Oxford Handbook of Traumatic Stress Disorders

Oxford Handbook of Traumatic Stress Disorders
2012 © Oxford University Press
Denise M. Sloan; J. Gayle Beck
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-539906-6


The Oxford Handbook of Traumatic Stress Disorders addresses the current landscape of research and clinical knowledge surrounding traumatic stress disorders. Bringing together a group of highly-regarded experts, this volume is divided into six sections, together summarizing the current state of knowledge about 1) classification and phenomenology, 2) epidemiology and special populations, 3) contributions from theory, 4) assessment, 5) prevention and early intervention efforts, and 6) treatment of individuals with post-trauma mental health symptoms. Throughout the volume, attention is paid to identifying current controversies in the literature and highlighting directions that hold promise for future work.

The experience of traumatic events is a near-universal, albeit unfortunate, part of the human experience. Given how many individuals are exposed to trauma, it is interesting to question why some individuals are resilient in the face of trauma while others go on to develop chronic post-traumatic stress. Throughout the relatively brief history of the psychological study of trauma, a number of themes have consistently emerged; many of these themes remain essential elements within our current study of traumatic stress disorders, as summarized within this volume.


• Provides broad coverage of traumatic stress disorders and includes an impressive list of contributors who are experts in the field.
• Includes chapters that detail the diagnosis and treatment of PTSD in children and special populations
• Part of the Oxford Library of Psychology series


Clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, counseling psychologists, social workers, and those in training to join these professions.

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