Traumatic Stress

Author: Bessel A. van der Kolk
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462507107
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This bestselling classic presents seminal theory and research on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Together, the leading editors and contributors comprehensively examine how trauma affects an individual's biology, conceptions of the world, and psychological functioning. Key topics include why certain people cope successfully with traumatic experiences while others do not, the neurobiological processes underlying PTSD symptomatology, enduring questions surrounding traumatic memories and dissociation, and the core components of effective interventions. A highly influential work that laid the foundation for many of the field's continuing advances, this volume remains an immensely informative and thought-provoking clinical reference and text. The preface to the 2007 paperback edition situates the book within the context of contemporary research developments.

Compassion Fatigue

Author: Charles R. Figley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113486261X
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This volume is the latest in a series that focuses on the immediate and long-term consequences of highly stressful events. It focuses on those individuals who provide therapy to victims of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder crisis and trauma counselors, Red Cross workers, nurses, and doctors.

Coping With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Pstd

Author: Carolyn Simpson
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780823934560
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Discusses such situations as physical abuse, natural disasters, wars, and violence, that can cause stressful responses and describes ways of dealing with these delayed reactions to trauma.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Author: Peter Shiromani
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781603273299
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Post-traumatic stress disorder is a psychiatric illness that can occur in anyone who has experienced a life-threatening or violent event. The trauma can be due to war, terrorism, torture, natural disasters, violence, or rape. In PTSD the brain areas that are likely to be affected are the hippocampus (memory), amygdala (fear association), the prefrontal cortex (cognitive processing), and the ascending reticular activating system (arousal). The chemical of interest is norepinephrine, which is released during a stressful event and is part of the fight-or-flight response meant to mobilize the body to action.The objective of this title is to outline the neurobiology of post-traumatic stress disorder and provide treatment strategies for clinicians. The chapter material from this book has evolved from a seminar on PTSD held recently under the auspices of the VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston University Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. We propose a book that will focus on the epidemiology, neurobiology, MRI studies, animal models, arousal and sleep issues, clinical trials, and treatment strategies for clinicians. Treatment will cover such topics as guidelines for treating posttraumatic stress disorder, PTSD and the use of mental health services, cognitive intervention therapy, and large scale clinical trials in PTSD. This collection will be a vital source of information to clinicians and neuroscientists.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Author: Dan J. Stein
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119971489
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Despite the growing interest in the role of psychological trauma in the genesis of psychiatric disorders, few volumes have addressed these issues from a multidisciplinary and international perspective. Given the complexity of reslience and posttraumatic disorder, and given ongoing trauma and violence in many parts of the world, it is crucial to apply such perspectives to review existing knowledge in the field and provide directions for future research. This book has a broad scope. A key focus is PTSD, because of its clinical and health importance, its obvious link with trauma, and its interest for many clinicians and researchers. However, the book also examines resilience and a range of mental health consequences of trauma, because it has become increasingly clear that not all individuals react to trauma in the same way. It is important for mental health professionals to be aware of the broad range of potential responses to trauma, as well as of relevant evidence-based treatments. The book includes chapters that address a wide range of topics on trauma-related disorders, including nosology and classification, epidemiology, neurobiology, pharmacotherapy, and psychotherapy. Each chapter comprises a critical review of the existing literature, aimed at being useful for the practitioner. This is followed by selected commentaries from other authorities on the topic, representing diverse geographical locations and points of view, who refine some of the perspectives offered in the review, provide alternative views, or suggest important areas of future work.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder And The Law

Author: Trevor Hicks
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 9781581122084
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'Nervous shock' cases form an area of law, which illustrates well the operation of judicial policy. It is possible from such cases to trace the changing attitudes of lawyers, doctors and of society in general to psychiatric injury over the last century. These cases also highlight the changing judicial attitudes to the scope of duty of care and to the whole issue of policy decisions. The recognition of nervous shock similarly illustrates the development of medical knowledge in relation to psychiatric injury. The recognition of Post traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) has been a relatively new and controversial phenomenon and this disorder has now been incorporated into the various classifications of mental disorder as a recognisable psychiatric illness. This book examines the development of the law and medical knowledge in relation to cases of nervous shock and in particular to PTSD. The expansion and subsequent contraction of liability is shown to be dynamic in nature, as both legal and medical knowledge have increased. The intention of this book is to provide a concise review of the law comparing it to current medical knowledge in relation to PTSD. The book is intended to be of use to professionals involved in psychiatric injury cases who require an up to date understanding of PTSD.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Ptsd Awareness

Author: Dr. Ann Brown
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1683487680
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How often have you heard the term “PTSD” or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? We know that it exists but do you really know what it means? Many of us suffer from PTSD and yet, have no idea what it is, how to recognize it or it’s triggers and what’s worse, we have no idea what to do about it. Many of us suffer from it and don’t realize it until we are embroiled into fits of unexpected anger, depression and even worse, suicide or suicidal tenancies. Not to mention, domestic violence, divorces, and child abuse that are direct side effects of severe PTSD. PTSD, Shell Shock or nay other “war related” description that has been attached to it has existed since war began and yet, little has been done to educate those who suffer the effects or secondary effects of it for those most affected by it. This book will educate you on the terms, causes, signs and symptoms, triggers or possible outcome of untreated Post Traumatic Stress. PTSD is not a death sentence nor should it be feared at one, however, knowledge is key to helping all of those who suffer the consequences of PTSD.

Trauma And Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Author: Michael J Scott
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412900942
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This is the first comprehensive reader in a new area of counselling. It brings together well-known authors on traumatic stress responses and good counselling practice, as well as new material specifically written in order to fill gaps in current published sources. The authors cover an extensive range of methods for helping people, including videotaping, brief group counselling, expressive art, and information on helping the helpers.