Trauma and Physical Health

Understanding the Effects of Extreme Stress and of Psychological Harm

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Author: Victoria L. Banyard,Valerie J. Edwards,Kathleen Kendall-Tackett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134018738

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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Trauma research and clinical practice have taught us much about the widespread problems of child maltreatment, partner violence, and sexual assault. Numerous investigations have documented links between such trauma exposure and long-term negative mental health consequences. As we learn more about traumatic stress, however, increasing attention has been drawn to the less studied physical health effects of maltreatment and trauma. Trauma and Physical Health describes both the negative physical health effects of victimization in childhood as well as exploring theoretical models that explains these links. By bringing together new and current studies on the relationship between trauma and physical health, this edited collection assesses the clinical implications of these links. At a time when the mental health field is becoming increasingly cognizant of the value of collaboration with professionals in the physical health arena, this book suggests ways in which clinicians can work with primary care professionals to better meet the needs of trauma survivors across the lifespan. A key focus of the text is to clarify the relationship between the current knowledge base in trauma and physical health and directions for future research in primary care health settings. With contributors from a wide range of clinical and psychological disciplines, it will be of interest to researchers, clinicians and professionals in the trauma field and to primary care professionals concerned with compassionate care for the traumatized.

Assessing Psychological Trauma and PTSD

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Author: John Preston Wilson,Terence Martin Keane

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781593850357

Category: Psychology

Page: 668

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This comprehensive, authoritative volume meets a key need for anyone providing treatment services or conducting research in the area of trauma and PTSD, including psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, and students in these fields. It is an invaluable text for courses in stress and trauma, abuse and victimization, or abnormal psychology, as well as clinical psychology practica.

Overcoming Trauma and PTSD

A Workbook Integrating Skills from ACT, DBT, and CBT

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Author: Sheela Raja

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608822885

Category: Self-Help

Page: 200

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If you’ve experienced a traumatic event, you may feel a wide range of emotions, such as anxiety, anger, fear, and depression. The truth is that there is no right or wrong way to react to trauma; but there are ways that you can heal from your experience, and uncover your own capacity for resilience, growth, and recovery. Overcoming Trauma and PTSD offers proven-effective treatments based in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help you overcome both the physical and emotional symptoms of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This book will help you find relief from painful flashbacks, insomnia, or other symptoms you might be experiencing. Also included are worksheets, checklists, and exercises to help you start feeling better and begin your journey on the road to recovery. This book will help you manage your anxiety and stop avoiding certain situations, cope with painful memories and nightmares, and determine if you need to see a therapist. Perhaps most importantly, it will help you to develop a support system so that you can you heal and move forward.

Healing Crisis and Trauma with Mind, Body, and Spirit

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Author: Barbara Rubin Wainrib, EdD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826132468

Category: Medical

Page: 168

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Designated a Doody's Core Title! We live in a changed world, a world where the enemy is no longer in uniform on the other side of a trench. There is no longer an identified "war zone" and the "enemy" may be the innocent looking person standing next to us. Clear boundaries and an assumption of safety no longer exist. Learning new skills to address the injuries incurred by sudden trauma and unpredictable lives is essential. This book is written for those persons in the "helping professions." It is also written for those who have a sufficient understanding of psychology and a sufficient awareness of our current world, and want to gain some knowledge about being helpful. This book offers the educator and the practitioner training methods, exercises, and intervention techniques applicable to the gamut of experiences that we currently encounter. It also will introduce readers to newer concepts and their applications such as role play, spirituality, the role of animals in healing, and the concept of forgiveness. Throughout the book, whether it is in those who represent the highly resilient or those who continue to struggle, a strengths perspective is emphasized. Finally, this book describes the "Phoenix Phenomenon", a concept Wainrib developed during the course of her teaching and practice, which articulates and illustrates an inherent ability to use resilience in the process of converting pain into growth.

Military Sexual Trauma: Current Knowledge and Future Directions

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Author: Carolyn B Allard,Melissa Platt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317977726

Category: Medical

Page: 146

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Military Sexual Trauma: Current Knowledge and Future Directions showcases the work of several prominent military sexual trauma (MST) researchers, scholars, and clinicians from across the United States. A review of existing research and original empirical findings converge to indicate that MST contributes to a range of physical health problems, complex posttraumatic responses, and other mental health consequences above and beyond the effects of other types of traumatic experiences. This collection also presents evidence suggesting that MST is often difficult to identify both within the individual military member and within the military population as a whole. Recommendations are offered for addressing this problem. In addition to the research review and empirical findings, an evolutionary framework for understanding sexual assault of women in the military is presented. Taken together, this collection of works may inform MST intervention and prevention efforts. This book was originally published as a special issue of Journal of Trauma & Dissociation.

Trauma, Dissociation and Health

Casual Mechanisms and Multidimensional Pathways

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Author: Kathleen Kendall-Tackett,Bridget Klest

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317987608

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 104

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This book explores the impact of trauma and dissociation on physical health throughout the lifespan. Important chronic conditions, such as cardiovascular disease and chronic pain, are examined. In addition, trauma in childbearing women is considering, specifically examining the short- and long-term effects of the birth experience itself. Dissociation’s effect on long-term health is also described, and how it might manifest in patients in health care settings. This book was based on a special issue of Journal of Trauma & Dissociation.

Medicolegal Reporting in Orthopaedic Trauma E-Book

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Author: Michael A. Foy,Phillip S. Fagg

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702048860

Category: Medical

Page: 560

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This book – now a classic - was developed to facilitate the preparation of medicolegal reports following musculoskeletal injuries. It collates data from the world literature in one source, together with review articles on related topics such as Repetitive Strain Injury. As a result, it saves readers from the time-consuming task of researching multiple references. A comprehensive guide to the preparation of medicolegal reports in the field of personal injury litigation following musculoskeletal trauma.. It provides prognostic information following musculoskeletal injuries and assists the clinician acting as an expert medical witness prepare the report. Each of the chapters is devoted to different areas of injury and takes the reader through the full range of treatments, results and complications and how these impact on prognosis. Collates data on treatment, results, complications from the relevant medical literature and review articles and saves the orthopaedic surgeon acting as an expert witness a lot of hours of unnecessary research.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Scientific and Professional Dimensions

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Author: Julian D. Ford

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080922560

Category: Psychology

Page: 456

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This authored text-reference will be the first comprehensive text in the rapidly growing field of psychological trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder. According to the NIMH, approximately 5.2 million American adults already suffer from post traumatic stress disorder. Caused by everything from combat experience to violent personal assaults to natural disasters and accidents, the incidence of PTSD has already reached epidemic proportions. The profound impact of psychological trauma and the need for proactive and scientifically-based approaches to timely prevention and evidence based treatment is unarguable and mental health programs are seeing a significant rise in the number of PTSD courses offered and services required. As a result, scholars, researchers, educators, clinicians, and trainees in the health care and human and social services need a concise and comprehensive source of authoritative information on psychological trauma and posttraumatic stress. This volume will offer a foundational understanding of the field as well cover key controversies, the influence of culture and gender, and describe state-of-the-art research and clinical methodologies in down-to-earth terms. Clinical case studies will be used liberally. * Concise but comprehensive coverage of biological, clinical and social issues surrounding PTSD * Thoroughly covers evidence-based treatments, enabling the reader to translate current research into effective practice * Exemplifies practical application through case studies

Trauma And The Vietnam War Generation

Report Of Findings From The National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study

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Author: Kulka

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317772482

Category: Psychology

Page: 332

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First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.