The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook A Guide to Healing, Recovery, and Growth

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2009-03-26
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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The Definitive Resource for Trauma Survivors, Their Loved Ones, and HelpersTrauma 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, withThe 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 Identify emotional triggers-and protect yourself from further harm Understand the link between PTSD and addiction-and how to break it Find the best treatments and techniques that are right for youThis 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.

Author Biography

Glenn R. Schiraldi, Ph.D., has served on the.faculty in stress management at the Pentagon and the.University of Maryland. He is the author of several articles.and books on mental and physical health. He serves on the.board of directors of the Depression and Related Affective.Disorders Association.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
About PTSD
PTSD Basicsp. 3
Making Sense of the Bewildering Symptoms: Understanding Anxiety and Dissociationp. 13
Associated Featuresp. 28
Frequently Asked Questionsp. 38
About Healing, Recovery, and Growth
Principles of Healing, Recovery, and Growthp. 51
Treatment Approaches: Professional, Medication, Group, and Self-Managedp. 59
Preparing for the Recovery Process
Stabilization and Balancep. 73
Taking Care of Your Healthp. 78
Managing Symptoms
Affect Managementp. 91
Reducing General Arousalp. 96
Breathing Retrainingp. 100
Relaxationp. 109
Managing Angerp. 119
Eye Movementp. 134
Intrusion Managementp. 137
Before Starting Memory Work: Helpful Strategiesp. 144
Principles of Memory Workp. 159
Cognitive Restructuringp. 162
Confiding Concealed Woundsp. 185
Resolving Guiltp. 194
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)p. 211
Thought Field Therapyp. 217
Other Brief Processing Techniquesp. 220
Prolonged Exposurep. 228
Dream Management and Processingp. 234
Healing Imageryp. 238
Healing Ritualsp. 243
Grieving Lossesp. 248
Making Sense of Trauma: Coming to Terms with Sufferingp. 259
Hypnosisp. 262
Expressive Art Therapiesp. 265
Life Reviewp. 274
Building Self-Esteemp. 285
Unfinished Business: Resolving Angerp. 299
Innovative Treatmentsp. 309
Complementary Approachesp. 316
Moving On
Transitioningp. 321
Intimacy and Sexualityp. 326
Meaning and Purposep. 340
Spiritual and Religious Growthp. 344
Happiness, Pleasure, and Humorp. 350
Relapse Preventionp. 362
Summing Upp. 372
The History of PTSDp. 375
Assessing Abusep. 377
The Brain and Memoryp. 379
Psychiatric Disordersp. 381
72-Hour Emergency Preparednessp. 384
Meditationp. 386
Rape and Sexual Assault Facts and Mythsp. 388
Medication Facts and Guidelinesp. 390
Victim, Survivor, Thriverp. 394
Endnotesp. 397
Bibliographyp. 419
Additional Resourcesp. 425
Indexp. 435
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