The Mental Health Consequences of Torture

The Mental Health Consequences of Torture

by Ellen Gerrity
     
 

In 1997 the National Institute of Mental Health assembled a working group of international experts to address the mental health consequences of torture and related violence and trauma; report on the status of scientific knowledge; and include research recommendations with implications for treatment, services, and policy development. This book, dedicated to those

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In 1997 the National Institute of Mental Health assembled a working group of international experts to address the mental health consequences of torture and related violence and trauma; report on the status of scientific knowledge; and include research recommendations with implications for treatment, services, and policy development. This book, dedicated to those who experience the horrors of torture and those who work to end it, is based on that report.

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Gerrity (National Institute of Mental Health), Keane (psychiatry, Boston U. School of Medicine) and Tuma (National Institute of Mental Health) present a review of the scientific evidence about the mental health consequences of torture and related violence and trauma. As a broadly focused review, the work addresses such topics as the short- and long-term psychological, neurobiological, social, economic, and disability-related consequences of such trauma: models for studying these consequences; treatment and rehabilitation for survivors; and models for delivering mental health services. Research information related to public policy, legal issues, and caregiving is included. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the Publisher

"The monograph is a rich resource for clinicians and researchers working with torture and trauma survivors. More skilled clinicians are needed in Australia to enhance our response to these marginalized and abused groups of people. This book is an important weapon in mobilizing and underpinning such a response."
(Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 36:2 (2002)
"This book is a must for anyone who is involved with the treatment of violence and its consequences. Clinicians, researchers, policy makers both home and abroad, those in the legal profession, and the victims themselves, if they feel so inclined, will find this book well worth reading."
(Psychiatric Services, 54:7)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461354833
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
12/31/2013
Series:
Springer Series on Stress and Coping
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2001
Pages:
375
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

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