CopShock, Second Edition: Surviving Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Edition 2

CopShock, Second Edition: Surviving Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Edition 2

by Allen R. Kates
     
 

Nightmares, flashbacks, anger, concentration problems, emotional detachment, avoidance of people and places... These are some of the signs of PTSD. As many as one in three cops may suffer from PTSD, a condition that could lead to depression, suicidal thoughts, addictions, eating disorders as well as job and family conflict. CopShock prepares police officers for the… See more details below

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Nightmares, flashbacks, anger, concentration problems, emotional detachment, avoidance of people and places... These are some of the signs of PTSD. As many as one in three cops may suffer from PTSD, a condition that could lead to depression, suicidal thoughts, addictions, eating disorders as well as job and family conflict. CopShock prepares police officers for the aftermath of horrific trauma, helps families understand PTSD's effect on their loved ones, tells true stories of officers-men and women-with PTSD, and offers over 200 support sources.

In the second edition of this much praised book on police trauma survival, almost 50 percent of CopShock has been expanded, revised and updated with new material, including self-tests for PTSD, Anxiety, Stress, Panic Disorder, Depression, and Resiliency, as well as information on treatment centers.

The new chapters include stories about police officers and firefighters on 9/11 trying to save survivors from the burning World Trade Center towers; and stories about police dispatchers and police wives who suffer from vicarious trauma, but are often ignored because they did not witness the critical incident firsthand. In another new chapter, the second edition investigates how police officers can develop resiliency to horrific events to help prevent PTSD. Stories from the first edition of CopShock are also included, as they have become sacred to many readers. These are stories about police officers trying to cope with PTSD as a result of brutal assaults, shootings, death investigations, previous careers as combat soldiers, terrorism, and even PTSD as a result of not shooting.

Law enforcement officers throughout the United States, Canada, and 8other countries have used this book in their peer support programs, police academies, and post-trauma units. Psychologists, psychiatrists, first responders, police and support organizations recommend the book to their patients and members.

Since the publication of CopShock's first edition in 1999, the book has been reviewed and praised around the world. The A&E Television Network produced a documentary based on CopShock that is shown today in police academies and peer support groups.

In this new second edition, published on September 11th to commemorate the attack on America, CopShock will help many more police officers, firefighters, first responders, and war veterans cope with the damaging effects of PTSD.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780966850123
Publisher:
Holbrook Street Pr
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Edition description:
HOLBROOK STREET PRESS
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
586,191
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface to Second Edition
Foreword
Introduction
Chapter 1: Assaults
Chapter 2: What Is CopShock?
Chapter 3: 9/11
Chapter 4: 9/11, Months or Years Later
Chapter 5: Drugs
Chapter 6: Shootings
Chapter 7: Family
Chapter 8: Soldiers
Chapter 9: Flashbacks
Chapter 10: Not Shooting
Chapter 11: Bomb Squad
Chapter 12: Police Dispatchers
Chapter 13: What To Do About CopShock
Chapter 14: Resiliency
Chapter 15: Support Sources A to M
Chapter 16: Support Sources N to Z
Appendix 1-Resiliency Self-Test
Appendix 2-Anxiety Self-Test
Appendix 3-Stress Self-test
Appendix 4-Panic Disorder Self-Test
Appendix 5-PTSD Self-Test
Appendix 6-Depression Self-Test
Appendix 7 Please Listen (handout)
Notes
Bibliography
Subject Index
Support Sources Index
Acknowledgments
About W. H. Martin
About Allen R. Kates

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