Identifying and Recovering from Psychological Trauma: A Psychiatrist's Guide for Victims of Childhood Abuse, Spousal Battery, and Political Terrorism

Identifying and Recovering from Psychological Trauma: A Psychiatrist's Guide for Victims of Childhood Abuse, Spousal Battery, and Political Terrorism

by Brian Trappler

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ISBN-13: 9781884092251
Publisher: Altschuler, Richard & Associates, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/04/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 182
Sales rank: 1,226,484
File size: 436 KB

About the Author

BRIAN TRAPPLER, M.D., is the director of Outpatient Services at Kingsboro Psychiatric Center in Brooklyn, NY, and an associate clinical pro¬fessor in psychiatry at the State University of New York at Brooklyn. From 1994-2002, Dr. Trappler was associate medical director of the Anxiety Clinic at SUNY Downstate, where he has also been involved in the education of medical students, residents, psychiatric fellows, and psychology predoctoral interns, since 1994, and reformulated the undergraduate training program in psychiatry at the request of the dean of the medical school. In 1994, Dr. Trappler received a grant from the Office of Mental Health to treat the victims of the Brooklyn Bridge shooting, and on September 11, 2001, he worked as a first responder for survivors of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center Twin Towers. Dr. Trappler, who has spent most of his career treating Holocaust survivors, has presented his research findings at various meetings of the American Psychiatric Association and at the Institute for Psychiatric Services meeting in 2006, where he presented his clinical research on the treatment of victims of complex trauma. Dr. Trappler serves as a referee for several prestigious psychiatric journals, including Annals of Psychopharmacology, and his clinical research findings have been published in various refereed journals, including the American Journal of Psychiatry and the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Identifying the Symptoms of Psychological Trauma 1

Chapter 2 Recovering from Psychological Trauma 49

Chapter 3 Caretaker Issues Affecting Trauma Symptoms and Their Treatment in Childhood 113

Chapter 4 Issues Affecting Trauma Symptoms and Their Treatment in Spousal Relationships 132

Chapter 5 Political Issues Affecting Trauma Symptoms and Their Treatment 139

Chapter 6 What Happens to the Brain in PTSD? 155

Glossary 162

References 169

Index 177

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