Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Allen Rubin

in Social Work

ISBN: 9780195389678
Published online December 2009 | | DOI:
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


Like most topics in the area of mental health or mental illness, there is an enormous amount of literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Likewise, most of that literature is dated and not based on rigorous research. As with virtually any topic in the helping professions, even the empirical literature is comprised mainly of studies with serious methodological flaws. Students and scholars seeking to learn about post-traumatic stress disorder will benefit from an annotated bibliography that identifies the most recent sources that provide comprehensive coverage of the key topics and that are built on a strong empirical foundation. This annotated bibliography attempts to do that. The sources it identifies provide up-to-date, empirically based information on the history of post-traumatic stress disorder, its etiology and epidemiology, biological aspects, psychological and neurobiological theories, assessment, evidence-based interventions, cultural issues, resilience, and applications to particular traumatized populations.

Article.  4543 words. 

Subjects: Social Work

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