I Can't Get Over it: A Handbook for Trauma Survivors

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New Harbinger Publications, 1996 - Psychology - 395 pages
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In this ground-breaking book, Dr. Matsakis explains that post-traumatic stress disorder affects not just soldiers, but also suruvivors of many other types of trauma including:

  • crime
  • vehicular accidents
  • rape
  • family violence
  • sexual abuse
  • natural catastrophes

I Can't Get Over It directly addresses survivors of trauma. It explains the nature of PTSD and describes the healing process. This book will help you:

  • Find out whether you have PTSD
  • Cope with post-traumatic anger, grief, and survivor guilt
  • Recognize related problems such as depression, substance abuse , compulsive behavior and low self-esteem
  • Identify “triggers” that set off flashbacks, anxiety attacks, and other symptoms
  • Relieve wounding caused by others' blaming and insensitivity
  • Gain a sense of empowerment and hope for the future

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Review: I Can't Get Over It: A Handbook for Trauma Survivors

User Review  - Hester Thorpe - Goodreads

I read this book because I liked the Rape Recovery Handbook so much. This one is MUCH more dense and has a lot of examples of different kinds of trauma. I think that this was intended for anybody to ... Read full review

Review: I Can't Get Over It: A Handbook for Trauma Survivors

User Review  - Kimberly - Goodreads

This book is an amazing resource for victims to actually process what has happened and is happening to them with secondary wounding experiences. Going through it I used the surveys and took many notes on definitions and even analyzing the affects of the stages of grief. Incredible! Well done!!! Read full review



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Aphrodite T. Matsakis, PhD, is an internationally recognized expert in trauma and the author of several books dealing with traumatic reactions, including I Can't Get Over It!, Trust After Trauma, The Rape Recovery Handbook , and Vietnam Wives: Women and Children Facing the Challenge of Living with Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder . Matsakis has over thirty-five years of experience working with veterans, abused persons, and other trauma survivors; has taught at several major universities; and has conducted dozens of seminars for trauma survivors and trauma therapists.

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