Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Author: Julian D. Ford
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2009-06-25
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 0080922562

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This authored text-reference will be the first comprehensive text in the rapidly growing field of psychological trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder. According to the NIMH, approximately 5.2 million American adults already suffer from post traumatic stress disorder. Caused by everything from combat experience to violent personal assaults to natural disasters and accidents, the incidence of PTSD has already reached epidemic proportions. The profound impact of psychological trauma and the need for proactive and scientifically-based approaches to timely prevention and evidence based treatment is unarguable and mental health programs are seeing a significant rise in the number of PTSD courses offered and services required. As a result, scholars, researchers, educators, clinicians, and trainees in the health care and human and social services need a concise and comprehensive source of authoritative information on psychological trauma and posttraumatic stress. This volume will offer a foundational understanding of the field as well cover key controversies, the influence of culture and gender, and describe state-of-the-art research and clinical methodologies in down-to-earth terms. Clinical case studies will be used liberally. * Concise but comprehensive coverage of biological, clinical and social issues surrounding PTSD * Thoroughly covers evidence-based treatments, enabling the reader to translate current research into effective practice * Exemplifies practical application through case studies

Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Author: Evelyn J. Bromet,Elie G. Karam,Karestan C. Koenen,Dan J. Stein
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 359
Release: 2018-08-09
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9781107059696

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The first systematic analysis of the rates, risk factors, consequences and global burden of trauma and PTSD across the globe.

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM 5

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders  DSM 5
Author: American Psychiatric Association
Publsiher: American Psychiatric Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-09-24
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1955245185

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Mental disorders diagnostic and statistical manual

Mental disorders   diagnostic and statistical manual
Author: Committee on Nomenclature and Statistics American Psychiatric Association
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 146
Release: 1952
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 059856893X

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Author: Peter Shiromani,Terrence Keane,Joseph E. LeDoux
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2009-03-06
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 1603273298

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Post-traumatic stress disorder is a psychiatric illness that can occur in anyone who has experienced a life-threatening or violent event. The trauma can be due to war, terrorism, torture, natural disasters, violence, or rape. In PTSD the brain areas that are likely to be affected are the hippocampus (memory), amygdala (fear association), the prefrontal cortex (cognitive processing), and the ascending reticular activating system (arousal). The chemical of interest is norepinephrine, which is released during a stressful event and is part of the fight-or-flight response meant to mobilize the body to action.The objective of this title is to outline the neurobiology of post-traumatic stress disorder and provide treatment strategies for clinicians. The chapter material from this book has evolved from a seminar on PTSD held recently under the auspices of the VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston University Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. We propose a book that will focus on the epidemiology, neurobiology, MRI studies, animal models, arousal and sleep issues, clinical trials, and treatment strategies for clinicians. Treatment will cover such topics as guidelines for treating posttraumatic stress disorder, PTSD and the use of mental health services, cognitive intervention therapy, and large scale clinical trials in PTSD. This collection will be a vital source of information to clinicians and neuroscientists.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Author: J.F. Pagel
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2020-09-22
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9783030559090

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PTSD is in no way an easy diagnosis for the patient, the provider, or the therapist. It is a diagnosis developed at the border of our capacity to handle extreme stress, a marker diagnosis denoting the limits of our capacity for functioning in the stress of this modern world. For both individuals and society, PTSD marks the limits of our available compassion and our capacity to protect ourselves from the dangers of the environment and other humans. PTSD is often a chronic disease, forming at a place where mind sometimes no longer equals the brain, a point at which individual patient requirements often trump theory and belief. There are treatments for PTSD that work, and many that do not. This book presents evidence, rather than theory, anecdote, or case report. Psychological approaches including prolonged exposure, imagery rehearsal therapy and EMDR have a greater than 75% positive short-term response when used to treat PTSD. Yet these treatments vary markedly and have different, even contradictory underlying theory and objectives for treatment. Medications, rarely indicated as primary therapy, can be used to treat symptoms and address comorbid PTSD diagnoses. Treatment of sleep apnea in the PTSD population produces a positive effect on symptoms and a reduction in morbidity and mortality across the span of life. Complementary treatments offer the many individuals chronically affected by PTSD assistance in coping with symptoms and opportunities to attempt to functionally integrate their experience of trauma.

Emotion in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Emotion in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Author: Matthew Tull,Nathan Kimbrel
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 654
Release: 2020-01-31
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9780128162897

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Emotion in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder provides an up-to-date review of the empirical research on the relevance of emotions, such as fear, anxiety, shame, guilt, and disgust to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It also covers emerging research on the psychophysiology and neurobiological underpinnings of emotion in PTSD, as well as the role of emotion in the behavioral, cognitive, and affective difficulties experienced by individuals with PTSD. It concludes with a review of evidence-based treatment approaches for PTSD and their ability to mitigate emotion dysfunction in PTSD, including prolonged exposure, cognitive processing therapy, and acceptance-based behavioral therapy. Identifies how emotions are central to understanding PTSD. Explore the neurobiology of emotion in PTSD. Discusses emotion-related difficulties in relation to PTSD, such as impulsivity and emotion dysregulation. Provides a review of evidence-based PTSD treatments that focus on emotion.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Related Diseases in Combat Veterans

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Related Diseases in Combat Veterans
Author: Elspeth Cameron Ritchie
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 373
Release: 2015-10-27
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9783319229850

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This book takes a case-based approach to addressing the challenges psychiatrists and other clinicians face when working with American combat veterans after their return from a war zone. Written by experts, the book concentrates on a wide variety of concerns associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including different treatments of PTSD. The text also looks at PTSD comorbidities, such as depression and traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other conditions masquerading as PTSD. Finally, the authors touch on other subjects concerning returning veterans, including pain, disability, facing the end of a career, sleep problems , suicidal thoughts, violence, , and mefloquine “toxidrome”. Each case study includes a case presentation, diagnosis and assessment, treatment and management, outcome and case resolution, and clinical pearls and pitfalls. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Related Diseases in Combat Veterans is a valuable resource for civilian and military mental health practitioners, and primary care physicians on how to treat patients returning from active war zones.