Combat Stress Reaction: The Enduring Toll of War / Edition 1

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This highly readable text details the findings of an exhaustive series of studies of Israeli combat veterans, documenting the effects of combat stress reaction on mental and physical health, social interaction, and military effectiveness. It provides mental health professionals, trauma victims, and military personnel with an unparalleled source of information, and offers a unique perspective of contemporary Israeli culture.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Solomon's elegant integration of clinical anecdote, empirical findings, and theory in this book will appeal to trauma specialists and nonspecialists alike. Her clear presentation of the phenomena of combat stress reaction (CSR) will easily educate those unfamiliar with the psychological aftermath of traumatic events [...] eloquently achieves its goal of describing the complex and persistent sequelae of war [...] Solomon's personal insights and the rich case studies highlight the human tragedies that accompany battle."
(Contemporary Psychology)
The author, an officer in the mental health department of the Israeli Defense Forces medical corps, presents the results of interviews and clinical and empirical studies begun during the Lebanon war in 1982, on what happens to people who have experienced war. Discussion includes the scope, nature, and duration of war's impact on physical and mental health; which soldiers are predisposed to chronic or severe effects; what factors aid or inhibit recovery; and the effects of continuing or repeated exposure to military stimuli. Thorough, specific, and important to whole generations and whole nations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441932266
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 12/31/2013
  • Series: Springer Series on Stress and Coping
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

In the Shadow of War. Sisters in Sorrow. Psychological Breakdown on the Battlefield. Naked on Dizengoff. Does the War End When the Shooting Stops?
PTSD: The Inner Landscape. From Front Line to Home Front.
If At First You Don't Succeed: Military Functioning on the Battlefield. Body and Soul. The Imprint of Trauma.
Yet Once More: The Effect of Repeated Wars.
Reactivation: Trauma Deepens Trauma. Is Delayed PTSD for Real?
Fathers and Sons: The Transgenerational Impact of the Holocaust. Why Don't They Seek Treatment? The Silver Platter.

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