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Flashback: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Suicide, and the Lessons of War

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In the early 1970s, Penny Coleman married Daniel, a young Vietnam veteran and fellow photographer. Soon, Daniel became deeply troubled, falling victim to multiple addictions and becoming strangely insecure. He suffered from what we now call posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). After Coleman left him, he committed suicide.
Struggling to understand Daniel's experience, Cole
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Hardcover, 223 pages
Published May 15th 2006 by Beacon Press (MA) (first published 2006)
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Will
Feb 10, 2012 Will rated it liked it
Shelves: combat-studies
This is a rumination, well-wrought and a decent companion to Jonothan Shay's 'Achilles In Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character'. Civilians and loved ones of PTSD sufferers would do well to read it. It is not, however, terribly helpful, and should be low on the list for returning vets and relief workers; 'let's not have wars', however noble a sentiment, is not a workable solution.
Koeeoaddi
Oct 26, 2013 Koeeoaddi rated it liked it
Interesting book on PTSD written by the ex-wife of a vet who committed suicide. The focus of this book is on Vietnam. For a more comprehensive book on the subject, read "War of Nerves," by Ben Shephard.
Cherish
Nov 11, 2012 Cherish rated it liked it
This gave a lot of history concerning PTSD. I really enjoyed the personal stories that were included. I would have liked to have read more about having a loved one with ptsd. However I did find this book informative. There is a lot of info
Kimberly
Apr 24, 2013 Kimberly rated it really liked it
Shelves: writing-research
I used this book as research to back up my own experiences in writing my own book. I loved how artfully it was rendered. Some parts of the main chapter body dragged. All my love to fellow victims of PTSD including that of loved one's leaving, and loved ones named Daniel.
Christy
Sep 25, 2011 Christy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Eye-opening and educational. The personal stories interspersed with the facts were a wonderful touch.
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Eye opener to what these brave Men and Women had to go through, and what still haunts them today.
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