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The Impact of Early Life Trauma on Health and Disease : The Hidden Epidemic - Ruth A. Lanius

The Impact of Early Life Trauma on Health and Disease

The Hidden Epidemic

By: Ruth A. Lanius (Editor), Eric Vermetten (Editor), Clare Pain (Editor)

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Published: 1st September 2010
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There is now ample evidence from the preclinical and clinical fields that early life trauma has both dramatic and long-lasting effects on neurobiological systems and functions that are involved in different forms of psychopathology as well as on health in general. To date, a comprehensive review of the recent research on the effects of early and later life trauma is lacking. This book fills an obvious gap in academic and clinical literature by providing reviews which summarize and synthesize these findings. Topics considered and discussed include the possible biological and neuropsychological effects of trauma at different epochs and their effect on health. This book will be essential reading for psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, mental health professionals, social workers, pediatricians and specialists in child development.

' ... 'The topic of this book is important and the information presented is timely and extensive ...' The Journal of Psychological Medicine

Early Life Trauma, Impact of Health and Disease
Childhood Trauma: Epidemiology and Historical Themes
The history of early life trauma and abuse from the 1850s to the current time: how the past influences the present
The epidemiology of early life trauma
Historical themes in the study of recovered and false memories of trauma
Early life trauma, later outcome: results from longitudinal studies and clinical observations
Synopsis
The Effects of Life Trauma: Mental and Physical Health
Attachment dysregulation as hidden trauma in infancy
Towards a developmental trauma in infancy, early stress, maternal buffering, and psychiatric morbidity in young adulthood
Complex adult sequelae of early life exposure to psychological trauma
The relationship of adverse childhood experiences to adult health, well being, social function and health care
Synopsis
Biological Approaches to Early Life Trauma
The Impact of Early Life Trauma: Psychobiological Sequelae in Children
Translational studies of the effects of early life stress
Lateral asymmetries in infants' regulatory and communicative gestures
Neurobiology of childhood trauma and adversity
Neurobiology of neglect
Early life trauma as a risk factor for disease in adulthood
Synopsis
The Impact of Childhood Trauma: Psychobiological Sequelae in Adults
Early life stress and psychiatric risk/resilience: the importance of a developmental neurobiological model in understanding gene by environment interactions
Neuroendocrine effects of early life trauma
Long lasting effects of early life trauma on neurobiological circuits
Biological framework for early life related traumatic dissociation
The role of resilience in early life trauma
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Clinical Perspectives, Assessment and Treatment of Trauma Spectrum Disorders
Assessment on the Impact of Early Life Trauma: Clinical Science and Societal Effects
Assessment of early- and mid-childhood trauma in adults
Memory and trauma: examining disruptions in implicit, explicit and autobiographical memory
Scientific progress and methodological issues in the study of recovered and false memories of trauma
The psychosocial consequences of organized violence in children
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Strategies to Reduce Impact
The role of mentalizing in treating attachment trauma
Pragmatic approaches to stage oriented treatment for complex post traumatic stress and dissociative disorders
Cognitive behavioral treatments
Emotions and emotion regulation in the process of trauma recovery: implications for the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder
Psychodynamic psychotherapy: adaptations for the treatment of patients with chronic complex PSTD
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Epilogue
Index
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ISBN: 9780521880268
ISBN-10: 0521880262
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 329
Published: 1st September 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.91
Edition Number: 1