Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body, and Society

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Bessel A. van der Kolk, Alexander C. McFarlane, Lars Weisaeth
Guilford Press, May 3, 1996 - Psychology - 596 pages
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Now in paperback, this bestselling classic presents seminal theory and research on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Together, the leading editors and contributors comprehensively examine how trauma affects an individual's biology, conceptions of the world, and psychological functioning. Key topics include why certain people cope successfully with traumatic experiences while others do not, the neurobiological processes underlying PTSD symptomatology, enduring questions surrounding traumatic memories and dissociation, and the core components of effective interventions. A highly influential work that laid the foundation for many of the field's continuing advances, this volume remains an immensely informative and thought-provoking clinical reference and text. A new preface to the paperback edition situates the book within the context of contemporary research developments.
 

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Contents

PART I
CHAPTER 1
CHAPTER 2
CHAPTER 3
PART II
CHAPTER 4
CHAPTER 5
PART III
CHAPTER 15
CHAPTER 16
CHAPTER 17
PART VI
CHAPTER 18
CHAPTER 19
CHAPTER 20
CHAPTER 21

CHAPTER 6
CHAPTER 7
CHAPTER 8
CHAPTER 9
CHAPTER 10
CHAPTER 11
PART IV
CHAPTER 12
CHAPTER 13
PART V
CHAPTER 14
CHAPTER 22
CHAPTER 23
CHAPTER 24
CHAPTER 25
Conclusions andFuture Directions
Index
Psychology Traumatic Stress
From the Publisher
About Guilford Publications
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About the author (1996)

Paul Frewen, PhD, teaches at the University of Western Ontario and lives in London, Ontario.

Lars Wiesaeth is Professor of Psychiatry at the Division of Disaster Psychiatry at the University of Oslo, Norway, and Director of the Norwegian Armed Forces Joint Medical Service.

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