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Hidden battles on unseen fronts : stories of American soldiers with traumatic brain injury and PTSD

Author: Patricia P Driscoll; Celia Straus; Armed Forces Foundation (U.S.)
Publisher: Drexel Hill, PA : Casemate, 2009.
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Compelling stories of American soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with what are now considered this war's signature injuries-- TBI and PTSD -- along with the experiences of our mental health professionals newly mobilized to assist them.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia P Driscoll; Celia Straus; Armed Forces Foundation (U.S.)
ISBN: 9781935149019 1935149016 9781935149408 1935149407
OCLC Number: 298185018
Description: xi, 292 p., [16] p. of col. plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Deployed, decorated and living in a car: the story of Marine Corps Sergeant Christopher Horman --
Deciding who is sane enough to fight: the ethics of military medicine in a time of war / Alice Psirakis --
Landmine blast to a soul: the story of Army SPC Walter Blackston --
America keeps its promise: the truth about military care of warriors with traumatic brain injury / Colonel Christopher S. Williams --
Bringing the war home: the story of Army Chief Warrant Officer Richard Gutteridge --
Healing the human spirit, hour by hour / Barbara V. Romberg --
Deeper than war: the story of US Marine Corps Captain Tyler Boudreau --
The VA's suicide prevention hotline: saving the lives of veterans / Janet Kemp --
A sharpshooter fires back: the story of Army PFC Robert Kislow --
The expert consultants: our patients / Kelly Petska and Donald MacLennan --
War chant: the story of Army Sergeant John "Medicine" Bear Radell --
The weapon of choice: patience / Charles "Chip" West --
A woman at war: the story of Army 2nd Lieutenant Sylvia Blackwood-Boutelle --
I just want to be back in Iraq / Alice Psirakis --
At home outside the wire: the story of Marine Corps Corporal William Berger --
Winning hidden battles: defense centers of excellence for psychological health and traumatic brain injury / Bill Yamanaka --
A neverending battle: the story of Army Corporal Jonnei Campaz --
The real story behind your story / Rick Levy --
Against all odds: the story of Marine Corps Corporal Joshua Hoffman. A veterans' guide to mental health services in the VA / Ira R. Katz and Bradley Karlin --
When mommy comes home: the story of Army Sergeant Devore Barlowe --
Why are you always angry, mommy? Children in wartime- how to know when help is needed / Michael Genhart --
A good wacking: the story of Army Sergeant David Emme --
The mental transceiver / Norman McCormack --
I'll never leave you: the story of Army National Guard Sergeant Jose Pequeno and his mother, Nelida Bagley --
The faces behind the files: the VA's polytrauma system of care / Barbara Sigford --
Portrait of resilience: the story of Army Sergeant Brent Bretz --
Families of honor / Mary Car-Blanchard --
Delta force down: the story of Army Special Operations Sergeant Bryan Lane --
Realizing the promise of evidence-based psychotherapies in the VHA / Bradley Karlin, Josef Ruzek, and Kathleen Chard --
A wounded warrior: the story of Army Sergeant Nathan Toews --
Falling through the cracks: why time is running out / Lt. Colonel Cynthia Rasmussen --
Courage to heal: the story of Army National Guard Sergeant Michael Mills and Suki Mills --
Tending, attending, and healing: all together, one by one / Joseph Bobrow --
Sleepless in Silver Spring: the story of National Guard Specialist 1st Class Duval Diaz --
The battle for love / Mitchell S. Tepper --
One foot is better than two: the story of Army Corporal Nicholas Firth and his mother, Faye Firth --
Facing our fears / Barbara V. Romberg --
Afraid to trust: the story of Marine Corps Sergeants Kelly Meister and Cody Sepulvida --
The road back to self: it's the journey, not the destination / David Carroll --
A family affair: the story of Army Sergeant John Weinburgh and Lindsey Weinburgh --
Preparing ourselves to help with the journey home / Barbara Tiner.
Responsibility: by Patricia P. Driscoll and Celia Straus for the Armed Forces Foundation.

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This book is crafted around American soldiers' personal descriptions of their war experiences in Afghanistan and Iraq that culminate in life-altering injuries to the brain and psyche, along with the  Read more...

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