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Post Traumatic Slavery Disorder: Definition, Diagnosis and Treatment

 

Post Traumatic Slavery Disorder (PTSlaveryD): Definition, Diagnosis and Treatment” authored by Dr. Omar Reid, Sekou Mims, and Larry Higginbottom delves into the enduring impact of slavery on African Americans. It argues that PTSlaveryD, akin to post-traumatic stress disorder, profoundly affects the African American community, manifesting in issues like substance abuse, broken families, crime, and low educational attainment. By tracing the roots of contemporary dysfunctional behaviors to the era of slavery, the authors shed light on the persistent psychological scars inherited by descendants of slaves. The book emphasizes the urgent need to understand and address these historical traumas to foster healing and empowerment within the Black community.