Human Adaptation to Extreme Stress: From the Holocaust to Vietnam

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John P. Wilson, Zev Harel, Boaz Kahana
Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 31, 1988 - Psychology - 397 pages
This book is one additional indication that a new field of study is emerging within the social sciences, if it has not emerged already. Here is a sampling of the fruit of a field whose roots can be traced to the earliest medical writings in Kahun Papyrus in 1900 B.C. In this document, according to Ilza Veith, the earliest medical scholars described what was later identified as hysteria. This description was long before the 1870s and 1880s when Char cot speculated on the etiology of hysteria and well before the first use of the term traumatic neurosis at the turn of this Century. Traumatic stress studies is the investigation of the immediate and long-term psychosocial consequences of highly stressful events and the factors that affect those consequences. This definition includes three primary elements: event, conse quences, and causal factors affecting the perception of both. This collection of papers addresses all three elements and collectively contributes to our understanding and appreciation of the struggles of those who have en dured so much, often with little recognition of their experiences.
 

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Contents

THEORY
1
Understanding the Traumatized Self Imagery
7
The Death Imprint and the Psychology of the Survivor
18
Confrontation Reordering
27
The Serial Self War Trauma Identity and Adult
33
Conceptual Framework
39
Coping with Reentry into Civil Society
45
References
51
References
191
Dominant Attitudes of Adult Children of Holocaust
193
Dominant Attitudes Pertaining to Adult Childrens Feelings toward
206
Concluding Comments and Implications
216
Countertransference Themes
224
Comparisons between SCS and NVH Groups
234
PostTraumatic Self Disorders PTsfD Theoretical
245
Case Study
257

Coping under Conditions of Extreme Stress
58
Sequelae of Extreme Stress
67
Directions for Future Research
73
Diagnosis and PhaseOriented Treatment
81
PhaseOriented Model of Stress Response Syndromes
90
Nuances of Treatment for Patients of Varying Personality Styles
99
Conceptual Issues in Research with Survivors
105
Empirical Findings
114
Summary
122
Combat Experience Comradeship and Psychological
131
The Measurement of Combat Experience
138
Preservice Psychological Functioning
148
References
154
A Captives Response to Being Captured
162
Implications for Treatment
168
National Gathering of Holocaust Survivors Study
176
Holocaust Survivors in the United States
184
Critical Psychotherapeutic Considerations
269
References
279
Treatment Issues in the Psychotherapy of Holocaust
285
The Framework
292
Clinician Roles
301
Cambodian Clinical Studies
307
Case Examples
314
Identification of Forms of Survivor Guilt
323
Treatment Considerations
329
References
336
Native American Healing and Purification Rituals
337
The Lakota Sweat Lodge Purification Ritual
349
Complicated Postcombat Disorders in Vietnam
357
Case Reports
366
Epilogue
377
Index
383
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