Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Related Diseases in Combat Veterans

  • Elspeth Cameron Ritchie

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Daniel J. Lee, Christopher H. Warner, Charles W. Hoge
      Pages 13-26
    3. Jonathan R. Dettmer, Erika M. Kappes, Patcho N. Santiago
      Pages 35-44
  3. Established and Evidence-Based Treatments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Connie L. Thomas, Rohul Amin, Joshua N. Friedlander
      Pages 55-68
    3. Judith Cukor, Maryrose Gerardi, Stephanie Alley, Christopher Reist, Michael Roy, Barbara O. Rothbaum et al.
      Pages 69-83
  4. Emerging Treatments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Wendi M. Waits, Kevin E. Kip, Diego F. Hernandez
      Pages 105-121
    3. Geoffrey G. Grammer, Jeffrey T. Cole, Cody J. Rall, Caroline C. Scacca
      Pages 149-159
    4. Meg Daley Olmert, Michelle Nordstrom, Marshall Peters, Matthew St Laurent, Rick Yount
      Pages 197-209
  5. Comorbidities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Rita Richardson, William D. Rumbaugh Jr., Hanna Zembrzuska
      Pages 225-231
    3. Eric G. Meyer, Brian W. Writer
      Pages 245-255
    4. Jonathan R. Dettmer, Shannon C. Ford, Kyle J. Gray
      Pages 279-293
    5. Seema Reza, Kerrie Earley, Matthew St Laurent
      Pages 295-307
  6. Cultural Competence/Special Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
    2. Alexandra L. Laifer, Amy D. Amidon, Ariel J. Lang, Brett T. Litz
      Pages 331-349
    3. Paulette T. Cazares
      Pages 351-361
    4. Nicholas A. Tamoria, Miguel M. Alampay, Patcho N. Santiago
      Pages 363-370
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 371-373

About this book


This  book  takes a case-based approach to addressing the challenges  psychiatrists and other clinicians face when working with American combat veterans after their return from a war zone. Written by experts, the book concentrates on a wide variety of concerns associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including different treatments of PTSD.  The text also looks at PTSD comorbidities, such as depression and traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other conditions masquerading as PTSD. Finally, the authors touch on other subjects concerning returning veterans, including pain, disability, facing the end of a career, sleep problems , suicidal thoughts, violence, , and mefloquine “toxidrome”. Each case study includes a case presentation, diagnosis and assessment, treatment and management, outcome and case resolution, and clinical pearls and pitfalls. 


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Related Diseases in Combat Veterans is a valuable resource for civilian and military mental health practitioners,  and primary care physicians on how to treat patients returning from active war zones.


Combat Veterans PTSD Psychiatry Case Studies Therapy Dogs Violence War related illnesses

Editors and affiliations

  • Elspeth Cameron Ritchie
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniformed Services University of Health SciencesBethesdaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-22984-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-22985-0
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