The Trauma of War: Stress and Recovery in Viet Nam Veterans

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Stephen M. Sonnenberg, Arthur S. Blank
American Psychiatric Pub, 1985 - Medical - 453 pages
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The Trauma of War: Stress and Recovery of Vietnam Veterans is a unique psychiatric source book. This volume provides a scientific account of the psychological ravages of the war in Vietnam on the men and women who served there, but throughout the book reverberates the troubled voices of these veterans-and the sensitive voices of the mental health professionals who have been directly affected by their work with these veterans.

The chief emphasis on The Trauma of War: Stress and Recovery of Vietnam Veterans involves careful evaluation of troubled veterans and sensitive but effective modes of treatment. The special readjustment needs of black, Hispanic, and women veterans are also addressed. Finally, application of this clinical material to the area of posttraumatic stress disorder research reflect the significant advances that have been made in the field since posttraumatic stress disorder was first recognized as a diagnostic entity. These advancements in research constitute a fitting legacy to the thousands of Vietnam veterans who have continued to suffer from the trauma of war.

  

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Contents

Introduction The Trauma of War
1
PostTraumatic Stress Disorder An Old Problem with a New Name
13
War Trauma and Human Development The Viet Nam Experience
31
Social Networks Helping Networks and Viet Nam Veterans
57
Irrational Reactions to PostTraumatic Stress Disorder and Viet Nam Veterans
69
Diagnosis of PostTraumatic Stress Disorder in Viet Nam Veterans
99
Individual Psychotherapy with Viet Nam Veterans
125
Rap Groups and Group Therapy for Viet Nam Veterans
165
A Guide to Obtaining a Military History from Viet Nam Veterans
263
The Unconscious Flashback to the War in Viet Nam Veterans Clinical Mystery Legal Defense and Community Problem
293
Women Viet Nam Veterans
309
Viet Nam Veterans On Active Duty Adjustment in a Supportive Environment
321
Viet Nam Era Prisoners of War Studies of US Air Force Prisoners of War
339
The Intercultural Setting Encountering Black Viet Nam Veterans
359
Diagnosis and Treatment of PostTraumatic Stress Disorder in Hispanic Viet Nam Veterans
389
Incarcerated Viet Nam Veterans
403

Family Therapy for Viet Nam Veterans
193
The Place of Narcosynthesis in the Treatment of Chronic and Delayed Stress Reactions of War
211
The Veterans Administrations Viet Nam Veterans Outreach and Counseling Centers
227
Inpatient Treatment of Viet Nam Veterans with PostTraumatic Stress Disorder
239
Forensic Assessment of PostTraumatic Stress Disorder in Viet Nam Veterans
417
Conclusion Stress and Recovery in Viet Nam Veterans
439
Index
445
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