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The Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebookby Glenn R. Schiraldi
Synopses & Reviews
For the millions who suffer from the effects of a traumatic experience, this book offers help and hope and provides the diverse elements needed for lasting recovery. Trauma can take many forms, from the most disturbing of circumstances such as witnessing a murder or violent crime to the subtle trauma of living with the effects of abuse or alcoholism. Deep emotional wounds often seem like they will never heal, but Schiraldi has helped and witnessed survivors recover, grow, and find happiness.<P>By helping people recognize the coping mechanisms and by dealing directly with the effects of a traumatic experience, there is a great reason for hope. "The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook" is a guide for both survivors and their loved ones, helping them to see that on the other side of their pain is recovery and growth.Explains the psychic defenses that can go into effect to protect a victim from further emotional harmProvides information on triggers and the debilitating effects of post-traumatic stress disorderAddresses how the healing process can begin and how fear diminishes through a variety of medic and nonmedicinal treatment methods
Book News Annotation:
Describes post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its baffling symptoms, and describes a range of options for self-managing symptoms, from breathing retraining to anger management techniques. Details a wide variety of treatment techniques, and gives advice on coping with setbacks and exploring positive aspects of life, such as intimacy, pleasure, and humor. Includes a list of agencies and support groups. The author has served on the stress management faculties at the Pentagon and the University of Maryland, and has written several books on mental and physical health.
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The Definitive Resource for Trauma Survivors, Their Loved Ones, and Helpers
Trauma can take many forms, from witnessing a violent crime or surviving a natural disaster to living with the effects of abuse, rape, combat, or alcoholism. Deep emotional wounds may seem like they will never heal. However, with The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook, Dr. Glenn Schiraldi offers a remarkable range of treatment alternatives and self-management techniques, showing survivors that the other side of pain is recovery and growth.
Live your life more fully-without fear, pain, depression, or self-doubt
This updated edition covers new information for war veterans and survivors with substance addictions. It also explores mindfulness-based treatments, couples strategies, medical aids, and other important treatment innovations.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -431) and index.
About the Author
Glenn R. Schiraldi, Ph.D., has served on the stress management faculty at the U.S. Pentagon and the University of Maryland, where he received the Outstanding Teacher Award in the College of Health and Human Performance. He is the author of various articles and books on human mental and physical health, including Conquer Anxiety, Worry and Nervous Fatigue: A Guide to Greater Peace; Hope and Help for Depression: A Practical Guide; Facts to Relax By: A Guide to Relaxation and Stress Reduction; and Building Self-Esteem: A 125-Day Program. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association. He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, and holds graduate degrees in Health Education from Brigham Young University and the University of Maryland.
Table of Contents
Part I: About PTSD
Part II: About Leaving, Recovery, Growth
Part III: Preparations
Part IV: Managing Symptoms
Part V: Treatment
Part VI: Moving On
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