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Coping with War-Induced Stress

The Gulf War and the Israeli Response

  • Zahava Solomon

Part of the The Springer Series on Stress and Coping book series (SSSO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Zahava Solomon
    Pages 1-21
  3. Zahava Solomon
    Pages 23-55
  4. Zahava Solomon
    Pages 57-80
  5. Zahava Solomon
    Pages 81-100
  6. Zahava Solomon
    Pages 101-132
  7. Zahava Solomon
    Pages 133-154
  8. Zahava Solomon
    Pages 155-171
  9. Zahava Solomon
    Pages 173-190
  10. Zahava Solomon
    Pages 191-212
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 235-254

About this book

Introduction

I n the wake of an earlier book (Solomon, 1993), this new work, Coping with War-Induced Stress: The Gulf War and the Israeli Response, promises to make Zahava Solomon a modern maven with respect to the psychologi­ cal effects of war. Dr. Solomon is a high-ranking officer, serving as a psychiatric epidemiologist in the Mental Health Department of the Is­ raeli Defense Forces Medical Corps. She also teaches at Tel Aviv Univer­ sity. The earlier book dealt with the reactions of the Israeli Defense Forces to the 1982 war in Lebanon, which divided the population of Israel concerning its wisdom and justification. The new book deals with the emotional consequences of the United Nations effort against Iraq after its invasion of Kuwait. Because Israel agreed not to participate actively so as not to endanger the fragile Arab coalition against Iraq, it was in a sense a nonwar-as Solomon refers to it-yet with many fea­ tures of a war. Although they had quite limited casualties, largely in the Tel Aviv area, the Israelis faced the actuality of damaging Scud missile attacks and the threat that these missiles could not only be targeted to much of Israel but also carry poison gas to other Israeli cities. Solomon has written a fascinating book about this crisis in Israeli life.

Keywords

Holocaust Mental Health children coping family gender health stress

Authors and affiliations

  • Zahava Solomon
    • 1
  1. 1.Tel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael

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