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Traumatic Stress Disorders: Historical Context and Current Focus

J. Gayle Beck and Denise M. Sloan

in The Oxford Handbook of Traumatic Stress Disorders

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780195399066
Published online November 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195399066.013.0001

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Traumatic Stress Disorders: Historical Context and Current Focus

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This chapter provides an introduction and overview to this handbook, focusing on the historical context that underlies current issues within the trauma literature. This handbook contains eight parts, focusing on classification and phenomenology, epidemiology and special populations, contributions from theory, assessment, prevention and early intervention, and treatment. The historical underpinnings of each area are delineated, with attention to their linkage with current research.

Keywords: history; trauma; introduction

Article.  3376 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Clinical Psychology ; History and Systems in Psychology

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