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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Basic Science and Clinical Practice

Editors: Shiromani, Peter, Keane, Terrence, LeDoux, Joseph E. (Eds.)

  • Comprehensive overview of the current state of knowledge of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Covers epidemiological findings, neurobiology and neurophysiology, and brain imaging findings
  • Details both pharmacological and psychological treatment strategies
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About this book

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a psychiatric condition that can occur in anyone who has experienced a life-threatening or violent event. The trauma can be due to war, terrorism, torture, natural disasters, accidents, violence, or rape. In Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Basic Science and Clinical Practice, widely regarded experts in the field outline the neurobiology of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and provide a range of state-of-the-art treatment strategies for clinicians. Originally associated exclusively with military service, PTSD is now recognized as a disorder that can result from any traumatic situation and can afflict children as well as adults. In this ground-breaking title, the authors review the current state of knowledge of PTSD, covering not only pharmacological and psychological treatment strategies but also epidemiological findings, the neurobiology and neurophysiology of PTSD, and brain imaging issues. In all, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Basic Science and Clinical Practice provides today's most relevant and up-to-date information regarding the treatment and understanding of those affected by PTSD and is an invaluable resource for all clinicians and neuroscientists concerned with the condition

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From the reviews:

"This book uses a variety of authors to review various aspects of the diagnosis, physiology, neurobiology, evaluation, and treatment of PTSD. … an invaluable resource for all clinicians and neuroscientists concerned with the condition. … Chapters end with an extensive list of current and relevant references, and numerous illustrations, diagrams, and figures … highlight salient features of the discussions. … It is well written, and the diagrams and illustrations provide appropriate visual representations of the important major points." (Steven T. Herron, Doody’s Review Service, September, 2009)

“Peter Shiromani … produce a book that will have much to offer both clinicians and investigators in the field of sleep. … provide a clear and comprehensive overview of the mechanisms of normal sleep-wake control that are likely to malfunction in PTSD. … Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder should be seen as a landmark in the joining of the PTSD and sleep fields.” (Richard J. Ross, Sleep, Vol. 32 (12), 2010)

“This is a worthwhile volume that will surely be useful in a new age of books that attempt, as this one does, to identify and apply the basic and applied science of PTSD. … Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Basic Science and Clinical Practice represents a growing and welcomed interest in PTSD among fields outside mental health practice, and it is consistent with the movement toward viewing traumatic consequences in terms of injury and recovery … .” (Charles R. Figley, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 55 (14), April, 2010)

“This is an exceptionally well-written and edited text, with a fine selection of chapter authors. … most suited to graduate students or postgraduate researchers who have an interest in conducting basic science or clinical trials for further understanding of underlying processes or treatments for PTSD. … I highly recommend Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Basic Science and Clinical Practice for graduate students or postgraduate neuroscience researchers and university-based psychiatrists interested in expanding their research into basic science studies or clinical trials.” (Thomas Allen Grieger, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 303 (19), May, 2010)


Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Definition, Prevalence, and Risk Factors

    Keane, Terence M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • The Amygdala and the Neural Pathways of Fear

    Dbiec, Jacek (et al.)

    Pages 23-38

  • Physiology of the Amygdala: Implications for PTSD

    Rainnie, Donald G. (et al.)

    Pages 39-78

  • Counteracting Molecular Pathways Regulating the Reduction of Fear: Implications for the Treatment of Anxiety Diseases

    Fischer, Andre (et al.)

    Pages 79-103

  • Memory in PTSD:A Neurocognitive Approach

    Verfaellie, Mieke (et al.)

    Pages 105-130

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-60327-329-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-60327-328-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-62703-804-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Book Subtitle
Basic Science and Clinical Practice
Editors
  • Peter Shiromani
  • Terrence Keane
  • Joseph E. LeDoux
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-60327-329-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-60327-329-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-60327-328-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-62703-804-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 418
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