Articles Related to Post-traumatic stress disorder

June 3, 2016

VVA Applauds Navy Sec. Mabus for Implementing Protections for Sailors and Marines with Invisible Wounds of War

(Washington, D.C.) – “We are encouraged by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus’s recent policy directive aimed at increasing protections for Sailors and Marines suffering as a result of the service--from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic…

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Shell Shock by Steve Stahl

September 18, 2015

Former UCLA and Stanford University psychiatry professor Stephen Stahl is an expert on PTSD. The hero of his novel, Shell Shock (Harley House Press, 448 pp., $17.95, paper; $5.99, Kindle), Dr. Gus Conrad, discover a covert…

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Good for One Ride by Gary McGinnis

August 28, 2015

Gary McGinnis served with the Army in Vietnam in 1968 as a Water Purification Specialist attached to an infantry unit. His novel, Good for One Ride (Editions Dedicaces, 120 pp., $16.50, paper; $8.25, Kindle),  book…

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Marshall’s Marauders by Allan A. Lobeck

July 18, 2015

Allan A. Lobeck's Marshall’s Marauders  (Lulu, 396 pp., $33.92; $2.99, Kindle) has one unique feature: Of the hundreds of Vietnam War novels I have read, this is the only one that has no page numbers.…

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Sideman by Gus Willemin

July 7, 2015

Former Marine Gus Willemin's Sideman (Dancing Moon Press, 175 pp., $5.99, Kindle) is a beautiful novel that tells the story of Michael Harker, a Marine Corps Vietnam veteran. Better known as Sideman, Harker shows up in Newport,…

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Think Snow by Kenneth Kinsler

July 6, 2015

Vietnam War memoirs tell us that decades of learning about life were compacted into a year, or a month, or a week, or a day of combat--maybe  even a few hours. Kenneth Kinsler learned his life's lesson in his…

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The Other Side of Me by D.L. “Tex” Swafford and Jim Bob Swafford

July 3, 2015

The resigned stare on the face that fills the back cover of The Other Side of Me: Memoirs of a Vietnam Marine (CreateSpace, 169 pp., $12.25, paper) pretty much tells the book's entire story. The…

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The Physics of War & Land of Loud Noises and Vacant Stares by Peter M. Bourret

July 2, 2015

Peter Bourret served with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, as an 81 mm mortar man in Vietnam in 1967-68. He is a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America. His two small…

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How to Cope with Stress after Trauma by E. Anna Goodwin

June 16, 2015

E. Anna Goodwin's extraordinary How to Cope with Stress after Trauma (Bitterroot Mountain Publishing, 308 pp., $17.99, paper) was inspired by the experiences of her father and many other veterans. It is an embracing and empathetic guide for…

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A Never-Ending Battle by Howard B. Patrick

May 27, 2015

Howard B. Patrick's A Never-Ending Battle: How Vietnam Changed Me Forever (CreateSpace, 208 pp., $10.99, paper) is a classic account of how combat in the Vietnam War resulted in many years of post-traumatic stress disorder…

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