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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook
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Description: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook By: Schiraldi, Glenn R. ISBN: 0737302658 DOI: 10.1036/0737302658 Format: BC 446 pages Pub Date: 2000-01-01 Copyright: 2000 Edition:1 $18.95 USD Product Line:McGraw-Hill McGraw-Hill Description
For the millions who suffer from the effects of a traumatic experience, this book offers help and hope and provides the diverse elements needed for lasting recovery. Trauma can take many forms, from the most disturbing of circumstances such as witnessing a murder or violent crime to the subtle trauma of living with the effects of abuse or alcoholism. Deep emotional wounds often seem like they will never heal, but Schiraldi has helped and witnessed survivors recover, grow, and find happiness.
By helping people recognize the coping mechanisms and by dealing directly with the effects of a traumatic experience, there is a great reason for hope. The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook is a guide for both survivors and their loved ones, helping them to see that on the other side of their pain is recovery and growth.
* Explains the psychic defenses that can go into effect to protect a victim from further emotional harm * Provides information on triggers and the debilitating effects of post-traumatic stress disorder * Addresses how the healing process can begin and how fear diminishes through a variety of medic and nonmedicinal treatment methods
Part I: About PTSD Chapter 1. PTSD Basics Chapter 2. Making Sense of the Bewildering Symptoms: Understanding Anxiety and Dissociation Chapter 3. Associated Features Chapter 4. Frequently Asked Questions Part II: About Healing, Recovery, Growth Chapter 5. Principles of Healing, Recovery, and Growth Chapter 6. Treatment Approaches: Professional, Medication, Group, and Self-Managed Part III: Preparations Chapter 7. Stabilization and Balance Chapter 8. Taking Care of Your Health Part IV: Managing Symptoms Chapter 9. Affect Management Chapter 10. Reducing General Arousal Chapter 11. Breathing Retraining Chapter 12. About Relaxation Chapter 13. Progressive Muscle Relaxation Chapter 14. Autogenic Training Chapter 15. Meditation Chapter 16. Managing Anger Chapter 17. Eye Movement Chapter 18. Intrusion Management Part V: Treatment Chapter 19. Principles of Memory Work Chapter 20. Cognitive Restructuring Chapter 21. Confiding Concealed Wounds Chapter 22. Resolving Guilt Chapter 23. Thought Field Therapy Chapter 24. The Rewind Technique Chapter 25. Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) Chapter 26. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Chapter 27. The Counting Method Chapter 28. Dream Management and Processing Chapter 29. Healing Imagery Chapter 30. Healing Rituals Chapter 31. Grieving Losses Chapter 32. Making Sense of Trauma: Coming to Terms with Suffering Chapter 33. Hypnosis Chapter 34. Expressive Art Therapies Chapter 35. Life Review Chapter 36. Building Self-Esteem Chapter 37. Unfinished Business: Resolving Anger Chapter 38. Prolonged Exposure Chapter 39. Complementary Approaches Part VI: Moving On Chapter 40. Transitioning Chapter 41. Intimacy and Sexuality Chapter 42. Meaning and Purpose Chapter 43. Spiritual and Religious Growth Chapter 44. Happiness, Pleasure, and Humor Chapter 45. Relapse Prevention Chapter 46. Summing Up Appendices Appendix 1. The History of PTSD Appendix 2. Assessing Abuse Appendix 3. The Brain and Memory Appendix 4. Psychiatric Disorders Appendix 5. 72-Hour Emergency Preparedness Appendix 6. Time Management Appendix 7. Rape and Sexual Assault Facts and Myths Appendix 8. Medication Facts and Guidelines Appendix 9. Victim, Survivor, Thriver Appendix 10. Resources
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Review Date: Tue November 7, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $18.95 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Covers almost all the areas of PTSD
Cons: Deficit regarding Traumatic injury/accidents

This should be the manual for everyone who has been diagnosed with PTSD, suffered a traumatic event, or is a friend or relative of someone who has. Informative. Allows for picking up and putting down and use as a reminder of how PTSD causes changes within a person, and possible coping tools.
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Review Date: Sun June 25, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: super easy to read

a great starting point to learn terminology of your PTSD symptoms
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