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After the War Zone: A Practical Guide for Returning Troops and Their Families
Two experts from the VA National Center for PTSD provide an essential resource for service members, their spouses, families, and communities, sharing what troops really experience during deployment and back home. Pinpointing the most common after-effects of war and offering strategies for troop reintegration to daily life, Drs. Friedman and Slone cover the myths and realit ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published May 13th 2008 by Da Capo Press
(first published May 12th 2008)
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This is a thorough, understandable treatment of many issues around reintegration after deployment to a war zone. It is particularly helpful in its presentation of symptoms and potential help for people with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury. It will be helpful to service members, their families and friends, employers, medical and mental health providers, educators, clergy, and many other community members who will surely encounter returning service members or their familie ...more
This is indeed a practical guide for returning troops and their families. It's not a very in-depth medical examination of TBIs, for example, but it introduces a lot of concepts and works to counter some of the more dramatic, upsetting stories we see so often in the news. I actually think it could be quite useful if read in advance of deployment, especially in a family context, just to prepare people for the possibility that they might experience some of these things AND that they will not be alo ...more