- Hardcover: 418 pages
- Publisher: Humana Press; 2009 edition (March 11, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 160327328X
- ISBN-13: 978-1603273282
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.9 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,834,911 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the reviews:
"This book uses a variety of authors to review various aspects of the diagnosis, physiology, neurobiology, evaluation, and treatment of PTSD. … an invaluable resource for all clinicians and neuroscientists concerned with the condition. … Chapters end with an extensive list of current and relevant references, and numerous illustrations, diagrams, and figures … highlight salient features of the discussions. … It is well written, and the diagrams and illustrations provide appropriate visual representations of the important major points." (Steven T. Herron, Doody’s Review Service, September, 2009)
“Peter Shiromani … produce a book that will have much to offer both clinicians and investigators in the field of sleep. … provide a clear and comprehensive overview of the mechanisms of normal sleep-wake control that are likely to malfunction in PTSD. … Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder should be seen as a landmark in the joining of the PTSD and sleep fields.” (Richard J. Ross, Sleep, Vol. 32 (12), 2010)
“This is a worthwhile volume that will surely be useful in a new age of books that attempt, as this one does, to identify and apply the basic and applied science of PTSD. … Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Basic Science and Clinical Practice represents a growing and welcomed interest in PTSD among fields outside mental health practice, and it is consistent with the movement toward viewing traumatic consequences in terms of injury and recovery … .” (Charles R. Figley, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 55 (14), April, 2010)
“This is an exceptionally well-written and edited text, with a fine selection of chapter authors. … most suited to graduate students or postgraduate researchers who have an interest in conducting basic science or clinical trials for further understanding of underlying processes or treatments for PTSD. … I highly recommend Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Basic Science and Clinical Practice for graduate students or postgraduate neuroscience researchers and university-based psychiatrists interested in expanding their research into basic science studies or clinical trials.” (Thomas Allen Grieger, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 303 (19), May, 2010)
From the Back Cover
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a psychiatric condition that can occur in anyone who has experienced a life-threatening or violent event. The trauma can be due to war, terrorism, torture, natural disasters, accidents, violence, or rape. In Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Basic Science and Clinical Practice, widely regarded experts in the field outline the neurobiology of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and provide a range of state-of-the-art treatment strategies for clinicians. Originally associated exclusively with military service, PTSD is now recognized as a disorder that can result from any traumatic situation and can afflict children as well as adults. In this ground-breaking title, the authors review the current state of knowledge of PTSD, covering not only pharmacological and psychological treatment strategies but also epidemiological findings, the neurobiology and neurophysiology of PTSD, and brain imaging issues. In all, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Basic Science and Clinical Practice provides today's most relevant and up-to-date information regarding the treatment and understanding of those affected by PTSD and is an invaluable resource for all clinicians and neuroscientists concerned with the condition
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Top Customer Reviews
The book begins with articles on the current scientific understanding of the physiology of PTSD: The role of the amygdala and fear, animal models of PTSD, and how PTSD affects the body. Included is information on the coerulus-noradrenegric system and stress, the effect of stress on sleep and its relationship to PTSD, role of stress hormones, and low basal cortisol and the startle reflex. Two articles on brain imaging and PTSD are included.
Three treatment strategies are discussed: Pharmacologic treatment, guided imagery, and virtual reality exposure therapy. Missing is cognitive processing therapy.
This book is a valuable resource providing a wide variety of articles on our current understanding of PTSD.