Wiley Concise Guides to Mental Health: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 1, 2006 - Psychology - 304 pages
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The new, quick reference for understanding Posttraumatic StressDisorder

The Wiley Concise Guides to Mental Health: PosttraumaticStress Disorder uses clear, highly accessible language tocomprehensively guide the reader through posttraumatic stressdisorder (PTSD) and related issues. This concise, informativereference provides a complete overview of the history of the field,diagnosis, treatment, research, emerging trends, and other criticalinformation about PTSD. Examining both theory and practice, thetext offers a multifaceted look at the disorder, outliningbiological, cognitive, psychosocial, psychodynamic, integrated, andother relevant approaches.

Like all the books in the Wiley Concise Guides to MentalHealth Series, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder features acompact, easy-to-use format that includes:

  • Vignettes and case illustrations
  • A practical approach that emphasizes real-life treatment overtheory
  • Resources for specific readers such as clinicians, students, orpatients

In addition to the fundamentals of treatment, PosttraumaticStress Disorder covers some of today's most important andcutting-edge issues in the field, such as war and terrorism; PTSDin children, adolescents, and families; professional and ethicalissues; and relevant positive psychological findings. Thisstraightforward resource is admirably suited for a wide variety ofreaders including students and practicing mental healthprofessionals, as well as first responders, military personnel, andother individuals that regularly deal with traumatic situations andtheir aftermath.


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Section II Evaluating Assessing and Treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Section III Special Sections
Section IV Appendixes

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About the author (2006)

Adam Cash, PSYD, is a psychologist in private practice inPomona, California. He is an adjunct professor at ChapmanUniversity.

Irving B. Weiner, PHD, is the Series Editor for theWiley Concise Guides to Mental Health. He is a prolificauthor and the editor of the award-winning, twelve-volumeHandbook of Psychology, also from Wiley.

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