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Author: Raymond B. Flannery
Publisher: New Age Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788178221281
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder grows out of events, known as Psychological trauma, cause sever life stress. It may be due to sexual abuse, physical abuse, combat and major disasters.
This book will help you understand what Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is, what its signs of distress are, and how it is linked to addictive behavior in many victims. It will help you determine if you have PTSD. If you do, this book will then help you learn what feelings your traumatic event's) has (have) stirred in you, and what you can do to recover successfully and get on with your life.
There have been many important recent advances in our understanding and treatment of the sever life stress known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), these finding have been largely unavailable to the general public, and this book addresses that need.
It is especially written for victims who are suffering from the untreated consequences of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and for persons with addictive behavior, many of whom are self-medicating the untreated effects of PTSD without realizing it.
A basic introduction to PTSD. Written for victims, it is a helpful; source for understanding the responses a psychologically healthy person is likely to undergo after experiencing an acute traumatic episode.”
"A basic introduction to PTSD. Written for victims, it is a helpful source for understanding the responses a psychologically healthy person is likely to undergo after experiencing an acute traumatic episode."
= Journal of Traumatic Stress
"This is a wonderful first book for a person who is initially experiencing the symptoms of PTSD. It provides a context and offers sound information; this makes the book an ideal resource."
"Clinical, gripping,…offers professional value to therapists."
"But what happens when you really are a victim of trauma? Most victims don't talk. Victims try to forget because talking doesn't stop the pen and shame of being a victim. This book doesn't just talk about trauma and PTSD; this book shows what victims can do about it. The author has worked with many victims, particularly woman victims of rape and childhood physical and sexual abuse. He has learned from them the secrets of surviving. Now he has written this book with an action plan for victims to teach themselves how to survive. It is the first, and will remain the finest, book detailing exactly what you can do to overcome the helplessness of being a victim of trauma and PTSD."
= Walter Penk
Author’s Note and Editorial Method
Part 1-- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: its General Nature
1. What Has Befallen ME?: Psychological Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
2. Am I Losing My Mind?: The Psychology of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
3. Why Are My Nerves So Frayed?: The Biology Of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
4. It Hurts.: The Several Faces Of Untreated Traumatic Events
Part 2-- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: The Victims
5. Sexual Abuse
6. Physical Abuse
7. Combat / Family Alcoholism
Part 3-- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Step to Recovery
8. Recovery: Help for Victims
9. Recovery: Help from Family and Friends
10. Recovery: Why Me? Searching for the Soul of Goodness in Things Evil
A. Your Project SMART Program
B. Relaxation Exercises for Victims
C. Thoughts for Caregivers
About the Author