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Identifying and Recovering from Psychological Trauma: A Psychiatrist's Guide for Victims of Childhood Abuse, Spousal Battery, and Political Terrorism [NOOK Book]

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In this invaluable resource, psychiatrist Brian Trappler explains how victims of childhood abuse, spousal battery, and political terrorism can identify and recover from post-traumatic strress disorder and other forms of psychological trauma.

Drawing on his extensive experience treating patients with psychological trauma, Dr. Trappler leads the reader through a hierarchy of stress responses. While the most common symptoms are usually benign, ...
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Identifying and Recovering from Psychological Trauma: A Psychiatrist's Guide for Victims of Childhood Abuse, Spousal Battery, and Political Terrorism

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Overview

In this invaluable resource, psychiatrist Brian Trappler explains how victims of childhood abuse, spousal battery, and political terrorism can identify and recover from post-traumatic strress disorder and other forms of psychological trauma.

Drawing on his extensive experience treating patients with psychological trauma, Dr. Trappler leads the reader through a hierarchy of stress responses. While the most common symptoms are usually benign, Dr. Trappler identifies a progressive hierarchy in the order of seriousness and morbidity. Each type of trauma has unique symptoms and a distinctive impact on the survivor's quality of life and social behavior.

If you are or have been a victim of trauma, you may benefit from a variety of treatment modalities. They can range from simple, empathetic, ccommunal bonding behaviors to more formal strategies that require complex recovery techniques.

Dr. Trappler guides you through the process of analyzing symptoms, deciding at what point to seek medical care, and choosing between the various treatment options, including individual and group psychotherapies, meditation, and drug therapies.

Questions addressed in the book include: What is psychological trauma? Is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) a unique type of trauma? Can I be a victim of trauma and not know it? What are the symptoms of trauma? Are there special methods for trauma recovery?

In this book victims of childhood abuse, spousal battery, and political terrorism, regardless of gender, age, or ethnic background, will find the answers to the most important questions about psychological trauma.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781884092251
  • Publisher: Altschuler, Richard & Associates, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/4/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 182
  • Sales rank: 763,422
  • File size: 427 KB

Meet the Author

BRIAN TRAPPLER, M.D., is the director of Outpatient Services at Kingsboro Psychiatric Center in Brooklyn, NY, and an associate clinical pro¬fessor in psychiatry at the State University of New York at Brooklyn. From 1994-2002, Dr. Trappler was associate medical director of the Anxiety Clinic at SUNY Downstate, where he has also been involved in the education of medical students, residents, psychiatric fellows, and psychology predoctoral interns, since 1994, and reformulated the undergraduate training program in psychiatry at the request of the dean of the medical school. In 1994, Dr. Trappler received a grant from the Office of Mental Health to treat the victims of the Brooklyn Bridge shooting, and on September 11, 2001, he worked as a first responder for survivors of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center Twin Towers. Dr. Trappler, who has spent most of his career treating Holocaust survivors, has presented his research findings at various meetings of the American Psychiatric Association and at the Institute for Psychiatric Services meeting in 2006, where he presented his clinical research on the treatment of victims of complex trauma. Dr. Trappler serves as a referee for several prestigious psychiatric journals, including Annals of Psychopharmacology, and his clinical research findings have been published in various refereed journals, including the American Journal of Psychiatry and the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Identifying the Symptoms of Psychological Trauma 1

Chapter 2 Recovering from Psychological Trauma 49

Chapter 3 Caretaker Issues Affecting Trauma Symptoms and Their Treatment in Childhood 113

Chapter 4 Issues Affecting Trauma Symptoms and Their Treatment in Spousal Relationships 132

Chapter 5 Political Issues Affecting Trauma Symptoms and Their Treatment 139

Chapter 6 What Happens to the Brain in PTSD? 155

Glossary 162

References 169

Index 177

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2010

    Good guide to "getting a handle" on effects of childhood abuse

    After four therapists and stacks of self-help books, I still found this book very useful. This is the first book I've read that focuses strictly on the trauma as opposed to other factors like alcoholism. I've found that most therapists really don't know how to guide and encourage a patient who has experienced long-term, sustained abuse in childhood. This book shows the author's deep understanding of the effects of, and recovery strategies for, sustained abuse trauma. It also provides good general direction on how to begin and maintain movement toward a more fulfilling life.

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