Hurting Memories and Beneficial Forgetting: Posttraumatic Stress Disorders, Biographical Developments, and Social Conflicts

Hurting Memories and Beneficial Forgetting: Posttraumatic Stress Disorders, Biographical Developments, and Social Conflicts

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ISBN-13: 9780123983930
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 01/29/2013
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Krzysztof Rutkowski M.D., Ph.D is a senior psychiatrist and professor at Jagiellonian University. Head of the Department of Psychotherapy, Jagiellonian University Medical College (Kraków, Poland), Dr. Rutkowski is also a psychotherapist, supervisor in psychotherapy, and Jungian analyst (Individual Member of IAAP). He has worked with victims of political persecution and patients with chronic PTSD for about 20 years. He has published papers on the long term effects of trauma - psychological as well as somatic - and psychotherapy of neurotic and personality disorders.

Table of Contents

    1. Neural Signature of Emotional Memories and their Effects on Emotional Responding

    2. Memory and Meaning

    3. Retraumatization and Sensitization

    4. Pathological modes of remembering. The PTSD experience

    5. Prejudices, stereotypes and symbolized thinking as condensed memories

    6. Paramnesias, suggested and false memories and their individual and societal consequences

    7. Pharmacology of learning and forgetting

    8. Not remembered trauma – lifelong symptoms

    9. Sexual childhood abuse and enduring personality change

    10. Spectrum of posttraumatic mental reactions and disorders

    11. Working with unconscious and explicit memories in psychotherapy

    12. Exposure and eye movement desensitization

    13. Narrative psychotherapy

    14. Wisdom psychotherapy

    15. Memories as cause of political conflicts and wars

    16. Coping with hurting memories in large social settings - how truth commissions work and what they achieve

    17. Forgiveness in post-apartheid South Africa

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