Vietnam Veteran Pens Horrors Associated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in New Military Book, Dreamer

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder often takes the form of nightmares and has horrific effects on marriage and family life. Attorney Phillip Davidson bears all in his new book, Dreamer. This former Reagan's Vietnam Veterans Leadership Council Member releases Dreamer to open up dialog about this facet of stress disorder which is often kept in the dark by vets. According to Davidson restoration starts with bringing the subject to light.

A person who suffers from PTSD can never be healed. They simply have to learn to cope with it.

For Attorney Phillip Davidson, life seems normal; a day of legal wrangling in court, coming home to a family, playing with grandchildren and overall enjoying a good life. Just below the surface is the other Phillip Davidson, a former Vietnam War veteran, Kit Carson Scout, a man skilled in military ambushments during the Vietnamese conflict and a man that has lived with post traumatic stress. Almost sounds like the spy stories within a James Bond plot, but this is real life. Davidson was on President Reagan’s Vietnam Veterans Leadership Council. PTSD was one of the main issues that the council dealt with. In Davidson’s new military book, Dreamer, he opens the doors to the world of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in a very unique way.

Allowing readers to get a glimpse of the traumatic nightmares that veterans often suffer as a result of their military engagements. He also touches on torture from being held as prisoners of war. At times these events are so severe that many families do not survive. According to the Dreamer author, nightmares can often take on a physical aspect and endanger loved ones. Because of the severity of PTSD, medical and insurance boards in many states are now classifying the disorder as an illness to bring help and relief to suffering families. “A person who suffers from PTSD can never be healed. They simply have to learn to cope with it.” says Davidson.

He believes that people should take full advantage of the resources available for help. Dreamer is being promoted this April, during National Anxiety and Stress Awareness Month, discussing areas that are often not spoken of by veterans who have endured this form of stress. Like the book Gated Grief, by former Huffington Post journalist, Lelia Levinson, opening dialog on the subject can be the beginning of restoration. This based on reality book, not only lifts the veil on PTSD, but shows the unique bonds formed between those in the military, and encourages the reader that maintaining core values and beliefs are anchors to survival. Davidson hopes that the intrigue in Dreamer will open the door for much needed conversation.

About Phillip Davidson

In addition to his distinguished legal and military career, Davidson holds a PH D in college administration and has worked in law enforcement and is considered an expert in hostage negotiations. Davidson also wrote the SWAT tactical training manual which has been used by police forces across the country.

For more information on Davidson and his book Dreamer contact or visit his website at

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