Stress Hormones and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Basic Studies and Clinical Perspectives
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Stress Hormones and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder by Eric Vermetten
Book DescriptionPost-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) arises from the experience of severe stressors and trauma. The disorder is characterized by recurrent recall of intrusive memories to the event, nightmares with insomnia, emotional numbing, hyperarousal, which are all long-lasting and relatively resistant to therapy. The focus of this book is on the question of how stress hormones are involved in PTSD. Recent evidence suggests that a dysregulation in stress hormones promotes the precipitation of PTSD and that correction of these hormones may ameliorate the disorder. This book combines state-of-the-art basic research on stress hormones from gene to behaviour with clinical research demonstrating the progress in understanding via imaging techniques, genetics, vulnerable phenotypes and co-morbidity with other disorders and physical illness.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780444531407
(262mm x 192mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Elsevier Science Ltd
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publish Date: 14-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Eric Vermetten
Impact of Early Life Trauma on Health and Disease, Hardback (August 2010)
A comprehensive review of the recent research on the effects of early and later life trauma.
Traumatic Dissociation, Paperback (March 2007)» View all books by Eric Vermetten
The book offers an advanced introduction to this symptom, process, and pattern of personality organization seen in several trauma-related disorders, including acute stress disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and the dissociative disorders.
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