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Once a Warrior, Always a Warrior : Navigating the Transition from Combat to Home - Including Combat
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Being back home can be as difficult, if not more so, than the time spent serving in a combat zone. It’s with this truth that Colonel Charles W. Hoge, MD, a leading advocate for eliminating the stigma of mental health care, presents Once a Warrior?Always a Warrior, a groundbreaking resource with essential new insights for anyone who has ever returned home from a war zone.
In clear practical language, Dr. Hoge explores the latest knowledge in combat stress, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), mTBI (mild traumatic brain injury), other physiological reactions to war, and their treatment options. Recognizing that warriors and family members both change during deployment, he helps them better understand each other’s experience, especially living with enduring survival skills from the combat environment that are often viewed as ?symptoms” back home. The heart of this book focuses on what’s necessary to successfully navigate the transition??LANDNAV” for the home front.
Once a Warrior?Always a Warrior shows how a warrior’s knowledge and skills are vital for living at peace in an insane world.
Col. Charles W. Hoge, M.D., has made it his life’s work to help soldiers deal with the mental health repercussions of war and is a leading advocate for eradicating the stigma of receiving mental health care in the military. With this book, he reaches out to a larger community of veterans and their families. The Post-Combat Field Manual to Sanity is oriented toward all service members and veterans, but with an emphasis on the soldiers of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. It is also for family members, and it will help them gain greater understanding of ways they can help navigate the “PTSD paradox” exhibited by their loved one, while also helping veterans understand the experiences of their family members.