Body Bears the Burden Trauma, Dissociation and Disease

ISBN-10: 0789012464

ISBN-13: 9780789012463

Edition: 2001

Authors: Robert C. Scaer
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Book details

List price: $100.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 8/8/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Robert Scaer, MD, a board-certified neurologist with forty years of clinical experience, lives in Louisville, Colorado.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Concepts of Traumatization: The Role of Boundaries
The Concept of Boundaries
The Role of Boundaries in Trauma
Boundaries and Childhood
Conclusion
Trauma, Instinct, and the Brain: The Fight/Flight/Freeze Response
Brain Responses to Stress
Fighting, Fleeing, or Freezing
Conclusion
The Whiplash Syndrome I: Symptoms in Search of a Meaning
The History of Whiplash
The Clinical Syndrome
Physical Forces and Structural Injury
The Pathophysiology of Whiplash
Conclusion
The Whiplash Syndrome II: A Model for Traumatization
Memory Mechanisms in Trauma
Somatic Responses to Stress
The Meaning of Speed
The Physiology of Traumatization
Conclusion
Trauma and Brain Plasticity
The History of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Psychiatry
The Developing Brain
The Development of Character
Brain Plasticity in Trauma
Objective Measures of Brain Change in Trauma
The Permanence of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Conclusion
Diseases of Traumatic Stress
The Pathophysiology of Stress
Stress versus Trauma
The Hypothalamic/Pituitary/Adrenal Axis
Stress, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Immune Function
The Diseases of Trauma
Morbidity and Mortality
Conclusion
Trauma Reenactment
Introduction
The Roots of Reenactment
Clinical Features
Gender Differences
The Anniversary Syndrome
Reenactment Through Risk Taking
Conclusion
Somatic Dissociation
Examples of Dissociation
Memory in Dissociation
Cognitive and Emotional Features
Dissociative Physical Symptoms
Conversion and Dissociation
The Autonomic Nervous System in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
The Concept of Boundaries
Somatic Dissociation and Disease
Conclusion
Sources of Trauma
The Definition of Traumatic Stress
Exposure to Combat
Child Abuse
Societal Trauma
Medical Trauma
The Role of Past Trauma
Awareness During Anesthesia
Pediatric Medical Trauma
Childhood Medical Trauma
Conclusion
Trauma Therapy: Future Directions
Counseling and Verbal/Cognitive Therapy
Exposure and Desensitization Techniques
Somatically Based Therapies
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
Somatic Experiencing
The "Power Therapies"
Pharmacotherapy of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Conclusion
Case Histories: The Somatic Spectrum of Trauma
A State of Vulnerability
Somatic Representations of Prior Trauma
Medical and Forensic Retraumatization
Multiple Chemical Sensitivities
The Mysterious Piriformis
Disorders of Speech in Trauma
Spasmodic Torticollis: An Aberration of the Orienting Reflex
Dissociation and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Comments
Postscript
Notes
Index
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