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Welcome to the Polk State College library guide for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) research topics. Below you will find suggested books/ebooks and recommended databases. If you need help, click the link for Ask a Librarian.
War Trauma and Its Wake: Expanding the Circle of Healing by
Publication Date: 2012-08-30
Decades after Charles Figley's landmark Trauma and Its Wake was published, our understanding of trauma has grown and deepened, but we still face considerable challenges when treating trauma survivors. This is especially the case for professionals who work with veterans and active-duty military personnel. War Trauma and Its Wake, then, is a vital book. The editors--one a Vietnam veteran who wrote the overview chapter on treatment for Trauma and Its Wake,the other an Army Reserve psychologist with four deployments--have produced a book that addresses both the specific needs of particular warrior communities as well as wider issues such as battle mind, guilt, suicide, and much, much more. The editors' and contributors' deep understanding of the issues that warriors face makes War Trauma and Its Wake a crucial book for understanding the military experience, and the lessons contained in its pages are essential for anyone committed to healing war trauma.
Assessment and Treatment Planning for PTSD by
Publication Date: 2012-10-23
Evidence-based approaches to diagnosing and treating PTSD in an array of specific populations and settings This timely, practical guide for busy professionals: Covers strategies for those working in specialized practice settings, such as primary care facilities, prisons, and hospitals for the severely mentally ill Offers guidelines for conducting forensic evaluations Provides information on malingering assessment Explores new frontiers in PTSD assessment, including neuroimaging and genetic testing Offers practical guidance on the assessment of most recognized comorbid conditions Discusses the roles of ethnicity, race, and culture in assessing and treating PTSD Offers assessment strategies for specific populations, including veterans, children, and the severely impaired
When the War Never Ends: The Voices of Military Members with PTSD and Their Families by
Publication Date: 2011-10-16
The chances of service members developing PTSD after military-related traumas is, according to a U.S. study, at least 30 percent. The effects of PTSD can be devastating, ranging, for example, from distressing flashbacks, nightmares, sleep disorders, physical symptoms, irritability, aggressions, memory and concentration problems. These symptoms often cause severe impairment in all areas of life and may lead to despair and hopelessness. PTSD is neither a localized nor a temporary problem. Here, Leah Wizelman relates the true stories of service members from different service branches and ranks from the United States, Canada, Australia, and Germany, who were participants in various wars (Vietnam, Gulf war, Iraq, Afghanistan, Grenada) and peace missions (Kosovo, Bosnia, Croatia, Cambodia, Somalia, Cyprus, Haiti).
The Body Keeps the Score: brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma by
Call Number: Polk/Winter Haven Circulation (RC552.P67 V355 2014)
Publication Date: 2014-09-25
An expert on traumatic stress outlines an approach to healing, explaining how traumatic stress affects brain processes and how to use innovative treatments to reactivate the mind's abilities to trust, engage others, and experience pleasure.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by
Call Number: Polk/Lakeland Circulation (RC552.P67 K75 2012)
Publication Date: 2012-03-09
Three distinguished experts share cutting-edge insights on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), showing why it occurs, how it affects the development and existence of those it impacts, and how it can be treated. * A chronology of the history and origination of PTSD related to war and combat exposure * Case studies and examples that provide a view of PTSD from the inside out, rather than the outside in
Handbook of PTSD : science and practice, Second Edition by
Call Number: Polk/Winter Haven Circulation (RC552.P67 H353 2014)
Publication Date: 2014-06-18
Widely regarded as the definitive reference, this handbook brings together foremost authorities on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Diagnostic and conceptual issues are reviewed in depth. The volume examines the causes and mechanisms of PTSD on multiple levels, from psychological processes to genes and neurobiology. Risk and resilience processes are addressed across development and in specific populations. Contributors describe evidence-based assessment and treatment approaches as well as promising emerging interventions. The integrative concluding chapter identifies key unanswered questions with important implications for science and practice. New to This Edition *Reflects major research advances and the new diagnostic criteria in DSM-5. *Chapters on the dissociative subtype of PTSD, child assessment, couple and family therapies, and group treatments. *Chapters on research methods, Internet-based interventions, telemental health, and implementation of best practices. *Many new authors and extensively revised chapters.
Health Reference Center Academic Contains up-to-date information on a complete range of health care topics. This database includes full-text periodicals, reference books, and pamphlets, as well as hundreds of videos demonstrating medical procedures and live surgeries.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context The premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration, to marijuana. This cross-curricular research tool supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Its informed differing views present each side of an issue, allowing you to draw your own valid conclusions.
Academic Search Complete Academic Search Complete, designed specifically for academic institutions, is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,300 journals and a total of 10,900 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1865, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format.
Health and Wellness Resource Center This comprehensive consumer health resource, provides accurate, authoritative information on a full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative and complementary medical practices. Designed for researchers at all levels, its intuitive interface provides multiple pathways to information including alternative medicine.
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