Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Recovery After Accident and Disaster
This is a short and precise book that explains the nature of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), treatments available and some self-help tools and techniques. It lists some useful organisations that people living with PTSD and allied problems can contact for help.
A self-help book for patients who think they may have PTSD, it is clearly written, and includes exercises and examples of coping mechanisms. It would also be useful for nurses to read before they move on to more in-depth training about the condition, although it contains few references and does not mention any of the latest neuroscientific evidence about trauma and the brain.
As the author says, it is information and advice in one publication. I would recommend it as a useful first read for nurses and patients and a helpful introductory one for nurses’ library shelves.
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