Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder For Dummies

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Wiley, Jan 29, 2008 - Medical - 364 pages
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As Dr. Mark Goulston tells his patients who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), "The fact that you’re still afraid doesn’t mean you’re in any danger. It just takes the will and the way for your heart and soul to accept what the logical part of your mind already knows." In Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder For Dummies, Dr. Goulston helps you find the will and shows you the way.

A traumatic event can turn your world upside down, but there is a path out of PTSD. This reassuring guide presents the latest on effective treatments that help you combat fear, stop stress in its tracks, and bring joy back into your life. You'll learn how to:

  • Identify PTSD symptoms and get a diagnosis
  • Understand PTSD and the nature of trauma
  • Develop a PTSD treatment plan
  • Choose the ideal therapist for you
  • Decide whether cognitive behavior therapy is right for you
  • Weight the pros and cons of PTSD medications
  • Cope with flashbacks, nightmares, and disruptive thoughts
  • Maximize your healing
  • Manage your recovery, both during and after treatment
  • Help a partner, child or other loved one triumph over PTSD
  • Know when you're getting better
  • Get your life back on track

Whether you're a trauma survivor with PTSD or the caregiver of a PTSD sufferer, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder For Dummies, gives you the tools you need to win the battle against this disabling condition.

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User Review  - Pheonix - LibraryThing

Extremely well put together. A definite MUST read for anyone who is battling PTSD/CPTSD. Or has a friend or family member who is and wants to know more about it and how to help or heal themselves ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michelle - Goodreads

After having read more PTSD texts than most, I figured this book would be laughable by comparison. It most definitely is not. It offers laymen's language for what can be a difficult subject to ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Mark Goulston, MD, an expert on PTSD, suicide prevention, and violence intervention, maintains a private clinical practice. He has taught or lectured at UCLA, USC, and Fortune 500 companies and has trained FBI and police hostage negotiators.

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