Being back home can be as difficult, if not more so, than the time spent serving in a combat zone. It's with this truth that Colonel Charles W. Hoge, M.D., a leading advocate for eliminating the stigma of mental-health care, presents Once a Warrior - Always a Warrior, a groundbreaking resource with essential new insights for anyone who has ever returned home from a war zone.
In clear, practical language, Dr. Hoge explores the latest knowledge in combat stress, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), mTBI (mild traumatic brain injury), and other physiological reactions to war, and their treatment options.
Recognizing that warriors and family members both change during deployment, he helps them better understand one another's experience, especially living with enduring survival skills from the combat environment that are often viewed as "symptoms" back home. The heart of this book focuses on what's necessary to successfully navigate the transition - "LANDNAV" for the home front.
Once a Warrior - Always a Warrior shows how a warrior's knowledge and skills are vital for living at peace in an insane world.
©2010 Charles W. Hoge, MD (P)2012 Tantor
"A workmanlike but user-friendly guide for returning combat vets experiencing a broad variety of adjustment problems." (Library Journal)
As a warrior readjustment counselor, I have listened to this audio book several times. The more I listen, the more I relax and allow myself to pick up a piece of information that I missed before.
I have reviewed several books on military PTSD and reintergration, and many quote the Rand Corp research titled: Invisible Wounds. This study is often referred to as the "Hoge Study." Well, this is LTC Charles Hoge's book written using military mindset and culture. Warriors and thier families relate to this book very well. This book lets a warrior know why he/she does the things they do, and what the hell to do about. If you are a warrior or a family member, do not hesitate, get this book.
I highly recommend this book for any Veterans. I would also recommend this book for friends and family members of Veterans so you can get a better understanding about what PTSD is and how you can help your loved ones.
I am a Combat Vet. from Viet Nam and alot of what he talks makes alot of since. ead this if you wish to understand anyone with PTSD.
Great book that gives insight and provides basic information to aid in understanding PTSD and how to support yourself or for loved ones, your warrior. Touches on accountability, boundaries, yet balances with empathy and understanding. Would have liked to have more situational examples, but overall good.
if you have ptsd and are a warrior this is the book for you. if you have any knowledge of psychology, then it'll be slow and repetitive... struggled to finish. I like the narrator's voice though...
This book is well organized and easy to understand. It has helped see things in my self.
I can relate and understand the material, it cuts to my soul.
I believe he is the same voice in American Sniper.
No, too much material to ponder. Must be taken in measured doses.
If you want to begin to understand PTSD read this book.
Absolutely addicted to audio books, listen day and night. Great way to learn or relax on the go!
It is okay, to have PTSD.
I have read the text as well, but something about having someone else tell you the story stick.
PTSD is a normal warrior reaction.
If your or someone you know has combat PTSD, this is a must.
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