Matthew J. Friedman ; Paula P. Schnurr ; Terence M. Keane
The Guilford Press
The “Handbook of PTSD: Science and Practice” is a highly acclaimed and comprehensive resource on the subject of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Now in its third edition, this book is authored by renowned experts Matthew J. Friedman, Paula P. Schnurr, and Terence M. Keane. It serves as a vital reference for clinicians, researchers, and professionals working in the field of trauma and mental health.
Drawing upon the latest scientific advancements and evidence-based practices, this handbook provides a comprehensive overview of PTSD, encompassing both the scientific understanding of the disorder and its clinical applications. The authors bring together their extensive expertise to offer a balanced and multidimensional perspective on PTSD, incorporating research findings, clinical insights, and practical guidelines.
The third edition of the “Handbook of PTSD” reflects the ongoing evolution in our understanding of the disorder. It covers a wide range of topics, including the neurobiology of trauma, risk and resilience factors, assessment and diagnosis, evidence-based treatments, and approaches to prevention and early intervention. The book also explores the impact of trauma on specific populations, such as veterans, survivors of sexual assault, children, and refugees.
The authors emphasize the importance of a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to addressing PTSD. They provide in-depth discussions of various therapeutic modalities, such as cognitive-behavioral therapies, pharmacotherapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and complementary and alternative treatments. The handbook also addresses the ethical and cultural considerations involved in working with individuals affected by trauma.
In addition to the scholarly content, the “Handbook of PTSD” includes practical tools and resources for clinicians and researchers. It offers assessment measures, treatment guidelines, and case examples that illustrate the application of evidence-based practices. The book also explores emerging trends and future directions in the field, encouraging readers to stay abreast of advancements and contribute to the ongoing development of PTSD science and practice.
Overall, the “Handbook of PTSD: Science and Practice” serves as an essential guide for professionals working with individuals who have experienced trauma. Its comprehensive coverage, integration of research and clinical perspectives, and practical insights make it a valuable resource for understanding, assessing, and treating PTSD effectively.