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Essential Papers on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder collects the most important writings on the comprehension and treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Editor Mardi J. Horowitz provides a concise and illuminating introductory essay on the evolution of our understanding of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and establishes the conceptual framework and terminology necessary to understand the disorder. The collected essays which follow provide a rich and comprehensive take on the complexity of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, illuminating such issues as the variety of individual and cultural responses, the roles of pre- and post-traumatic causative forces, and the fluctuating complexities of diagnostic categories.

Divided into sections addressing the broad topics of diagnosis, etiology, and treatment, Essential Papers on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder combines classic essays with more challenging and controversial approaches. Contributors include Sigmund Freud, Erich Lindemann, Leo Eitinger, Carol C. Nadelson, Malkah T. Notman, Hannah Zackson, Janet Gornick, Bonnie L. Green, Mary C. Grace, Jacob D. Lindy, James L. Titchener, Joanne G. Lindy, Lenore C. Terr, Rosemarie Galante, Dario Foa, Edna B. Foa, Barbara Olasov Rothbaum, David S.Riggs, Tamara B. Murdock, James H. Shore, Ellie L. Tatum, William M. Vollmer, Roger K. Pittman, Scott P. Orr, Dennis F. Forgue, Bruce Altman, Jacob B. de Jong, Lawrence R. Herz, Judith Lewis Herman, Rachel Yehuda, Alexander McFarlane, Frank W. Putnam, Robert Jay Lifton, Eric Olson, Nancy Wilner, Nancy Kaltrider, William Alvarez, Michael R. Trimble, Epstein, Terence M. Keane, Rose T. Zinering, Juesta M. Caddell, John H. Krystal, Thomas R. Kosten, Steven Southwick, John W. Mason, Bruce D. Perry, Earl L. Giller, David Spiegel, Thurman Hunt, Harvey E. Dondershire, Bessel A. van der Kolk, Peter J. Lang, Robert S. Pynoos, Spencer Eth, Matthew J. Friedman, Francine Shapiro, John P. Wilson, Jacob D. Lindy, I. Lisa McCann, and Laurie Anne Pearlman.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814735596
  • Publisher: New York University Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1999
  • Series: Essential Papers in Psychoanalysis
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,127,378
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.35 (d)

Meet the Author

Mardi J. Horowitz is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco and Director of the Center on Stress and Personality at the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute. He is the author of thirteen books, including The Psychodynamics of Cognition.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Signs and Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 22
2 Conflict between Current Knowledge about Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Its Original Conceptual Basis 41
3 Childhood Traumas: An Outline and Overview 61
4 Complex PTSD: A Syndrome in Survivors of Prolonged and Repeated Trauma 82
5 Introduction to Psycho-Analysis and the War Neuroses 99
6 Organic and Psychosomatic Aftereffects of Concentration Camp Imprisonment 107
7 Pierre Janet and Modern Views of Dissociation 116
8 Symptomatology and Management of Acute Grief 136
9 Psychiatric Reactions to Disaster: The Mount St. Helens Experience 149
10 A Follow-Up Study of Rape Victims 161
11 Psychophysiologic Responses to Combat Imagery of Vietnam Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder versus Other Anxiety Disorders 170
12 Functional Disorders 186
13 The Human Meaning of Total Disaster: The Buffalo Creek Experience 206
14 A Behavioral Formulation of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Vietnam Veterans 232
15 Dissociation and Hypnotizability in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 243
16 A Model of Mourning: Change in Schemas of Self and Other 253
17 Neurobiological Aspects of PTSD: Review of Clinical and Preclinical Studies 274
18 The Body Keeps the Score: Memory and the Evolving Psychobiology of Posttraumatic Stress 301
19 Stress Response Syndromes: Character Style and Dynamic Psychotherapy 328
20 Witness to Violence: The Child Interview 360
21 Imagery in Therapy: An Information Processing Analysis of Fear 387
22 Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Rape Victims: A Comparison between Cognitive-Behavioral Procedures and Counseling 413
23 Efficacy of the Eye Movement Desensitization Procedure in the Treatment of Traumatic Memories 432
24 Levels of Functional Impairment Following a Civilian Disaster: The Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire 458
25 Pharmacotherapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 473
26 An Epidemiological Study of Psychic Trauma and Treatment Effectiveness for Children after a Natural Disaster 484
27 Vicarious Traumatization: A Framework for Understanding the Psychological Effects of Working with Victims 498
28 Empathic Strain and Countertransference 518
Index 545
About the Editor 548
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