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A Multidimensional Approach to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

from Theory to Practice

Edited by Ghassan El-Baalbaki

University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada


Is the heart rate variability biofeedback a promising intervention for PTSD? Is there a link between early traumatic events in life and the presence of psychopathology and interpersonal difficulties in adulthood? Wondering what is the next step for humanistic, psychodynamic, or CBT therapists working with PTSD patients? Look no further. A Multidimensional Approach to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - From Theory to Practice explores the PTSD through the lens of the biopsychosocial model. The various topics covered in this book - from the neuro-bio-physiological aspects to the clinical and methodological dimensions involved in investigating the PTSD - address a wide variety of concerns regarding the disorder. The authors of the chapters are internationally renowned leaders in their field of science, sharing both the results of their latest investigations and their thoughtful perspectives on future fundamental and clinical research on PTSD. The knowledge shared by the authors results in an engaging and scientific experience for the initiated reader, yet accessible to the newcomers who are just learning about PTSD.

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A Multidimensional Approach to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorderfrom Theory to PracticeEdited by Ghassan El-Baalbaki

Published: November 2nd 2016

DOI: 10.5772/61874

ISBN: 978-953-51-2729-1

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2728-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4160-0

Copyright year: 2016

Books open for chapter submissions

16558 Total Chapter Downloads

21 Crossref Citations

5 Web of Science Citations

28 Dimensions Citations


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1. Structural Brain Changes in PTSD

By Ana Starcevic


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2. Sleep Disturbances in PTSD

By Laurie L. Wellman, Richard J. Ross and Larry D. Sanford


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3. Disruption of Bradycardia During Vigilance: Autonomic Cardiac Dysregulation is Prelude to Disinhibition, Hyperarousal, and Attention Bias in Combat Veterans with PTSD

By Jay P. Ginsberg and Madan Nagpal


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4. Childhood Interpersonal Trauma and its Repercussions in Adulthood: An Analysis of Psychological and Interpersonal Sequelae

By Caroline Dugal, Noémie Bigras, Natacha Godbout and Claude Bélanger


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5. Childhood Traumatic Experiences and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Female Adults: Which is the Role Played by Romantic Attachment?

By Alessandra Simonelli and Chiara Sacchi


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6. Acute Stress Disorder Diagnosis, Clusters, and Symptoms as Predictors of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and Gender Differences in Victims of Violent Crimes

By Stéphane Guay, Myra Gravel-Crevier, Richard Boyer and André Marchand


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7. Personality Traits and Coping Strategies for Contrasting the Occurrence of Traumatic Reactions in Emergency Rescuers

By Anna Maria Giannini, Laura Piccardi, Pierluigi Cordellieri, Francesca Baralla, Roberto Sgalla, Umberto Guidoni, Emanuela Tizzani and Sandro Vedovi


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8. Countertransference in Trauma Clinic: A Transitional Breach in the Therapists’ Identity

By Mayssa’ El Husseini, Sara Skandrani, Layla Tarazi Sahab, Elizabetta Dozio and Marie Rose Moro


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9. “Growing from an Invisible Wound” A Humanistic-Existential Approach to PTSD

By Mélanie Vachon, Prudence C. Bessette and Christine Goyette


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10. The Impact of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies for Nightmares and Prazosin on the Reduction of Post-Traumatic Nightmares, Sleep, and PTSD Symptoms: A Systematic Review and Meta- Analysis of Randomized and Non‐Randomized Studies

By Katia Levrier, Carolyn Leathead, Delphine-Émilie Bourdon, Sophie Lacerte, André Marchand and Geneviève Belleville


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11. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Outcome Research: Why Moderators Should not be Neglected

By Heike Gerger and Jens Gaab


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