Trauma Model: A Solution to the Problem of Comorbidity in Psychiatry / Edition 2

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In the Trauma Model, Dr. Ross provides a detailed, scientifically testable model of mental illness. He defines the problem of comorbidity as the central conceptual problem in psychiatry at the beginning of the twenty-first centry, then solves it using the logic and predictions of the Trauma Model. A person with extensive comorbidity suffers from many different psychiatric disorders at the same time including depression, substance abuse, anxiety and eating disorders, psychotic symptoms and personality disorders. Most individuls requiring inpatient psychiatric treatment fit the clinical profile of the Trauma Model.

Dr. Ross also presents a detailed description of Trauma Model therapy, which is suitable for a wide range of addictions, self-destructive behaviors and symptoms. General principles and specific techniques are described and illustrated with dialogue from composite case examples.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780976550815
  • Publisher: Manitou Communications
  • Publication date: 12/28/2006
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 3970
  • Sales rank: 992,524
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction     xi
The Problem of Comorbidity
General Clinical Experience     1
A Trauma Vignette     13
Clinical Experience In A Trauma Program     19
The Problem of Comorbidity     23
Assumptions of the Trauma Model
Nature Versus Nurture     33
The Scientific Status of Dissociation     41
The Problem of False Memories     49
Testability of the Model     55
The Trauma Model
General Principles of the Trauma Model     59
Mood Disorders     77
Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders     95
Anxiety Disorders     113
Substance-Related Disorders     123
Somatoform Disorders     133
Dissociative Disorders     141
Factitious Disorders     149
Eating Disorders     157
Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders     165
Sleep Disorders     171
Impulse-Control Disorders     175
Borderline Personality Disorder     179
Other Axis II Disorders     185
Childhood Disorders     187
Axis III Disorders     191
Trauma Therapy
General Principles of Trauma Therapy     195
The Problemof Attachment to the Perpetrator     227
A Trauma Therapy Session On Ambivalent Attachment     237
The Locus of Control Shift     247
A Trauma Therapy Session On The Locus Of Control Shift     251
The Victim-Rescuer-Perpetrator Triangle     261
Re-Enactment And Undoing     273
Dealing With Ego States: Talking To The Voices     277
Other Specific Techniques     291
How Not To Be Sued     313
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions     321
Errors Of Logic And Scholarship Concerning Dissociation     329
References     349
Author and Title Index     359
Subject Index     373
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