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About this book
Ours is an era of increasing tension, both global and local. And not surprisingly, PTSD is recognized not only in combat veterans and active military personnel, but also disaster and assault survivors across the demographic spectrum. As current events from mass shootings to the debate over trigger warnings keep the issue in the public eye, the disorder remains a steady concern among researchers and practitioners.
Future Directions in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder presents findings and ideas with the potential to influence both our conceptualization of the condition and the techniques used to address it. A multidisciplinary panel of experts offers new analyses of risk and resilience factors, individual and group approaches to prevention, the evolving process of diagnosis, and effective treatment and delivery. Chapters on treatment allow readers to compare widely-used prolonged exposure and VR methods with innovative applications of cognitive processing therapy and interpersonal therapy. And an especially compelling contribution surveys empirically-based programs relating to what for many is the emblematic trauma of our time, the events of September 11, 2001. Included in the coverage:
- Predictors of vulnerability to PTSD: neurobiological and genetic risk factors.
- Early intervention: is prevention better than cure?
- The functional neuroanatomy of PTSD.
- The development of evidence-based treatment for PTSD.
- Enhancing exposure therapy using D-Cycloserine (DCS).
- PLUS: a case example as seen through five therapeutic perspectives.
While millions experience trauma, relatively few develop chronic PTSD. Future Directions in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a practical and proactive reference for the health and clinical psychologists, sociologists, psychiatrists, and primary care physicians dedicated to further decreasing those numbers.
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title Future Directions in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Book Subtitle Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Marilyn P. Safir
Helene S. Wallach
Albert "Skip" Rizzo
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-7522-5
- Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
- Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
- eBook Packages Behavioral Science Behavioral Science and Psychology (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4899-7521-8
- Softcover ISBN 978-1-4899-7945-2
- eBook ISBN 978-1-4899-7522-5
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XVI, 430
- Number of Illustrations 17 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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“The editors have chosen a comprehensive biopsychosocial model that integrates and continues to guide future work on PTSD. … It would be an excellent handbook for experienced psychologists to review general data and to explore more recent research and clinical applications. In a very organized, clear fashion, the editors have compiled a book that would be of value to researchers, clinicians, students, policy makers, and public health professionals.” (Dolores McCarthy, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 60 (48), November, 2015)