Shock Waves by Cynthia Orange

Cynthia Orange’s Shock Waves: A Practical Guide to Living With a Loved One’s PTSD (Hazelden, 187 pp., $14.95, paper) lives up to its subtitle. Orange, who is married to a Vietnam veteran with PTSD, has written a useful guidebook for anyone living with someone who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder—whether it stems from being in combat or from going thorough any other type of traumatic event.

Orange, who has written extensively about this topic, also helps run a PTSD caregivers’ support group.

—Marc Leepson