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Once a Warrior--Always a Warrior: Navigating the Transition from Combat to Home--Including Combat Stress, Ptsd, and Mtbiby Charles W. Hoge
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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. Its 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 others 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 whats necessary to successfully navigate the transition—LANDNAV” for the home front.
Once a Warrior—Always a Warrior shows how a warriors knowledge and skills are vital for living at peace in an insane world.
Col. Charles W. Hoge, M.D., has made it his life's work to help soldiers deal with the mental health repercussions of war and is an advocate for veterans and for eradicating the stigma of receiving mental health care in the military. With this book, Dr. Hoge reaches out to a larger community of veterans and their families, helping family members to gain greater understanding of ways they can help their loved ones navigate the "PTSD paradox" while also helping veterans cope with combat stress and PTSD through a set of specific skills.
About the Author
Charles W. Hoge, MD, Colonel (Ret.), U.S. Army, directed the premiere U.S. research program on the mental health and neurological effects of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq from 2002 to 2009 at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. He deployed to Iraq (2004) to improve combat stress care. He continues to work as a staff psychiatrist treating service members, veterans, and family members. As a national expert on war-related mental health issues and traumatic brain injury, Dr. Hoge has testified to Congress and is interviewed frequently by national news organizations.
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