July 9, 2008

Book Review - Combat Stress Injury

It has become clear that combat stress can be devastating to combatants and their families. This book provides an overview of the research and understanding of combat stress and how it can be effectively managed. First, chapters discuss theoretical stresses, adaptions, and injuries acquired in combat situations. Next, a sampling of research on combat stress is presented. Topics include longterm effects of combat stress, links between physical and psychological trauma, and secondary effects of combat stress on military spouses. The last half of the book discusses a variety of management approaches for post-traumatic stress disorder and other combat stress reactions. This book is written in an academic style which makes considerable use of references and bibliographies. It is intended primarily for psychological professionals.

This book can be found at HECSA Library:

Combat Stress Injury: Theory, Research, and Management
ed. by Charles R. Figley and William P. Nash
RC 550 .C66 2007