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Post-Traumatic Stress-Disorder : a Lifespan Developmental Perspective

Presents up-to-date information on the course of PTSD and its development through life. Leading experts from the fields of clinical and developmental psychology describe results of their most recent studies, both practical and theoretical, on the occurence of PTSD in various phases of life.
Print Book, Undefined, 1999
Hogrefe & Huber Publishers, 1999
9780889371873, 0889371873
Introduction - developmental-related trauma studies. Part 1 Incorporating lifespan propositions: lifespan psychological aspects of trauma and PTSD - symptoms and psychosocial impairments; a three-stage model of coping with loss and trauma -lessons from patients suffering from severe and chronic disease. Part 2 From childhood to adulthood: children in war - soldiers against their will; childhood sexual abuse and long-term sequelae; prevalence and comorbidity of traumatic events and PTSD in adolescents and young adults. Part 3 From adulthood to old age: ageing in the shadow of war; reminiscence of traumatic experiences in (former) Jewish emigrants and extermination camp survivors; victimization in old age - psychic consequences and protective conditions. Part 4 Coping, social support, meaning and growth: long-term posttraumatic stress reactions, coping and social support - a structural equation model in a group of former political prisoners; the concept of "working through" loss - a critical evaluation of the cultural, historical and empirical evidence; the roles of meaning and growth in the recovery from post-traumatic stress disorder.