I Can't Get Over It: A Handbook for Trauma Survivors / Edition 2 available in Paperback
In this ground-breaking book, Dr. Matsakis explains that post-traumatic stress disorder affects not just soldiers, but also suruvivors of many other types of trauma including:
I Can’t Get Over It directly addresses survivors of trauma. It explains the nature of PTSD and describes the healing process. This book will help you:
•Find out whether you have PTSD
•Cope with post-traumatic anger, grief, and survivor guilt
•Recognize related problems such as depression, substance abuse , compulsive behavior and low self-esteem
•Identify “triggers” that set off flashbacks, anxiety attacks, and other symptoms
•Relieve wounding caused by others’ blaming and insensitivity
•Gain a sense of empowerment and hope for the future
About the Author
Aphrodite T. Matsakis, PhD, is an internationally recognized expert in trauma and the author of several books dealing with traumatic reactions, including I Can't Get Over It!, Trust After Trauma, The Rape Recovery Handbook, and Vietnam Wives: Women and Children Facing the Challenge of Living with Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Matsakis has over thirty-five years of experience working with veterans, abused persons, and other trauma survivors; has taught at several major universities; and has conducted dozens of seminars for trauma survivors and trauma therapists.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I found this to be helpful and well written.
This book has an amazing clarity to it - it takes you step-by-step on how to deal with PTSD. Coping with PTSD is a life long journey - most who suffer must get help with that journey - this author breaks it down into baby steps on how to find the right people to help you and how to set up your support team. It's easy to read - overall, it's just an AWESOME book!
The book, 'I Can't Get Over It,' covers just about any traumatic situation you could go through. It emphasizes in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and although PTSD was for what they used to describe the surviving veterans, its also used in this book to help victims of abuse, and people that they lost close to them to abuse or some traumatic accident. Its very helpful because it has clear explanations and questionaires on various subjects that just about anyone could relate to.
As an adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse, I can speak with authority when I say that this book is excellent for PTSD sufferers. With every chapter I am learning something new and with knowledge comes power and the ability to have more control over many aspects of my life that I never had before and I owe it to the author of this book. I am grateful to Dr. Matsakis for writing a book specifically for people like me. She has shown me not only why I do the things I do but explains how I can change the things I want to change or accept and appreciate the things I can't. The book is very easy to read and understand and the questionaires and exercises are helpful and informative. I suggest to anyone wanting to read it, use a highlighter to outline specific points of interest, it comes in handy for future reference.