Post-traumatic Stress

Paperback | May 1, 2010

byStephen Regel, Stephen Joseph

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Post-traumatic stress and its associated disorders, including Post-traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD) can develop after exposure to one or more terrifying events. It is a severe and ongoing emotional reaction to an extreme psychological trauma, such as a death or a threat to life, seriousphysical injury, or threat to physical and/or psychological integrity. The book begins with a description of PTSD and other related problems often experienced by survivors, and a short history of developments in the field. Information on assessment, theory, research findings, and treatment procedures are provided. Further chapters reflect new theoretical thinking anddirections in the field of trauma. It discusses the types of support that should be provided at an early stage for people and families affected by a sudden traumatic bereavement (e.g., homicide), and presents this information in a practical and accessible way. Though mainly intended for sufferers of post-traumatic stress, and their families and friends, it will also be of interest to the general reader. The book will also be an invaluable resource for professionals, particularly those who want to know about the psychological impact and management oftrauma in a variety of contexts, such as general practitioners, clinical psychologists, psychiatric nurses and those in the voluntary sector.

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Post-traumatic stress and its associated disorders, including Post-traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD) can develop after exposure to one or more terrifying events. It is a severe and ongoing emotional reaction to an extreme psychological trauma, such as a death or a threat to life, seriousphysical injury, or threat to physical and/or psyc...

Stephen Regel is Principal Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Co-director of the Centre for Trauma, Resilience and Growth, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and Special Lecturer in the School of Sociology and Social Policy, Nottingham University. He is a visiting therapist/consultant at the Family Trauma Centre in Belfast NH...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pagesPublished:May 1, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Preface and Acknowledgements1. Common responses to traumatic events2. Concepts and theories of post-traumatic stress3. Assessment and formulation4. Intervention strategies: Prevention5. Intervention strategies: Treatment6. Medically related trauma7. Cultural responses to trauma8. Growth following adversityAppendix 1Appendix 2Useful websitesSome useful reading