Alleviating Stress of the Soldier and Civilian

Sushil K. Sharma, PhD
Academic Dean, American International School of Medicine (AISM), Georgetown, Guyana, South America, US Corporate Headquarters, Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA

Series: Military and Veteran Issues
BISAC: PSY022040

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Initially, the author intended to write a book entitled “Alleviating Stress of the Soldier”. However, after going through the extensive literature and recalling his childhood memories of war times, he decided to write “Alleviating Stress of the Soldier and Civilian”. Sufficient historical evidence indicates that both soldiers as well as civilians have faced the war and tolerated its deleterious consequences simultaneously. However, a soldier and his/her family face unexpected and unpredictable stresses requiring: physical and mental fitness, character, dedication, commitment, communication, mutual understanding, adjustment, discipline, tolerance, patience, isolation, resilience, hyper-vigilance, minimum vulnerability, sanitation, nutritional stress, sleep deprivation, patriotism, and sacrifice.

This book (i) confers basic knowledge of diversified stresses; (ii) prepares readers to face stresses with patience, endurance, and resilience; (iii) and presents novel strategies of alleviating physical, psychological, and physiological stresses of war-wounded soldiers, prisoners of war (POWs), and veterans. The book guides the soldiers of the Army, Navy, Air Force, SEALS (sea, air, and land), POWs, and civilians to handle their professional and family stresses without having to suffer from Combat Stress Reaction (CSR) or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) before, during, and/or after the war or conflict. It also guides those who experienced early childhood neglect, physical and/or sexual abuse, and other stresses of diversified origin. It is envisaged that this timely released book will be particularly of great interest to the soldier’s family members, their spouses, children, parents, relatives, and friends because of its motivational messages, immediate demand, and versatility. The author hopes that this unique manuscript will encourage, motivate, excite, and guide young soldiers, civilians, and their families to tackle stresses with courage, patience, and resilience to successfully accomplish their trainings, adventurous professional career, and married life.
(Imprint: Nova)

Acknowledgement

About the Book

Preface

About the Author

Abbreviations

Chapter-1 Physical and Psychological Stress

Chapter-2 Physical & Emotional Stress

Chapter-3 Heat and Light Stress

Chapter-4 Cold Stress

Chapter-5 Sleep Deprivation

Chapter-6 Isolation Stress

Chapter-7 Nutritional Stress

Chapter-8 Homosexuality

Chapter-9 Noise Stress & Pain

Chapter-10 Prevention of Infection

Chapter-11 Stress of Fatality

Chapter-12 Stress of Success

Chapter-13 Drug Addiction

Chapter-14 Homosexuality

Chapter-15 Infectious Diseases

Chapter 16 Prevention of Blood Loss

Chapter-17 Combat Stress Reaction

Chapter-18 Sexual Abuse Stress and PTSD

Chapter-19 War-Related PTSD

Chapter-20 Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD

Chapter-21 Treatment of PTSD

Index

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