|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Table of Contents1 1. Then and Now 2 2. We Sixteen - Who We Are 3 I. GOING TO THE HELL OF COMBAT 4 3. Our Trauma 5 4. Broken Bodies, Minds and Brotherhood 6 II. HOME (BITTER) SWEET HOME 7 5. On The Home Front 8 6. Ignored by the Government, Society and the Public 9 III. LIVING WITH OUR TRAUMA - SYMPTOMS 10 7. Sleep Problems and Nightmares 11 8. Flashbacks 12 9. Triggers 13 10. Withdrawal, Numbness and Depression 14 11. Fear and Anger 15 12. Hyper Vigilance, Startle and Concentration 16 13. Guilt, Trust, Denial 17 14. Memories and Re-experiencing Combat Trauma 18 15. Work and Career 19 16. Family, Faith and Morality 20 17. Physical Problems and Combat Trauma 21 18. Wannabees, Liars and Pretenders 22 IV. HOPE AND HELP - Care and Treatment 23 19. Re-establishment of the Brotherhood 24 20. Treating Ourselves 25 21. The Veterans Administration 26 22. Veterans Helping Veterans 27 23. Then and Now - Again 28 24. In Memoriam - Mitch Perdue
What People are Saying About This
James Johnson's Combat Trauma offers a searing account of the impacts of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, as told from the perspective of sixteen combat veterans who have suffered, endured, and gained valuable insight from their experiences. Anyone seeking to understand the effects of combat stress and the men who suffer from it should read this book.
It's no easy road for returning veterans and that return home can be a lot easier with a map-Combat Trauma: A Personal Look at Long-Term Consequences is that map. There are a lot of things I could say about this important piece of work, but in simplest terms, this book will save lives.
If you are puzzled by the term "post-traumatic stress disorder," you could do nothing better than read Combat Trauma: A Personal Look at Long-Term Consequences. In this bombshell of a book, sixteen veterans of the Vietnam War describe their heroic battles, first with the enemy and then with their own internal demons. They describe PTSD as "a lifetime sentence," "being trapped in the past," "four decades of pain," and "walking the point alone." Anyone who has a friend or relative with a PTSD diagnosis needs to read this book in order to gain at least a partial understanding of a sear to the soul that never seems to heal. For mental health professionals, PTSD is a psychiatric disorder; for me it is also a combat wound, and this incredible book bears testimony to that judgment.