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Springer Series on Stress and Coping

Human Adaptation to Extreme Stress

From the Holocaust to Vietnam

Editors: Wilson, John P., Harel, Zev, Kahana, Boaz (Eds.)

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This book is one additional indication that a new field of study is emerging within the social sciences, if it has not emerged already. Here is a sampling of the fruit of a field whose roots can be traced to the earliest medical writings in Kahun Papyrus in 1900 B.C. In this document, according to Ilza Veith, the earliest medical scholars described what was later identified as hysteria. This description was long before the 1870s and 1880s when Char­ cot speculated on the etiology of hysteria and well before the first use of the term traumatic neurosis at the turn of this Century. Traumatic stress studies is the investigation of the immediate and long-term psychosocial consequences of highly stressful events and the factors that affect those consequences. This definition includes three primary elements: event, conse­ quences, and causal factors affecting the perception of both. This collection of papers addresses all three elements and collectively contributes to our understanding and appreciation of the struggles of those who have en­ dured so much, often with little recognition of their experiences.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Understanding the Traumatized Self

    Lifton, Robert J.

    Pages 7-31

  • The Serial Self

    Laufer, Robert S.

    Pages 33-53

  • Coping with Extreme Trauma

    Kahana, Eva (et al.)

    Pages 55-79

  • Diagnosis and Phase-Oriented Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

    Marmar, Charles R. (et al.)

    Pages 81-103

  • Conceptual Issues in Research with Survivors and Illustrations from a Follow-Up Study

    Green, Bonnie L. (et al.)

    Pages 105-124

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human Adaptation to Extreme Stress
Book Subtitle
From the Holocaust to Vietnam
Editors
  • John P. Wilson
  • Zev Harel
  • Boaz Kahana
Series Title
Springer Series on Stress and Coping
Copyright
1988
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4899-0786-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4899-0786-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-42873-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-0788-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 400
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