Acute Stress Disorder: A Handbook of Theory, Assessment, and Treatment
Accidents and disasters dominate headlines and news programs, capturing for a while the attention and sympathy of the public. But for the victims and witnesses of trauma, the psychological effects are far from fleeting. Recent research shows that the psychological reactions in the initial aftermath of the trauma are a critical predictor of longer-term adjustment.
Acute Stress Disorder: A Handbook of Theory, Assessment, and Treatment is the first comprehensive clinical text on Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) since its 1994 introduction into DSM-IV as a diagnostic category. Authors Richard A. Bryant and Allison G. Harvey outline the rationale and techniques to prevent the development of PTSD by identifying and treating those with ASD. Drawing from their pioneering clinical and research experience, they review the underlying theoretical issues, then present a step-by-step guide to assessing and treating ASD, and detail the procedures for using cognitive behavior therapy to treat ASD. The authoritative book is a must-read for academic and clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals working with victims of trauma.