Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on the Rise

An Associated Press story discusses a report from the Army surgeon general, Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker on 40,000 diagnosed cases of post-traumatic stress disorder in members of the military, most significantly affecting the Army and Marines (Wartime PTSD cases jumped roughly 50 pct. in 2007 - May 27, 2008). The story mentions that there are likely many more unidentified cases of this condition in the armed forces. Find more about the devasting effects of combat and suggested treatment options for PTSD at the LSC-CyFair Branch Library.

Click the title of a book, select the "Request" button in the listing, and enter your library card number and PIN for each title you want to reserve for pick up at the library. Call the library at 281-290-3218 to check your PIN if you do not remember it.

Use these subject words to find more in the library catalog:

  • post-traumatic stress disorder

  • veterans mental health

  • veterans family relationships

  • war neuroses

After the War Zone book coverAfter the War Zone: A Practical Guide for Returning Troops and Their Families by Laurie B. Slone and Matthew J. Friedman - Da Capo Lifelong, 2008
call number 616.852 Slo

Back from the Front book coverBack from the Front: Combat Trauma, Love, and the Family by Aphrodite Matsakis - Sidran Institute Press, 2007
call number 616.852 Mat

Soldier's Heart book coverSoldier's Heart: Close-Up Today with PTSD in Vietnam Veterans by William Schroder and Ronald Dawe - Praeger Security International, 2007
call number 616.852 Sch

Courage after Fire book coverCourage after Fire: Coping Strategies for Troops Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and Their Families by Keith Armstrong, Suzanne Best, and Paula Domenici - Ulysses: distributed by Publishers Group West, 2006
call number 616.89 Arm

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