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- DescriptionA traumatic event can turn your world upside down - but there is a way out. Once thought to be a rare condition, PTSD is a natural reaction to disaster and trauma in our lives. In addition, up to 25% of people have significant related problems such as anxiety, depression, or substance abuse. Symptoms include flashbacks, emotional numbness, acute anxiety, and physical reactions such as increased heart rate and nausea. This book takes a wide-ranging look at the nature of PTSD after distressing experiences such as war, sexual abuse or rape, natural and man-made disasters, car accidents, or the death of a loved one. Topics include: Whom it affects Symptoms - emotional and physical Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) exposure treatment EMDR (Eye movement de-sensitisation) Group therapy Medication Self-help measures
- Author BiographyProfessor Kevin Gournay is Emeritus Professor at the Institute of Psychiatry, London, and has over 35 years clinical experience in treating people after national and domestic accidents and disasters. Prof Gournay is author of more than 130 articles and books, including two other books for Sheldon Press. He has served on numerous government bodies and is Special Adviser to the UK Joint Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights.
- Author(s)Professor Kevin Gournay
- PublisherSPCK Publishing
- Date of Publication19/02/2015
- SubjectCoping with Problems & Illness
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintSheldon Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight172 g
- Width138 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine8 mm
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