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After the War Zone

A Practical Guide for Returning Troops and Their Families

By Matthew J. Friedman, By Laurie B. Slone

  • ISBN13: 9781600940545
  • Pub Date: 05/13/2008 | Price: $15.99 / $19.99 CAN
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Trim: 6.25 x 9.25 Inches | 304 Pages
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About the Book

Two experts from the VA National Center for PTSD provide an essential resource for service members, their spouses, families, and communities, sharing what troops really experience during deployment and back home. Pinpointing the most common after-effects of war and offering strategies for troop reintegration to daily life, Drs. Friedman and Slone cover the myths and realities of homecoming; reconnecting with spouse and family; anger and adrenaline; guilt and moral dilemmas; and PTSD and other mental-health concerns. With a wealth of community and government resources, tips, and suggestions, After the War Zone is a practical guide to helping troops and their families prevent war zone stresses from having a lasting negative impact.

About the Author

Matthew J. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D., one of the world's top trauma experts, is Executive Director of the VA National Center for PTSD and a professor atDartmouth Medical School. Laurie B. Slone, Ph.D., is the Associate Director for Research and Education of the VA National Center for PTSD and an assistant professor at Dartmouth Medical School.


Library Journal
"Far more than a practical guide, this is an informative, insightful, and riveting text that should be required reading for everyone because no one is left untouched by war. Essential for all libraries."
Minneapolis Star Tribune, 6/09/08
“Offers guidance for families and veterans as they navigate the often rocky months of reentry.”
VVA Veteran
"This book should be provided to every service member, National Guard member, and reservist called to active duty in a war zone…A must read for any individual, agency, or organization wanting to help our troops and their families in their transition from active duty.”
Library Journal, July 2011
“Includes a solid section on physical injuries and an extensive resource list.”