Understanding Trauma: How to Overcome Post-Traumatic Stress

Understanding Trauma: How to Overcome Post-Traumatic Stress

by Roger Baker
     
 

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What is post-traumatic stress disorder? What does it feel like? And how can it be overcome? Trauma is a term that many of us find alienating and clinical. But in fact trauma is something most people encounter at some point in life, and post-traumatic stress - far from being a mental disorder - is a normal reaction to abnormal events: even breaking a bone or

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What is post-traumatic stress disorder? What does it feel like? And how can it be overcome? Trauma is a term that many of us find alienating and clinical. But in fact trauma is something most people encounter at some point in life, and post-traumatic stress - far from being a mental disorder - is a normal reaction to abnormal events: even breaking a bone or witnessing a car crash. Drawing on 20 years of research and clinical practice, Roger Baker explains the many symptoms of post-traumatic stress and lays out a self help programme - emotional processing therapy - which can defuse the distressing memories of trauma and reduce the occurrence of flashbacks, nightmares and tensions. Dr Baker also advises strategies to prevent post-traumatic stress in the first place. Full of real-life case studies, this is essential reading for trauma sufferers, their family and friends, and specialists alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745953793
Publisher:
Lion UK
Publication date:
07/09/2010
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Roger Baker is the author of Understanding Panic Attacks and Overcoming Fear.

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