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War and Redemption: Treatment and Recovery in Combat-Related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder


War and Redemption provides an invaluable tool in the understanding and treatment of PTSD for therapists, veterans and their families. It will also be a fascinating and valuable resource for all those interested in PTSD more generally.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754641650
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 819,618
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
Introduction 1
Pt. I The descent into hell 7
1 The burden of killing 9
2 How propaganda and love make war possible 17
3 The trauma of war and the emotional cost to the common men who fight it 55
4 The burden of "breaking the Geneva convention of the soul" 73
5 The rules of fear 97
Pt. II What vets have taught me about effective treatment 113
6 "It helps to tell the story - but it's hard" 115
7 Grief and grieving 123
8 Understanding conditioned responses 129
9 The therapeutic reunion 137
10 "Keeping the demons at bay" : sharing and support and "working through" in group therapy 147
11 Humor 159
12 Sleep and medication 165
13 The "antidote experience" and its use in therapy 173
Pt. III The hope of redemption 187
14 Having the courage to face the truth and being willing to take corrective action 189
15 Mercy, reparative acts and forgiveness 201
16 Spiritual connection and recovery 213
17 The cure of love : what the world's best copers teach us about living well 229
Bibliography 239
Index 245
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