Dr. Bessel van der Kolk: Psychiatry Has a Long, Stubborn History with Trauma
One of the field's most acclaimed psychiatrists explains the dangers of neglecting the severity of intense traumatic experiences.
Dr. Bessel van der Kolk argues in his latest Big Think interview that the psychiatric field has a complex history with trauma that has, more often than not, consisted of psychiatrists sticking their fingers in their ears and yelling, "I can't hear you!"
Okay, so maybe it hasn't been that churlish, but certainly stubborn. The good doctor explains below: