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Posttraumatic and Acute Stress Disorders, 5th Edition
Author: Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD
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Jones and Bartlett  385 Pages  Soft Cover
List Price:  $117.95  2011

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Posttraumatic and Acute Stress Disorder, Fifth Edition is a concise, up-to-date presentation of the latest scientific information and clinical challenges regarding posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well as acute reactions to stressful events. Written for non-PTSD specialists including practitioners in general psychiatry, primary care practitioners and graduate students, Post Traumatic & Acute Stress Disorder, Fifth Edition explicitly addresses diagnostic, including differential diagnostic, and assessment issues.

This newest edition now includes current examples of PTSD in military personnel deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.


Table of Contents:

Chapter  1  Overview of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
-What is Trauma?
-What is the History and Prevalence of PTSD?
   Historical Overview
-Can PTSD Be Prevented?
-How Severe and Chronic Is PTSD?

Chapter  2  Recognizing, Diagnosing and Assessing PTSD
-What are the Main Characteristics of PTSD?
   Reexperiencing Symptoms
   Avoidance/ Numbing Symptoms
   Hyperarousal Symptoms
-What Are the DSM-IV-TR Diagnostic Criteria for PTSD?
   The Traumatic Stress Criterion
   Multiple Traumas
-How Should Clinicians Approach Initial Patient Interviews?
-What Tools Are Available for Diagnosing PTSD?
   Using Structured Interviews and Questionnaires
-How Do You Differentiate PTSD from Comorbid and Other Disorders?
   Traumatic Brain Injury
   Other Posttraumatic Problems

Chapter  3  Global Treatment Issues for PTSD
-What Are the Timing and Priority Issues Related to Treatment?
   Timing Issues for Seeking Treatment
   Priority Issues for Treatment
-What General Considerations Exist for Choosing a Specific Treatment Option?
-What PTSD Treatment-Focus Issues Exist?
   Trauma Focus
   Trauma Focus vs. Supportive Therapy
   Combined Treatment
   Treatment of Comorbid Disorders
   Environmental Conditions
   "Complex PTSD"
   Cross-Cultural Considerations
   Recovered Memories
-What Are the Major Personal Issues for Clinicians Treating Those with PTSD?
   Therapeutic Neutrality vs. Advocacy
   Vicarious Traumatization
   Clinician Self-Care

Chapter  4  Psychological Treatments for PTSD
-What Specific Psychosocial Treatments Are Available for Adults with PTSD?
   Individual Psychotherapies
   Group Therapies
-What Psychosocial Treatments are Available for Children and Adolescents with PTSD?
   CBT for Children and Adolescents
   School-Based Treatments for Children and Adolescents
   Psychodynamic Therapy for Child Trauma
   Creative Arts Therapies for Children and Adults
   Combined Treatments

Chapter  5  Pharmacological Treatments for PTSD
-How Does the Human Stress REsponse Occur?
   Fight, Flight, or Freeze Reaction
   The General Adaptation Syndrome
-What Psychobiological Abnormalities Occur in Those with PTSD?
   Adrenergic System
   HPA System
   Serotonergic System
-How Can Medications Best Be Used to Treat PTSD?
   Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)
   Other Second-Generation Antidepressants
   Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)
   Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCAs)
   Antiadrenergic Agents
   Antipsychotic Agents

Chapter  6  Strategies for Acute Stress Reactions and Acute Stress Disorder (ASD)
-Military Considerations
-What Are Normal Acute, Posttraumatic Distress Reactions?
   Counseling the Patient with an Acute Stress REaction
-What Treatment Approaches Are Used for Traumatic Event Survivors?
   Forward Psychiatry for Combat Operational Stress Reaction (COSR)
-What is Acute Stress Disorder (ASD)?
-What Challenges Exist for Diagnosing ASD?
   Risk Factors for ASD
   Distinguishing ASD from PTSD
   Understanding DSM_IV Diagnostic Criteria
   Conducting a Clinical Interview for ASD
   ASD Assessment and Diagnostic Tools
-Is There a Treatment for ASD?
   Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
   Pharmacological Treatments and Acute Distress
   Treating Acutely Traumatized Children

   Table 1: Screening Instruments
   Table 2: Truama Exposure Scales for Adults
   Table 3: PTSD Diagnostic Instruments for Adults
   Table 4: PTSD Self-Report Instruments for Adults
   Table 5: Trauma Exposure Scales for Children and Adolescents
   Table 6: PTSD Diagnostic Instruments for Children and Adolescents
   Table 7: PTSD Self-Report Instruments for Children and Adolescents


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