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After the Storm: Healing after Trauma, Tragedy and Terror By Kendall Johnson, PhD
Publisher's Comments: This book explains how posttraumatic stress disorder arises, as well as how to recognize its effects and stabilize and recover from it. Dr. Johnson offers instruction on how to cope, help loved ones, and recover happiness.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for PTSD: A Case Formulation Approach By Claudia Zayfert and Carolyn Black Becker
Publisher's Comments: This manual puts an array of proven cognitive-behavioral strategies at the clinician's fingertips, and offers clear-cut strategies for working with traumatized patients who have multiple co-occurring disorders and life problems.
The First and Final Nightmare of Sonia Reich By Howard Reich
More than half a century after surviving the Holocaust, Sonia Reich flees her house, fearing that someone wants to “put a bullet in her head.” In a moving memoir, Howard Reich describes his mother’s battle with late-onset posttraumatic stress disorder.
The Trauma Spectrum: Hidden Wounds and Human Resiliency By Robert Scaer
This book redefines trauma as a continuum of variably negative life events occurring over the lifespan, including events that might be considered normal in daily experience because they are endorsed by a culture.
Under A Cloud offers a no-holds-barred look at the mental and emotional deterioration of a police officer, as well as a poignant, thought-provoking look at officers with job-related posttraumatic stress disorder.
Understanding trauma: Integrating biological, clinical, and cultural perspectives By Laurence J. Kirmayer, Robert Lemelson, and Mark Barad, MD
Publisher's Comments: This book analyzes the individual and collective experience of and response to trauma from a wide range of perspectives including basic neuroscience, clinical science, and cultural anthropology. Each perspective presents critical and creative challenges to the other. This work goes well beyond the neurobiological models of conditioned fear and clinical syndrome of post-traumatic stress disorder to examine how massive traumatic events affect the whole fabric of a society, calling forth collective responses of resilience and moral transformation.