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

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New edition provides updated concepts and ideas in simplified medical language The Body Bears the Burden: Trauma, Dissociation, and Disease, Second Edition is the update of the classic book that explains the reasons behind some of the most common symptoms and conditions that previously defied a medical explanation. Respected author, Robert C. Scaer, MD, has diligently simp ...more
ebook, Second Edition, 302 pages
Published October 4th 2007 by Routledge (first published 2001)
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Holly
Oct 04, 2011 Holly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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.
Michael
Feb 04, 2013 Michael rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Sherrie Smith
Apr 05, 2015 Sherrie Smith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is written for those with some understanding of medicine and how the physiology works, but it completely explains how, based on all the new science of the past couple of decades, how trauma works, and why it causes the issues it causes. The book actually makes sense out of PTSD.
Bima Putra
Mar 29, 2014 Bima Putra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book a little hard to undestand, but totally worth it
Louise
Oct 31, 2014 Louise rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is filled with fascinating information about whiplash syndrome. It uses a lot of medical terms so be prepared for that. It sheds light on the possible causes of chronic pain conditions after what seemed at the time like minor injuries. It also delves into the broad range of causes and treatments for PTSD.
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
Jun 07, 2010 Barbara Whittaker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reference
Eye-opening study on what trauma does to the physical self
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