Traumatic Events and Mental Health

Traumatic Events and Mental Health

By (author) L.Stephen O'Brien , Foreword by J. P. Watson


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What 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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  • Paperback | 314 pages
  • 155.2 x 228.3 x 21.1mm | 521.64g
  • 01 Nov 2010
  • Cambridge
  • English
  • 5 tables
  • 0521578868
  • 9780521578868

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'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

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