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Comprehensive Guide to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders

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  • Features a roster of international authors spanning psychology, psychiatry, medicine, social work, neurobiology, neuroscience, genetics and pathology

  • Supports quick information discovery through a uniform structure across chapters

  • Constitutes a most complete and interdisciplinary, major reference work on PTSD

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This is an all-embracing reference that offers analyses and discussions of contemporary issues in the field of PTSD. The book brings together scientific material from leading experts in the field relating to a wide range of important current topics across disciplines. These include the early identification of PTSD and subsequent treatment, to social and behavioral studies, to biochemical, molecular and genetic research. With more than 125 chapters organized in 12 major sections, this is the most complete single resource on PTSD.

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Table of contents (131 entries)

  1. Setting the Scene: General Aspects, Definitions, and Selective Chapters to Illustrate the Breadth of PTSD

  2. PTSD in Different Conditions, Groups, and Specific Incidents

Editors and Affiliations

  • Faculty of Society and Health, Buckinghamshire New University, Uxbridge, United Kingdom

    Colin R. Martin

  • FactyofLifeSci&Med,Diabts&NutrnSciRshDiv, King’s College London, London, United Kingdom

    Victor R. Preedy

  • DepartofBiomedicalSci,SchoolofLifeScienc, University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

    Vinood B. Patel

About the editors

Victor R. Preedy is a professor in the School of Medicine, King's College London. He directs studies regarding pathology, health, nutrition and toxicity. Professor Preedy graduated in 1974 from the University of Aston with a Combined Honours Degree in Biology and Physiology with Pharmacology. He gained his Ph.D. in 1981, in the field of nutrition and metabolism, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London. Professor Preedy was elected as a Fellow to the Royal College of Pathologists in 2000. Dr Vinood B. Patel is currently a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Biochemistry at the University of Westminster and honorary fellow at King’s College London. He presently directs studies on metabolic pathways involved in liver disease, particularly related to mitochondrial energy regulation and cell death. Other areas included understanding the use of visceral osteopathic treatment for Autistic children, and studying this effect on behavioural and gastrointestinal alterations. Dr Patel graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a degree in Pharmacology and completed his PhD in protein metabolism from King’s College London in 1997. Colin R. Martin RN, BSc, PhD, YCAP, C.Psychol, AFBPsS, C.Sci is Chair and Professor of Mental Health at the University of the West of Scotland. He is a Registered Mental Health Nurse, Chartered Health Psychologist and a Chartered Scientist. He also trained in analytical biochemistry, this aspect reflecting the psychobiological focus of much of his research within mental health. He has published or has in press over 150 research papers and book chapters.

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