'When Andy is "field committed" and later incarcerated at Fort Sam Houston's (Brooke Army Medical Center's) Chambers Psychiatric Pavilion for "deranged" veterans and under court-martial indictment, stumble in his boots as he descends further into the psychological hell known today as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)-because what you are about to read is the very first novel to so accurately, graphically and intelligently depict the causes, symptoms, preliminary diagnoses, and early attempts to treat what has become known as PTSD. Now work ward-to-ward, patient-by-patient with U.S. Army psychiatrist Capt. George Nieland as he struggles to understand and diagnose the very signs and symptoms that would become known as "PTSD" while helping Andy to piece together his tenuous comeback from the brink of the insanity and the torturous effects of flashbacks, nightmares, hopelessness and paralysis. Be right there with Dr. Nieland and his patient as they discover the hard-won stepping stones of compassion, meaning, memory in the context of "making some sense of the non-sense of the Vietnam war" that do justice to Andy's long and agonizing struggle to come back to life again-his own-while never forgetting the tormented plight of America's walking wounded. Because . . . Sergeant Back Again is back again.
Number Of Pages: 286
Published: 23rd November 2009
Publisher: Booksurge Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.39