Traumatic Events And Mental Health by L. Stephen OBrienTraumatic Events And Mental Health by L. Stephen OBrien

Traumatic Events And Mental Health

byL. Stephen OBrienForeword byJ. P. Watson

Paperback | February 28, 1998

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This concise yet comprehensive guidebook provides an accessible and highly referenced resource of practical advice and information on post-traumatic distress. Dr. O'Brien's coverage ranges from a brief historical perspective on post-traumatic illness and its prevalence through to the present day legal implications. We are reminded that a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder is by no means the only possible response to trauma and a helpful chapter is devoted to the definition of a normal response. A broad range of theoretical and practical viewpoints are closely examined including an evaluation of management approaches and possibilities for prevention.
Title:Traumatic Events And Mental HealthFormat:PaperbackDimensions:314 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:February 28, 1998Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521578868

ISBN - 13:9780521578868

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction and historical perspective; 2. Normal reactions to trauma; 3. Epidemiology of post traumatic stress disorder and post traumatic illness; 4. Aetiology and predisposing factors; 5. What constitutes a stressor?; 6. Post traumatic illness other than post traumatic stress disorder; 7. Diagnosis and assessment; 8. Management and outcome of post traumatic illness; 9. Medicolegal aspects of post traumatic illness; 10. Prevention of post traumatic illness; 11. The way ahead - whither now?

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"This is a high quality book, useful in the understanding of the range of complexities involved in the relationship between mental health and trauma. It is logical, well detailed, but concise. Its purchase is recommended." Doody Publishing