Did this exist beforw urbanization, and if so, how did they deal with it?
This.Yes and not well.
Understood but is being around people, specifically, a higher concentration of strangers, a factor in moving on?PTSD can be caused by many events with war being one of them. Surburbia has nothing to do with current combat victims suffering from a mind that remembers everything.
If it isn't too personal, could you share what your experience has been like?Shell shock was very prevalent during trench warfare. It has only within the last decade that any real advances have been made. I suffer from PTSD, and through the VA I have made great advances in beating PTSD. I only hope that anyone else that suffers can get the help I have received, and make advances such as I have.