What Nurses Know...PTSD

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Demos Medical Publishing, Apr 12, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 259 pages
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Product Description: An estimated 7.8% of all Americans will experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point in their lives. Women are twice as likely men to develop PTSD. Roughly 5.2 million people have PTSD during the course of a given year. And PTSD can affect anyone - from war veterans and abuse victims to persons directly or indirectly traumatized by other catastrophes including crime, natural disasters, and serious accidents. Getting treatment as soon as possible after PTSD symptoms develop may help prevent PTSD form developing into a long-term condition. Treatment may take the form of medication, psychotherapy, or alternative medicine.

What Nurses Know...PTSD covers all the treatments available today. It examines the causes of the PTSD, describes the symptoms and the effects of PTSD on individuals with the condition and their families, looks at associated problems such as substance abuse, explains what makes PTSD different in children and adolescents, shows how to manage stress, how to talk to your health care provider, and how to get help - from both traditional and nontraditional sources.

Series Description:

Nurses hold a critical role in modern health care that goes beyond their day-to-day duties. They share more information with patients than any other provider group, and are alongside patients twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week offering understanding of complex health issues, holistic approaches to ailments, and advice for the patient that extends to the family. Nurses themselves are a powerful tool in the healing process.

The What Nurses Know series will give down-to-earth information, address consumers as equal partners in their care and explain clearly what a reader needs to know and wants to know to understand their condition and move forward with their lives.

  

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User Review  - Allison - Goodreads

I initially got this book out of the library to help me better understand my own PTSD. It was so helpful that I decided to purchase it. It helped me to understand some of the things that contributed ... Read full review

Contents

What It Is and Isnt
1
2 Why Me? Understanding How You Developed PTSD
23
When Every Day Is Yesterday
47
Complications of PTSD
69
Traditional Treatments for PTSD
105
Alternative Treatments for PTSD
129
Helping Your Healthcare Providers Help You
147
The Good the Bad and Dealing with All of It
163
When Your Partner Has PTSD
179
When Your Child Has PTSD
193
Glossary
225
PTSD Resources
233
Bibliography
241
Index
251
Back Cover
260
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About the author (2012)

Mary E. Muscari, Ph.D., R.N. is an Associate Professor at the Decker School of Nursing, Binghamton, NY. In addition to her research and teaching, Dr. Muscari has published more than 60 professional articles, several professional book chapters, and authored numerous newspaper and consumer articles. She is the author of several books including Pediatric Nursing: Lippincott's Review Series, Let Kids be Kids, Not My Kid: 21 Steps to Raising a Non-Violent Child, the forthcoming Quick Reference Guide to Child and Adolescent Forensics and Quick Reference Guide to Adult and Older Forensics. Dr. Muscari was the recipient of the New York Chapter of the Society of Pediatric Nurses 2009 Advocating for Kids Award.