The Body Bears the Burden: Trauma, Dissociation, and Disease
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The Body Bears the Burden: Trauma, Dissociation, and Disease

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Measure the neurophysiological changes associated with PTSD and whiplash!Using the clinical model of the whiplash syndrome, this groundbreaking book describes the alterations in brain chemistry and function induced in individuals by what is known as traumatic stress or traumatization--experiencing a life-threatening event while in a state of helplessness. The Body Bears th...more
Paperback, 250 pages
Published August 8th 2001 by Routledge (first published 2001)
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Michael
Robert Scaer is a neurologist who has worked in the field of whiplash injury and postconcussive syndrome. He has crossed over to develop expertise in mental health through his work as he became aware that much of the long term disability related to this clinical area is mental health related and often related to a history of early life trauma.

Scaer digs deep into current findings in neurodevelopment and the neuroscience of trauma and dissociation in this tour de force work, clarifying the effect...more
Bima Putra
This book a little hard to undestand, but totally worth it
Holly

dense at times, but worth it. i started viewing everyone as a walking trauma history. in some weird way it gives me a sense of compassion for people/behavior i otherwise wouldn't think twice about as anything other than inexcusable.

this means big things for humans. i'm sure it won't reach the masses for another ten years, probably. but who knows! spread the word- we could definitely use the call for allopathic and holistic synthesis.
Deb Del Vecchio-Dcully
Trauma from a Neurologist's perspective - pretty much my clinical world! Very thorough review of the ways PTSD effects the body. Every therapist and physician should read this.
Barbara Whittaker
Eye-opening study on what trauma does to the physical self
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