Post-traumatic stress is like nothing ever experienced before. Your sense of security is burst completely, and you feel utterly vulnerable and out of control - if not worthless or worse. PTSD is not a mental disorder, but rather a normal...
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Post-traumatic stress is like nothing ever experienced before. Your sense of security is burst completely, and you feel utterly vulnerable and out of control - if not worthless or worse. PTSD is not a mental disorder, but rather a normal reaction to an abnormal event. Covering the symptoms and the history of its discovery, this practical guide will help you understand this puzzling condition, and enable you to take steps towards being free of it.
More than simply presenting a treatment regimen to post-traumatic stress, this guide also presents strategies to preventing the disorder in the first place
Drawing on 20 years of research and clinical practice, this informative self-help guide explains the many symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and lays out a self-help program called Emotional Processing Therapy that can defuse the distressing memories of trauma and reduce the occurrence of flashbacks, nightmares, and tensions. Trauma is a term that many might find alienating and clinical; however, it's something most people encounter at some point in their life, and post-traumatic stress, far from being a mental disorder, is a normal reaction to abnormal events: even breaking a bone or witnessing a car crash. Showing how to overcome PTSD as well as presenting key strategies to help prevent it in the first place, this guide is full of real-life case studies and is essential reading for trauma sufferers, their family and friends, and specialists alike.
Dr Roger Baker is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Dorset Healthcare Mental Health Trust, Coordinator of a Research Unit at Poole Hospital specialising in mind-body research, and visiting Professor at Bournemouth Universiey. He is the author of the highly acclaimed Understanding Panic Attacks (Lion); Emotional Processing: Healing through feeling and most recently Understanding Trauma.