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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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10 Ways To Recognize Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
After a loss, it is normal to go through a natural grieving process. Sometimes, however, after a tragedy, such as a sudden traumatic event, feelings of loss surface several weeks or months after the tragedy occurred. more >>

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder & Treatment
Many methods of therapy have been developed for survivors of trauma. more >>

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: An Overview
The risk of exposure to trauma has been a part of the human condition since we have evolved as a species. Attacks by saber tooth tigers or twentieth century terrorists have probably produced similar psychological sequelae in the survivors of such violence. more >>

What Is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating condition that follows a terrifying event. Often, people with PTSD have persistent frightening thoughts and memories of their ordeal and feel emotionally numb, especially with people they were once close to. PTSD, once referred to as shell shock or battle fatigue, was first brought to public attention by war veterans, but it can result from any number of traumatic incidents. more >>

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a relatively new clinical treatment that has been scientifically evaluated primarily with trauma survivors. EMDR’s originator, Dr. Francine Shapiro, describes the procedure in detail in a recent book, and advises that therapists use EMDR only after completing an authorized advanced training in EMDR. more >>


Off Site Articles

  1. “Consequences of Early Traumatic Experiences”
    David Baldwin, Ph.D. 1997

  2. “A Systematic Clinical Demonstration of Promising PTSD Treatment Approaches”
    Joyce L. Carbonell, et al 1999

  3. “Why Is It So Hard For Us To Recover From Being Suicidal?”
    David L. Conroy, PhD

  4. “Follow Up Counseling After Disaster: Working With Traumatic Dreams Toward Healing”
    Penny Dahlen, Ed.D., NCC, LPC

  5. “Amelioration of Death-Related Trauma with Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
    Teresa Descilo, M.S.W.

  6. “Spirituality and Trauma Treatment: Suggestions for Including Spirituality As a Coping Resource”
    Kent Drescher, PhD and David W. Foy, PhD 1995

  7. “Two-Year Follow-Up of Inpatients With Dissociative Identity Disorder”
    Joan W. Ellason, MA, LPC, and Colin A. Ross, MD 1997

  8. “The Complex Issues in Researching ‘False Memory Syndrome'”
    Dr. Kathryn Gow 1998

  9. “Spirituality and Trauma: An Essay”
    Robert Grant, PhD 1999

  10. “Post traumatic Stress Disorder and Memory”
    Bessel van der Kolk 1997

  11. “Approaches to the Treatment of PTSD”
    Bessel van der Kolk, et al 1995

  12. “The Body Keeps Score: Memory and the Evolving Psychobiology of Post Traumatic Stress”
    Bessel van der Kolk 1994

  13. “Dissociation and the Fragmentary Nature of Traumatic Memories: Overview and Exploratory Study”
    Bessel van der Kolk, et al 1995

  14. “Dissociation, Affect Dysregulation and Somatization: The Complex Nature of Adaptation to Trauma”
    Bessel van der Kolk, et al 1996

  15. “Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body and Society”
    Bessel van der Kolk, et al 1996

  16. “Primary Care Treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder”
    Jennifer Travis Lange 2000

  17. “When is a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Claim Legitimate…and When Is It Not”
    Mark I. Levy, MD 1995

  18. “Nightmares and Disorders of Dreaming”
    J.F. Pagel, M.D. 2000

  19. “Chaos and Complexity As Theoretical Grounding For Psychotherapeutic Listening: Psychotherapist’s Presence With Patient In Flooding Stage of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder”
    Joanna Poppink, M.F.C.C. 1997

  20. “Non-Rational Guilt in Victims of Trauma”
    Gail M. Price, PhD

  21. “Assessing the Cost of Trauma”
    Mary Anne Riley 1993

  22. “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Identification and Diagnosis”
    Babette Rothchild, MSW, LCSW 1998

  23. “PTSD And Chronic Suicidal Ideation: The Role Of Counter Suicidal Cognition”
    Joseph Sivak, et al

  24. “Trauma Treatment To Target Memory”
    AJW Taylor, PhD 1998


Trauma Organizations


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The Right to Innocence: Healing the Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse

The Right to Innocence: Healing the Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse


The Right to Innocence: Healing the Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse
by Beverly Engel

Book Description:
A practical and powerful must-read book for all who have suffered childhood sexual abuse, their family members and loved ones, and for all mental health professionals. As a trained therapist and sufferer of sexual abuse herself, Beverly Engel knows that there is probably no trauma a child can suffer that makes her or him feel more alone than sexual abuse. This helpful book offers hope for recovery with exercises, visualizations, and techniques that support you through a seven-step program, that will aid you in: facing the truth, releasing your anger, confronting those responsible with facts and feelings, forgiving yourself, and more healing advice and information. Logo

Rebuilding the Garden: Healing the Spiritual Wounds of Childhood Sexual Assault

Rebuilding the Garden: Healing the Spiritual Wounds of Childhood Sexual Assault


Rebuilding the Garden: Healing the Spiritual Wounds of Childhood Sexual Assault
by Karla McLaren

Book Description:
This book offers spiritually-based healing tools for survivors of childhood sexual assault. Going beyond the veneer of surface healing, Rebuilding The Garden outlines a simple series of grounding, centering, and energy-releasing techniques designed to restore the emotional and spiritual boundaries destroyed by sexual trauma. Written in a warm, engaging, and even lively way, Rebuilding The Garden steers clear of lengthy symptom lists and endless depictions of sexual abuse. Instead, this book enters into the underlying trauma of the sexually assaulted soul and offers in-the-moment help, real solutions, and real therapy. Survivors and their families, therapists, spiritual healers, and counselors throughout the country are calling Rebuilding The Garden a “must-read” book for anyone dealing with the aftereffects of childhood sexual trauma. Logo

Secret Survivors: Uncovering Incest and Its Aftereffects in Women

Secret Survivors: Uncovering Incest and Its Aftereffects in Women


Secret Survivors: Uncovering Incest and Its Aftereffects in Women
by E. Sue Blume

Book Description:
Secret Survivors is the first book to expand the definition of incest to include any adult abuser and to focus on what incest does to survivors. E. Sue Blume shows how incest is often at the root of such problems as depression, sexual and eating disorders, drug and alcohol abuse, and phobias and panic disorders. Using this information and the author’s guidance, survivors can identify themselves, develop alternative, nondestructive survival techniques and begin again on a new path toward a rich and empowered life.

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