A lecture on "Gulf War Syndrome" by Simon Wessely, professor of psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, and director of the King's Centre for MIlitary Health Research.
Professor Wessely is co-author of, 'From Shell Shock to PTSD', and has been active in research into the borders between medicine and psychiatry for many years, most particularly the chronic fatigue syndrome. He created and led the Gulf War Illness Research Unit in 1996, a joint enterprise between IoP and War Studies, with professor Christopher Dandeker and Lawry Freedman. He is civilian advisor to the British Army, and regularly advises MOD, DH, NATO and various US agencies on psychological aspects of military service, terrorism and psychological injury and side effects of Medical Counter Measures.
The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website:
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