In 1980, the diagnosis of PTSD was developed through studying Vietnam War veterans, holocaust survivors, victims of sexual abuse, and others. The PTSD panel will have three speakers, each of whom will give a 15 to 20-minute talk. UPHS psychiatrist Dr. Tyanne Dosh will present information on the psychology and treatment of PTSD. Steven Wahlstrom, a Vietnam Veteran, will talk about his own war experience and coping through painting. Karen Hattamer of the Women’s Center/Harbor House will address the subject from the point of view of a military wife, and talk about the non-profit organization Welcome Them Home, Help Them Heal. After the presentations, there will be time for a question and answer session. This program is offered as part of a grant from the American Library Association, PBS, and WETA Washington, D.C. There is no admission charge thanks to sponsorship by the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.