New Tools to Enhance Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Diagnosis and Treatment : Invisible Wounds of War / edited by Brenda K. Wiederhold, Ph. D., MBA, BCIA, Interactive Media Institute, San Diego, CA, USA, Virtual Reality Medical Institute, Brussels, Belgium.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (IOS Press, viewed Oct. 23, 2013).
The number of cases of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affecting both combat veterans and survivors of armed conflict has increased in recent years. Exposure to traumatic events can cause PTSD, and the serious consequences of this disorder can often lead to impulsive and destructive behaviors such as drug abuse and uncontrollable anger. Combat related PTSD is also one of the strongest contributing factors to the high suicide risk in returning troops. This book presents the collected papers from the 2012 NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI): Invisible Wounds - New Tools to Enhance PTSD Diag.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
NEW TOOLS TO ENHANCE POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT; Preface; Editorial; Co-Chairs; Lectures/Presentations Given; Sponsors; Contents; Section 1 Review of the Latest Science Related to Theoretical Constructs and Associated Neurosciences; Brain Systems and Circuits in PTSD: Overview of Clinical Research Models ; Biomarkers as New Tools to Improve the Diagnosis and Treatment of PTSD; Section 2 Screening; Early Identification of Risk for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder after Military Deployment.
Psychophysiological Indicators and Biofeedback Treatment of Stress Related Disorders: Our ExperienceMultimodal Paradigm for Mental Readiness Training and PTSD Prevention; Extreme Political Attitudes and Emotionally Based Strategic Communications; Section 3 Stress Inoculation Training; Our Experiences in the Use of VR Technology in Therapy and Prevention of Combat Related Stress Disorders in the Polish Army; VR Stress Inoculation Training Results for Polish ISAF Soldiers -- A Study of 4 Cases.
The Influence of Pre-Deployment VR Computer-Assisted Stress Inoculation Training on the Anxiety Level in the Polish ISAF SoldiersPersonality and Stress-Coping Factors in VR Computer-Assisted Stress Inoculation Training of Polish ISAF Soldiers; Section 4 Co-Morbid Issues: Considering the Whole Person in Treatment; Recent Advances in the Treatment of Comorbid PTSD and Substance Use Disorder; Secondary Traumatic Stress Among Wives of War Veterans; Subject Index; Author Index.