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Acute Stress Disorder : A Handbook of Theory, Assessment and Treatment - Richard A. Bryant

Acute Stress Disorder

A Handbook of Theory, Assessment and Treatment

Hardcover Published: 1st November 1999
ISBN: 9781557986122
Number Of Pages: 240

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Accidents and disasters dominate the headlines and news programmes, capturing, for a while, the attention and sympathy of the public. But for the victims and witnesses of trauma, the psychological effects are far from fleeting. Recent research shows that the psychological reactions in the initial aftermath of the trauma are a critical predictor of longer-term adjustment. This text provides a comprehensive clinical examination of acute stress disorder (ASD) since its 1994 introduction into DSM-IV as a diagnostic category. The authors outline the rationale and techniques to prevent the development of PTSD by identifying and treating those with ASD. Drawing from their pioneering clinical and research experience, they review the underlying theoretical issues, then present a step-by-step guide to assessing and treating ASD, and detail the procedures for using cognitive behaviour therapy to treat ASD. The book is a suitable reference for academic and clinical psychologists, psychiatrists and other mental health professionals working with victims of trauma.

Theoretical and Empirical Issuesp. 1
The Emergence of Acute Stress Disorderp. 3
Theoretical Perspectives of Acute Stress Disorderp. 11
Empirical Status of Acute Stress Disorderp. 19
Assessmentp. 41
How to Diagnose Acute Stress Disorderp. 43
Assessment Toolsp. 59
Treatmentp. 73
Empirical Basis for Treatmentp. 75
Treating Acute Stress Disorderp. 87
Treatment Obstaclesp. 135
Special Considerationsp. 147
Special Populationsp. 149
The Role of Debriefingp. 163
Legal Issuesp. 175
Acute Stress Disorder Interviewp. 189
Acute Stress Disorder Scalep. 195
Referencesp. 197
Author Indexp. 233
Subject Indexp. 243
About the Authorsp. 251
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ISBN: 9781557986122
ISBN-10: 1557986126
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st November 1999
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 3.81  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.77