After the War Zone: A Practical Guide for Returning Troops and Their Families

After the War Zone: A Practical Guide for Returning Troops and Their Families

by Matthew J. Friedman, Laurie B. Slone

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From the Director and Associate Director of the VA's National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: a highly practical, user-friendly guide that answering all conceivable questions about returning from war--for veterans and families

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781600940545
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 05/12/2008
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 504,715
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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 at Dartmouth 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.

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After the War Zone: A Practical Guide for Returning Troops and Their Families 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Congratulations, you and your spouse survived your deployment! The very Skills and Mindset you honed and sharpened will now get in the way of you returning to your ¿normal home environment¿. Your spouse may not understand nor recognize the stages you will past through on your journey back ¿Home¿. This book is valuable resource for you, your family, and your community. It 'tells it like it is' and how it has been for thousands of soldiers before you returning from the WAR ZONE. I'm a Vietnam Veteran, who thought my return from combat would be smooth and easy. That was NOT the case! I was not prepared and neither was my family, my community nor my nation. By studying this book, we all can gain understanding of what is required of the returning individuals and what is required to support them through their transition from Warriors to Good Citizens in the community.
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