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Stress and Trauma

1st Edition

By Patricia A. Resick

Psychology Press

216 pages

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pub: 2000-12-21
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Stress and Trauma provides a well-written, accessible overview of traumatic stress studies. It reviews the full range of clinical disorders that may result from extreme stress, with particular emphasis on the most common disorder - post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The book reviews research on the prevalence of trauma and the prevalence of relevant disorders following trauma. It goes on to look at psychological theories of stress and trauma, the biology of stress and trauma reactions, and the factors prior to, during and after traumatic events that place people at particular risk for the development of psychological problems.

The book goes on to look at treatment of trauma-related psychological problems, and covers the use of medication and a range of psychological treatments. Different types of therapy are described and research findings on these approaches are reviewed.

Stress and Trauma will provide a valuable overview of the area for advanced undergraduates, early post-graduate training, and mental health professionals seeking an update of recent developments.


"Stress and Trauma by Patricia A. Resick is an interesting and engaging book. It will be an essential resource for students of psychology, medicine, nursing, as well as mental health professionals who require a comprehensive, yet accessible introduction to the complicated field of stress and trauma. The book is not merely a scholarly summary of the existing knowledge, it provides interesting new perspectives on the field, all within a readable and interesting format." - Allison Harvey, Oxford University, UK

Table of Contents

Classifying Reactions to Stress and Trauma. Prevalence of Traumatic Stress and Related Disorders. Psychological Theories of Stress and Trauma. Biological Bases of Stress and Trauma Reactions. Psychological Risk Factors: Pre-trauma and Peri-trauma Influences. Post-trauma Risk Factors and Resources: Coping, Cognitions and Social Support. Treatment of Traumatic Stress Reactions.

About the Series

Clinical Psychology: A Modular Course

"I truly like the books in this series because they are a quick reference and a great teaching tool." Nicholas Greco IV, MS (Abbott Laboratories), USA

Clinical Psychology: A Modular Course was designed to overcome problems faced by the traditional textbook in conveying what psychological disorders are really like.

All the books in the series, written by leading scholars and practitioners in the field, can be read as stand-alone texts, but they will also integrate with other modules to form a comprehensive resource in clinical psychology.

Students of psychology, medicine, nursing, and social work, as well as busy practitioners in many professions, often need an accessible but thorough introduction to how people experience anxiety, depression, addiction, or other disorders, how common they are, and who is most likely to suffer from them, as well as up-to-date research evidence on the causes and available treatments.

The series will appeal to those who want to go deeper into the subject than the traditional textbook will allow, and base their examination answers, research projects, assignments, or practical decisions on a clearer and more rounded appreciation of the clinical and research evidence.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Clinical Psychology