Battle Fatigue: Understanding PTSD and Finding a Cure PDF download by Col. Paul D. Walker (Ret)

Battle Fatigue: Understanding PTSD and Finding a Cure

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Publication date: December 2008
ISBN: 9780595630509
Digital Book format: PDF (DRM-Free)

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Understanding the very real, life-altering condition of P.T.S.D., its treatment and cure:
  • A product of all wars
  • Identifying the symptoms
  • Treatment and finding a cure
  • Reducing or Preventing P.T.S.D.
  • Living a normal life
With thirty-two years of professional experience serving in the military at various levels of command, Colonel Paul D. Walker has himself experienced battle fatigue, also known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and has observed up-close, the devastating psychological effects that intense combat can have on trained, professional soldiers. Only during the last few years has he witnessed military doctors begin to diagnose P.T.S.D. and actively treat this condition as a legitimate combat injury.

Walker chronicles some of his own military experiences and delves into the complexities of battle fatigue and traumatic brain injury, conditions that have been around since humans first engaged in mortal combat. Examining the last three major wars involving American participation, with particular attention to conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, Walker clearly illustrates examples and causes of battle fatigue via personal interviews with veterans and healthcare professionals and provides insights into the latest treatments and cures available.

Filled with hope, Battle Fatigue: Understanding PTSD and Finding a Cure provides a compassionate and empathetic understanding of the causes and symptoms of battle fatigue, and creates a greater appreciation for the veteran's family and the related psychological damage and health care costs involved. It also includes resources to help those affected by this serious condition.

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