Abstract

This autoethnographic account details the author's ongoing struggle with combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and how leisure was integral to his journey toward recovery. By showing the mental and emotional struggles of life with the disorder, this paper offers an alternative viewpoint from the traditional scientific studies of PTSD which bury soldier's voices under layers of analysis. The purpose of this paper is to deepen and expand an understanding of both combat-related PTSD and the power of leisure in an individual's recovery from combat trauma

Degree

MS

College and Department

Marriott School of Management; Recreation Management

Rights

http://lib.byu.edu/about/copyright/

Date Submitted

2013-07-11

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd6482

Keywords

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), autoethnography, therapeutic recreation, leisure, stress, and coping, veteran, families, OIF/OEF, reintegration

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