Fields of Combat: Understanding PTSD among Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan The Culture and Politics of Health Care Work

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ILR Press #ad - Over time, some will struggle so profoundly that they eventually are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress Disorder PTSD. Both heartbreaking and hopeful, Fields of Combat tells the story of how American veterans and their families navigate the return home. Drawing on rich, medical personnel, often searing ethnographic material, Finley examines the cultural, and historical influences that shape individual experiences of PTSD and how its sufferers are perceived by the military, political, and society at large.

Ilr press. Following a group of veterans and their personal stories of war, and recovery, trauma, Erin P. I was thinking, the guy on the roof's either a sniper or he's going to radio ahead. And then i thought, this is San Antonio. I know what they look like with their brains blown out or jaws blown off or eyes pulled out.

Fields of Combat: Understanding PTSD among Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan The Culture and Politics of Health Care Work #ad - So now what? They have to find something meaningful and purposeful. When i got back from afghanistan, there was not even so much as a briefing that said, 'Let us know if you're having problems. There wasn't so much as a phone number. Finley illustrates the devastating impact PTSD can have on veterans and their families.

Meanwhile, new and highly effective treatments are revolutionizing how the Department of Veterans Affairs VA provides trauma care, redefining the way PTSD itself is understood in the process.

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The Things They Cannot Say: Stories Soldiers Won't Tell You About What They've Seen, Done or Failed to Do in War

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Harper Perennial #ad - Sites also shares the unsettling narrative of his own failures during war—including his complicity in a murder—and the redemptive powers of storytelling that saved him from a self-destructive downward spiral. Harper Perennial. One struggles to recover from a head injury he believes has stolen his ability to love; another attempts to make amends for the killing of an innocent man; yet another finds respect for the enemy fighter who tried to kill him.

The Things They Cannot Say: Stories Soldiers Won't Tell You About What They've Seen, Done or Failed to Do in War #ad - . What is it like to kill?  what is it like to be under fire? how do you know what's right? What can you never forget?In The Things They Cannot Say, award-winning journalist and author Kevin Sites asks these difficult questions of eleven soldiers and marines, who—by sharing the truth about their wars—display a rare courage that transcends battlefield heroics.

For each of these men, many of whom Sites first met while in Afghanistan and Iraq, the truth means something different.

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Once a Warrior--Always a Warrior: Navigating The Transition From Combat To Home--Including Combat Stress, Ptsd, And Mtbi

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Lyons Press #ad - Once a warrior―always a warrior shows how a warrior's knowledge and skills are vital for living at peace in an insane world. The essential handbook for anyone who has ever returned from a war zone, and their spouse, partner, or family members. The heart of this book focuses on what's necessary to successfully navigate the transition―“LANDNAV” for the home front.

It's with this truth that Colonel Charles W. In clear practical language, Dr. Being back home can be as difficult, if not more so, than the time spent serving in a combat zone. Recognizing that warriors and family members both change during deployment, he helps them better understand each other's experience, especially living with enduring survival skills from the combat environment that are often viewed as “symptoms” back home.

Once a Warrior--Always a Warrior: Navigating The Transition From Combat To Home--Including Combat Stress, Ptsd, And Mtbi #ad - Hoge, presents once a warrior―always a warrior, a leading advocate for eliminating the stigma of mental health care, MD, a groundbreaking resource with essential new insights for anyone who has ever returned home from a war zone. Harper Perennial. Hoge explores the latest knowledge in combat stress, other physiological reactions to war, PTSD post-traumatic stress disorder, mTBI mild traumatic brain injury, and their treatment options.

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Shadows of War: Violence, Power, and International Profiteering in the Twenty-First Century California Series in Public Anthropology

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University of California Press #ad - She traces the entangled routes by which illegal drugs, basic food supplies, profiteers, weapons, and pharmaceuticals are moved by an international cast of businesspeople, precious gems, and black-market operators. Nordstrom describes the multi-trillion-dollar international financial networks that support warfare.

University of California Press. Shadows of war is grounded in ethnographic research carried out at the epicenters of political violence on several continents. Shadows of war demonstrates how the experiences of both the architects of war and of ordinary people are deleted from media accounts and replaced with stories about soldiers, weapons, and territory.

Shadows of War: Violence, Power, and International Profiteering in the Twenty-First Century California Series in Public Anthropology #ad - Its pages are populated not only with the perpetrators and victims of war but also with the scoundrels, silent heroes, and average families who live their lives in the midst of explosive violence. Harper Perennial. For the first time, this book retrieves from the shadows the faces of those whose stories seldom reach the light of international recognition.

War reconfigures our most basic notions of humanity, Nordstrom demonstrates. In this provocative and compelling examination of the deep politics of war, Carolyn Nordstrom takes us from the immediacy of war-zone survival, through the offices of power brokers, to vast extra-legal networks that fuel war and international profiteering.

This book, of crucial importance at the present moment, the crafting of economic empires both legal and illegal, shows that war is enmeshed in struggles over the very foundations of the sovereign state, and innovative searches for peace.

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Homefront: A Military City and the American Twentieth Century

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Beacon Press #ad - Through interviews with residents and historical research, Catherine Lutz immerses herself in the life of the town to discover how it has supported the military for over a century. A look at fayetteville, home to fort bragg, North Carolina, that poses the question, 'Are we all military dependents?'Fayetteville has earned the nicknames of Fatalville and Fayettenam.

Homefront: A Military City and the American Twentieth Century #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Harper Perennial. Unusual and not-sounusual features of the town include gross income inequalities, an extraordinarily high incidence of venereal disease, miles and miles of strip malls, and a history of racial violence. University of California Press. From secret training operations that use civilians as mock enemies and allies to the satellite economy of the town, Lutz's history of Fayetteville reveals the burdens that military preparedness creates for all of us.

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Combat Vet Don't Mean Crazy: Veteran Mental Health in Post-Military Life

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NCO Historical Society #ad - Used book in Good Condition. University of California Press. The collected and edited articles, with additional content, their families, have been consolidated into eight themes:raising awareness about the psychological impact of military service Developing Personal Awareness of the Need for Veteran Mental Health Developing Resilience to Recover Developing Skills to Apply to Our Post-Military Life Personal Satisfaction in our Post-Military Life The Importance of Remembrance Post-Military Life Applying Lessons Learned to Post-Military Life Veteran Mental Health as Mental Wellness instead of Mental IllnessIn an attempt to help veterans, and those who support them to understand more about veteran mental health, these observations from a combat veteran and clinical mental health perspective can provide the stable and peaceful post-military life that our nation's service members desire and deserve.

Combat Vet Don't Mean Crazy: Veteran Mental Health in Post-Military Life #ad - Harper Perennial. When it comes to veteran mental health, there are some preconceived notions about what it means. After over a decade and a half of sustained combat operations and high operational tempo, the topic of veteran mental health has emerged into the public consciousness. This book is a collection of articles that first appeared on the Head Space and Timing blog, which can be found at veteranmentalhealth.

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Warrior's Return: Restoring the Soul After War

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Sounds True #ad - University of California Press. Harper Perennial. In spite of billions spent on psychological care and reintegration programs, we face an epidemic of combat-related conditions such as PTSD Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Lifelong suffering after war is not inevitable if we understand war’s impact on the heart and soul, both for ourselves and our culture.

For veterans and those who wish to support them, Warrior’s Return offers step-by-step guidance for initiating our transformed warriors into valued members of our community―with an essential map for the hero’s journey home. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Soldier’s Heart. Drawing on lessons from cross-cultural wisdom, more mature self evolves in its placerestoration―methods for overcoming disillusionment and soul-fatigue to restore the warrior’s sense of purpose, including:re-examining ptsd―why we must expand our understanding of the full psychological and spiritual impact of war’s invisible woundsArchetype of the warrior―service in combat as a “journey to the underworld, caregivers, motivation, mythical archetypes, reconciliation, he offers this book as a valuable resource to help families, and proven methods from psychology, ” and why the return home is the most crucial stageThe warrior’s path―timeless wisdom from tradition, great leaders, and connectionComing home―specific steps for reintegrating our warriors back into our families and communities Honor―how a warrior can retain personal integrity and self-respect even when they have participated in a war they don’t believe inForgiveness, and atonement―ways for warriors to close the circle and begin healing what was destroyed“This is not a hopeless situation, and returning veterans understand and cope with the life-changing effects of combat, and religious and mythological sourcesHow cultures around the world have welcomed home their returning warriors for centuries―and what we can learn from themThe warrior’s initiation―how the old self dies on the battlefield and a new, classical philosophy, ” states Dr.

Warrior's Return: Restoring the Soul After War #ad - Tick. With warrior’s Return, Dr. Used book in Good Condition.

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Loving Someone with PTSD: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Connecting with Your Partner after Trauma The New Harbinger Loving Someone Series

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New Harbinger Publications #ad - Used book in Good Condition. University of California Press. Post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD can present with a number of symptoms, depression, including anxiety, flashbacks, and trouble sleeping. In addition, helplessness, you will learn to manage your own grief, and fear regarding your partner’s condition.

Ptsd is a manageable disability. If your partner has ptSD, you may want to help, but find yourself at a loss. The simple truth is that ptsd can be extremely debilitating―not just for the person who has experienced trauma first-hand, but for their partners as well. While it isn’t your responsibility to rescue your partner or act as his or her therapist, this book will help you be supportive and implement strategies for lessening the negative impact of PTSD―not just for your partner, but for your relationship, and, importantly, for yourself.

Loving Someone with PTSD: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Connecting with Your Partner after Trauma The New Harbinger Loving Someone Series #ad - . Harper Perennial. In loving someone with ptsd, renowned trauma expert and author of I Can’t Get Over It!, Aphrodite Matsakis, presents concrete skills and strategies for the partners of those with PTSD. With this informative and practical book, set realistic expectations, you will increase your understanding of the signs and symptoms of PTSD, improve your communication skills with your loved one, and work to create a healthy environment for the both of you.

And while there are many books written for those suffering from PTSD, there are few written for the people who love them.

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War and the Soul: Healing Our Nation's Veterans from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Quest Books #ad - University of California Press. Used book in Good Condition. Dr. This book, presented here in an audio version, shows that healing depends on our understanding of PTSD not as a mere stress disorder, but as a disorder of identity itself. Tick's methods draw on compelling case studies and ancient warrior traditions worldwide to restore the soul so that the veteran can truly come home to community, family, and self.

Edward tick has spent decades developing healing techniques so effective that clinicians, spiritual leaders, clergy, and veterans' organizations all over the country are studying them. These vets have recurrent nightmares and problems with intimacy, can't sustain jobs or relationships, and won't leave home, imagining "the enemy" is everywhere.

War and the Soul: Healing Our Nation's Veterans from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder #ad - Used book in Good Condition. In the terror of war, the very soul can flee, sometimes for life. War and ptsd are on the public's mind as news stories regularly describe insurgency attacks in Iraq and paint grim portraits of the lives of returning soldiers afflicted with PTSD. Harper Perennial.

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A Heart for the Work: Journeys through an African Medical School

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University of Chicago Press #ad - Burnout is common among doctors in the west, so one might assume that a medical career in Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world, would place far greater strain on the idealism that drives many doctors. Wendland, a physician anthropologist, conducted extensive interviews and worked in wards, clinics, and operating theaters alongside the student doctors whose stories she relates.

Used book in Good Condition. Harper Perennial. But, as a heart for the work makes clear, Malawian medical students learn to confront poverty creatively, experiencing fatigue and frustration but also joy and commitment on their way to becoming physicians. From the relative calm of malawi’s college of medicine to the turbulence of training at hospitals with gravely ill patients and dramatically inadequate supplies, the impact of traditional healing, Wendland’s work reveals the way these young doctors engage the contradictions of their circumstances, staff, and technology, shedding new light on debates about the effects of medical training, and the purposes of medicine.

A Heart for the Work: Journeys through an African Medical School #ad - Used book in Good Condition. University of California Press. Wendland’s book is a moving and perceptive look at medicine in a world where the transnational movement of people and ideas creates both devastation and possibility. University of Chicago Press. The first ethnography of medical training in the global South, Claire L.

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What Have We Done: The Moral Injury of Our Longest Wars

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - University of Chicago Press. Winner of the 2017 dayton literary peace prize*from Pulitzer Prize-­winning journalist David Wood, a battlefield view of moral injury, the signature wound of America's 21st century wars. Used book in Good Condition. Most americans are now familiar with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD and its prevalence among troops.

In this groundbreaking new book, david wood examines the far more pervasive yet less understood experience of those we send to war: moral injury, the violation of our fundamental values of right and wrong that so often occurs in the impossible moral dilemmas of modern conflict. Used book in Good Condition.

What Have We Done: The Moral Injury of Our Longest Wars #ad - . University of California Press. It is a call to acknowledge our newest generation of veterans by listening intently to them and absorbing their stories; and, as new wars approach, to ponder the inevitable human costs of putting American "boots on the ground. Harper Perennial. Featuring portraits of combat veterans and leading mental health researchers, along with Wood's personal observations of war and the young Americans deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, What Have We Done offers an unflinching look at war and those who volunteer for it: the thrill and pride of service and, too often, the scars of moral injury.

Impeccably researched and deeply personal, What Have We Done is a compassionate, finely drawn study of modern war and those caught up in it. Little Brown and Company.

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