The PTSD Workbook: Simple, Effective Techniques for Overcoming Traumatic Stress Symptoms

The PTSD Workbook: Simple, Effective Techniques for Overcoming Traumatic Stress Symptoms

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by Mary Beth Williams, Soili Poijula
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1572242825

ISBN-13: 9781572242821

Pub. Date: 04/02/2002

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an extremely debilitating anxiety disorder that can occur after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened. Often individuals with PTSD repeatedly re-experience the ordeal in the form of flashback episodes, recurring memories, nightmares, or frightening thoughts. PTSD

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an extremely debilitating anxiety disorder that can occur after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened. Often individuals with PTSD repeatedly re-experience the ordeal in the form of flashback episodes, recurring memories, nightmares, or frightening thoughts. PTSD symptoms include emotional numbness and sleep disturbances, poor concentration, depression, anxiety, and irritability or outbursts of anger. In this workbook, two psychologists gather together techniques and interventions used by PTSD experts from around the world to offer trauma survivors the most effective tools available to conquer their most distressing trauma-related symptoms. If youíve suffered a traumatic event, use The PTSD Workbook to determine the type of trauma you experienced, identify your symptoms, and learn the most effective techniques and interventions you can use to overcome them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572242821
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
04/02/2002
Series:
Workbook Series
Edition description:
Workbook
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.53(d)

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PTSD 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In the fall of 2007, at 40 years of age, I began having flashbacks of extreme sexual and psychological abuse from 3 years old until approx. 9 years old. I am a generally very happy, productive outgoing person who believes in combating injustices. I have an AA in psychology and a Masters in Theology. I never, in a milliion years, thought I had this kind of history and when the falshbacks began I and my family thought I had truly lost my mind. Through the help of counselinga nd a supportive circle of family and friends, I have come a long way. This workbook is one of the most helpful tools. I have emailed the title and content info to several people I know who work with abusive families and victims and we all agree....FANTASTIC! I must-have for healing!
Guest More than 1 year ago
After an accident & surgery & a long rehab period, I suffered from flashbacks to the accident. I began treatment for PTSD, including counseling, medication, & this workbook. With what I learned in the workbook, I developed coping skills that helped my recovery. I strongly recommend the book to anyone who suspects they might have PTSD or needs coping skills to help themselves heal from any type of mental illness. It is a great way to work daily on issues covered in therapy or a way of discovering issues to address in therapy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you suffer from PTSD like I do I say beware of going though this book by yourself. It may be easier to do with a doctor there, but do not do it by yourself. The book asks you to relive what you have been though.
TimothyTX More than 1 year ago
I found the workbook to be the best tool commonly available in my research for a comprehensive, easy to use, easy to understand foundation for explaining just what is PTSD and the road to recovery from PTSD. Whether used by therapist and client working together, or by the individual alone, I found the workbook to be on point, clear and most of all helpful. You do not need an advanced degree to read and use this book. As the name suggests, not only do you read about PTSD but the workbook then offers many different types of exercises at the end of each section to deepen the reader's understanding of the concepts just discussed. While the PTSD Workbook is good, there are some things I would like to see addressed by the authors. The copyright is 2002 and that bothered me just a bit, I would like to see the authors go back, update and add where necessary and release a new edition. Much has been learned about PTSD in the last eight years.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has been a big help to me.
SusanBlauner More than 1 year ago
The PTSD WORKBOOK offers a plethora of tools and ways to pinpoint the dynamics of this condition. I've been diagnosed with PTSD, depression, and borderline personality disorder. I wish this book had been around when I was going through the most difficult years of therapy. It would have been a helpful guide to tweeze out the effects of PTSD as opposed to the depression or BPD. My word of caution is, it would be best to use this book in conjunction with therapy, so the reader has professional guidance and a place to process difficult emotions. Uncovering repressed memories is usually overwhelming and can prove dangerous, if the person begins to feel out of control and starts having suicidal thoughts. If therapy is not an option, I suggest that readers approach the book very slowly, and be sure trusted friends and family members know what's going on, in case things get to be too much. Remember, that you can put the book down at any time and return to it later. Susan Rose Blauner is the author of HOW I STAYED ALIVE WHEN MY BRAIN WAS TRYING TO KILL ME: ONE PERSON'S GUIDE TO SUICIDE PREVENTION.
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mrslecter More than 1 year ago
Both my psychologist and psychiatrist recommended this book to me. It could be an age thing, considering I am 15, but I didn't find it helpful. The book often put me in a sour mood. It also didn't tell me anything I already knew. I could recommend this product to those who don't receive psychological treatment for their PTSD, otherwise you aren't going to find anything new.
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