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By Charles R. Figley, William P. Nash

Strive against tension harm represents a definitive choice of the most up-tp-date concept, learn, and perform within the region of wrestle and operational pressure administration, edited through specialists within the box. during this ebook, Charles Figley and invoice Nash have assembled a wide-ranging staff of authors (military / nonmilitary, American / overseas, strive against veterans / running shoes, and as assorted as psychiatrists / psychologists / social employees / nurses / clergy / physiologists / army scientists). The chapters during this quantity jointly exhibit that strive against pressure can successfully be controlled via prevention and coaching sooner than wrestle, tension aid equipment in the course of operations, and desensitization courses instantly following strive against publicity.

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Chapter 11, Medication Management of Combat and Operational Stress Injuries in Active Duty Service Members, is written by Nancy M. D. S. Navy Lieutenant Commander, Medical Corps) and William P. D. This chapter concisely and clearly surveys the major classes of medication proven to be useful in the treatment and prevention of combat and operational stress injuries, and gives practical guidance for the use of such medications by active duty service members. Current clinical practice guidelines are cited for all major classes of medications.

It may be asking too much of warriors, at times, to acknowledge their own or their comrades’ vulnerability to combat stress at the same time they are exploiting their adversary’s vulnerability to almost the same stressors. Combat Stress as “Friction” to Be Overcome and Banished from Awareness In the air, I only see what I need to see to get the job done and get out of there. The only bullets flying through the air are mine, going that way. I don’t see anything coming this way unless I need to do something about it.

The smell of burning trash, especially plastic, can be particularly noxious. However, the most psychologically toxic odors are those generated directly by battle—the smells of blood, viscera, and burnt flesh. Recollections of such smells, even long afterward, can be so vivid as to border on hallucinations. indb 20 10/19/06 12:18:43 PM The Stressors of War 21 Bright Light or Darkness. The glare of bright sunlight in the Syrian Desert can certainly damage eyes and skin, especially if adequate protection is not available.

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