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A Graphic, Personal Education on PTSD: Side Effects Published by Outskirts Press

Timothy G. Sheridan’s fifteen vignettes about the “side effects” of war provide a chillingly real and polished recounting of what happens to our Vets, both in Vietnam and now in the Middle East.

Redmond, OR, August 01, 2012 --( Author and Vietnam veteran Timothy G. Sheridan announced today the release of Side Effects, PTSD: Effects, published by Outskirts Press. Sheridan’s well crafted, true stories about the “side effects” to our veterans from the Vietnam war, their medication, their drug use and the horrors of what they have seen brings home in a personal, poignant way the sacrifices that have been made for our country.

“Looking at the world will make you dinky-dau (Vietnamese for “crazy”), but looking in the mirror will kill you.”

This is the author’s chilling pronouncement of the anguish that our physically and mentally wounded veterans can face daily after their return from combat. To some extent, Sheridan confides, these veterans deal with the “prodigious precautions” they must take with their medications to avoid the sometimes brutal side effects. To some extent they must deal with the “side effects” of their horrific experiences in combat.

The direct effect of war, however, is seen in the rows of veterans’ headstones adorned with tiny American flags that fill our graveyards.

The side effects are for the most part hidden from the public because they are hidden in veterans’ hospitals and psychiatric wards. For many veterans suffering from PTSD they are hidden even further because they come to life only in their chronic and overwhelming dreams.

With perfectly well written prose, Sheridan’s fifteen stories about the “side effects” experienced by individual soldiers after they return from Vietnam drive home directly and personally the fate so many of our veterans have suffered and now, returning from the Middle East, continue to suffer.

Sheridan should know. He lost a brother in Vietnam, he enlisted, became hooked on opium in Vietnam, was thrown into seizures by a poorly administered medication and shared veteran’s hospitals and psychiatric wards with other walking wounded from the war.

Somehow he has survived enough mentally and emotionally to bring to readers this tribute to those who have returned to war and this caution to those of us who send them.

Side Effects is available on-line in paperback through Amazon and Barnes and Noble and at for a maximum trade discount in quantities of ten or more.

Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback cream ISBN: 978-1-4327-6726-6 SRP: $10.95
e-Book $ 5.00
Amazon Kindle $ 8.75
Genre: History/military/veterans/Vietnam war

About the author:

Timothy G. Sheridan was born at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. His father was a Major in the 82nd Airborne. All four of the boys in the family were in the military and served their country. His brother Rob was killed in Vietnam in 1969 and Timothy was given a general discharge under honorable conditions. He writes, “Finally there is this: the best that came back from Vietnam is “the Veteran.”
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