Current Controversies: Returning Soldiers and PTSD, 1st Edition

  • Barbara Krasner
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  • ISBN-10: 1534500928
  • ISBN-13: 9781534500921
  • DDC: 616.85
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 296 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released March 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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One of the most painful and tragic legacies of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has been the trauma suffered by those who served and the far-reaching consequences and after-effects of their scarring combat experiences. This very important volume looks at the issue of returning soldiers PTSD from multiple angles, examining skyrocketing suicide rates; the debates surrounding the quality and accessibility of health care; the nature of and stigmas associated with a PTSD diagnosis; the responsibility that government and society have to care for returning soldiers; how welcoming, protective, and supportive the environment is to which soldiers return; and the steep cost of war to the individual, families, and society at large.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Books in the Current Controversies Series.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Is PTSD Among Returning Soldiers Widespread?.
1: Overview: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Affects Soldiers Returning Home.
2: PTSD Threatens Lives and Challenges Public Health.
3: Mental Health Professionals Take Veterans’ PTSD Seriously.
4: PTSD Has Taken Over America.
5: PTSD Claims Inspire Skepticism among Active Military Members.
Can a PTSD Diagnosis Be Exploited?.
6: Overview: Exposure to Combat and Physical Assault Leads to PTSD.
7: PTSD Needs Better and Consistent Diagnosis.
8: There's No Wrong Way to Respond to Post-Traumatic Stress.
9: Returning Soldiers View PTSD Diagnoses as Self-Fulfilling Doom.
10: Extensive Research Results in New, Effective Diagnosis Guidelines.
11: Iraq and Afghan War Vets Reap the Benefits of Technological Advances.
12: Be Aware of the New Standard for PTSD Diagnosis.
Is PTSD a Valid Mental Health Disorder?.
13: Overview: Literature, History, and the DSM All Document PTSD.
14: In Some Cultures, PTSD is Understood as a Part of War.
15: Many Different Factors Can Cause PTSD.
16: Identifying Psychological Injury Helps Diagnosis and Treatment.
17: PTSD Is Not a Mental Illness.
18: Pre-Wartime Experiences Contribute to PTSD.
19: PTSD Is Really Just a Political Ploy.
Do Returning Soldiers with PTSD Get the Treatment They Need?.
20: Overview: The VA Faces Challenges with Returning Soldiers’ Mental Health Claims.
21: A Carolina Community Provides Resources for Treatment.
22: Creative Expression Is Effective in Treating PTSD.
23: Talking It Out Helps Veterans Deal with PTSD.
24: PTSD Treatment Is Barely Adequate.
25: VA Health Program Falls Short in Providing Care.
26: Suicide Is a Tragic Outcome of Inadequate PTSD Care.
Organizations to Contact.