Safir, Marilyn P., Helene S. Wallach, and Albert Rizzo, eds. Future Directions in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment. New York: Springer, 2015.
Ours is an era of increasing tension, both global and local. And not surprisingly, PTSD is recognized not only in combat veterans and active military personnel, but also disaster and assault survivors across the demographic spectrum. As current events from mass shootings to the debate over trigger warnings keep the issue in the public eye, the disorder remains a steady concern among researchers and practitioners.
Future Directions in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder presents findings and ideas with the potential to influence both our conceptualization of the condition and the techniques used to address it. A multidisciplinary panel of experts offers new analyses of risk and resilience factors, individual and group approaches to prevention, the evolving process of diagnosis, and effective treatment and delivery. Chapters on treatment allow readers to compare widely-used prolonged exposure and VR methods with innovative applications of cognitive processing therapy and interpersonal therapy. And an especially compelling contribution surveys empirically-based programs relating to what for many is the emblematic trauma of our time, the events of September 11, 2001. Included in the coverage:
- Predictors of vulnerability to PTSD: neurobiological and genetic risk factors.
- Early intervention: is prevention better than cure?
- The functional neuroanatomy of PTSD.
- The development of evidence-based treatment for PTSD.
- Enhancing exposure therapy using D-Cycloserine (DCS).
- PLUS: a case example as seen through five therapeutic perspectives.
While millions experience trauma, relatively few develop chronic PTSD. Future Directions in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a practical and proactive reference for the health and clinical psychologists, sociologists, psychiatrists, and primary care physicians dedicated to further decreasing those numbers.
Table of contents
Vulnerability to PTSD: Psychosocial and Demographic Risk and Resilience Factors
Neurobiological Risk Factors and Predictors of Vulnerability and Resilience to PTSD
The Early Adolescent or “Juvenile Stress” Translational Animal Model of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
An Attachment Perspective on Traumatic and Posttraumatic Reactions
Delayed-Onset PTSD in Israeli Combat Veterans: Correlates, Clinical Picture, and Controversy
Systems of Care for Traumatized Children: The Example of a School-Based Intervention Model
Is Prevention Better than Cure? How Early Interventions Can Prevent PTSD
Evolution of PTSD Diagnosis in the
Functional Neuroanatomy of PTSD: Developmental Cytoarchitectonic Trends, Memory Systems, and Control Processes
Prolonged Exposure Treatment
Cognitive Processing Therapy: Beyond the Basics
Interpersonal Psychotherapy for PTSD
Inclusion of Virtual Reality: A Rationale for the Use of VR in the Treatment of PTSD
Initial Development and Dissemination of Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy for Combat-Related PTSD
Update and Expansion of the Virtual Iraq/Afghanistan PTSD Exposure Therapy System
Mental Health Problems and Treatment Utilization of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Enrolled in Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care
Enhancing Exposure Therapy for PTSD Using
Implementation of Evidence-Based Assessment, Treatment, and Research Programs Following the World Trade Center Disaster on September 11, 2001
Case Presentation of a Chronic Combat PTSD Veteran
Matching Treatment to Patients Suffering from PTSD: What We Know and Especially What We Don’t Know
Erratum to: Case Presentation of a Chronic Combat PTSD Veteran