Trauma, Psychopathology, and Violence: Causes, Correlates, or Consequences?

Hardcover | May 1, 2012

byCathy Spatz Widom

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Trauma, Psychopathology, and Violence: Causes, Correlates, or Consequences critically examines correlates, consequences, and potential causal relationships involving trauma, psychopathology, and violence. The authors address methodological and theoretical challenges to understanding theinterrelationships among trauma, psychopathology, and violence from the perspective of their own research fields. Chapters focus on different types of traumas, traumas occurring at different developmental stages and in different contexts, and the contributions of biological and genetic factors inunderstanding psychopathology and violence. Each of the chapters offers recommendations for needed research. The book is divided into six topical areas: (1) Setting the context; (2) Biological and genetic factors in understanding trauma, psychopathology and violence; (3) Trauma in childhood and risk of psychopathology and violence; (4)Culture and community context in understanding trauma, psychopathology, and violence; (5) Responses to disasters and terrorism; and (6) Trauma, psychopathology, and violence in the military. The third volume in the American Psychopathological Association series, Trauma, Psychopathology, and Violence is a much needed addition to the scholarship of the mental health consequences of violence and trauma.

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Trauma, Psychopathology, and Violence: Causes, Correlates, or Consequences critically examines correlates, consequences, and potential causal relationships involving trauma, psychopathology, and violence. The authors address methodological and theoretical challenges to understanding theinterrelationships among trauma, psychopathology, ...

Cathy Spatz Widom, PhD is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice at City University of New York, New York.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:May 1, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199783098

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Section I: Setting the Context1. Naomi Breslau: Posttraumatic Syndromes and the Problem of HeterogeneitySection II: Biological and Geneti Factors in Understanding Trauma, Psychopathology and Violence2. Tania L. Roth and Frances A. Champagne: Epigenetic Pathways and the Consequences of Adversity and Trauma3. Sara R. Jaffee: Teasing Out the Role of Genotype in the Development of Psychopathology in Maltreated ChildrenSection III: Trauma in Childhood and Risk of Psychopathology and Violence4. Michael D. De Bellis: The intergenerational transmission of family violence: the neurobiology of the relationship between child victimization, parental mental health and addiction,5. Patricia Cohen, Thomas Crawford, Henian Chen, Stephanie Kasen, and Kathy Gordon: Predictors, Correlates, and Consequences of Trajectories of Antisocial Personality Disorder Symptoms from Early Adolescence to Mid-30s6. Angela J. Narayan and Ann S. Masten: Children and Adolescents in Disasters, War, and Terrorism: Developmental Pathways to Psychopathology and ResilienceSection IV: Culture and Counity Context in Understanding Trauma, Psychopathology and Violence7. Fran H. Norris: Four Meanings of Community in Disaster8. Rosalind J. Wright: Epidemiology of violence exposure in the home and community and children's physical health risk: the urban asthma/allergy paradigmSection V: Responses to Disasters and Terrorism9. Carol S. North: An Exploration of Causality in the Development and Timing of Disaster-Related PTSD10. Melissa Tracy, Magdalena Cerd ,and Sandro Galea: Causal thinking and complex systems approaches for understanding the consequences of traumaSection VI: Examing Traua, Psychopathology, and Violence in the Military11. Deirdre MacManus and Simon Wessely: Trauma, Psychopathology and Violence in Recent Combat VeteransSection VII: Presidential Address12. Cathy Spatz Widom and Sally J. Czaja: Childhood Trauma, Psychopathology and Violence: Disentangling Causes, Consequences, and Correlates