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Handbook of PTSD, First Edition: Science and Practice / Edition 1

Handbook of PTSD, First Edition: Science and Practice / Edition 1

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Unparalleled in its breadth and depth, this state-of-the-art handbook reviews current scientific advances in understanding trauma and PTSD, discusses the implications for clinical practice, and evaluates the status of evidence-based assessment and treatment. The foremost authorities in the field examine posttraumatic psychological reactions on multiple levels, from genes and neurocircuitry to gender and lifespan development. Established and emerging psychological, medical, and public health interventions are discussed in depth, as are issues in tailoring treatment to the needs of different populations. Special topics include forensic issues, resilience, and prevention. The integrative concluding chapter presents a reasoned agenda for future research.

Winner—American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593854737
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 05/29/2007
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 592
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD, is Executive Director of the National Center for PTSD, White River Junction VA Medical Center, and Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, Dartmouth Medical School. He is a recipient of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) Lifetime Achievement Award, among many other honors.
Terence M. Keane, PhD, is Director of the National Center for PTSD, Behavioral Sciences Division, VA Boston Healthcare System, where he is also Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Development, and Professor and Vice Chairman of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. He is a recipient of the ISTSS Lifetime Achievement Award, among many other awards.
Patricia A. Resick, PhD, is Director of the National Center for PTSD, Women's Health Sciences Division, VA Boston Healthcare System, and Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at Boston University. She is a recipient of the ISTSS Robert S. Laufer Memorial Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement. She is a past president of both the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and has won awards for her research.

Table of Contents

I. Historical Overview
1. PTSD: Twenty-Five Years of Progress and Challenges, Matthew J. Friedman, Patricia A. Resick, and Terence M. Keane
2. The History of Trauma in Psychiatry, Bessel A. van der Kolk
3. A Psychological History of PTSD, Candice M. Monson, Matthew J. Friedman, and Heidi A. J. La Bash
II. Scientific Foundations and Theoretical Perspectives
4. Psychological Theories of PTSD, Shawn P. Cahill and Edna B. Foa
5. The Epidemiology of Trauma and PTSD, Fran H. Norris and Laurie B. Slone
6. Risk Pathways for PTSD: Making Sense of the Literature, Dawne S. Vogt, Daniel W. King, and Lynda A. King
7. Remembering and Forgetting, Chris R. Brewin
8. Trauma-Induced Dissociation, Anne P. DePrince and Jennifer J. Freyd
9. Neurocircuitry and Neuroplasticity in PTSD, Alexander Neumeister, Shannan Henry, and John H. Krystal
10. Neurobiological Alterations Associated with PTSD, Steven M. Southwick, Lori L. Davis, Deane E. Aikins, Ann Rasmusson, Jill Barron, and Charles A. Morgan III
11. Gene–Environment Interactions: Twin Studies and Gene Research in the Context of PTSD, Ronnen Segman, Arieh Y. Shalev, and Joel Gelernter
2. Gender Issues in PTSD, Rachel Kimerling, Paige Ouimette, and Julie C. Weitlauf
13. The Prevalence and Impact of Child Traumatic Stress, John A. Fairbank, Frank W. Putnam, and William W. Harris
14. Trauma in Older Adults, Joan M. Cook and George Niederehe
III. Clinical Practice: Evidence-Based State of the Art
15. Assessment of PTSD and Its Comorbidities in Adults, Terence M. Keane, Deborah J. Brief, Elizabeth M. Pratt, and Mark W. Miller
16. Early Intervention for Trauma, Brett T. Litz and Shira Maguen
17. Psychosocial Treatments for PTSD, Patricia A. Resick, Candice M. Monson, and Cassidy Gutner
18. Psychosocial Approaches for Children with PTSD, Glenn N. Saxe, Helen Z. MacDonald, and B. Heidi Ellis
19. Pharmacotherapy for PTSD, Matthew J. Friedman and Jonathan R. T. Davidson
20. Trauma Exposure and Physical Health, Paula P. Schnurr, Bonnie L. Green, and Stacey Kaltman
21. Cultural Issues and Trauma, Janet E. Osterman and Joop T.V.M. de Jong
IV. Uncharted Territory
22. PTSD and the Law, Landy F. Sparr and Roger K. Pitman
23. Emerging Treatments for PTSD, Stacy Shaw Welch and Barbara Olasov Rothbaum
24. Risk, Vulnerability, Resistance, and Resilience: Toward an Integrative Conceptualization of Posttraumatic Adaptation, Christopher M. Layne, Jared S. Warren, Patricia J. Watson, and Arieh Y. Shalev
25. Public Mental Health Interventions Following Disasters and Mass Violence, Patricia J. Watson, Laura Gibson, and Josef I. Ruzek
26. Key Questions and an Agenda for Future Research, Matthew J. Friedman, Patricia A. Resick, and Terence M. Keane


Clinicians and researchers in clinical psychology, psychiatry, social work, nursing, counseling, and related fields. Serves as a text in graduate-level courses.

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Handbook of PTSD, First Edition: Science and Practice 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
difreda on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The first comprehensive medical text on PTSD. Not for the layman - but a must for medical professionals dealing with this growing affliction. Great crash course and brush up. Sadly it will be like all such texts, outdated soon - Looking forward to a second edition.