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Hidden Battles on Unseen Fronts: Stories of American Soldiers with Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD Paperback – November 1, 2010


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Casemate Pub; Reprint edition (November 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935149407
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935149408
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 6 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,181,940 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In 2003, author and film producer Straus (Prayers on My Pillow) began interviewing troops in Iraq and Afghanistan for the non-profit Armed Forces Foundation; as they returned home, she found their psychological wounds going unaddressed by the Departments of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (DVA). In 42 harrowing, inspiring stories, Straus crafts a multi-faceted view of the neglect and bureaucratic nonsense faced by returning warriors and their families. Though neurologist Col. Christopher Williams denies that the DoD or DVA are "falling short" in caring for vets with "invisible wounds" like traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), the stories of servicemen like Marine Corp Sergeant Christopher Horman speak for themselves: discharged with noted injuries, including PTSD, he secured treatment (with help from the AFF) only after he had lost his job, was forced to send away one of his sons, pawn his and his wife's wedding rings and move the family into a motel. With a thorough resource guide and input from caregivers and family members, often dealing with their own psychological hurdles, this is an invaluable volume for vets and their families, and another important cry for the proper treatment of the nation's defenders on the field and at home.
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...a thorough resource guide...an invaluable volume for vets and their families, and yet another important cry for the proper treatment of the nation s defenders on the field and at home. --Publisher s Weekly

,,,heartrending accounts of wounded Soldiers and Marines make it a most worthwhile read. --Proceedings

These inspirational stories demonstrate the successful use of resources by motivated families and individuals. However, they also highlight the difficulties that soldiers and their families face in gaining access to resources against seemingly insurmountable odds, and the economic hardships that characterize life with TBI and PTSD. . . . Recommended. --Choice

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