Stress and Trauma

Author: Patricia A. Resick
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317821920
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Personality Disorders

Author: Paul M. G. Emmelkamp
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317834771
Format: PDF
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This comprehensive evidence-based book provides a broad and in-depth coverage of personality disorders across a variety of patient groups and treatment settings. Emmelkamp and Kamphuis bring together research examining psychological and biological variables that may play a role in the development of personality disorders. This book explores: Descriptions of personality disorders Diagnosis and assessment Epidemiology and course Aetiology Treatment strategies. Illustrated throughout with clinical vignettes, as well as scholarly reviews, Personality Disorders offers excellent coverage on all aspects of personality disorder, and will be extremely informative for students and practitioners alike.

Eating and Weight Disorders

Author: Carlos M. Grilo
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317821874
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Eating disorders refer to a range of problems characterized by abnormal eating behaviours and beliefs about eating, weight, and shape. Eating disorders, which are classified as psychiatric problems, and obesity, which is classified as a general medical condition, reflect a diverse and perplexing array of biological, social, and psychological phenomena. Beginning with a comprehensive overview of eating and weight disorders, this volume also covers: anorexia nervosa bulimia nervosa atypical eating disorders and binge eating disorders obesity. Including the most up-to-date research, Carlos Grilo provides a balanced and authoritative overview of current thinking in the fields of eating disorders and obesity with broad yet in-depth coverage of the areas. This highly readable book is an indispensable resource to students and professionals in clinical psychology, health psychology, and psychiatry.

Addictions

Author: Maree Teesson
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317821904
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Addictions is designed for students and professionals who wish to gain an authoritative, research-based knowledge of a variety of addictions. It covers issues such as diagnosis, epidemiology, psychological and biological models and treatments and draws on the research of The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Sydney, and on a variety of international surveys. Addictions is written by experts in the field of drug and alcohol research, and takes into account a variety of theories, including neuroscientific, psychological, behavioural, personality and rational choice. It includes material on: The nature of addiction and who becomes addicted The health consequences of alcohol and other drug dependence Theories and causes of addiction It provides a timely and accessible introduction to this field.

Depression

Author: Constance Hammen
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317834569
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book is intended for students and professionals who are seeking an up-to-date summary of research-based information on depression. Chapters cover clinical and diagnostic information, as well as features of the course of depression and the demographic features of the disorder. For example, topics include the considerable impairment associated with depression (it isn't 'all in your mind') and discussion of why depression is particularly common in women and the young. A series of chapters discusses the presumed causes of depression, including genetic and biological factors, as well as cognitive, family, stress and interpersonal contributors to depression. Finally, two chapters discuss current developments in the treatment of depressive disorders, including pharmacological and other medical interventions, as well as effective psychotherapies. The book presents research at a level that is understandable by those who are not experts in the field. Also, an attempt is made to present balanced perspectives, acknowledging the contributions of various models of cause and treatment. Clinical examples and practical implications are highlighted to make the book readable and relevant.

Anxiety

Author: Stanley Rachman
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1136775641
Format: PDF, Docs
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Anxiety is a complex phenomenon and a central feature of many psychological problems. This thoroughly revised edition of Anxiety has been updated to include astonishing developments in the in the clinical implementation of knowledge about anxiety. In particular, this edition updates the reader with: A new chapter on health anxiety A fully updated chapter on obsessive compulsive disorders, including the concept of mental contamination and the causes of obsessions An account of advances in therapeutic techniques. Unique in combining an introduction to the subject with comprehensive coverage of the latest developments in research and practice, this book provides excellent breadth and depth of coverage which all practicing and trainee clinical psychologists, and students of clinical psychology, will find extremely informative.

Trauma and Grief Component Therapy for Adolescents

Author: William Saltzman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108547753
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Developed by experts in trauma psychiatry and psychology and grounded in adolescent developmental theory, this is a modular, assessment-driven treatment that addresses the needs of adolescents facing trauma, bereavement, and accompanying developmental disruption. Created by the developers of the University of California, Los Angeles PTSD Reaction Index© and the Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder Checklist, the book links clinicians with cutting-edge research in traumatic stress and bereavement, as well as ongoing training opportunities. This innovative guide offers teen-friendly coping skills, handouts, and specialized therapeutic exercises to reduce distress and promote adaptive developmental progression. Sessions can be flexibly tailored for group or individual treatment modalities; school-based, community mental health, or private practice settings; and different timeframes and specific client needs. Drawing on multidimensional grief theory, it offers a valuable toolkit for psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors, and others who work with bereaved and traumatized adolescents. Engaging multicultural illustrations and extensive field-testing give this user-friendly manual international appeal.