Synopses & Reviews
Presenting a comprehensive developmental approach, this book examines the origins and course of normal and pathological dissociation in children and adolescents. The volume illustrates the critical connection between pathological dissociation and trauma, and provides a clear synthesis of what is known about the psychobiology of dissociative disorders and the effects of pathological dissociation on cognition, memory, and behavior. Amply illustrated with clinical vignettes, the book describes an array of diagnostic and treatment techniques and includes reproducible copies of validated dissociation scales for all age groups.
Illustrates the critical association between pathological dissociation and trauma, and provides a clear synthesis of what is known about the psychobiology of dissociative disorders and the effects of pathological dissociation on cognition and memory. Amply illustrated with clinical vignettes, it also offers an array of diagnostic and treatment techniques.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 361-407) and index.
About the Author
Trained as a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist at Yale University and George Washington University, Frank W. Putnam, MD, is a leading authority on dissociative disorders. He is Chief of Developmental Traumatology at the National Institute of Mental Health and directs clinical research on the effects of maltreatment, community violence, and other types of trauma across the lifespan. He is the author of Diagnosis and Treatment of Multiple Personality Disorder
Table of Contents
2. The Nature and Effects of Childhood Trauma and Maltreatment
3. Influential Factors and Common Themes in Maltreatment Outcomes
4. Introduction to Dissociation
5. Pathological Dissociation
6. Trauma, Dissociation, and Memory
7. Toward a Model of Pathological Dissociation
8. The Discrete Behavioral States Model
9. The Developmental Basis of Dissociation
10. Altered States in Everyday Life
11. Dissociative Presentations: Clinical Vignettes
12. Clinical Phenomenology and Diagnosis
13. Philosophy and Principles of Treatment
14. Individual Therapy
15. Dissociative Families and Out-of-Home Placements