Haunted By Combat

Haunted By Combat

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by Daryl Paulson, Daryl S. Paulson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0275991873

ISBN-13: 9780275991876

Pub. Date: 09/05/2000

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Across history, the condition has been called soldier's heart, shell shock, or combat fatigue. It is now increasingly common as our service men and women return from Iraq, Afghanistan, and other ongoing combat zones. Since 1990, Veterans' centers here have treated more than 1.6 million affected men and women, including an estimated 100,000 from the Gulf War and an

Overview

Across history, the condition has been called soldier's heart, shell shock, or combat fatigue. It is now increasingly common as our service men and women return from Iraq, Afghanistan, and other ongoing combat zones. Since 1990, Veterans' centers here have treated more than 1.6 million affected men and women, including an estimated 100,000 from the Gulf War and an untallied total from the Iraq front and fighting in Afghanistan. The number also includes some 35,000 World War II veterans, because PTSD does not fade easily. Regardless of the months, years, and even decades that have passed, the traumatic events can flash back as seemingly real as they were when they occurred.In Haunted by Combat Paulson and Krippner range across history and into current experiences and treatments for this haunting disorder.

They take us into the minds of PTSD-affected veterans, as they struggle against the traumatic events lingering in their minds, sometimes exploding into violent behavior. The authors explain how and why PTSD develops—and how we can help service members take the steps to heal today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275991876
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Series:
Praeger Security International Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Introduction: Private Traumas, Personal Mythologies: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Among Combat Veterans   Jeffrey Kirkwood     xv
An Overview of Trauma and the Mind/Body     1
History of the Diagnosis and Treatment of PTSD     8
The Phenomenology of PTSD     25
The Experiences of Reserve Soldiers     34
Coming Home from the War     43
Preparing for What Is to Come     50
Civilians at Risk     61
Treatment Approaches to Traumatic Disorders     69
Keys to Treating Trauma     84
Alternative Approaches to Treating PTSD     122
Remembrance     135
Gold Along the Path     141
References     149
Index     165

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Haunted By Combat 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
SRM09 More than 1 year ago
This book was a great overview of what PTSD is and how if affects a person. The focus is on the way the stresses of combat change the chemical reactions in the brain, which are linked directly with the emotional responses and behavior of the person. It's pretty in depth, and not an "easy" read, but it's worth it if you really want to begin to understand what's going on in the head of someone who has this problem. A close friend returned from a tough year in Iraq, and this made me feel less clueless about some of his moods & reactions to things. It's not a "how to cope" or "how to help someone you love" kind of book, but I recommend it for having a solid understanding of PTSD's symptoms & some of the treatments that are used. I took notes as I read this, and when my friend read my notes, he said "I think they wrote this book about me!" Even if someone you know isn't having "extreme" symptoms, this is still helpful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago