Once a Warrior---Always a Warrior: Navigating the Transition from Combat to Home---Including Combat Stress, PTSD, and mTBI

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Being back home can be as difficult, if not more so, than the time spent serving in a combat zone. It's with this truth that Colonel
Charles W. Hoge, M.D., a leading advocate for eliminating the stigma of mental health care, presents Once a Warrior—Always a Warrior, a groundbreaking resource with essential new insights for anyone who has ever returned home from a war zone.

In clear, practical language, Dr. Hoge explores the latest ...

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Overview

Being back home can be as difficult, if not more so, than the time spent serving in a combat zone. It's with this truth that Colonel
Charles W. Hoge, M.D., a leading advocate for eliminating the stigma of mental health care, presents Once a Warrior—Always a Warrior, a groundbreaking resource with essential new insights for anyone who has ever returned home from a war zone.

In clear, practical language, Dr. Hoge explores the latest knowledge in combat stress, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), mTBI (mild traumatic brain injury), other physiological reactions to war, and their treatment options.
Recognizing that warriors and family members both change during deployment, he helps them better understand each other's experience, especially living with enduring survival skills from the combat environment that are often viewed as
"symptoms" back home. The heart of this book focuses on what's necessary to successfully navigate
the transition—"LANDNAV" for the home front.



Once a Warrior—Always a Warrior
shows how a warrior's knowledge and skills are vital for living at peace in an insane world.

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"A workmanlike but user-friendly guide for returning combat vets experiencing a broad variety of adjustment problems." —-Library Journal
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Retired army physician Hoge (research director, Division of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Walter Reed Army Inst. of Research) addresses the psychological problems returning combat veterans face and the social stigma attached to seeking mental health care. As a remedy, he redefines their symptoms as a physiological condition including behaviors that had been necessary for combat survival but are less functional in a civilian setting. Beginning with a discussion of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), including incidence, checklists of symptoms, causes, and associated conditions, and the current professional debate over whether combat-related reactions are based on psychological (PTSD) or physical causes (MTBI), Hoge then presents his own system for managing transition problems. Skills for life survival, managing stress, monitoring feelings and emotions, and navigating the mental health-care system are outlined. Strategies for family members are offered, and the book concludes with a section on loss and coping. VERDICT More self-help and less policy-oriented than Victor Montgomery III's Healing Suicidal Veterans, this work addresses a similar audience by using the language of military camaraderie and acknowledging that war changes people in ways only other warriors may fully grasp. A workmanlike but user-friendly guide for returning combat vets experiencing a broad variety of adjustment problems.—Antoinette Brinkman, MLS, Evansville, IN
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  • ISBN-13: 9781452657547
  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/23/2012
  • Format: MP3 on CD
  • Edition description: MP3 - Unabridged CD
  • Sales rank: 577,268
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Charles W. Hoge, M.D., is a nationally known expert on post-traumatic stress disorder, mild traumatic brain injury, and other physiological reactions to war, as well as treatment strategies for war-related conditions.

John Pruden is a professional voice actor who records audiobooks, corporate and online training narrations, animation and video game characters, and radio and TV commercials. An AudioFile Earphones Award winner, his audiobooks include The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt, which was chosen by the Washington Post as the best audiobook of 2011.

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  • Posted February 6, 2010

    Made me rethink military experience

    In reading the first three chapters, Hoge changed my thinking about PTSD dramatically. As a Gulf War veteran who returned with an array of medical conditions, I was initially told it was all stress related; however, I was a nonbeliever. Hoge addresses this in his book. I began to understand -- for the first time -- that PTSD is not only for combat veterans who actually fired a shot in anger, but also for those support troops that simply lived in "fear" of SCUDS, NBC attacks and the "mother of all ground action" -- but never really experienced. A large part of this fear was due to the inability to defeat it -- fire back at the enemy. Many ill Gulf War veterans may want to read this book and reflect back on their time in the "sandbox" only to return with unanswered health problems. I was particularly surprised by the symptoms that I shared with those with actual combat experiences.

    I also reflected on other "highly stressful" military occupations that place service members in dangerous situation right here in CONUS -- military law enforcement, firefighter, medics, missile launch officers -- many occupations that seeking mental health counseling could adversely impact security clearances or promotional potential.

    Good read and got me thinking difference about PTSD -- and seeking new answers to why am I sick? This book opened a new door for me.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 5, 2011

    Dr. Hoge and the 1st Sgt get it right

    As a Vet from OIF, I appreciate the balance this book makes between breaking down PTSD academically and telling it from a grunt's perspective. I especially appreciated the "back home" accounts of the 1st Sgt.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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