First Responder's Guide to Abnormal Psychology: Applications for Police, Firefighters and Rescue Personnel / Edition 1

First Responder's Guide to Abnormal Psychology: Applications for Police, Firefighters and Rescue Personnel / Edition 1

by William I. Dorfman, Lenore E. Walker
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0387351396

ISBN-13: 9780387351391

Pub. Date: 04/02/2007

Publisher: Springer US

Natural disasters. Hostage situations. Terror attacks. During these and other emergency situations, first responders make split-second judgments: evaluating risks, identifying dangerous conditions, and often the hardest job of all attending to those distressed and disturbed by their ordeal. Abnormal Psychology for First Responders gives readers critical

Overview

Natural disasters. Hostage situations. Terror attacks. During these and other emergency situations, first responders make split-second judgments: evaluating risks, identifying dangerous conditions, and often the hardest job of all attending to those distressed and disturbed by their ordeal. Abnormal Psychology for First Responders gives readers critical insights into the human impact of extreme trauma, and the various levels of mental impairment suffered by both victims and survivors. Renowned trauma experts William Dorfman and Lenore Walker give this book immediate relevance through the use of real-life examples from a wide range of crisis situations. They have also deliberately minimized research citations within the text for greater readability.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387351391
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
04/02/2007
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
233
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

The Role and Importance of First Responders in Dealing with Psychologically Disordered Individuals.- Normal vs. Abnormal Behavior: A Continuum.- Key Mental Health Issues in the Criminal Justice and Emergency Medical Systems.- Disorders of the Brain and Central Nervous System.- The Psychotic Disorders.- The Mood Disorders.- The Anxiety, Somatoform and Dissociative Disorders.- The Personality Disorders.- The Substance Use Disorders.- Crisis, Terrorism and Trauma-Based Disorders.- Therapeutic Justice.- Mental Disorders in Youth.

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