Coping with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Guide for Families, 2d ed. / Edition 2 by Cheryl A. Roberts | 9780786449743 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Coping with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Guide for Families, 2d ed. / Edition 2

Coping with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Guide for Families, 2d ed. / Edition 2

by Cheryl A. Roberts
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786449748

ISBN-13: 9780786449743

Pub. Date: 03/14/2011

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

This book is a user friendly discussion of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as it affects individuals and families. PTSD has become better known and more frequently diagnosed, and affects more than just military families. Causes, diagnosis and treatments, including counseling, medication, and alternative therapy, are discussed. The challenges faced by PTSD

Overview

This book is a user friendly discussion of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as it affects individuals and families. PTSD has become better known and more frequently diagnosed, and affects more than just military families. Causes, diagnosis and treatments, including counseling, medication, and alternative therapy, are discussed. The challenges faced by PTSD individuals and their families are addressed and recommendations are included. New to this edition is information regarding Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans and the new policies and treatments in use as well as information about women war veterans, who are a newer demographic for combat PTSD.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786449743
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
03/14/2011
Series:
McFarland Health Topics
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
231
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface 1

Introduction 13

1 What Is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? 19

2 How Is PTSD Diagnosed, and by Whom? 41

3 Who Is at Risk for PTSD? Can PTSD Be Prevented? 49

4 Cross-Cultural Perspectives: Is PTSD a Universal Disorder? 58

5 PTSD and the Individual 72

6 PTSD and the Family 84

7 Can PTSD Families Be Healthy Families? 99

8 Treatment for PTSD: Counseling 113

9 Treatment for PTSD: Medication 140

10 Complementary Techniques for Treating PTSD 155

11 Living with PTSD 168

12 Trends in PTSD Research and Treatment 175

Conclusion 179

Appendix A Diagnostic Criteria for PTSD (DSM IV) 185

Appendix B Global Assessment of Functioning Scale (DSM IV) 187

Appendix C Resources for PTSD Survivors and Families 189

Appendix D Resources for Veterans 191

Appendix E Recommended Publications 193

Appendix F Recommended Films 201

References 209

Index 219

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