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They typically have a wide array of symptoms, often classified under different combinations of comorbidity, which can make assessment and treatment complicated and confusing for the therapist.

Many patients have substantial problems with daily living and relationships, including serious intrapsychic conflicts and maladaptive coping strategies. Their suffering essentially re
Hardcover, 440 pages
Published November 17th 2006 by W. W. Norton Company (first published November 10th 2006)
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Not a psychology major, just someone suffering with PTSD and the dissociative aspects of it. Helped me understand the science behind EMDR treatment. It helped me. If you are the intellectual or curious type, as I like to call myself...this is a very good read, if you don't mind a slow read...due to spending countless hours understanding the phycological terminology, and rightful assumptions by the author that this would be read by only knowledgable and experienced therapists....i am not one of t ...more
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“traumatized individuals (as EP) “are continuing the action, or rather the attempt at action, which began when the thing happened; and they exhaust themselves in these everlasting recommencements” (p. 663).” 3 likes
“observations suggest that the survivor as ANP typically engages in tasks of daily life such as reproduction, attachment, caretaking, and other social action tendencies, and avoidance of traumatic memories, which support a focus on daily life issues. In contrast, the survivor as EP primarily displays evolutionary defensive and emotional reactions to the (perceived) threat on which he or she seems to be fixated. Third, survivors should be very susceptible to classical conditioning, because, as we discuss below, EP and ANP strongly respond to unconditioned and conditioned threat cues.” 3 likes
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