Focus on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Research

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Nova Publishers, 2005 - Psychology - 279 pages
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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of life-threatening events such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or violent personal assaults like rape. People who suffer from PTSD often relive the experience through nightmares and flashbacks, have difficulty sleeping, and feel detached or estranged, and these symptoms can be severe enough and last long enough to significantly impair the person's daily life. PTSD is marked by clear biological changes as well as psychological symptoms. PTSD is complicated by the fact that it frequently occurs in conjunction with related disorders such as depression, substance abuse, problems of memory and cognition, and other problems of physical and mental health. The disorder is also associated with impairment of the person's ability to function in social or family life, including occupational instability, marital problems and divorces. PTSD is associated with a number of distinctive neurobiological and physiological changes. PTSD is treated by a variety of forms of psychotherapy and drug therapy. This new book presents leading research from around the world.
 

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Contents

Child Abuse and Adult Interpersonal Trauma as Predictors of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms among Women Seeking Treatment for Intimat...
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Focusing on Trauma and PTSD in General Psychiatric Services Could Outcome be Improved?
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A Case of Reemergent Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Arrested by Propranolol Intervention Does a Stitch in Time Save Nine?
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Cognitive and Psychophysiological Functioning in Borderline Personality and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
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Infant School Children and Natural Disasters Results from the Early Childhood Trauma SelfReport
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Mothers Psychological Problems Following Disaster Affecting their Children
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Symptoms Religious Coping and Positive Attitudes of Refugees from Kosovar War
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Progress in PostTraumatic Stress Disorder Research
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Malingering PTSD
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Trauma Exposure Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Health Behaviors Impact on Special Populations
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Patients with Psychogenic NonEpileptic Seizures What Happens to Them?
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CognitiveBehavioral Couples Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
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Index
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