Boek cover individual Differences in Posttraumatic Response van Marilyn L. Bowman (Paperback)

individual Differences in Posttraumatic Response

Problems With the Adversity-distress Connection

Engels | Paperback | 9781138972605
Paperback 46,59
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uitgever Taylor & Francis Ltd
Taal Engels
Bindwijze Paperback
Aantal paginas 198 pagina's
Illustraties Nee
Auteur(s) Marilyn L. Bowman
Redacteur Sonu Shamdasani
Uitgever Taylor & Francis Ltd
Extra groot lettertype Nee
Gewicht 454 g
Verpakking breedte 152 mm
Verpakking hoogte 229 mm
Verpakking lengte 229 mm


This book challenges the assumptions of the event-dominated DSM model of posttraumatic stress disorder. Bowmam examines a series of questions directed at the current mental health model, reviewing the empirical literature. She finds that the dose-response assumptions are not supported; the severity of events is not reliable associated with PTSD, but is more reliably associated with important pre-event risk factors. She reviews evidence showing the greater role of individual differences including trait negative affectivity, belief systems, and other risk factors, in comparison with event characteristics, in predicting the disorder. The implications for treatment are significant, as treatment protocols reflect the DSM assertion that event exposure is the cause of the disorder, implying it should be the focus of treatment. Bowman also suggests that an event focus in diagnosis anad treatment risks increases the disorder because it does not provide sufficient attention to important pre-exisiting risk factors.

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