Shock waves : a practical guide to living with a loved one's PTSD / Cynthia Orange.Material type: BookPublisher: Center City, Minn. : Hazelden, 2010Description: xiv, 187 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781592858569.Subject(s): Post-traumatic stress disorder -- Patients -- Family relationships | Post-traumatic stress disorder -- Diagnosis | Self-care, Health | Stress managementDDC classification: 616.85/21
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
A user-friendly guide to helping a loved one with post-traumatic stress disorder--while taking care of yourself.<br> <br> In the United States, about 60 percent of men and 50 percent of women experience, witness, or are affected by a traumatic event in their lifetimes. Many of them (8 percent of men and 20 percent of women) may develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)--a life-altering anxiety disorder. Once connected mainly with veterans of war, PTSD is now being diagnosed in many situations that cause extreme trauma such as rape, physical attacks or abuse, accidents, terrorist incidents, or natural disasters. The millions of family members of those who have PTSD also suffer, not knowing how to help their loved one recover from the pain.Shock Waves is a practical, user-friendly guide for those who love someone suffering from this often debilitating anxiety disorder, whether that person is a survivor of war or of another harrowing situation or event. Through her own experience, extensive research, advice from mental health professionals, and interviews with those working through PTSD and their families, Cynthia Orange shows readers how to identify what PTSD symptoms look like in real life, respond to substance abuse and other co-occurring disorders, manage their reactions to a loved one's violence and rage, find effective professional help, and prevent their children from experiencing secondary trauma.Each section of Shock Waves includes questions and exercises to help readers incorporate the book's lessons into their daily lives and interactions with their traumatized loved ones
Includes bibliographical references.
Trauma responses and PTSD : normal reactions to abnormal events -- Acknowledging loss and honoring grief -- What about me? The importance of self-care -- Self-care II : toward healthy interdependence and dialogue -- Self-care III : declaring a "toxic free" zone -- Trauma and addiction : weathering the storms -- Trauma and parenting -- Rebuilding your life.
When we think of soldiers reuniting with families after a tour of duty, we imagine them about to embark on a joyous, hopeful future, finally free of the horrors of combat. But, in reality, an estimated 23 percent of veterans and soldiers of today's wars suffer from post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, a psychiatric condition with symptoms that include extreme anxiety, depression, isolation, and fear (Rand, 2008). The millions of family members of those with PTSD also suffer, not knowing how to reconnect with or help their loved one recover from the pain.
Mental health issues.
Table of contents provided by Syndetics
- Preface (p. xi)
- Acknowledgments (p. xiii)
- Introduction (p. 1)
- Chapter 1 Trauma Responses and PTSD: Normal Reactions to Abnormal Events (p. 9)
- Chapter 2 Acknowledging Loss and Honoring Grief (p. 37)
- Chapter 3 What about Me? The Importance of Self-Care (p. 53)
- Chapter 4 Self-Care II: Toward Healthy Interdependence and Dialogue (p. 77)
- Chapter 5 Self-Care III: Declaring a "Toxic-Free" Zone (p. 101)
- Chapter 6 Trauma and Addiction: Weathering the Storms (p. 115)
- Chapter 7 Trauma and Parenting (p. 135)
- Chapter 8 Rebuilding Your Life (p. 153)
- Resources and Reading (p. 173)
- Bibliography (p. 181)
- About the Author (p. 189)