Synopses & Reviews
After 36 years of practicing neurology and rehabilitation, Scaer, anM.D., affirms a mind/brain/body continuum, not to be confused with a mind/body connection, based on medical science, particularly theneurophysiological literature on traumatic stress, and clinical observations of patients. He provides a roadmap for navigationthrough the complexities of trauma and its brain physiology. In 12 chapters he introduces the concept of traumatization, spotlightingwhiplash syndrome. Two chapters provide meaning and a model of the brain in trauma. Concepts of homeostasis follow, and negativeneuroplasticity. Somatic dissociation is examined, as well as diseases of traumatic stress, including therapy. The book concludeswith case studies. Several chapters were restructured and rewritten to include new concepts and ideas developed since the first edition.A new chapter was added on the emerging evidence for brain plasticity, and the book globally rewritten to make it moreaccessible to the lay individual, as well as doctors and other professionals and practitioners. There are notes and figures.Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
When "The Body Bears the Burden" made its debut in 2001, it changed the way people thought about trauma, PTSD, and the treatment of chronic stress disorders. Now in its third edition, this revered text offers a fully updated and revised analysis of the relationship between mind, body, and the processing of trauma. Here, clinicians will find detailed, thorough explorations of some of neurobiology s fundamental tenets, the connections between mind, brain, and body, and the many and varied ways that symptoms of traumatic stress become visible to those who know to look for them. "