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"With 120,000 soldiers diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder since the beginning of the Iraq war in 2003, the tales of our returning troops demand the nation's attention, argues Finley, a medical anthropologist with the Department of Veterans' Affairs in Texas. Not surprisingly, the symptoms of PTSD have changed little since the Civil War — restlessness, nightmares, aggression, hyper-vigilance. Yet the diagnosis was officially recognized as a disability only 30 years ago. Treatment, while it has evolved, remains mired in conflict over best practices and mistrust between vets and civilian clinicians. Though Finley relies on 20 months' worth of fieldwork, it's the experiences of four soldiers that stand out in heartbreaking relief: O'Neil, whose wife was shocked to discover he carried grenades in his pocket while serving as a medic; Marine Tony Sandoval, who can barely complete a full sentence about the horrors he saw; soldier Jesse Caldera, who is haunted by fears he killed a child; and Derek Johnson, who lost a leg but, unlike many veterans, was able to reconnect with his wife. Finley declares there is great hope for the soldiers struggling to build a life worth living. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Medical anthropologist and academic Finley (Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, and U. of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio) reports findings of fieldwork conducted by the author in 2007 and 2008 investigating PTSD in veterans returning to the San Antonio area. Based on 20 months of interviews conducted by the author with some 133 veterans--from Vietnam as well as Iraq and Afghanistan--family members, clinicians, and other community members about war and trauma, the text examines the cultural, political, and historical influences shaping individual experiences of PTSD. Finley finds that the many ways that combat PTSD is understood in American life have a profound effect on how veterans understand their own symptoms, feel about their diagnosis, and make their decisions about coping and care seeking. Combining both an academic and narrative writing style, this timely work should be of interest to academics, researchers and mental health care professionals, as well as veterans, their families, and concerned general readers. ILR Press is an imprint of Cornell U. Press. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801449802
Publisher:
ILR Press
Subject:
Psychology-Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Author:
Finley, Erin P.
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "With 120,000 soldiers diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder since the beginning of the Iraq war in 2003, the tales of our returning troops demand the nation's attention, argues Finley, a medical anthropologist with the Department of Veterans' Affairs in Texas. Not surprisingly, the symptoms of PTSD have changed little since the Civil War — restlessness, nightmares, aggression, hyper-vigilance. Yet the diagnosis was officially recognized as a disability only 30 years ago. Treatment, while it has evolved, remains mired in conflict over best practices and mistrust between vets and civilian clinicians. Though Finley relies on 20 months' worth of fieldwork, it's the experiences of four soldiers that stand out in heartbreaking relief: O'Neil, whose wife was shocked to discover he carried grenades in his pocket while serving as a medic; Marine Tony Sandoval, who can barely complete a full sentence about the horrors he saw; soldier Jesse Caldera, who is haunted by fears he killed a child; and Derek Johnson, who lost a leg but, unlike many veterans, was able to reconnect with his wife. Finley declares there is great hope for the soldiers struggling to build a life worth living. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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