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Torture and its Consequences: Current Treatment Approaches (Paperback)
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Torture and its Consequences: Current Treatment Approaches (Paperback)

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Paperback 552 Pages / Published: 04/02/1999
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Despite numerous international declarations and conventions prohibiting human rights violations, torture remains a major problem in many countries of the world. This book reveals in some detail the medical, psychiatric and psychological problems confronting the survivors of torture, and reviews the various and sometimes conflicting treatment approaches available to those involved in their care. Contributions are drawn both from host countries treating refugees who have experienced torture and from countries where treatment and rehabilitation of torture survivors has taken place in a setting of continuing repression and victimization. This handbook has become a classic resource, providing theoretical and practical information which addresses the needs of all health workers helping survivors of torture. Its reviews of issues in the sociology and psychobiology of organized violence also serve to command the interest of a much wider readership.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521659543
Number of pages: 552
Weight: 730 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'The editor set out to summarize what is known about traumatic stress that could benefit workers in the field of torture. This goal has been met and exceeded, resulting in a volume of importance to anyone with an interest in the field of trauma. Each of the volume's sections offers authoritative and informative chapters written by leaders in their fields.' Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
'The strengths of this book lie in the scholarly approach to a sociopolitical phenomenon, clearly and in an accessible way. The book is a landmark in that it has brought together international research and practice of relevance to those working with survivors of torture and organized violence. There are some excellent chapters, for example, on uncontrollable and unpredictable stress, and on sexual torture. All in all ... this book is an important contribution to the field and of potential interest to all those interested in upholding human rights and in working with those who have suffered the gravest human rights abuses.' Nimisha Patel

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