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When Someone You Love Suffers from Posttraumatic Stress: What to Expect and What You Can Do 1st Edition

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ISBN-10: 1609180658
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"An easy-to-read, comprehensive, research-based resource. This book is filled with practical advice."--Andrew Christensen, PhD, coauthor of Reconcilable Differences

"Finally, a resource for all sufferers of PTSD and their families and friends. As the wife of a veteran and an advocate who works with families dealing with combat trauma, I have been searching for a book like this. It provides up-to-date information that is relevant for readers worldwide. This book will save many relationships. It's not a book to borrow; it's one you have to own!"--Donna Reggett,Head Advocate, Ipswich District Veterans' Support Centre, Australia 

"Zayfert and DeViva are to be applauded for recognizing the ripple effects of trauma on loved ones, and their important role in the recovery process. Readers will find this book easy to understand and useful in making sense of their loved one's symptoms and behaviors. Drawing on their extensive clinical experience, the authors provide an array of examples that bring the effects of trauma on individuals and relationships into sharp focus. They also offer straightforward explanations about treatments that work. Anyone who cares about someone who has been traumatized will be grateful for this book."--Candice M. Monson, PhD, Department of Psychology, Ryerson University, Canada

"I only wish that I had had this book when my husband and I were dealing with the full force of his PTSD last year. My husband is heading to Afghanistan for his third tour any day, and after reading this book, I feel more prepared to handle any symptoms that may re-emerge when he returns. The book helped me understand what he was going through and give voice to my own feelings and struggles. The authors provide actual strategies for dealing with the symptoms and making sure that everyone's needs are met, not just the survivor. Just fabulous!"--M.C.

"Being in a relationship with someone with PTSD is extremely hard. I was constantly wondering what I was doing wrong and why my fiancé was upset. This informative book helped me understand exactly what PTSD is, why it isn't always me that is causing the problem, and why I can't just 'fix it.' It is a great resource for those looking for help in understanding their loved ones. I learned how I not only can help my fiancé, but also can help myself."--B.M.


About the Author

Claudia Zayfert, PhD, a clinical psychologist, is an internationally renowned expert in cognitive-behavioral therapy who has worked with trauma survivors for over 20 years. She is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School and Director of the Anxiety Disorders Service at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.
 
Jason C. DeViva, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in the VA Connecticut Health Care System, where he works extensively with veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Dr. DeViva is on the faculty of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Yale School of Medicine. He has treated both veterans and civilians with posttraumatic stress disorder and related problems for over a decade.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 292 pages
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press; 1 edition (June 9, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1609180658
  • ISBN-13: 978-1609180652
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #59,132 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Marion on December 28, 2012
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This is by far the best book I have read on PTSD. It is written to those that are caring for a loved one with PTSD. They talk about what you are feeling, what your loved one is going through, how to help your loved one, treatment options and more. I felt like I had someone who really understood all my mixed up, ever changing emotions. When our loved one is suffering with PTSD, it affects the whole family and oftentimes we are forgotten. They emphasize how important it is for caretakers to stay healthy in mind and body and give you practical steps to do that. I purchased this book for my Kindle, and I may even purchase a hard copy as well in case I want to share it with someone else. Such a great book. I may even read it over and over again because there is a lot of wonderful information to digest.
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I wish I had found this book earlier. I lost my husband in a motorcycle accident earlier this year. We were together four years. He was a vet with PTSD and I came along after he retired from the Army, not having been around the military myself for the most part.. This book explained so much about all of the different things he and I experienced. I struggled every day trying to keep my normal happy demeanor, to understand what he was going through, to know how best to react and respond to what was happening. He was such a giving person and I really wanted to understand it and be able to work through it with him. As I read the different chapters in this book, I saw things that I had done right, things I wish I'd done differently, things I knew were associated with PTSD and other things that I had no idea were associated. My eyes were totally opened to a much more in-depth understanding of it and to seeing that PTSD involves all kinds of trauma, not just combat situations, which makes sense, but which I had never stopped to consider.

The book uses real life examples of people and situations to help us understand what the different symptoms are, what causes them and why we may or may not be able to do anything about the different aspects. It also helps us to understand what type of things we can do to keep ourselves mentally and physically healthy and able to be there for our loved one. Although my husband is no longer here, I had to understand it and what I could have done differently. This book gave me the information I had been looking for, but in the wrong places. I did do some things right, but I could have done more. I read the Kindle version and have purchased a hard copy so that I can read it again and jump around easier.
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A fantastic resource for partners and others that care for loved ones with PTSD. This covers both military and civilian caused PTSD. Some great down to earth advice. Well worth the read more than once..
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By Razzy2001 on September 14, 2013
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I found that this book gave me a deeper understanding of what people go through after traumatic events. Everyone knows someone who has, whether it's military experiences, trauma of auto accidents, or witnessing a horrific event such as 9/11. This book was helpful in being able to understand the how and why and that it IS different for every individual.
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This is a wonderful book, takes a very positive approach to PTSD. Includes lots of stories, and follows the real life participants through their process of dealing with PTSD.

For sufferers, but also very much for partners of sufferers, and how sufferers and family can deal with the issues created by the sufferers response to the trauma endured. Some of the examples are military, but a plurality are people facing other traumas.

Very un-affected- written simply, directly. Very practical and realistic about how hard it is to deal with.

Also has resources, etc. to help work towards dealing with, handling the daily living with PTSD.
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Very helpful information on how to stay sane and make the most of your life without becoming bitter and isolated when a loved one close to you has PTSD. Full of ways that engender compassion, great suggestions on what to do when, I recommend this book.
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This is a great book especially for those of us who are supporting family member with PTSD especially since it is difficult to find support groups for family and friends.
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Post Traumatic stress is not privy only to those who have served in wartime. I thank them and God for their service. Post traumatic stress happens when life throws curve balls to anyone. This book helped me to understand PTSD in a new way. I was abandoned by my father when I was 17 pregnant and alone. He offered to help me, but with an ultimate price to me. I had to give up my child. Also being a survivor of molestation at a young age, I've used this book to help me recover some of what I lost due to trauma in my life. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has suffered trauma in any form, whether it be child molestation, rape, war, or even divorce of parents. Children are not as resilient as once thought. Just ask me! This book will help anyone with the desire for healing in their life.
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