Hitchhiking & PTSD

by Patrick O'Brien

A discussion thread with Succat over at Digihitch.com on the relationship between war, post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD and the homeless, wandering vagabonds who inhabit and hitchhike through our world . . .

Look what they’ve done to my soul’

.“In those years immediately following World War Two, thousands of
. returned service men from my father’s generation went on the road
. or joined lawless motorbike gangs. We now know that many of these
. characters were traumatised by war and suffered a condition known
. then as battle-fatigue.” ~ Succat