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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
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978-1-84709-320-2
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Professor Kevin Gournay

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Recovery After Accident and Disaster

Professor Kevin Gournay

Sheldon Press

 

Once thought to be a rare condition, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a natural reaction to disaster and trauma in our lives. In addition, up to 25% of people have significant related problems such as anxiety, depression, or substance abuse. Symptoms include flashbacks, emotional numbness, acute anxiety, and physical reactions such as increased heart rate and nausea. This book takes a wide-ranging look at the nature of PTSD after distressing experiences such as war, sexual abuse or rape, natural and manmade disasters, car accidents, or the death of a loved one. Topics include:

·         Whom it affects.

·         Symptoms – emotional and physical.

·         Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) exposure treatment.

·         EMDR (Eye movement de-sensitisation).

·         Group therapy.

·         Medication.

·         Self-help measures.


Professor Kevin Gournay is Emeritus Professor at the Institute of Psychiatry, London, and has over 35 years clinical experience in treating people after national and domestic accidents and disasters. Professor Gournay is author of more than 130 articles and books, including two other books for Sheldon Press. He has served on numerous government bodies and is Special Adviser to the UK Joint Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights.


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Format:                                            Paperback

Measurements (height x width mm):  216 x 138 mm

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