Combat-Related Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD: A Resource and Recovery Guide

Combat-Related Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD: A Resource and Recovery Guide

by Cheryl Lawhorne, Don Philpott
     
 

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As more veterans return from deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, more need care for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and combat-related traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Several treatment and recovery options, outlets for support, and other resources are available, but understanding and gaining access to them is often difficult or confusing. In Combat-Related

Overview

As more veterans return from deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, more need care for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and combat-related traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Several treatment and recovery options, outlets for support, and other resources are available, but understanding and gaining access to them is often difficult or confusing. In Combat-Related Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD: A Resource and Recovery Guide, authors Cheryl Lawhorne and Don Philpott offer guidance for returning veterans on various topics related to TBI and PTSD, including treatment options, diagnostic criteria and techniques, and resources for rehabilitation and support.

The authors define TBI and PTSD, outline the risk factors, and explore the relationship between the two. They then provide explanations of diagnostic criteria, treatment options, prevention techniques, and barriers to seeking care. Rounding out this Useful and accessible volume are sections on the important roles played by insurance and health care and the support of family and friends. This is an essential guide for returning veterans, their families, and all who work with veterans suffering from TBI or PTSD.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
★ 10/01/2013
Is that can occur in war zones and the military, the relationship TBIs can have with PTSD, and the challenges of identifying TBIs that are not severe. Essential.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605907239
Publisher:
Government Institutes
Publication date:
01/16/2011
Series:
Military Life Series, #3
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Cheryl Lawhorne is the Deputy Project Manager for the Recovery Care Coordination Program with the Wounded Warrior Regiment in Quantico, Virginia under the guidance of Headquarters Marine Corps and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. She is a co-author of The Military Marriage Manual (GI, 2010).

Don Philpott has been writing, reporting, and broadcasting on international events, trouble spots, and major news stories for almost 40 years. He is the author or co-author of more than 90 books, including The Wounded Warrior Handbook (GI, 2008).

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