A Vietnam Trilogy: Veterans and Post Traumatic Stress, 1968, 1989, 2000

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SOME TERMS AND DEFINITIONSVII
CHAPTER 1. TROUBLED WAR VETERANS — OVERBLOWN MYTH, OR REALITY?1
Three Kinds of Veterans: Successful; Troubled; Successful and Conflicted5
Former Senator Bob Kerrey: A Controversial Revelation6
CHAPTER 2. PREPARING FOR WAR9
CHAPTER 3. GETTING THERE15
March 196815
The Headshrinkers: Our Psych Team17
Picking Up the Pieces18
Eleven Ways To Survive in the Nam18
Fight or Flight: The Classic Survival Techniques19
Detachment, Numbing and Denial20
Be Numb — Or Enraged22
Dehumanizing the Enemy22
Tunnel Vision23
Bizarre or “Gallows” Humor24
Isolation24
Drinking and Drugging25
Risk/Thrill Addiction26
External Discharging of Emotions27
Belief in Fate/Randomness/Higher Power28
The Collision of Morality with War-Zone Reality29
Thou Shalt Not Kill Women, Children or Old People — Except in A Guerilla War30
What You Do To The Least of My Brethren, You Do To Me32
Military Psychiatry In The War Zone32
Acute Psychiatric Interventions Near The Soldier’s Duty Station34
Psychiatric Casualties Among Combat versus Rear-Echelon Soldiers36

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