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ERIC Number: ED523711
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 156
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1242-5730-3
Successfully Living with the Effects of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder over the Lifespan: Perceptions of Combat Veterans and Their Families
Reeve, John Thomas
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
The primary purpose of this research was to give voice to the stories of combat veterans suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the stories of their family members. A secondary purpose was to expand overall professional knowledge and enhance treatment possibilities for all persons suffering from the effects of PTSD. Eight individuals, four combat veterans and four spouses, were interviewed and contributed to the research project. Analysis of the stories shared by these participants culminated in the identification of eight themes: communication, support systems, health care and medications, violence, frustration, avoidance, acceptance, and substance abuse. Their words and feelings offer new insight into lives of persons suffering from this malady. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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