Gender and Ptsd

Gender and Ptsd

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Current research and clinical observations suggest pronounced gender-based differences in the ways people respond to traumatic events. Most notably, women evidence twice the rate of PTSD as men following traumatic exposure. This important volume brings together leading clinical scientists to analyze the current state of knowledge on gender and PTSD. Cogent findings are presented on gender-based differences and influences in such areas as trauma exposure, risk factors, cognitive and physiological processes, comorbidity, and treatment response. Going beyond simply cataloging gender-related data, the book explores how the research can guide us in developing more effective clinical services for both women and men. Incorporating cognitive, biological, physiological, and sociocultural perspectives, this is an essential sourcebook and text.
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  • Paperback
  • Guilford Publications
  • United States
  • English
  • 1138871524
  • 9781138871526

Table of contents

Part I: Etiology. Norris, Foster, Weisshaar, The Epidemiology of Gender Differences in PTSD across Developmental, Societal, and Research Contexts. Rasmusson, Friedman, Gender Issues in the Neurobiology of PTSD. Tolin, Foa, Gender and PTSD: A Cognitive Model. DePrince, Freyd, The Intersection of Gender and Betrayal in Trauma. Part II: Assessment and Diagnosis. Cloitre, Koenen, Gratz, Jakupcak, Differential Diagnosis of PTSD in Women. Cusack, Falsetti, de Arellano, Gender Considerations in the Psychometric Assessment of PTSD. Peirce, Newton, Buckley, Keane, Gender and Psychophysiology of PTSD. Part III: Comorbidity. Orsillo, Raja, Hammond, Gender Issues in PTSD with Comorbid Mental Health Disorders. Stewart, Ouimette, Brown, Gender and the Comorbidity of PTSD with Substance Use Disorders. Kimerling, Clum, McQuery, Schnurr, PTSD and Medical Comorbidity. Part IV: Treatment. Cason, Grubaugh, Resick, Gender and PTSD Treatment: Efficacy and Effectiveness. Brady, Back, Gender and the Psychopharmacological Treatment of PTSD. Krause, DeRosa, Roth, Gender, Trauma Themes, and PTSD: Narratives of Male and Female Survivors. Byrne, Riggs, Gender Issues in Couple and Family Therapy Following Traumatic Stress. Part V: Research and Policy. L.A. King, Orcutt, D. W. King, Gender Differences in Stress, Trauma, and PTSD Research: Application of Two Quantitative Methods. Blehar, Cuthbert, Magruder, Mental Health Policy and Women with PTSD.
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