Multigenerational Legacies of Trauma

Edited by Charles B. Nemeroff and Charles MarmarPresents an up-to-date, thorough, and comprehensive overview of our current understanding of PTSDAuthored and edited by the field's leading expertsCovers all evidence-based treatments for Post-traumatic Stress DisorderPost-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)A complex psychiatric syndrome that develops in response to trauma exposure. Individuals with PTSD experience intrusive recollections or reexperiencing of the traumatic event, avoidance of trauma reminders, emotional numbing, and hyperarousal. In addition, PTSD is associated with high rates of concomitant physical and mental health problems, increased health care use, and impairment in social and occupational functioning. Almost 7% of the general population and up to 30% of veterans meet lifetime criteria for PTSD. Indeed, PTSD is one of the most common psychiatric disorders, representing a significant and costly public health concern., including psychopharmacological agents as well as individual psychotherapies