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November 2016

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4 November, 2016 l Working World l LOVE OUR VETS: RESTORING HOPE FOR FAMILIES OF VETERANS WITH PTSD by Welby O'Brien Chances are that if your loved one has seen war, he or she has PTSD at some level, and you who love your veteran will also be deeply and profoundly affected. Finally, here is a comprehensive, prac- tical book solely dedicated to addressing the cries and needs of the loved ones. Finally! A book that is geared toward your needs and issues—your cries. Love Our Vets answers more than 60 heartfelt questions, providing down- to-earth wisdom and much-needed tips for taking care of yourself. Sharing as a counselor and from her personal experience of living with a 100% disabled veteran with PTSD, Welby O'Brien gives hope, encouragement, and practical help for families and loved ones who are caught in the wake of the trauma. This book addresses a broad spectrum of issues and concerns and offers realistic wisdom from a wide variety of individuals who share from real hearts and lives. Welcomed by VA and other counselors, this is not just another book about PTSD; rather, it is a tremendous resource for families and loved ones who struggle heroically along with their vets to face the day-to-day challenges. SHOCK WAVES: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO LIVING WITH A LOVED ONE'S PTSD by Cynthia Orange In the United States, about 60 percent of men and 50 percent of wom- en experience, wit- ness, or are affected by a traumatic event in their lifetimes. Many of them (8 per- cent of men and 20 percent of women) may develop post-traumatic stress disor- der (PTSD)--a life-altering anxiety disor- der. Once connected mainly with veter- ans of war, PTSD is now being diagnosed in many situations that cause extreme trauma such as rape, physical attacks or abuse, accidents, terrorist incidents, or natural disasters. The millions of family members of those who have PTSD also suffer, not knowing how to help their loved one recover from the pain. Shock Waves is a practical, user- friendly guide for those who love someone suffering from this often debilitating anxiety disorder, whether that person is a survivor of war or of another harrowing situation or event. Through her own experience, extensive research, advice from mental health professionals, and interviews with those working through PTSD and their families, Cynthia Orange shows readers how to identify what PTSD symptoms look like in real life, respond to substance abuse and other co-occurring disorders, manage their reactions to a loved one's violence and rage, find effective professional help, and prevent their children from experiencing secondary trauma. Each section of Shock Waves includes questions and exercises to help readers incorporate the book's lessons into their daily lives and interactions with their traumatized loved ones. ONCE A WARRIOR— ALWAYS A WARRIOR: NAVIGATING THE TRANSITION FROM COMBAT TO HOME INCLUDING COMBAT STRESS, PTSD, AND MTBI PAPERBACK – by Charles Hoge The essential handbook for anyone who has ever returned from a war zone, and their spouse, partner, or family members. Being back home can be as difficult, if not more so, than the time spent FEATURED ARTICLE Business Book Reviews

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