Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome

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Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome - book cover.jpg
AuthorDr. Joy DeGruy
CountryUnited States
SubjectDiscrimination & Racism
GenreSociology / Race Relations
Published2005
PublisherUptone Press
Pages235 pages
ISBN0963401122
Websitehttps://www.joydegruy.com/

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing (PTSS) is a 2005 theoretical work by Dr. Joy DeGruy (née Leary).[1][2] P.T.S.S describes the multi-generational trauma experienced by African Americans that leads to undiagnosed and untreated posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in enslaved Africans and their descendants.[1]

DeGruy states that P.T.S.S is not a disorder that can simply be treated and remedied clinically but rather also requires profound social change in individuals, as well as in institutions that continue to reify inequality and injustice toward the descendants of enslaved Africans. DeGruy spent 12 years developing the quantitative and qualitative research for this book.

Dr. Joy DeGruy

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  1. ^ a b Joy DeGruy.
  2. ^ Hammond, Pamela V.; Davis, Bertha L. (2007). "Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome". ABNF Journal. 18 (4): 112.
  • Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing, Joy Degruy Leary. Uptone Press (2005). ISBN 978-0963401120