By Edward S. Kubany, Mari A. McCaig, and Janet R. Laconsay
#7922 With this book, domestic violence experts offer the first-ever PTSD treatment approach to help abused women overcome the trauma they have endured and regain control of their lives.
Second only to survivors of war and victims of rape, women who are severely assaulted by their husbands or partners are the group of trauma victims most likely to suffer from the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.
Researchers estimate that as many as 80 percent of these women will manifest signs of the disorder in the months and years following an assault. Until now there has been no book specifically written to help these women deal with PTSD. This sensitive and compassionate book, at last, offers them hope.
The book opens with a description of PTSD and a self-diagnostic tool that helps readers figure out whether or not they are actually suffering from PTSD.
Then, chapter by chapter, it delves into specific problems associated with the disorder. Worksheets reinforce the messages in the text. In addition to addressing the symptoms of PTSD, the book offers readers strategies they can employ when and if a confrontation with the abusive partner becomes necessary.
240 pages. Softcover. 2004. $25.95