About the book
Since the novel appearance of post-traumatic stress disorders in the third edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-III) of the American Psychiatric Association, the concept of psychiatric disorders in psychiatric and psychological nosology has evolved tremendously. Although stress-related disorder was initially limited to the concept of post-traumatic stress disorders and was primarily associated with exposure to extreme or life-threatening situations, the literature on psychiatric or other disorders associated with traumatic events indicates that disorders associated with stressful events can be elicited by a variety of etiological factors ranging from domestic violence, organized community violence, natural disorders, diagnosis of terminal illness and exposure to terrorist attacks. Concerning community exposure to the actions of armed groups, post-traumatic stress disorder has attracted legal significance not only at regional levels but also the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic and other epidemics before it has added to the growing number of significant exposure variables for disorders associated with traumatic events in human existence. While disorders resulting from exposure to extreme traumatic events were diagnosed in clinical settings, modern radio imaging technologies have provided additional opportunities for researchers to search for, and study the biological basis of stress-related disorders. Treatments for disorders related to traumatic events have further expanded from medication to a variety of psychotherapies and psychosocial approaches such as prayers, games, and support to communities for economic empowerment and reintegration of perpetrators of violence back into their communities.
This book, titled: "Stress-Related Disorders" will provide an opportunity for researchers, clinicians, psychotherapists, rehabilitation experts, occupational therapists, and forensic experts to share their knowledge, skills, experiences, and research in the field of medical, psychiatric, and psychosocial impacts of exposure to traumatic events.