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
College and Department
Marriott School of Management; Recreation Management
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Price, Warren D., "I Tie Flies in My Sleep: An Autoethnographic Examination of Recreation and Reintegration for a Veteran with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder" (2013). Theses and Dissertations. 4177.
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), autoethnography, therapeutic recreation, leisure, stress, and coping, veteran, families, OIF/OEF, reintegration