"Psychological Trauma provides a basis for understanding human response to trauma. The consequences of specific traumas have usually been described as separate entities. This is the first book to examine human response to trauma as a whole. In this thorough study of the biologic, psychodynamic and social consequences of trauma, separate chapters explore: The impact of separation from the parental figure on a child's development, including cognitive and neurological disturbances The psychobiology of traumatic response Traumatic antecedents of borderline personality disorder The effect of trauma on the family unit Amnesia and dissociation as response to trauma A stress management approach that can be incorporated into the treatment of patients"--(www.appi.org)
Bessel A. van der Kolk M.D.
1987 American Psychiatric Publishing
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