June 12, 2008

Book Review - Down Range

Down Range: To Iraq and Back
Bridget C. Cantrell and Chuck Dean
RC 552 .P67 C36 2005

This book is intended to help troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan face the challenges and changes that re-integrating into civilian life will bring. Traumatic stress specialist Cantrell and Vietnam veteran Dean team up to provide information and resources to soldiers and their families for the post-combat feelings and behaviors they experience. Chapters specifically address Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, nightmares, guilt, depression, distrust, returning to work, and reuniting with family members. This practical, easy to understand book will help combat veterans understand their experiences and assist their loved ones in caring for and supporting them.