What constitutes a traumatic event? How and why does trauma affect people differently and what is a normal response? These are important questions asked on a daily basis. This concise yet comprehensive guidebook provides an accessible and highly referenced resource of practical advice and information on post traumatic distress. Dr O'Brien's coverage ranges from a brief historical perspective on post traumatic illness and its prevalence right through to the legal implications. We are reminded that a diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is by no means the only possible response to trauma and a helpful chapter is also devoted to the definition of a normal response. A broad range of theoretical and practical viewpoints are closely examined including an evaluation of management approaches and possibilities for prevention.1. Introduction and historical perspective; 2. Normal reactions to trauma; 3. Epidemiology of post traumatic stress disorder and post traumatic illness; 4. Aetiology and predisposing factors; 5. What constitutes a stressor?; 6. Post traumatic illness other than post traumatic stress disorder; 7. Diagnosis and assessment; 8. Management and outcome of post traumatic illness; 9. Medicolegal aspects of post traumatic illness; 10. Prevention of post traumatic illness; 11. The way ahead - whither now?
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Titolo: Traumatic Events and Mental Health
Autori: O' Brien
Editore: Cambridge University Press
Edizione: I 1998
Finitura: Copertina flessibile