Chapter 1 Overview of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
-What is Trauma?
-What is the History and Prevalence of PTSD?
-Can PTSD Be Prevented?
-How Severe and Chronic Is PTSD?
Chapter 2 Recognizing, Diagnosing and Assessing PTSD
-What are the Main Characteristics of PTSD?
Avoidance/ Numbing Symptoms
-What Are the DSM-IV-TR Diagnostic Criteria for PTSD?
The Traumatic Stress Criterion
-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 vs. Supportive Therapy
Treatment of Comorbid Disorders
-What Are the Major Personal Issues for Clinicians Treating Those with PTSD?
Therapeutic Neutrality vs. Advocacy
Chapter 4 Psychological Treatments for PTSD
-What Specific Psychosocial Treatments Are Available for Adults with PTSD?
-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
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?
-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)
Chapter 6 Strategies for Acute Stress Reactions and Acute Stress Disorder (ASD)
-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?
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