Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: New Research


Editors: Edward Foreman and Jay Fuller

Series: Psychiatry – Theory, Applications and Treatments, Psychology of Emotions, Motivations and Actions

In this book, the authors gather and present new research in the study of post-traumatic stress disorder. Topics discussed include the diverse emotional consequences and treatment needs of sexual assault and intimate partner violence survivors; PTSD among visible and invisible electrically injured outpatients; early life stress and emotional vulnerability; delayed effects of repeated inescapable severe stress on brain cannabinoid receptor expression and acoustic startle response in adolescent male rats; suicidal ideation associated with PCL checklist-ascertained PTSD among veterans treated for substance abuse; and veterans’ engagement in psychotherapy for PTSD. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Beyond Fear and Anxiety: Diverse Emotional Consequences and Treatment Needs of Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence Survivors (pp. 1-30)
Authors / Editors: (Caitilin M. Barrett, Matt J. Gray, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USA)

Chapter 2 – Posttraumatic Stress Disorder among Visible and Invisible Electrical Injury (pp. 31-56)
Authors / Editors: (Paula J. Gardner, Dafna Knittel-Keren, Yeojin Irene Hong, Manuel Gomez, St. John’s Rehab Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada, and others)

Chapter 3 – Early Life Stress and Emotional Vulnerability: Impact on Neural Plasticity and Psychophysiological Relevance to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (pp. 57-82)
Authors / Editors: (Machiko Matsumoto, Hiroko Togashi, Department of Pharmacology, School of Pharmaceutical Science, Health Sciences University of Hokkaido, Ishikari-Tobetsu, Japan)

Chapter 4 – Delayed Effects of Repeated Inescapable Severe Stress on Brain Cannabinoid Receptor Expression and Acoustic Startle Response in Adolescent Male Rats: Relevance to the Development of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Stress-Related Brain Atrophy (pp. 83-10)
Authors / Editors: (Guoqiang Xing, Janis Carlton, Xiaolong Jiang, Min Jia, Pushpa Sharma, Kwang H. Choi, He Li, Department of Psychiatry, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, USA, and others)

Chapter 5 – Suicidal Ideation Associated with Pcl Checklist-Ascertained PTSD among Veterans Treated for Substance Abuse (pp. 109-124)
Authors / Editors: (Jack R. Cornelius, Gretchen L. Haas, Cathleen J. Appelt, Jon D. Walker, Lauren J. Fox, John W. Kasckow, James F. Luther and Ihsan M. Salloum, V. I. S. N. 4 Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (M. I. R. E. C. C.), V. A. Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Aventura, FL, USA)

Chapter 6 – A Longitudinal Evaluation of Factors Associated with OEF/OIF/OND Veterans’ Engagement in Psychotherapy for PTSD (pp. 125-138)
Authors / Editors: (Julia M. Whealin, Tiffany Sandoval de López, Robert H. Pietrzak, Athena Yoneda, Kelly Woolaway-Bickel, Steven M. Southwick, National Center for PTSD, Pacific Islands Division, VA Pacific Islands Health Care System, Honolulu, HI, USA, and others)


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