PTSD Awareness Day

June 27 is PTSD Awareness Day. While I don’t have any personal experience with PTSD, I learned a tremendous amount about the subject when I edited I Always Sit with My Back to the Wall: Managing Traumatic Stress and Combat PTSD. This book explains the physiological basis of PTSD, which is a result of severe trauma … Read more

National PTSD Awareness Day

June 27th is designated as National PTSD Awareness Day. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can affect anyone who experiences trauma: children and women who are abused, individuals who suffer serious accidents or injuries, people who have lived through disasters, veterans and soldiers who have been in combat, and anyone who has experienced trauma. Stress normally follows … Read more

Veterans Day 2011: Thanks to Vets and Help for Combat PTSD

Veterans Day, November 11, is set aside to honor veterans and thank them for their service to our country. There are 101 ways you can thank a veteran—be sure to show your gratitude today to the veterans in your life. In war, soldiers go through trauma most of us cannot imagine. We shouldn’t be surprised … Read more

Book Review: Breaking the Code

Breaking the Code: A Father’s Secret, a Daughter’s Journey, and the Question That Changed Everything Karen Fisher-Alaniz Sourcebooks November 1, 2011 ISBN-13: 978-1402261121 Paperback, 336 pages, $10.19; also available in Kindle edition, $9.99 Nonfiction/Memoir The cover of the book calls it a memoir, but it is much more than that. It is a story about … Read more

Looking for Vets with PTSD Who Have Improved

I’m working on an exciting project with Dr. Harry Croft, a psychiatrist who has evaluated more than 3500 veterans with Posttraumatic Stress  Disorder (PTSD) for the Veterans Administration. Dr. Croft is writing a book to help vets with PTSD and their loved ones to understand and deal with the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of the disorder. The book … Read more