Risk Factors for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (Hardback)
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Risk Factors for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 31/05/1999
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In the 1980's, the psychiatric community first officially recognized posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a diagnosis to describe the disorder that can occur following exposure to extremely traumatic events. Since that time, it have been observed that some patients who have been exposed to trauma do not develop PTSD or only have symptoms immediately following the event, whereas others show signs of chronic PTSD. Recently, it has been hypothesized that the development of chronic PTSD results from a combination of factors, only some of which are related to exposure to trauma. Risk Factors for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder assembles almost 20 experts to examine the latest research on this topic. Specifically, it covers: Several important demographic and environmental risk factors for the development of PTSD Genetic risk factors identified through twin studies Neurbiological risk factors of PTSD and findings from several family studies Psychophysiological expressions of risk factors as well as neurocognitive risk factors for PTSD Personality characteristics in individuals with a propensity to develop PTSD and risk factors for the acute biological and psychological response to trauma Complete with a summary of the latest findings that advance our knowledge of the effects of trauma, this resource it useful in identifying and treating individuals much earlier following a traumatic experience as well as in helping prevent vulnerable individuals from being exposed to traumatic events.

Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
ISBN: 9780880488167
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 617 g
Dimensions: 229 x 150 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"The overall quality of the discussions contained in the volume is quite high and should prove interesting and thought-provoking for readers who are interested in PTSD from their clinical practice, as well as those interested in the ongoing research on this one of several diagnoses important following traumatic exposure."-- "Psychiatric Times"


"Relying upon a stellar collection of clinicians and researchers, this book sets the standard to a contemporary understanding of the factors associated with the development of PTSD. The contributions will continue to influence clinical work and research into the foreseeable future. It is a truly exciting effort."-- "Terence M. Keane, Ph.D., Professor and Vice Chairman of Psychiatry, Chief, Psychology Services, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts"


"The identification of risk factors represents a critically important step in our understanding of PTSD. Dr. Yehuda has assembled an outstanding group of experts who have laid the foundation upon which to expand this essential area of research."-- "Steven M. Southwick, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut"

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