Trauma and Physical Health
Understanding the Effects of Extreme Stress and of Psychological Harm
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Trauma and Physical Health by Victoria L. Banyard
Book DescriptionTrauma research and clinical practice have taught us much about the widespread problems of child maltreatment, partner violence, and sexual assault. Numerous investigations have documented links between such trauma exposure and long-term negative mental health consequences. As we learn more about traumatic stress, however, increasing attention has been drawn to the less studied physical health effects of maltreatment and trauma. Trauma and Physical Health describes both the negative physical health effects of victimization in childhood as well as exploring theoretical models that explains these links. By bringing together new and current studies on the relationship between trauma and physical health, this edited collection assesses the clinical implications of these links. At a time when the mental health field is becoming increasingly cognizant of the value of collaboration with professionals in the physical health arena, this book suggests ways in which clinicians can work with primary care professionals to better meet the needs of trauma survivors across the lifespan. A key focus of the text is to clarify the relationship between the current knowledge base in trauma and physical health and directions for future research in primary care health settings. With contributors from a wide range of clinical and psychological disciplines, it will be of interest to researchers, clinicians and professionals in the trauma field and to primary care professionals concerned with compassionate care for the traumatized.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415480796
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Victoria L. Banyard
Trauma and Memory, Paperback (September 1998)» View all books by Victoria L. Banyard
Taking an in-depth look at the most current research on memory of traumatic events, this book contains state-of-the-art data in the controversial area of repressed memory. Contributors, major figures in the field, integrate multidisciplinary findings into proposals for coherent treatment, and legal and social policy and practices.
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Author Biography - Victoria L. Banyard
Victoria L. Banyard is Full Professor of Psychology at the University of New Hampshire, USA. Valerie J. Edwards is Research Psychologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA. Kathleen A. Kendall-Tackett is Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, USA.
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