My Books


Leah Wizelman
When the War Never Ends
The Voices of Military Members with PTSD and Their Families
Rowman & Littlefield
1. ed. Sept. 2011
ISBN 9781442212077
Kindle Edition:
ISBN 9781442212091

When the War Never Ends - The Voices of Military Members with PTSD and Their Families
Many service members returning from deployment are traumatized. The effects of PTSD can be devastating, ranging from distressing flashbacks, memories and nightmares to aggressions, memory problems, physical symptoms, loss of positive emotions and withdrawal from society. When the War Never Ends explores the human faces of this disorder by telling the story of those who have lived it themselves: Veterans and active-duty personnel from the USA, Canada, Australia, and Germany, who were participants in various wars and peace missions, talk openly about their lives after trauma and share their fates with the reader. Spouses of affected military members also tell their stories. They talk about how difficult it is to live with a partner with PTSD and how it affects their children, but also how they manage to cope. PTSD is neither a localized nor a temporary problem - affected people will realize that they are not alone in their suffering. The stories will help family members better understand their loved ones by vividly demonstrating what a trauma survivor is feeling and going through. When the War Never Ends portrays the various faces of PTSD. It also shows that improvement and healing are possible.
With a foreword by Harold Kudler, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina, USA.
A different and shorter version of my book has already been published in Germany in 2009 by the publisher "Balance buch + medien verlag".

Words of praise for "When the War Never Ends":

"Leah Wizelman’s When the War Never Ends complements and extends what we know about combat-related PTSD by conveying the stories about the consequences, not just the causes of this life-debilitating mental disorder. A must read for anyone who cares about those who risked their life for their country and gave up a part of their mind."

Prof. Charles R. Figley, PhD

the Paul Henry Kurzweg, MD Distinguished Chair in Disaster Mental Health at Tulane University, New Orleans, USA

"Leah Wizelman’s book captures the essence of PTSD as told by military veterans and their spouses. These men and women know better than anyone that the psychological scars of war never end. In their own words, this volume brings to life the statistics of war that we all know. The personal testimonies show that these invisible wounds of war permeate all wars and nationalities. As poignant are the stories of spouses who suffer secondary traumatization and face their own battles after the war. I highly recommend this volume to all who seek to understand combat-related PTSD. There is no escaping the searing and enduring effects of war."

Prof. Kathryn M. Magruder, MPH, PhD

Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Military Science Division
Department of Medicine, Division of Biostatistics & Epidemiology
Director, Office of Research Integrity
Medical University of South Carolina, USA

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