Trauma Essentials: The Go-To Guide

Trauma Essentials: The Go-To Guide

by Babette Rothschild
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393706206

ISBN-13: 9780393706208

Pub. Date: 04/11/2011

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

Basic information about one of the most common problems in therapy, from a best-selling mental health writer.
Since 1980, when PTSD first appeared as a diagnostic category, the number of people seeking trauma therapy has grown exponentially. Victims of traumatic events seek treatment for their often debilitating symptoms. Here, a leading trauma specialist and

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Basic information about one of the most common problems in therapy, from a best-selling mental health writer.
Since 1980, when PTSD first appeared as a diagnostic category, the number of people seeking trauma therapy has grown exponentially. Victims of traumatic events seek treatment for their often debilitating symptoms. Here, a leading trauma specialist and best-selling psychotherapy author presents for consumers the wide range of trauma treatments available and gives readers tools to choose a treatment plan or assess whether their treatment plan is working. Medications and associated conditions such as anxiety and panic disorders are also discussed. This book presents the most necessary and relevant information in a compact and accessible format, serving both as a review for therapists and a straightforward, easy-to-use guide for patients. Topics covered include definitions and symptoms, accepted treatments, physiological explanations, and treatment evaluation strategies, all written in Babette Rothschild's characteristically accessible style.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393706208
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/11/2011
Series:
Go-To Guides Series
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
631,486
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 7

Preface 9

Introduction Foundations for Safe Trauma Therapy 13

Chapter 1 What Is Psychological Trauma? 17

Chapter 2 What Is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder? 22

Chapter 3 Conditions Associated (or Concurrent) with PTSD 27

Chapter 4 How Does Psychological Trauma Affect the Body and Brain? 31

Chapter 5 How Is Traumatic Memory Different? 41

Chapter 6 Who Does and Does Not Get PTSD? 46

Chapter 7 Treating PTSD 56

Chapter 8 Current Methods of Trauma Therapy 68

Chapter 9 Psychopharmacology for PTSD 84

Chapter 10 Mindfulness and Meditation 90

Chapter 11 Somatic Treatment Adjuncts 99

Chapter 12 How to Tell if a Treatment Works 104

Chapter 13 Common Issues Inherent in PTSD 112

Chapter 14 What About Prevention? 120

Chapter 15 First Aid 126

Chapter 16 Vulnerability and Self-Care 132

References 141

Index 147

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