(830 WCCO) Thursday night is the premier of a new HBO documentary on Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder, “Wartorn 1861-2010” (8:00 PM Central).  Chad Hartman talks to it’s co-director, Jon Alpert.

Beginning with the first documented cases from the Civil War, the documentary looks at occurrences of PTSD through World War I, World War II and Vietnam plus more recent cases involving soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. The stories are told through soldiers’ revealing letters and journals, photographs and combat footage.

Watch a preview of the show here.

Also included are conversations between James Gandolfini and top U.S. military personnel, enlisted men in Iraq, and medical experts working at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington.

Chad talked to listeners who have experiences with PTSD.

For more information from HBO on PTSD click here.

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