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Posttraumatic and Acute Stress Disorders

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A condensed jargon-free review of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a mental condition that often results from experiences such as accidents, rape, sexual abuse, domestic violence, military combat, or natural disaster. Consumers can quickly know what is involved in making an accurate diagnosis, what symptoms mean, and which treatments are proven most effective. Compact Clinicals series of books offer mental health consumers professional information in a jargon-free, condensed, easy-to-read format. Each book on an individual mental disorder offers detailed descriptions, real-world examples, and compares varying treatment methods. Now, consumers can quickly know what is involved in making an accurate diagnosis and which treatments are proven most effective for a particular disorder. Research from over 100 expert resources is condensed into less than 70 pages of content, using non-academic language and well-defined terminology. Compact Clinicals currently offers targeted information on six disorders: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Conduct Disorders, and Major Depressive Disorder.

In Dr. Friedman's Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: The Latest Assessment and Treatment Strategies you will get answers from the expert. Specifically: Who is at risk for developing PTSD? What is the likelihood of recovery? What is the difference between PTSD and the new diagnosis Acute Stress Disorder? What is the latest information regarding "recovered memories"? How do you differentiate PTSD from other disorders with similar symptoms? What biological factors relate to PTSD? Plus: Three symptom sets of PTSD DSM-IV diagnostic criteria Targeted case examples Five global treatment issues Cognitive behavioral therapies Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing therapy Medical treatments for PTSD Biological underpinnings of PTSD Effectiveness of medications vs. psychological therapies

155 pages, Kindle Edition

First published May 15, 2000

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About the author

Matthew J. Friedman

National Center for PTSD,

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (White River Junction, VT)

Departments of Psychiatry and Pharmacology & Toxicology,

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth (Hanover, NH).

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September 17, 2018
Great straightforward book for clinicians interested in understanding treatments of PTSD. I can see this book being required reading for a 200 level course graduate program
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January 17, 2011
Very helpful and straightforward presentation of the relevant issues of PTSD. Great examples and specific details.
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October 2, 2019
Extremely useful book on PTSD, ASD, and treatment options. Very factual and not something you just read for fun, but if you need to learn about PTSD, then this book is for you.
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