PTSD and Coping with Trauma Information for Teens, 2nd Ed.
- Author/Editor: James Chambers, General Editor
- Binding: Library binding
- Trim Size: 7 ¼ x 9 ¼
- Page Count: 368
- Publication Date: January 2024
- ISBN: 978-0-7808-2168-2
- List Price: 71.00
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental illness that is developed after any traumatic event, such as war, rape, childhood abuse, accident, natural disaster, personal tragedy, or violence. Based on diagnostic interview data from the National Comorbidity Survey Adolescent Supplement (NCS-A), it is estimated that 5 percent of adolescents have PTSD and 1.5 percent have a severe impairment. It was found that the prevalence of PTSD was higher in females (8%) than in males (2.3%) among adolescents. Hence, expert guidance on how to best cope with trauma and the steps that one should take to overcome PTSD is necessary.
PTSD and Coping with Trauma Information for Teens, Second Edition provides an overview of PTSD and its causes. It describes the brain and mental health. This book examines the prevalence of PTSD in teens and the populations at risk of PTSD. Information about different types of trauma—adverse experiences, childhood abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional, and psychological abuse—is provided. The impact of PTSD and recovery are also discussed in this book. The symptoms and co-occurring conditions of PTSD, along with its treatment, are also covered in this book. A directory of resources provides additional help for people who have undergone trauma and PTSD.
Part 1: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: An Overview describes the fundamentals of the human brain and mental health and the basic understanding of trauma. Understanding the causes and symptoms of PTSD with the prevalence of PTSD in children and adolescents is included.
Part 2: Trauma and Its Types discusses the different types of childhood trauma and abuse, covering child molestation, sex trafficking, sibling abuse, incest, stress related to poverty, grief, disaster, and mass violence.
Part 3: PTSD Types and Co-occurring Conditions gives insight into subtypes of PTSD, and the connection between traumatic brain injury, chronic pain, sleep disorders, depression, suicide, and PTSD. It explains the effects of trauma such as anger and self-harm.
Part 4: Diagnosis and Treatment of PTSD describes various aspects of screening, assessing, and diagnosing PTSD. It also explains different treatment methodologies such as talk therapies, prolonged exposure therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, play therapy, covering medication treatment of PTSD.
Part 5: The PTSD Survival Guide for Teens provides information on different coping mechanisms and health approaches in combating PTSD including practices such as mindfulness, yoga, and physical activities, with guidance on managing PTSD at the workplace and its legal implications.
Part 6: Resilience and Trauma Prevention describes different approaches to preventing and supporting youth at risk for adverse childhood experiences, focusing on resilience with coping strategies for disaster and trauma survivors.
Part 7: Resources for Trauma Care encompasses guidance on finding specialized mental-health professionals who provide trauma therapy, utilizing telemental health services and online PTSD Coach platform, and discovering tools to recognize and respond to child traumatic stress.
Part 8: If You Need More Information includes additional information and a directory of organizations to provide more information to people who have undergone trauma and PTSD.
- Library binding, 7 ¼ x 9 ¼
- 400 pages per volume
- Includes online access
- Authoritative content from respected health organizations; non-technical language and writing style is accessible to young people
- Chapter headings and subheadings break up descriptive text and provide easy navigation
- Standardized callout boxes highlight important information, define terms, or summarize a chapter’s contents
- Tables, charts, and illustrations provide visual aids for technical information and supplement explanations
- Directory of resources with contact information guide further research and identify sources of information and support
- Comprehensive index provides easy access to descriptive information, definitions, and related concepts