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The essential handbook for anyone who has ever returned from a war zone, as well as for their spouse, partner, or family members.

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Being back home can be as difficult, if not more so, thanthe time spent serving in a combat zone. It's with this truth that ColonelCharles W. Hoge, M.D., a leading advocate for eliminating the stigma of mentalhealth care, presents Once a Warrior—Alwaysa Warrior, a groundbreaking resource with essential new insights for anyonewho has ever returned home from a war zone.

In clear, practical language, Dr. Hoge explores the latest knowledge in combatstress, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), mTBI (mild traumatic braininjury), other physiological reactions to war, and their treatment options.Recognizing that warriors and family members both change during deployment, hehelps them better understand each other's experience, especially living withenduring survival skills from the combat environment that are often viewed as"symptoms" back home. The heart of this book focuses on what'snecessary to successfully navigatethe transition—"LANDNAV" for the home front.

Once a Warrior—Always a Warriorshows how a warrior's knowledge and skills are vital for living at peace in aninsane world.

"A workmanlike but user-friendly guide for returning combat vets experiencing a broad variety of adjustment problems." ---Library Journal

"There's combat. Then, there's the rest of your life. . . . This is the guide to surviving the war back here. We all need it. A hell of a book." ---Max Cleland, Former U.S. Senator

Once a Warrior---Always a Warrior

Navigating the Transition from Combat to Home---Including Combat Stress, PTSD, and mTBI

Author Charles W. Hoge, M.D.

Narrated by John Pruden

Publication date Apr 23, 2012

Running time 11 hrs

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