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Key Papers and Core Concepts in Post-Traumatic Stress

  • George S. EverlyJr.
  • Jeffrey M. Lating

Part of the The Springer Series on Stress and Coping book series (SSSO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. The Nature of Post-Traumatic Stress

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. George S. Everly Jr.
      Pages 3-8
    3. Steven M. Southwick, John H. Krystal, David R. Johnson, Dennis S. Charney
      Pages 49-72
    4. Ronnie Janoff-Bulman
      Pages 73-86
    5. Judith Lewis Herman
      Pages 87-100
  3. Assessment of Post-Traumatic Stress

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Jeffrey M. Lating, Amos Zeichner, Terence M. Keane
      Pages 103-127
    3. Jeffrey M. Lating, George S. Everly Jr.
      Pages 129-145
    4. A. MacNeill Horton Jr.
      Pages 147-156
  4. Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-158
    2. George S. Everly Jr.
      Pages 159-169
    3. Onno Van Der Hart, Paul Brown, Bessel A. Van Der Kolk
      Pages 195-210
    4. Joel Osler Brende
      Pages 211-229
    5. Mardi J. Horowitz, Nancy B. Kaltreider
      Pages 231-243
    6. Frank M. Ochberg
      Pages 245-264
  5. The Prevention of Post-Traumatic Stress

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265

About this book


The nosological roots of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be traced back to th~American Psychiatric Association's DSM-I entry of gross stress reaction, as published in 1952. Yet the origins of the current enthusi­ asm with regard to post-traumatic stress can be traced back to 1980, which marked the emergence of the term post-traumatic stress disorder in the DSM­ III. This reflected the American Psychiatric Association's acknowledgment of post-traumatic stress as a discrete, phenomenologically unique, and reli­ able psychopathological entity at a time in American history when such recognition had important social, political, and psychiatric implications. Clearly, prior to DSM-I the lack of a generally accepted terminology did little to augment the disabling effects that psychological traumatization could engender. Nor did the subsequent provision of an official diagnostic label alone render substantial ameliorative qualities. Nevertheless, the post­ Vietnam DSM-III recognition of PTSD did herald a dramatic increase in research and clinical discovery. The American Red Cross acknowledged the need to establish disaster mental health services, the American Psychological Association urged its members to form disaster mental health networks, and the Veterans Administration established a national study center for PTSD.


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Editors and affiliations

  • George S. EverlyJr.
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Jeffrey M. Lating
    • 4
  1. 1.International Critical Incident Stress FoundationEllicott CityUSA
  2. 2.Union Memorial HospitalBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.Department of PsychologyLoyola CollegeBaltimoreUSA
  4. 4.Division of Psychology and Behavioral MedicineUnion Memorial HospitalBaltimoreUSA

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