Overcoming Post-Deployment Syndrome

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Overcoming Post-Deployment Syndrome

A Six-step Mission to Health

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A comprehensive guide for service members, veterans, and their families dealing with the all-too-common repercussions of combat duty, including traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, chronic pain and musculoskeletal injury, and substance abuse.

Written by two doctors at the forefront of treating veterans and service members, Overcoming Post-Deployment Syndrome is a wellness handbook filled with evidence-based advice, exercises, and approaches for healing from post-deployment syndrome (PDS), preventing combat stresses from having a lasting negative impact, and returning to activity and wellness.

Offering a practical blend of state-of-the-art traditional and holistic medicine to help physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing, Overcoming Post-Deployment Syndrome provides:

  • Personal vignettes of servicemembers who are going through the process of successfully reintegrating into their families, workplaces, and communities.
  • A twelve-week basic training in self-directed healing arts.
  • A wealth of community and government resources, tips, and suggestions.
  • The means to integrate traditional and complementary medicine techniques to treat common symptoms.

Product Details

  • Publication Date February 15, 2011
  • Page Count 264
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781936303045

About The Author(s)

Dr. David Cifu MD

David X. Cifu, MD, is Chairman and Herman J. Flax, MD Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Virginia Commonwealth University, National Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Veterans Health Administration, Executive Director of the Center for Rehabilitation Sciences and Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University and the author of Traumatic Brain Injury (Rehabilitation Medicine Quick Reference) published by Demos Medical Publishing.

Cory Blake

Cory Blake is an Authorized Continuum Movement Teacher, Music and Movement Therapist, at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Ploytrauma Center, Richmond, VA.

Table of Contents

1.Putting it all together - A holistic system for health
2.Post-deployment syndrome - The illness of war
3.Military and Veteran Healthcare systems - A traditional approach
4.A new model of wellness - Rebuilding the Warrior
5.First Step: Understanding your body's symptoms
6.Second Step: Discovering your strengths
7.Third Step: Applying healing principles
8.Fourth Step: Re-establishing normalcy
9.Fifth Step: Integrating health into your life
10.Final Step: Resuming the productive mission
11.Return of the Warrior: A lifetime of success