Once a Warrior--Always a Warrior

Navigating the Transition from Combat to Home--Including Combat Stress, PTSD, and mTBI

Author: Charles Hoge

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762762098

Category: Psychology

Page: 328

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The essential handbook for anyone who has ever returned from a war zone, and their spouse, partner, or family members. Being back home can be as difficult, if not more so, than the time spent serving in a combat zone. It's with this truth that Colonel Charles W. Hoge, MD, a leading advocate for eliminating the stigma of mental health care, presents Once a Warrior—Always a Warrior, a groundbreaking resource with essential new insights for anyone who has ever returned home from a war zone. In clear practical language, Dr. Hoge explores the latest knowledge in combat stress, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), mTBI (mild traumatic brain injury), other physiological reactions to war, and their treatment options. 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. The heart of this book focuses on what's necessary to successfully navigate the transition—“LANDNAV” for the home front. Once a Warrior—Always a Warrior shows how a warrior's knowledge and skills are vital for living at peace in an insane world.
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At War

The Military and American Culture in the Twentieth Century and Beyond

Author: David Kieran,Edwin A. Martini

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813584329

Category: History

Page: 410

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The country’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, its interventions around the world, and its global military presence make war, the military, and militarism defining features of contemporary American life. The armed services and the wars they fight shape all aspects of life—from the formation of racial and gendered identities to debates over environmental and immigration policy. Warfare and the military are ubiquitous in popular culture. At War offers short, accessible essays addressing the central issues in the new military history—ranging from diplomacy and the history of imperialism to the environmental issues that war raises and the ways that war shapes and is shaped by discourses of identity, to questions of who serves in the U.S. military and why and how U.S. wars have been represented in the media and in popular culture.
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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Related Diseases in Combat Veterans

Author: Elspeth Cameron Ritchie

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319229850

Category: Medical

Page: 373

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This book takes a case-based approach to addressing the challenges psychiatrists and other clinicians face when working with American combat veterans after their return from a war zone. Written by experts, the book concentrates on a wide variety of concerns associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including different treatments of PTSD. The text also looks at PTSD comorbidities, such as depression and traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other conditions masquerading as PTSD. Finally, the authors touch on other subjects concerning returning veterans, including pain, disability, facing the end of a career, sleep problems , suicidal thoughts, violence, , and mefloquine “toxidrome”. Each case study includes a case presentation, diagnosis and assessment, treatment and management, outcome and case resolution, and clinical pearls and pitfalls. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Related Diseases in Combat Veterans is a valuable resource for civilian and military mental health practitioners, and primary care physicians on how to treat patients returning from active war zones.
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Overcoming Post-Deployment Syndrome

A Six-step Mission to Health

Author: David X. Cifu, MD,Cory Blake

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 1936303043

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 250

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Dr. David Cifu and Cory Blake work at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Polytrauma Center (one of only four in the country), providing intensive rehabilitation care to service members who have experienced injuries to multiple organ systems. This type of injury that results in physical, cognitive, psychological, and psychological impairments has recently been identified as "Post-Deployment Syndrome." Overcoming Post-Deployment Syndrome offers soldiers and their families a comprehensive guide to dealing with the all-too-common repercussions of combat duty, including post-traumatic stress symptoms, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. The book details state-of-the-art treatments for these difficulties and outlines specific ways to improve couple and family relationships. It offers tips on rejoining the workforce and reconnecting with children, and it focuses on the integration of traditional and complementary techniques. Overcoming Post-Deployment Syndrome provides personal vignettes from soldiers who have successfully reintegrated into their families, workplaces, and communities, a wealth of community and government resources, tips, and suggestions. Dr. Cifu and Cory Blake have been at the forefront of treating veterans — they know what the issues are and have answers.
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Preparing Your Campus for Veterans' Success

An Integrated Approach to Facilitating The Transition and Persistence of Our Military Students

Author: Bruce Kelley,Ernetta Fox,Justin Smith

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1579228658

Category: Education

Page: 272

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This book is intended for everyone in higher education – whether in the classroom, student affairs, administration, admissions, health services or faculty development – who is, or expects to be teaching, advising, or serving student veterans. This book is the outcome of a partnership between the Center for Teaching and Learning and the office of Disabilities Services at the University of South Dakota that led to the development of the Fides program whose goal was to establish high-quality, evidence-based development opportunities specifically designed to enable key university constituencies—the faculty, staff, and administration—to understand their role in providing extraordinary learning experiences for veterans. The program was funded through a congressionally directed FIPSE grant. Materials from Fides have been featured by prominent educational organizations, and are being used by the National Center for PTSD, colleges, universities, and boards of regents across the US. This book provides the background and guidelines you need to leverage the strengths that student veterans bring to your institution, to ease the challenges they face in transitioning into higher education, to facilitate their learning, and to ensure their successful graduation. Student veterans bring many strengths to your campus – maturity, significant life experiences, and cross-cultural awareness. They are highly motivated to serve others and value education. Student veterans may however face significant challenges. Student veterans have typically been out of high school for some time, where they may have earned average grades. Many are married with children and more than a few are single parents. They are approximately 20% less likely than non-veterans to attain a bachelor degree and slightly more likely to drop out of higher education without attaining a degree of any sort. Deployments extend their time to degree, and multiple deployments can significantly delay graduation. The challenges associated with transitioning from the military into higher education are heightened when a student has a disability – physical, psychological, or emotional. Common disabilities that are emerging from Iraq and Afghanistan include amputations, hearing loss, traumatic brain injury, and post-traumatic stress disorder. To enable student veterans to succeed, institutions need to develop holistic initiatives to mediate student veterans’ transition and persistence, and develop appropriate programs and services that recognize their skills, family responsibilities, and distinct needs. This book outlines best practices for student affairs; describes innovative approaches to administrative services and support; suggests streamlining policies and procedures to make the campus “veteran friendly”; proposes ideas for academic programs; looks at the implications for course structure and design; considers the classroom environment; and explores how classroom policies impact student veterans. One chapter examines the issue of student veteran success specifically from the point of view of two-year institutions. The authors stress the importance of collaborative approaches across divisions and functions providing all stakeholders on campus with a comprehensive view of how they can support each to ensure the success of their student veterans.
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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Symptom Validity Assessment and Malingering

Author: Dominic A. Carone, Ph.D.

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826109160

Category: Psychology

Page: 448

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This authoritative volume is the first book specifically devoted to symptom validity assessment with individuals with a known or suspected history of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). It brings together leading experts in MTBI, symptom validity assessment, and malingering to provide a thorough and practical guide to the challenging task of assessing the validity of patient presentations after an MTBI. The book describes techniques that can drastically alter case conceptualization, treatment, and equitable allocation of resources. In addition to covering the most important symptom validity assessment methods, this timely volume provides guidance to clinicians on professional and research issues, and information on symptom validity testing in varied populations. The book covers MTBI assessment in such specific settings and populations as clinical, forensic, sports, children, gerontological, and military. It also addresses professional issues such as providing feedback to patients about symptom validity, ethical issues, and diagnostic schemas. Mild Traumatic Brain Injury will provide neuropsychologists, referring health care providers, courts, disability insurance companies, the military, and athletic teams/leagues with the in-depth, current information that is critical for the accurate and ethical evaluation of MTBI. Key Features: Provides in-depth, expert coverage of one of the most critical topics for clinical neuropsychologists Includes contributions from the leading authorities on both MTBI/post-concussive syndrome and malingering/symptom validity Covers assessment in such contexts as civil forensics, sports, military/veterans, and gerontological settings
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Military Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Military art and science

Page: N.A

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Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 18th Edition

Author: Dan Longo,Anthony Fauci,Dennis Kasper,Stephen Hauser,J. Jameson,Joseph Loscalzo

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071748903

Category: Medical

Page: 2800

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The most widely read textbook in the history of medicine – made more essential to practice and education by an unmatched array of multi-media content Through six decades, no resource has matched the encyclopedic scope, esteemed scholarship, and scientific rigor of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, both as a textbook and as a clinical reference. It remains the most universally respected textbook in all of medical publishing and the pinnacle of current medical knowledge. The eighteenth edition of Harrison’s features expanded and more in-depth coverage of key issues in clinical medicine, pathophysiology, and medical education. The acclaimed Harrison’s DVD has been updated to include 53 chapters not found in the text; 14 all-new how-to videos commissioned specifically for Harrison’s; PowerPoint presentations on essential topics in medical education; and hundreds of bonus illustrations. Presented in two volumes NEW text design greatly enhances readability NEW chapters on cutting-edge topics in clinical medicine Expanded focus on global considerations of health and disease Editor-in-Chief: Dan Longo, MD (Boston, MA) is Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School.
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Liebe handelt

Wege zu einem gewaltlosen gesellschaftlichen Wandel

Author: Thích-Nhất-Hạnh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783921508725

Category:

Page: 167

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Tribe

Das verlorene Wissen um Gemeinschaft und Menschlichkeit

Author: Sebastian Junger

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641203619

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Unser Trauma: eine Gesellschaft ohne Gemeinschaft. »Entbehrungen machen dem Menschen nichts aus, er ist sogar auf sie angewiesen; worunter er jedoch leidet, ist das Gefühl, nicht gebraucht zu werden. Die moderne Gesellschaft hat die Kunst perfektioniert, Menschen das Gefühl der Nutzlosigkeit zu geben. Es ist an der Zeit, dem ein Ende zu setzen.« Sebastian Junger Warum beschließen Soldaten nach ihrer Rückkehr aus dem Krieg und in die Heimat, sich zu neuen Einsätzen zu melden? Warum sind Belastungsstörungen und Depressionen in unserer modernen Gesellschaft so virulent? Warum erinnern sich Menschen oft sehnsüchtiger an Katastrophenerfahrungen als an Hochzeiten oder Karibikurlaube? Mit Tribe hat Sebastian Junger eines der meistdiskutierten Werke des Jahres vorgelegt. Er erklärt, was wir von Stammeskulturen über Loyalität, Gemeinschaftsgefühl und die ewige Suche des Menschen nach Sinn lernen können.
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Die Rebellion

Historischer Roman: Zwischenkriegszeit

Author: Joseph Roth

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027210143

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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Das Werk handelt vom 45-jährigen Andreas Pum, der im Krieg ein Bein verloren hat, zwar eine Auszeichnung bekam, aber nicht einmal eine Prothese. Trotzdem glaubt er, die Regierung wird ihn schon versorgen. Das erweist sich als Irrtum. Andreas muss vor der Kommission einen Zitterer simulieren, um die Lizenz zum Drehorgelspiel zu ergattern. Mit seinem Leierkasten humpelt Andreas von Hinterhof zu Hinterhof. Angehörige hat der Kriegsversehrte keine. Der Winter steht bevor. Andreas träumt von breithüftigen Witwen mit vorgewölbten Busen. Genau so eine läuft ihm über den Weg: Katharina Blumich. Hals über Kopf heiratet Andreas das Weib, dem brünstige Weichheit entströmt. Bei der ersten Bewährungsprobe wendet sich die Frau von dem neuen Ehemann, diesem Krüppel, ab und wirft sich sofort einem Mann mit gesunden Gliedern an den Hals. Vinzenz Topp ist der Glückliche, Unterinspektor der Polizei. Andreas wandert ins Gefängnis. Joseph Roth (1894 - 1939) war ein österreichischer Schriftsteller und Journalist.
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Grounded theory

Grundlagen qualitativer Sozialforschung

Author: Anselm L. Strauss,Juliet M. Corbin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783621272650

Category: Grounded theory

Page: 227

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Studierende und Forscher verschiedener Disziplinen, die am Entwickeln einer Theorie interessiert sind, stellen sich nach der Datenerhebung oft die Frage: Wie komme ich zu einer Theorie, die sich auf die empirische Realität gründet? Die Autoren beantworten diese und andere Fragen, die sich bei der qualitativen Interpretation von Daten ergeben. Auf klare und einfache Art geschrieben vermittelt das Buch Schritt für Schritt die grundlegenden Kenntnisse und Verfahrensweisen der "grounded theory" (datenbasierte Theorie), so daß es besonders für Personen interessant ist, die sich zum ersten Mal mit der Theorienbildung anhand qualitativer Datenanalyse beschäftigen. Das Buch gliedert sich in drei Teile. Teil I bietet einen Überblick über die Denkweise, die der "grounded theory" zugrunde liegt. Teil II stellt die speziellen Techniken und Verfahrensweisen genau dar, wie z.B. verschiedene Kodierungsarten. In Teil III werden zusätzliche Verfahrensweisen erklärt und Evaluationskriterien genannt.
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Die Narben der Gewalt

Traumatische Erfahrungen verstehen und überwinden

Author: Judith Herman

Publisher: Junfermann Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3955717631

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

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Dieses Buch ist das Ergebnis jahrzehntelanger Forschung und praktischer Arbeit mit Opfern sexueller und häuslicher Gewalt. Es spiegelt zudem die vielfältigen Erfahrungen der Autorin mit zahlreichen anderen traumatisierten Patienten wider, vor allem mit Kriegsveteranen und Terroropfern. 2015 fasste Judith Herman die neuesten Forschungen und Entwicklungen zusammen und ergänzte somit ihren Klassiker, der nie an Aktualität verloren hat. "Das Buch von Judith Herman ist eines der wichtigsten und gleichzeitig lesbarsten Bücher der modernen Traumaforschung. Es sollte in allen universitären Seminaren zum Thema psychische Traumatisierungen zur Pflichtlektüre gehören." - Dr. Arne Hofmann
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Jarhead

Erinnerungen eines US-Marines

Author: Anthony Swofford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596161829

Category:

Page: 301

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Klage um einen Sohn

Author: Nicholas Wolterstorff

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525633557

Category: History

Page: 115

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Amalthea

Roman

Author: Neal Stephenson

Publisher: Manhattan

ISBN: 3641168759

Category: Fiction

Page: 1056

View: 1961

Der Mond explodierte ohne Vorwarnung und ohne erkennbaren Grund. Die Uhrzeit würde man später als A+0.0.0 oder schlicht Null bezeichnen ... 05:03:12 Weltzeit. Die Stunde Null. Nach der Explosion des Mondes wütet über Jahrtausende ein Meteoritensturm, der die Erdoberfläche in eine unbewohnbare Wüstenei verwandelt. Um die Menschheit vor der Auslöschung zu bewahren, schicken die Nationen der Erde eine Flotte von Archen ins All. Der Asteroid Amalthea – ursprünglich zu Forschungszwecken an eine internationale Raumstation angedockt –, soll der Kolonie als Schutzschild dienen. Doch das Leben im Weltraum fordert einen hohen Tribut, und der Fortbestand der menschlichen Zivilisation steht auf Messers Schneide ...
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