Two experts from the VA National Center for PTSD provide an essential resource for service members, their spouses, families, and communities, sharing what troops really experience during deployment and back home. Pinpointing the most common after-effects of war and offering strategies for troop reintegration to daily life, Drs. Friedman and Slone cover the myths and realities of homecoming; reconnecting with spouse and family; anger and adrenaline; guilt and moral dilemmas; and PTSD and other mental-health concerns. With a wealth of community and government resources, tips, and suggestions, After the War Zone is a practical guide to helping troops and their families prevent war zone stresses from having a lasting negative impact.
About the Author:
Matthew J. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D., one of the world’s top trauma experts, is Executive Director of the VA National Center for PTSD and a professor at Dartmouth Medical School. Laurie B. Slone, Ph.D., is the Associate Director for Research and Education of the VA National Center for PTSD and an assistant professor at Dartmouth Medical School.