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Post Traumatic Stress Disorders in a Global Context

Edited by Emilio Ovuga

Gulu University

If, as a health care or social service provider, one was called upon to help someone who has experienced terror in the hands of a hostage taker, an irate and chronically abusive spouse or parent, or a has survived a motor vehicle accident, landslide, earthquake, hurricane or even a massive flood, what would be one's priority response? What would be considered as the most pressing need of the individual requiring care? Whatever the answer to each of these questions, people who have experienced terror, suffer considerable psychological injury. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in a Global Context offers some answers to meet the needs of health care and socials service providers in all settings, whether in a hospital emergency room, at the war front, or natural disaster site. The take home message is, after providing emergency care, there is always a pressing need to provide mental health care to all victims of traumatic stress.

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorders in a Global ContextEdited by Emilio Ovuga

Published: January 20th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1281

ISBN: 978-953-307-825-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6705-1

Copyright year: 2012

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39444 Total Chapter Downloads

16 Crossref Citations

36 Web of Science Citations

55 Dimensions Citations


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1. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – An Overview

By Amarendra Narayan Prasad


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2. Combat Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – History, Prevalence, Etiology, Treatment, and Comorbidity

By Jenny A. Bannister, James J. Mahoney III and Tam K. Dao


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3. Psychiatric Management of Military- Related PTSD: Focus on Psychopharmacology

By Don J. Richardson, Jitender Sareen and Murray B. Stein


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4. Acquisition of Active Avoidance Behavior as a Precursor to Changes in General Arousal in an Animal Model of PTSD

By Thomas M. Ricart, Richard J. Servatius and Kevin D. Beck


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5. Peritraumatic Distress in Accident Survivors: An Indicator for Posttraumatic Stress, Depressive and Anxiety Symptoms, and Posttraumatic Growth

By Daisuke Nishi, Masato Usuki and Yutaka Matsuoka


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6. Sex Differences in PTSD

By Dorte Christiansen and Ask Elklit


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7. Risk Factors and Hypothesis for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Post Disaster Survivors

By Frank Huang-Chih Chou and Chao-Yueh Su


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8. War in Côte d'Ivoire and Management of Child’s Post Traumatic Stress Disorders

By A. C. Bissouma, M. Anoumatacky A.P.N and M. D. Te Bonle


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9. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – A Northern Uganda Clinical Perspective

By Emilio Ovuga and Carol Larroque


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10. Earthquake and Mental Health

By Xueyi Wang and Kezhi Liu


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11. PTSD in the Context of Malignant Disease

By A.M. Tacón


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12. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder after Stroke: A Review of Quantitative Studies

By Paul Norman, Meaghan L. O’Donnell, Mark Creamer and Jane Barton


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13. The Potential of Stress Management Training as a Coping Strategy for Stressors Experienced in Theater of Operation: A Systematic Review

By Stéphane Bouchard, Tanya Guitard, Mylène Laforest, Stéphanie Dumoulin, Julie Boulanger and François Bernier


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