Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder For Dummies, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118050908
  • ISBN-13: 9781118050903
  • DDC: 616.85
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 512 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder For Dummies offers hope for readers who have long been diagnosed with this condition as well as those who have just found out that they have it. This book covers the symptoms of the illness, diagnosis, various treatments, coping methods for everyday life, as well as info on children with PTSD and advice for friends and family of sufferers of the condition. For the 12 to 20 percent of combat veterans who have or will be returning from war, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder For Dummies provides coverage to coping with flashbacks, nightmares, and intrusive thoughts that can disrupt work and home life.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
Author’s Acknowledgments.
Contents at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
1: The Basics of PTSD.
2: The Invisible Epidemic of PTSD.
3: Aftershocks: When the Past Won’t Stay in the Past.
4: Spotting the Clues: Signs and Symptoms of PTSD.
5: First Response: Preventive Treatments for PTSD.
6: Getting a Diagnosis and Drafting a Plan.
7: Getting Answers: Finding out Whether You Have PTSD.
8: Building Your Treatment Team.
9: Setting the Stage for Recovery: The First Steps Toward Healing.
10: Choosing the Right Treatment Approach.
11: Putting PTSD in Its Place with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
12: The Role of Medication in Treating PTSD.
13: Additional Paths to Wellness: Drawing on the Power of Mind and Body.
14: Healing and Rebuilding during and after Treatment.
15: The Journey Back: What to Expect.
16: Helping Yourself Heal Your Body, Mind, and Soul.
17: Caring for Your Loved Ones while They Care for You.
18: Getting Your Life Back on Track.
19: Stepping in: When You’re Not the One Who’s Suffering.
20: Getting Help for a Child with PTSD.
21: Supporting a Loved One with PTSD.
22: The Part of Tens.
23: The Ten Most Common Myths about PTSD.
24: Ten Ways to Recognize That You’re Getting Better.
Appendix: PTSD Resources.