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Shock Waves: A Practical Guide to Living with a Loved One's PTSD

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When we think of soldiers reuniting with families after a tour of duty, we imagine them about to embark on a joyous, hopeful future, finally free of the horrors of combat. But, in reality, an estimated 23 percent of veterans and soldiers of today's wars suffer from post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, a psychiatric condition with symptoms that include extreme anxiety, depression, isolation, and fear (Rand, 2008). The millions of family members of those with PTSD also suffer, not knowing how to reconnect with or help their loved one recover from the pain.

Shock Wavesis a practical, user-friendly guide for those who love someone suffering from this often debilitating anxiety disorder, whether that person is a veteran of war or a survivor of another harrowing situation or event. Through extensive research, advice from mental health professionals, and interviews with those working through PTSD and their families, Cynthia Orange shows readers how to:

  • Determine whether their loved one has PTSD
  • Assess for substance abuse and other co-occurring disorders
  • Manage their reactions to a loved one's violence and rage
  • Cope with feelings of grief and loss
  • Find effective professional help
  • Prevent their children from experiencing secondary trauma
  • Practice ongoing care for themselves and other family members

Each section of Shock Wavesincludes questions and exercises to help readers incorporate Orange's lessons and advice into their daily lives and interactions with their loved ones.

Synopsis:

In the United States, about 60 percent of men and 50 percent of women experience, witness, or are affected by a traumatic event in their lifetimes. Many of them (8 percent of men and 20 percent of women) may develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)--a life-altering anxiety disorder. Once connected mainly with veterans of war, PTSD is now being diagnosed in many situations that cause extreme trauma such as rape, physical attacks or abuse, accidents, terrorist incidents, or natural disasters. The millions of family members of those who have PTSD also suffer, not knowing how to help their loved one recover from the pain.

Shock Waves is a practical, user-friendly guide for those who love someone suffering from this often debilitating anxiety disorder, whether that person is a survivor of war or of another harrowing situation or event. Through her own experience, extensive research, advice from mental health professionals, and interviews with those working through PTSD and their families, Cynthia Orange shows readers how to identify what PTSD symptoms look like in real life, respond to substance abuse and other co-occurring disorders, manage their reactions to a loved one's violence and rage, find effective professional help, and prevent their children from experiencing secondary trauma.

Each section of Shock Waves includes questions and exercises to help readers incorporate the book's lessons into their daily lives and interactions with their traumatized loved ones

About the Author

Cynthia Orange has written extensively about addiction and recovery, parenting, and post-traumatic stress disorder. She co-facilitates a caregivers' support group, and she and her husband (a Vietnam combat veteran) often speak to audiences about the effects of trauma and war in their continuing involvement with veterans and veterans' issues. She is an award-winning writer who has published hundreds of articles, columns, and guest editorials in newspapers, magazines, and literary journals. She is the author of several books, and contributed to the popular meditation book, Today's Gift. Her latest book is Shock Waves: A Practical Guide to Living with a Loved One's PTSD.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592858569
Author:
Orange, Cynthia
Publisher:
Hazelden Publishing & Educational Services
Location:
Center City
Subject:
General
Subject:
Family Relationships
Subject:
Conflict Resolution
Subject:
Psychopathology - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Subject:
General Self-Help
Subject:
Psychology-Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Subject:
Marriage
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
July 2010
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
204
Dimensions:
8.38 x 5.5 in

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In the United States, about 60 percent of men and 50 percent of women experience, witness, or are affected by a traumatic event in their lifetimes. Many of them (8 percent of men and 20 percent of women) may develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)--a life-altering anxiety disorder. Once connected mainly with veterans of war, PTSD is now being diagnosed in many situations that cause extreme trauma such as rape, physical attacks or abuse, accidents, terrorist incidents, or natural disasters. The millions of family members of those who have PTSD also suffer, not knowing how to help their loved one recover from the pain.

Shock Waves is a practical, user-friendly guide for those who love someone suffering from this often debilitating anxiety disorder, whether that person is a survivor of war or of another harrowing situation or event. Through her own experience, extensive research, advice from mental health professionals, and interviews with those working through PTSD and their families, Cynthia Orange shows readers how to identify what PTSD symptoms look like in real life, respond to substance abuse and other co-occurring disorders, manage their reactions to a loved one's violence and rage, find effective professional help, and prevent their children from experiencing secondary trauma.

Each section of Shock Waves includes questions and exercises to help readers incorporate the book's lessons into their daily lives and interactions with their traumatized loved ones

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