Jonathan Shay

Jonathan Shay, M.D., Ph.D., is a psychiatrist, MacArthur Fellow, and author of Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character (Simon & Schuster, 1995), Dr. Shay treats veterans at the Department of Veteran Affairs Outpatient Clinic. With more than 20 years treating war veterans, his patients at the Veterans Affairs clinic were echoing many of the emotional sentiments expressed by the warriors in ancient Greek texts: betrayal by those in power, guilt for surviving, and deep alienation on their return from war.