Major (Retd.) Roy Brook was a Welfare Officer in the UK's Ex-Services Mental Welfare Society. His task was to visit and befriend ex-service men and women from all three UK Armed Forces and the Merchant navy. In this book, Brook shares the stories of the horrors and fears that many veterans were unable to leave behind on the battlefield. These wartime experiences continue to haunt them and disrupt their lives, as well as the lives of those close to these veterans. This 2010 revised edition is an essential guide to a wide range of battle stresses, war experiences, and mental conditions. The case histories and the types of patients examined will be of interest to the caring professions, social services, the Armed Forces, and to all families with members currently serving, or who have served, in the Armed Forces. The book includes important patient treatment, assessment, and rehabilitation strategies, as well as discussion of the formal and changing recognition of combat stress.
"A comprehensive, carefully researched and invaluable source of information on this important aspect of psychology and the conduct of military operations..." -- Rt Hon Paddy Ashdown MP "Should bury, once and for all, any lingering doubts about the existence of battle stress. It brings home starkly what is perhaps not generally appreciated, that thousands of veterans, suffering varying degrees of distress as a result of service to their country, need continuing help... A list of useful contact addresses runs to 16 pages and there are indispensable glossaries of medical and military terminology..." -- Soldier Magazine, February 1999 "...Given its comprehensive nature and easy-to-read style we have no hesitation in recommending it" -- Scottish Legion News (February/March 1999)
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 23rd April 2010
Publisher: Sussex Academic Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 13.8 x 21.6 x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.46