chapter  3
The Cost of Survival: Historical Perspectives on Adult Onset Trauma
Pages 20

In the last chapter I described Jonah, a previously high functioning man in his early 40s, who was referred for treatment eighteen months after having been violently and senselessly assaulted by a battery of policemen in the hallway of his apartment building. Throughout the assault, he had feared that at any moment he would be killed. This chance encounter left him in a posttraumatic no man’s land.