The Resource Psychological and psychosocial consequences of combat and deployment with special emphasis on the Gulf War, David H. Marlowe

Psychological and psychosocial consequences of combat and deployment with special emphasis on the Gulf War, David H. Marlowe

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Psychological and psychosocial consequences of combat and deployment with special emphasis on the Gulf War
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Psychological and psychosocial consequences of combat and deployment with special emphasis on the Gulf War
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David H. Marlowe
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Language
eng
Summary
Research in the neurosciences has demonstrated that the boundary between the external world (its events, pressures, concerns and stress) and the brain and body has been broken. The concept of anything being "all in the mind" is scientifically and intellectually dead. While some data remain ambiguous and direct causal effect cannot be given to "stress" per se, the overall patterns of research findings demonstrate that stress is a contributing factor to many illnesses, including somatic and psychological symptoms. Therefore, very real consequences attend those who experience prolonged subacute chronic stress, which characterized in the Gulf deployment, combat, and return home. It is feasible that the effects of these stresses made some soldiers more vulnerable to environmental pathogens, both in the theater and at home, than they would otherwise have been. The symptoms of such insults, nested in sociocultural beliefs about illness and the Gulf, might well have amplified deleterious somatic consequences. Like many illnesses, those pertaining to service in the Gulf have been culturally shaped. An illness narrative describes the causes of the illness as perceived by the patient and is most often constructed out of the assertions, metaphors, folklore, causal attributions, and adduced causes common in the patient's culture. Other agents of a presumed authorities, the Internet , and support and self-help groups. Such illness narratives can become an important factor in shaping both the nature and interpretation of symptoms by the patient. A cogent, widespread, and widely shared illness narrative is certainly a characteristic development of Gulf War illness. The threads of combat and deployment stress and the side spectrum of possible responses, as demonstrated throughout history, weaves into the matrix of possible illness causation. It is also possible that a subset of the population is (in some ways, not yet understood) vulnerable and predisposed to injurious responses to the multiple stressors experienced in deployment and combat. This book argues that, to be most helpful to veterans, we must deal with this issue of complexity and not simply focus on a hypothecated or "hoped for" singular cause of Gulf War illness
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CstmoR
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Marlowe, David H
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC550
LC item number
.M37 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Rand Corporation
  • National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
  • Center for Military Health Policy Research
  • United States
Series statement
Gulf War illnesses series
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  • Combat
  • Persian Gulf syndrome
  • Persian Gulf War, 1991
  • Persian Gulf War, 1991
  • Persian Gulf War, 1991
  • Veterans
  • War neuroses
  • War
Label
Psychological and psychosocial consequences of combat and deployment with special emphasis on the Gulf War, David H. Marlowe
Link
http://www.rand.org/publications/MR/MR1018.11/
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Note
  • "National Defense Research Institute."
  • "This document ... was carried out jointly by RAND Health's Center for Military Health Policy Research and the Forces and Resources Policy Center of RAND's National Defense Research Institute"--P. v
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-181)
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unknown
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9780833026859
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  • unmediated
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  • rdamedia
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Electronic reproduction.
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  • (Sirsi) a422784
  • (RAND)rnd000000000111708
Label
Psychological and psychosocial consequences of combat and deployment with special emphasis on the Gulf War, David H. Marlowe
Link
http://www.rand.org/publications/MR/MR1018.11/
Publication
Note
  • "National Defense Research Institute."
  • "This document ... was carried out jointly by RAND Health's Center for Military Health Policy Research and the Forces and Resources Policy Center of RAND's National Defense Research Institute"--P. v
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-181)
Carrier category
  • online resource
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • cr
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833026859
Media category
  • computer
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • n
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a422784
  • (RAND)rnd000000000111708

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