..." this book fills a gaping hole in the field... The ideas are very much mainstream, but they are also cutting edge and articulated very clearly. The emphasis on personality and individual differences is much needed, especially as applied to people who have lived with the disorder for years and years."
-Don R. Catherall, Ph.D., Northwestern University Medical School
"The elderly are often isolated by age and social biases, and this lends itself to increased trauma, violence and neglect. Until recent years we have not even had resources and laws/procedures to report elderly abuse, having to rely on the language and format of child abuse while making appropriate adjustments for age and circumstance. Experts in domestic violence cite rapidly growing numbers of victims among the elderly, often in long-term marriages."
-The World Pastoral Care Center
"This is the definitive work on PTSD with the aged. What makes this book so praiseworthy is a combination of clarity, extensiveness, and insight. By insight, I mean that the authors know when to lay out the full range of accepted diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and when to admit the limitations of what is currently accepted. What is especially refreshing here is the discernment and decision making: looking at the patient's personality and situation in order to decide what kind of treatment approach to use.."
-Clinical Gerontologist, Volume 24, No. 4
"This book is both a useful and necessary book in an increasingly ageist society, that ironically refuses to age! -TheIrish Psychologist, Volume 31, No. 1, August 2004
About the Author
Leon A. Hyer, PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at the Mercer School of Medicine and the Georgia Neurosurgical Institute. He is board certified in psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). Dr. Hyer is a fellow of several divisions of the American Psychological Association; International Society of Traumatic Stress; and the Gerontological Society of America. He has been a Professor of Psychiatry for many years at the Medical College of Georgia and Veterans Administration, and at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson. He is the recipient of several awards in the VA, as well as the Distinguished Researcher award from Psychologists in Long-Term Care (2005) and Mentor of the Year, APA Division of Clinical Psychology (2007). His professional contributions are comprised of over 200 articles and book chapters, and three books. He has been the clinical editor of several journals, as well as a reviewer. He currently has several grants on topics ranging from pain, cognitive training, cognitive assessment, and depression/anxiety, all related to older adults.