A revised and updated edition of the groundbreaking work that changed the way we think about and treat traumatic events and trauma victims.
"A stunning achievement ... a classic for our generation." Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., author of The Body Keeps the Score
When Trauma and Recovery was first published in 1992, it was hailed as a groundbreaking work. In the intervening years, it has become the basic text for understanding trauma survivors. By placing individual experience in a broader political frame, Judith Herman argues that psychological trauma can be understood only in a social context. Drawing on her own research on incest, as well as on a vast literature on combat veterans and victims of political terror, she shows surprising parallels between private horrors like child abuse and public horrors like war. A new epilogue reviews what has changedand what has not changedover two decades. Trauma and Recovery is essential reading for anyone who seeks to understand how we heal and are healed.
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About the Author
Judith Herman, M.D., is professor of psychiatry, emerita, at Harvard Medical School.
Table of Contents
1. A Forgotten History
5. Child Abuse
6. A New Diagnosis
Stages of Recovery
7. A Healing Relationship
9. Remembrance and Mourning
Afterword: The Dialectic of Trauma Continues
Epilogue to the 2015 Edition