This wide ranging handbook brings together an international group of experts in the field of traumatic stress to provide integrative views of the field, discussions of the current conceptual and ethical debates on traumatic stress disorders, and experiences related to their countries or their discrete field of expertise. Included as an appendix is 'Childhood Trauma Remembered', a position paper issued by the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.
Table of ContentsI: Human Response to Trauma: An Evolving Paradigm.
1. The Limiting Effect of Paradigms on the Concept of Traumatic Stress; H. Kudler.
2. On the Social Denial of Trauma and the Problem of Knowing the Past; A.C. McFarlane.
3. History of the Society for Traumatic Stress; S.L. Bloom.
4. An Alternative History of Traumatic Stress; A. Young. II: Trauma and Culture.
5. Cultural Diversity in the Appraisal and Expression of Trauma; B. Hudnall Stamm, M.J. Friedman.
6. Cross-Cultural Differences in the Discourse of Trauma; A. Argenti-Pillen.
7. How History Affects Appraisal of Psychological War Casualties; E. Witztum, M. Kotler.
8. Cultural Identity and Demonization of the Relevant Other: Lessons from the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict; D. Bar On. III: The Victimization of Women and Children.
9. Children: Secondary Victims of Domestic Violence; D. Black, M. Newman.
10. Evaluating the Prevalence and Impact of Domestic Violence; G. Roberts.
11. Collusion and Denial of Childhood Sexual Trauma in Traditional Societies; S. Yuksel.
12. Body Image and Body Recovery; S. Robinson.
13. Deliberate Sexual Torture of Women in War; L. Arcel.
14. The Controversy Concerning Recovered Memory of Traumatic Events; L.S. Brown. IV: Studying the Effects of Trauma Over It's Changing Longitudinal Course.
15. Obstacles to Assessment of PTSD in Longitudinal Research; B.L. Niles, et al.
16. Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Trauma History Assessment; C. Corcoran, et al.
17. Amnesia and its Assessment in Holocaust Survivors; O. Van der Hart, D. Brom.
18. Prospective Studies of the Recently Traumatized; S. Freedman, A.Y. Shalev. V: Neurobiology of HumanResponse to Trauma.
19. Cortisol Functions in PTSD; R. Yehuda.
20. Brain Imaging Studies of PTSD; I. Lieberzon, S.F. Taylor.
21. Sleep and the pathogenesis of PTSD; T.A. Mellman.
22. The Emerging Neurobiology of Dissociative States: Relevance to PTSD; J.H. Krystal, et al. VI: Treating the Survivor in the Acute and Chronic Aftermath of an Adverse Event.
23. Conservation of Resources in Individual and Community Reaction to Traumatic Stress; J. Monnier, S.E. Hobfoll.
24. Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for PTSD; E. Meadows, E.B. Foa.
25. Trauma-focused Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Individuals with Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms; R.D. Marshall, et al.
26. Pharmacological Treatment of Trauma-Related Disorders; O. Bonne, A.Y. Shalev.
27. Critical Incident Stress Debriefing; I.V.E. Carlier.
28. Coping and Community Resources in Children Facing Disaster; M. Lahad, et al. VII: Healing Traumatized Societies and Preventing the Cycle of Violence.
29. 'Truth and Reconciliation' Committees in South Africa as Attempts to Heal Racial a Traumatized Society; M. Friedman.
30. The Role of Mental Health Professionals in the War against War; N. Dubrow.
31. The Psychological Cost of Seeking and Granting Asylum; Z. Steel, D. Silove.