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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Related Diseases in Combat Veterans

Editors: Ritchie, Elspeth Cameron (Ed.)

  • ​Includes in-depth introduction to PTSD
  • Collection of case studies from experienced medical officers
  • Covers areas specific to war veterans, including PTSD and special operations
  • Explores different PTSD treatments, from highly specialized medical treatments such as Stellate Ganglion Blocks, to alternative treatments such as therapeutic dogs
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About this book

This book takes a case-based approach to addressing the challenges  psychiatrists and other clinicians face when working with American combat veterans after their return from a war zone. Written by experts, the book concentrates on a wide variety of concerns associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including different treatments of PTSD. The text also looks at PTSD comorbidities, such as depression and traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other conditions masquerading as PTSD. Finally, the authors touch on other subjects concerning returning veterans, including pain, disability, facing the end of a career, sleep problems , suicidal thoughts, violence, , and mefloquine “toxidrome”. Each case study includes a case presentation, diagnosis and assessment, treatment and management, outcome and case resolution, and clinical pearls and pitfalls.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Related Diseases in Combat Veterans is a valuable resource for civilian and military mental health practitioners, and primary care physicians on how to treat patients returning from active war zones.

About the authors

COL (ret) Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, MD, MPH

Professor of Psychiatry, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 4301 Jones Bridge Road, Bethesda, MD 20314

elspethcameronritchie@gmail.com

Reviews

“This edited collection from numerous authors focuses on both evidence-based and novel approaches for treatment of PTSD in active and retired military personnel. … The primary audience is medical personnel … . the book has given me background for understanding and valuing innovative approaches to the treatment of PTSD in an effort to improve outcomes. Overall, I would highly recommend this book to my colleagues.” (Cameron J. Risma, Doody’s Book Reviews, March, 2016)


Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Introduction and Overview: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Related Diseases in Combat Veterans

    Ritchie, Elspeth Cameron

    Pages 3-12

  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Screening in the US Military and VA Populations

    Lee, Daniel J. (et al.)

    Pages 13-26

  • Therapeutic Alliance in the Treatment of Combat PTSD

    West, James C.

    Pages 27-34

  • Shame and Moral Injury in an Operation Iraqi Freedom Combat Veteran

    Dettmer, Jonathan R. (et al.)

    Pages 35-44

  • Updates in Psychopharmacology for PTSD and Related Conditions: Focus on the Active Duty Service Member

    Ritchie, Elspeth Cameron (et al.)

    Pages 47-54

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-22985-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-22984-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Related Diseases in Combat Veterans
Editors
  • Elspeth Cameron Ritchie
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-22985-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-22985-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-22984-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 373
Number of Illustrations and Tables
36 illustrations in colour
Topics