Haunted by Combat: Understanding PTSD in War Veterans by Daryl S. PaulsonHaunted by Combat: Understanding PTSD in War Veterans by Daryl S. Paulson

Haunted by Combat: Understanding PTSD in War Veterans

byDaryl S. Paulson, Stanley Krippner

Paperback | August 16, 2010

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Across history, the condition has been called soldier's heart, shell shock, or combat fatigue. Now more commonly known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, it is increasingly being seen in our service men and women as they return from Iraq, Afghanistan, and other combat zones. PTSD affects sufferers in various ways in their everyday lives, and sometimes the signs and symptoms are missed or simply ignored. With instances of PTSD on the rise, however, it is no longer possible to turn a blind eye. Paulson and Krippner take us into the minds of PTSD-affected veterans, as they struggle against the traumatic events they've faced in combat and the lingering effects of these experiences in their daily lives.
Daryl S. Paulson, PhD, is president and chief executive officer of BioScience Laboratories, Inc., a national testing laboratory facility located in Bozeman, Montana. Stanley Krippner is professor of psychology at Saybrook Graduate School, San Francisco.
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Title:Haunted by Combat: Understanding PTSD in War VeteransFormat:PaperbackDimensions:226 pages, 9.04 × 6.19 × 0.68 inPublished:August 16, 2010Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442203919

ISBN - 13:9781442203914

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Private Traumas, Personal Mythologies: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Among Combat Veterans Chapter 1: An Overview of Trauma and the Mind/Body Chapter 2: History of the Diagnosis and Treatment of PTSD Chapter 3: The Phenomenology of PTSD Chapter 4: The Experiences of Reserve Soldiers Chapter 5: Coming Home from the War Chapter 6: Preparing for What Is to Come Chapter 7: Civilians at Risk9 Chapter 8: Treatment Approaches to Traumatic Disorders Chapter 9: Keys to Treating Trauma Chapter 10: Alternative Approaches to Treating PTSD Chapter 11: Remembrance 135 Chapter 12: Gold Along the Path Epilogue

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Haunted by Combat includes Paulson's autobiographical journal of his life before, during, and after the war.It is a well-written, interesting, and highly informative description, one that might well have been expanded into a separate volume. Such a book would certainly have been recommended for mental health trainees and also for other clinicians who work with combat veterans. It is by far the most coherent and useful part of this volume. The list of references in Haunted by Combat is also valuable and demonstrates the authors' extensive knowledge of the literature on PTSD.