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Haunted by Combat : Understanding Ptsd in War Veterans - Daryl S. Paulson

Haunted by Combat

Understanding Ptsd in War Veterans

Paperback Published: 16th August 2010
ISBN: 9781442203914
Number Of Pages: 203

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Since 1990, U.S. Veterans' centers have treated more than 1.6 million PTSD-affected men and women, including an estimated 100,000 from the Gulf War and an untallied total from the Iraq and Afghanistan fronts. The number also includes World War II veterans, because PTSD does not fade easily. Sufferers may experience the traumatic events in flashbacks that may seem as real as when they first occurred. Using first hand accounts, the authors offer insights into the realities of PTSD and combat trauma, and how symptoms may pervade even the most mundane of daily activities and cause sufferers to experience withdrawal, depression, violence, rage, and even suicide. In a new epilogue, the authors offer data about treatments and resources that both PTSD sufferers and their families and friends will value.

This book is an outstanding guide for the understanding of war trauma. Every professional linked to the subject should take the time to analyze not only the veterans' experiences and the techniques for treatment, but also the high sensibility of the authors to the need of fighting the global calamity of war and hostility among humans.--Lic. Gustavo C. Schiavo Gomez, Diplomat, Oriental Republic of Uruguay

Prefacep. ix
Introduction: Private Traumas, Personal Mythologies: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Among Combat Veteransp. xv
An Overview of Trauma and the Mind/Bodyp. 1
History of the Diagnosis and Treatment of PTSDp. 8
The Phenomenology of PTSDp. 25
The Experiences of Reserve Soldiersp. 34
Coming Home from the Warp. 43
Preparing for What Is to Comep. 50
Civilians at Riskp. 61
Treatment Approaches to Traumatic Disordersp. 69
Keys to Treating Traumap. 84
Alternative Approaches to Treating PTSDp. 122
Remembrancep. 135
Gold along the Pathp. 141
Epilogue: Still Hauntedp. 149
Referencesp. 175
Indexp. 191
About the Authorp. 204
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ISBN: 9781442203914
ISBN-10: 1442203919
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 203
Published: 16th August 2010
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.76 x 15.44  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.35