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Stress and Trauma : Clinical Psychology: A Modular Course - Patricia A. Resick

Stress and Trauma

Clinical Psychology: A Modular Course

Paperback Published: 21st December 2000
ISBN: 9781841691909
Number Of Pages: 216

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Stress and Trauma provides a well-written, accessible overview of traumatic stress studies. It reviews the full range of clinical disorders that may result from extreme stress, with particular emphasis on the most common disorder - post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).


The book reviews research on the prevalence of trauma and the prevalence of relevant disorders following trauma. It goes on to look at psychological theories of stress and trauma, the biology of stress and trauma reactions, and the factors prior to, during and after traumatic events that place people at particular risk for the development of psychological problems.


The book goes on to look at treatment of trauma-related psychological problems, and covers the use of medication and a range of psychological treatments. Different types of therapy are described and research findings on these approaches are reviewed.


Stress and Trauma will provide a valuable overview of the area for advanced undergraduates, early post-graduate training, and mental health professionals seeking an update of recent developments.

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"Stress and Trauma by Patricia A. Resick is an interesting and engaging book. It will be an essential resource for students of psychology, medicine, nursing, as well as mental health professionals who require a comprehensive, yet accessible introduction to the complicated field of stress and trauma. The book is not merely a scholarly summary of the existing knowledge, it provides interesting new perspectives on the field, all within a readable and interesting format." - Allison Harvey, Oxford University, UK

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Series prefacep. ix
Classifying reactions to stress and traumap. 1
Reactions to stressful and traumatic events: Symptoms and diagnosesp. 3
Description of clinical disordersp. 9
Summaryp. 28
Prevalence of traumatic stress and related disordersp. 29
Prevalence of traumap. 30
Prevalence of disordersp. 38
Comorbidity of trauma-related disordersp. 47
Summaryp. 54
Psychological theories of stress and traumap. 57
Stress theory: Conservation of resourcesp. 57
Psychodynamic theoriesp. 60
Learning theoryp. 64
Cognitive theoriesp. 66
Summaryp. 76
Biological bases of stress and trauma reactionsp. 79
The stress responsep. 80
Post-traumatic stress disorderp. 84
Dissociationp. 93
Summaryp. 93
Psychological risk factors: Pre-trauma and peri-trauma influencesp. 95
Demographic variablesp. 95
Pre-trauma variablesp. 100
The effects of prior life events and traumap. 102
Peritraumatic variablesp. 105
Summaryp. 115
Post-trauma risk factors and resources: Coping, cognitions, and social supportp. 117
Post-trauma copingp. 118
Research on copingp. 120
Post-trauma attributions and cognitionsp. 124
Social influences on reactions and recoveryp. 134
Summaryp. 139
Treatment of traumatic stress reactionsp. 141
Biological treatmentsp. 141
Crisis intervention: A preventive approachp. 144
Psychodynamic therapiesp. 148
Cognitive-behavioral therapiesp. 150
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapyp. 163
Summaryp. 165
Referencesp. 167
Author indexp. 189
Subject indexp. 196
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ISBN: 9781841691909
ISBN-10: 1841691909
Series: Clinical Psychology: A Modular Course
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 21st December 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.69 x 17.53  x 0.99
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1

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