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Wiley Concise Guides to Mental Health: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Adam Cash, Irving B. Weiner (Series Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-471-70513-0
400 pages
July 2006
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The new, quick reference for understanding Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

The Wiley Concise Guides to Mental Health: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder uses clear, highly accessible language to comprehensively guide the reader through posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related issues. This concise, informative reference provides a complete overview of the history of the field, diagnosis, treatment, research, emerging trends, and other critical information about PTSD. Examining both theory and practice, the text offers a multifaceted look at the disorder, outlining biological, cognitive, psychosocial, psychodynamic, integrated, and other relevant approaches.

Like all the books in the Wiley Concise Guides to Mental Health Series, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder features a compact, easy-to-use format that includes:

  • Vignettes and case illustrations
  • A practical approach that emphasizes real-life treatment over theory
  • Resources for specific readers such as clinicians, students, or patients

In addition to the fundamentals of treatment, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder covers some of today's most important and cutting-edge issues in the field, such as war and terrorism; PTSD in children, adolescents, and families; professional and ethical issues; and relevant positive psychological findings. This straightforward resource is admirably suited for a wide variety of readers including students and practicing mental health professionals, as well as first responders, military personnel, and other individuals that regularly deal with traumatic situations and their aftermath.

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Series Preface xv

Acknowledgments xvii

Introduction xix

Section One: Theoretical and Empirical Foundations for Working with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

CHAPTER 1 Introduction to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 3

CHAPTER 2 Theories of Stress and Coping 19

CHAPTER 3 The Biopsychosocial Effects of Traumatic Stress 35

CHAPTER 4 Exposure to Trauma and Risk for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 55

CHAPTER 5 Cognitive and Behavioral Theories and Models of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 69

CHAPTER 6 Biological Theories and Models of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 83

CHAPTER 7 Psychodynamic, Psychosocial, Alternative, and Integrated Theories and Models of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 103

CHAPTER 8 Other Trauma-Related Disorders and Complications 121

CHAPTER 9 Cross-Cultural Issues and International Perspectives 137

Section Two: Evaluating, Assessing, and Treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

CHAPTER 10 Clinical Evaluation and Assessment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 161

CHAPTER 11 Introduction and Overview of Treatment 179

CHAPTER 12 Cognitive and Behavioral Treatments 197

CHAPTER 13 Psychodynamic Treatments 211

CHAPTER 14 Pharmacological Treatments 221

CHAPTER 15 Integrated and Other Treatment Approaches 233

CHAPTER 16 Crisis Intervention, Debriefing, and Prevention of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 245

CHAPTER 17 Specific Therapies for Specific Traumas and Adjunctive Treatments 257

Section Three: Special Sections

CHAPTER 18 Future Research Directions and the Cutting Edge 273

CHAPTER 19 Professional Issues: Ethics, Risk Management, and Self-Care 283

CHAPTER 20 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Children, Adolescents, and Families 295

CHAPTER 21 War, Terrorism, Torture, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 315

CHAPTER 22 Resilience, Recovery, and Hope 335

Section Four: Appendixes

APPENDIX A Professional Resources 351

APPENDIX B Patient Resources 355

Index 359

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Adam Cash, PSYD, is a psychologist in private practice in Pomona, California. He is an adjunct professor at Chapman University.

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

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"It is a very thorough reference, one that will be a worthwhile addition to the library of clinicians who work with traumatized persons." (PsycCRITIQUES, July 27, 2007)
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