Haunted by combat: understanding PTSD in war veterans including women, reservists, and those coming back from Iraq

TitleHaunted by combat: understanding PTSD in war veterans including women, reservists, and those coming back from Iraq
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsPaulson, Daryl S., and Stanley Krippner
Number of Pages177
PublisherPraeger Security International
CityWestport, U.S.A.
Abstract

Across history, the condition has been called "soldier's heart," "shell shock," or "combat fatigue." It is now increasingly common as our service men and women return from Iraq, Afghanistan, and other combat zones. Since 1990, Veterans' centers here have treated more than 1.6 million affected men and women, including an estimated 100,000 from the Gulf War and an untallied total from the Iraq front and the fighting in Afghanistan. The number also includes some 35,000 World War II veterans, because PTSD does not fade easily. Regardless of the months, years, and even decades that have passed, traumatic events can flash back as seemingly real as they were when they occurred. In Haunted by Combat, Paulson and Krippner range across history and into current experiences and treatments for this haunting disorder, taking us into the minds of PTSD-affected veterans as they struggle against the traumatic events lingering in their psyches, sometimes exploding into violent behavior. The authors explain how and why PTSD develops - and how we can help service members take the steps to heal. [Book jacket.]

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