Traumatic Stress The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body, and Society

ISBN-10: 1572300884
ISBN-13: 9781572300880
Edition: 1999
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Book details

List price: $113.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 5/3/1996
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 596
Size: 6.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.464
Language: English

Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D., is Director of the Trauma Center at Human Resources Institute in Boston Massachusetts, a center for the treatment and study of traumatized children and adults. He is an Associate Professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the past President of the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies. He has done extensive research on developmental and biological aspects of the human adaptation to trauma, including studying the nature of traumatic memories. He was co-principal investigator for the DSM-IV Field Trial for PTSD. He is the author of two previous books on the human response to trauma:PTSD: Psychological and Biological Sequelae(1984) andPsychological Trauma,(APA Press, 1987). Lars Weisaeth, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor of Disaster Psychiatry at the University of Oslo, Norway, and frequent consultant to the United Nations and other international organizations regarding approaches to treating traumatized civilians and soldiers. Alexander C. McFarlane is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Adelaide and Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in South Australia. His research in the field of trauma is wide ranging and began following a large bushfire disaster which affected his community in 1983. His clinical work is with victims of a variety of traumas, including accidents, disasters, torture, and war.

The Black Hole of Trauma
Trauma and Its Challenge to Society
History of Trauma in Psychiatry
Stress versus Traumatic Stress: From Acute Homeostatic Reactions to Chronic Psychopathology
Acute Posttraumatic Reactions in Soldiers and Civilians
The Classification of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
The Nature of Traumatic Stressors and the Epidemiology of Posttraumatic Reactions
Resilience, Vulnerability, and the Course of Posttraumatic Reactions
The Complexity of Adaptation to Trauma: Self-Regulation, Stimulus Discrimination, and Characterological Development
The Body Keeps the Score: Approaches to the Psychobiology of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Assessment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Clinical and Research Settings
Trauma and Memory
Dissociation and Information Processing in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Traumatic Stress in Childhood and Adolescence: Recent Developments and Current Controversies
Prior Traumatization and the Process of Aging: Theory and Clinical Implications
Legal Issues in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Trauma in Cultural Perspective
A General Approach to Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Prevention of Posttraumatic Stress: Consultation, Training, and Early Treatment
Acute Preventive Interventions
Acute Treatments
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
The Psychopharmacological Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: The Nature of the Therapeutic Relationship
The Therapeutic Environment and New Explorations in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Conclusions and Future Directions
Index

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