Psychotherapy of the Combat Veteran by Harvey J. SchwartzPsychotherapy of the Combat Veteran by Harvey J. Schwartz

Psychotherapy of the Combat Veteran

byHarvey J. Schwartz

Paperback | February 13, 2012

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AN OVERVIEW OF THE PSYCHOANALYTIC APPROACH TO THE WAR NEUROSES The survivors of traumatic events have long been known to suffer psychological sequelae. Of all possible stressors, combat is one of the most devastating. Wartime exposes its victim to a myriad of stimuli that are far beyond those of civilized life. The impact that remains can affect generations to come. In recent years there has been a paucity of research on the long­ term effects of battle. Particularly after the recent war there was initially an inclination to minimize the psychological impact of combat. It was only after concerted effort by a few dedicated clini­ cians that formal recognition was granted to the current version of the war neuroses. In the parlance of the day it was called the Post­ traumatic Stress Disorder (Figley, 1978). This phenomenologic diagnosis has been instrumental in bringing the necessary attention to this condition. Its applicability has been tested across a wide range of stressors, from man-made to natural. Few workers in the field now doubt the power of traumatic events to leave a profound impression on the victim. Contrary to previous thought, it has now been found that this imprint often becomes a chronic scar. Copyright © 1984 by Spectrum Publications, Inc. Psychotherapy of the Combat Veteran, edited by H. ). Schwartz.
Title:Psychotherapy of the Combat VeteranFormat:PaperbackDimensions:350 pagesPublished:February 13, 2012Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401167125

ISBN - 13:9789401167123


Table of Contents

1 Brief Historical Overview of the Concept of War Neurosis and of Associated Treatment Methods.- 2 Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and the Vietnam Veteran.- 3 Unconscious Guilt: Its Origin, Manifestations, and Treatment in the Combat Veteran.- 4 Transference, Countertransference, and the Vietnam Veteran.- 5 Nightmares of the Traumatic Neuroses: Implications for Theory and Treatment.- 6 Brief Psychotherapy of the Vietnam Combat Neuroses.- 7 The Role of Psychodynamic Group Therapy in the Treatment of the Combat Veteran.- 8 Traumatic War Neuroses: Some Pharmacologic and Psychophysiologic Observations.- 9 Fear of the Dead: The Role of Social Ritual in Neutralizing Fantasies from Combat.- 10 Understanding and Treatment of Combat Neurosis: The Israeli Experience.