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  - kanadani - LibraryThing

Another great book in the "What Nurses Know..." series, this book is a fantastic reference for those who are suffering from PTSD as well as their loved ones. It was well thought-out and organized. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - SomewhatBent - LibraryThing

What Nurses Know ... PTSD by Mary E. Muscari The book was received via the LibraryThing Early Reviewer program. Everyone knows about PTSD, right? Something that combat veterans and crime victims ... Read full review


What It Is and Isnt
2 Why Me? Understanding How You Developed PTSD
When Every Day Is Yesterday
Complications of PTSD
Traditional Treatments for PTSD
Alternative Treatments for PTSD
Helping Your Healthcare Providers Help You
The Good the Bad and Dealing with All of It
When Your Partner Has PTSD
When Your Child Has PTSD
PTSD Resources
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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.