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    Traumatic Events and Mental Health (Psychiatry & Medicine) (Paperback) By (author) L.Stephen O'Brien, Foreword by J.P. Watson

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    DescriptionWhat constitutes a traumatic event? How and why does trauma affect people differently and what is a normal response? These are important questions asked on a daily basis. This concise yet comprehensive guidebook provides an accessible and highly referenced resource of practical advice and information on post traumatic distress. Dr O'Brien's coverage ranges from a brief historical perspective on post traumatic illness and its prevalence right through to the legal implications. We are reminded that a diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is by no means the only possible response to trauma and a helpful chapter is also devoted to the definition of a normal response. A broad range of theoretical and practical viewpoints are closely examined including an evaluation of management approaches and possibilities for prevention.


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    Title
    Traumatic Events and Mental Health
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) L.Stephen O'Brien, Foreword by J.P. Watson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 314
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521578868
    ISBN 10: 0521578868
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.4
    Ingram Subject Code: PI
    Libri: I-PI
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26960
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: MJN, MMH
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 670
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    BISAC V2.8: MED102000, PSY022000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: MED105000
    DC22: 616.85, 616.85/21
    DC21: 616.8521
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: RC552.P67 O27 1998
    Thema V1.0: MKJ, MKL
    Illustrations note
    5 tables
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 November 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    'This material is pre-digested for the reader in a clear and coherent way.' The Times Higher Education Supplement ' ... O'Brien presents us with a valuable overview and evaluation of one of the most debated psychiatric entities over the last two decades. This book must be of interest to everyone working in the field of mentally traumatized people.' Morten Ekstrom, Torture
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction and historical perspective; 2. Normal reactions to trauma; 3. Epidemiology of post traumatic stress disorder and post traumatic illness; 4. Aetiology and predisposing factors; 5. What constitutes a stressor?; 6. Post traumatic illness other than post traumatic stress disorder; 7. Diagnosis and assessment; 8. Management and outcome of post traumatic illness; 9. Medicolegal aspects of post traumatic illness; 10. Prevention of post traumatic illness; 11. The way ahead - whither now?