Book: I Always Sit With My Back to the Wall
Interview: Harry Croft, M.D., medical director of the San Antonio Psychiatric Research Center
How does post-traumatic stress disorder affect combat veterans? According to the US Department of Veterans Affairs, an estimated 18 combat-zone veterans commit suicide each day. Harry Croft, M.D., medical director of the San Antonio Psychiatric Research Center, a private practice psychiatrist and author, talks about his latest book – “I Always Sit With My Back Against The Wall” – a guide for soldiers and their families suffering from this potentially life-threatening disorder. Dr.Croft advocates the ‘RECOVER’ approach in his book which involves seven steps: recognizing PTSD, educating yourself about PTSD, connecting biology to psychology, organizing a comprehensive care plan, viewing issues in a new light, empowering yourself through support systems, and post-traumatic growth.
Dr. Harry Croft is a private practice psychiatrist based in San Antonio, Texas and is triple board certified in adult psychiatry, addiction medicine, and sex therapy.