Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on

Edited by Bessel A. van der Kolk, Alexander C. McFarlane and Lars Weisaeth
Textbook for clinicians with research findings on post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) examines multiple effects of trauma on individuals with research findings on causes and treatment of PTSD in civilians and veterans.

This textbook for clinicians, researchers, and academic professors is a classic volume on the theory and research findings on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Key topics include why certain people cope successfully with traumatic experiences while others do not, the neurobiological processes underlying PTSD symptomatology, enduring questions surrounding traumatic memories and dissociation, and the core components of effective interventions. A highly influential work that laid the foundation for many of the field's continuing advances, this volume remains an immensely informative and thought-provoking clinical reference and text. May also serve as a text in graduate-level courses and residency programs.

ISBN# 1-57230-457-X
Pages 596 pages, 6 x 9, softcover
Year 2007