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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

A Clinician’s Guide

  • Kirtland C. Peterson
  • Maurice F. Prout
  • Robert A. Schwarz

Part of the The Springer Series on Stress and Coping book series (SSSO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kirtland C. Peterson, Maurice F. Prout, Robert A. Schwarz
      Pages 3-9
    3. Kirtland C. Peterson, Maurice F. Prout, Robert A. Schwarz
      Pages 11-34
    4. Kirtland C. Peterson, Maurice F. Prout, Robert A. Schwarz
      Pages 35-42
    5. Kirtland C. Peterson, Maurice F. Prout, Robert A. Schwarz
      Pages 43-60
    6. Kirtland C. Peterson, Maurice F. Prout, Robert A. Schwarz
      Pages 61-66
  3. Theories

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Kirtland C. Peterson, Maurice F. Prout, Robert A. Schwarz
      Pages 69-103
  4. Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Kirtland C. Peterson, Maurice F. Prout, Robert A. Schwarz
      Pages 107-139
  5. Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Kirtland C. Peterson, Maurice F. Prout, Robert A. Schwarz
      Pages 143-150
    3. Kirtland C. Peterson, Maurice F. Prout, Robert A. Schwarz
      Pages 151-158
    4. Kirtland C. Peterson, Maurice F. Prout, Robert A. Schwarz
      Pages 159-169
    5. Kirtland C. Peterson, Maurice F. Prout, Robert A. Schwarz
      Pages 171-181
    6. Kirtland C. Peterson, Maurice F. Prout, Robert A. Schwarz
      Pages 183-192
    7. Kirtland C. Peterson, Maurice F. Prout, Robert A. Schwarz
      Pages 193-203
    8. Kirtland C. Peterson, Maurice F. Prout, Robert A. Schwarz
      Pages 205-212
    9. Kirtland C. Peterson, Maurice F. Prout, Robert A. Schwarz
      Pages 213-216
    10. Kirtland C. Peterson, Maurice F. Prout, Robert A. Schwarz
      Pages 217-221
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 223-260

About this book

Introduction

For hundreds of years, the human response to personal and collective catastrophe has been recognized. Major historical events of the twen­ tieth century have highlighted the reality of the human response to extreme traumatization, especially the experience of persons exposed to the concentration camps of Nazi Germany, the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the unique features of the Vietnam conflict. However, it was not until1980, with the publication of the third edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-111), that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was fully recognized as a distinct and valid diagnostic category with a permanency not hitherto afforded post-trauma stress syndromes. Consequently, a formidable PTSD literature has emerged since the late 1970s. Included among the wealth of research and clinical papers are a variety of edited books containing contributions from the major authorities in the field (e.g., Figley, 1978, 1985; van der Kolk, 1984; Kelly, 1985; Sonnenberg, Blank, & Talbott, 1985; Milgram, 1986; Ochberg, 1988). However, to date no publication has brought together and integrated the variety of theoretical and therapeutic perspectives in a form readily accessible to clinicians. It is to this gap in the literature that this contribution is addressed.

Keywords

Containing Syndrom assessment diagnosis stress syndromes therapy

Authors and affiliations

  • Kirtland C. Peterson
    • 1
  • Maurice F. Prout
    • 2
  • Robert A. Schwarz
    • 2
  1. 1.Staub-Peterson: Consultation, Training, Development, Inc.GreensboroUSA
  2. 2.Institute for Graduate Clinical PsychologyWidener UniversityChesterUSA

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