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Traumatic Stress

The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body, and Society
Narrated by: Bob Souer
Length: 20 hrs and 52 mins
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This best-selling classic presents seminal theory and research on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Together, the leading editors and contributors comprehensively examine how trauma affects an individual's biology, conceptions of the world, and psychological functioning. Key topics include why certain people cope successfully with traumatic experiences while others do not, the neurobiological processes underlying PTSD symptomatology, enduring questions surrounding traumatic memories and dissociation, and the core components of effective interventions. A highly influential work that laid the foundation for many of the field's continuing advances, this volume remains an immensely informative and thought-provoking clinical reference.

©1996 The Guilford Press; Preface to the Paperback Edition copyright 2007 by The Guilford Press (P)2017 Tantor

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"It is impossible to capture the richness, breadth of perspective, and sheer clinical wisdom that van der Kolk and his colleagues bring to this volume." ( Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic)

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Excellent resource

This compilation is a must read for both trauma specialists in training as well as advanced.

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  • Katie
  • 2018-07-09

Huge Bessel A. Van der Kolk fan!

If you’re looking into the category of trauma. This is wonderful! It taught me so much about myself and my past.

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  • Jessie
  • 2018-09-01

More IMPORTANT than Ever

I read “The Body Keeps the Score” by Bessel Van Der Kolk, and wanted more science to illuminate the roots of Trauma. “Traumatic Stress:” adds even more light to the hope of processes and paths that can help people manage and thrive after the unspeakable.... or at least the rather not say traumas of life. It’s a lot of science, but worth trying to grasp for the ah-ha gems. There is hope, & more often then not, it’s not sold at the drugstore

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  • Anthony
  • 2019-01-09

not engaging

not engaging. very bland reading, not good for s book on PTSD. couldnt make it past chapter 2 and I can normally push through. flop.

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