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Iraq War Clinician Guide - 2nd Edition



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This section is for Researchers, Providers, and Helpers

Iraq War Clinician Guide - 2nd Edition

Iraq War Clinician Guide - 2nd edition

This manual, developed with the Department of Defense, addresses the unique needs of Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Appendix J has 10 separate educational handouts.

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Chapter Titles
Complete Guide Iraq War Clinician Guide, 2nd Edition (PDF)
Note: Use Appendix B2 in place of B1 while B1 is revised.
Table of Contents Table of Contents and Cover Page (PDF)
Chapter 1 Executive Summary (PDF)
Key Topics
Chapter 2 Topics Specific to the Psychiatric Treatment of Military Personnel (PDF)
Chapter 3 The Returning Veteran of the Iraq War: Background Issues and Assessment Guidelines (PDF)
Chapter 4 Treatment of the Returning Iraq War Veteran (PDF)
Special Topics
Chapter 5 Treatment of Medical Casualty Evacuees (PDF)
Chapter 6 Treating the Traumatized Amputee (PDF)
Chapter 7 PTSD in Iraq War Veterans: Implications for Primary Care (PDF)
Chapter 8 Caring for the Clinicians Who Care for Traumatically Injured Patients (PDF)
Chapter 9 Military Sexual Trauma: Issues in Caring for Veterans (PDF)
hapter 10 Assessment and Treatment of Anger in Combat-Related PTSD (PDF)
Chapter 11 Traumatic Grief: Symptomatology and Treatment for the Iraq War Veteran (PDF)
Chapter 12 Substance Abuse in the Deployment Environment (PDF)
Chapter 13 The Impact of Deployment on the Military Family (PDF)


Three additional sections containing (1) more on assessment, treatment and program evaluation, (2) relevant published articles, and (3) handouts for Veterans and their families.

Section 1 Appendices A to E
Appendix A Case Examples from Operation Iraqi Freedom (PDF)
Appendix B1 VA/DoD PTSD Practice Guideline Table of Contents (PDF)
Note: Links to older version of practice guidelines. Use B2 while B1 is revised.
Appendix B2 VA/DoD PTSD Practice Guideline (PDF)
Note: New version of practice guidelines.
Appendix C VA Documents on Service Provision (PDF)
Appendix D Assessment of Iraq War Veterans: Selecting Assessment Instruments and Interpreting Results (PDF)
Appendix E Program Evaluation (PDF)
Section 2 Appendices F to I
Appendix F Litz, B. T., Gray, M. J., Bryant, R. A., & Adler, A. B. (2002). Early interventions for trauma: Current status and future directions. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 9, 112-134. (PDF)
Appendix G Keane, T. M., Street, A. E., & Orcutt, H. K. (2000). Posttraumatic stress disorder. In M. Hersen & M. Biaggio (Eds.), Effective brief therapies: A clinician's guide (pp. 140-155). New York: Academic Press. (PDF)
Appendix H Friedman, M. J., Donnelly, C. L., & Mellman, T. A. (2003). Pharmacotherapy for PTSD. Psychiatric Annals, 33, 57-62. (PDF)
Appendix I Friedman, M. J., Schnurr, P. P., & McDonagh-Coyle, A. (1994). Post-traumatic stress disorder in the military veteran. Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 17, 265-277. (PDF)
Section 3 Appendix J - Educational Handouts for Iraq War Veterans and Their Families
Appendix J - 1 Transition Assistance Information for Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom Veterans (PDF)
Appendix J - 2 Warzone-Related Stress Reactions: What Veterans Need to Know (PDF)
Appendix J - 3 Depression (PDF)
Appendix J - 4 Stress, Trauma, and Alcohol and Drug Use (PDF)
Appendix J - 5 What If I Have Sleep Problems? (PDF)
Appendix J - 6 Coping with Traumatic Stress Reaction (PDF)
Appendix J - 7 Warzone-Related Stress Reactions: What Families Need to Know (PDF)
Appendix J - 8 Families in the Military (PDF)
Appendix J - 9 Homecoming: Dealing with Changes and Expectations (PDF)
Appendix J - 10 Homecoming: Tips for Reunion (PDF)
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