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 kwledge of diversified stresses; (ii) prepares readers to face stresses with patience, endurance, and resilience; (iii) and presents vel 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.
Sushil Sharma, is currently Professor of Pharmacology & Course Director at the Saint James School of Medicine, Bonaire (Dutch Caribbean). Before joining this school, he served as a scientist in the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Department of Neurology, at Houston, TX, and as an Associate Professor and Director of the Cyclotron and PET Radiopharmaceutical laboratory of the Weil Cornell University affiliated Methodist Hospital, Houston. He also served as an Associated Professor and Director at the University of North Dakota, Center of Excellence in Neuroscience, Grand Forks in the Cyclotron and Positron Imaging Research Laboratory for more than five years and as an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Therapeutics, Grand Forks, ND for 4 years. He was invited to deliver a lecture on the Dopaminergic neurotransmission in drug addiction in the executive office of the President, Washington DC on April 29, 2004. He received several advanced trainings on the synthesis and quality control of radiopharmaceuticals from Siemens Medical Solutions, Cardinal Health, Agilent Technologies, and General Electrics, USA and has >235 publications.