by Edited by Rachel Kimerling, Paige Ouimette, and Jessica Wolfe
This important volume brings together leading clinical scientists to analyze the current state of knowledge on gender and PTSD. Cogent findings are presented on gender-based differences and influences in such areas as trauma exposure, risk factors, cognitive and physiological processes, comorbidity, and treatment response.
Current research and clinical observations suggest pronounced gender-based differences in the ways people respond to traumatic events. Most notably, women evidence twice the rate of PTSD as men following traumatic exposure. This important volume brings together leading clinical scientists to analyze the current state of knowledge on gender and PTSD. Cogent findings are presented on gender-based differences and influences in such areas as trauma exposure, risk factors, cognitive and physiological processes, comorbidity, and treatment response. Going beyond simply cataloging gender-related data, the book explores how the research can guide us in developing more effective clinical services for both women and men. Incorporating cognitive, biological, physiological, and sociocultural perspectives, this is an essential sourcebook and text.
"This comprehensive book, with chapters by leading researchers, integrates existing data on gender and PTSD into a single volume. Each chapter addresses a specific dimension of gender and PTSD, provides a review of current data, and identifies areas in need of further research. Authors demonstrate an appreciation for the complex issues involved in studying gender. Researchers, clinicians and graduate students will find this book of great value."
-Jacquelyn W. White, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
"This unique book is the first to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date review of existing literature on gender and the etiology, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD. It expertly covers interactions among gender, ethnicity, and social status, translating quantitative and qualitative research into specific recommendations for clinicians and researchers. The book is a key source to educate practitioners about empirically supported guidelines to help manage gender issues in the treatment of trauma and PTSD."
-Rudolf Moos, PhD, Veterans Affairs Health Care System and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University
460 Pages, Size: 6 1/8" x 9 1/4"
1. The Epidemiology of Gender Differences in PTSD across Developmental, Societal, and Research Contexts, Norris, Foster, and Weisshaar
2. Gender Issues in the Neurobiology of PTSD, Rasmusson and Friedman
3. Gender and PTSD: A Cognitive Model, Tolin and Foa
4. The Intersection of Gender and Betrayal in Trauma, DePrince and Freyd
II. Assessment and Diagnosis
5. Differential Diagnosis of PTSD in Women, Cloitre, Koenen, Gratz, and Jakupcak
6. Gender Considerations in the Psychometric Assessment of PTSD, Cusack, Falsetti, and de Arellano
7. Gender and Psychophysiology of PTSD, Peirce, Newton, Buckley, and Keane
8. Gender Issues in PTSD with Comorbid Mental Health Disorders, Orsillo, Raja, and Hammond
9. Gender and the Comorbidity of PTSD with Substance Use Disorders, Stewart, Ouimette, and Brown
10. PTSD and Medical Comorbidity, Kimerling, Clum, McQuery, and Schnurr
11. Gender and PTSD Treatment: Efficacy and Effectiveness, Cason, Grubaugh, and Resick
12. Gender and the Psychopharmacological Treatment of PTSD, Brady and Back
13. Gender, Trauma Themes, and PTSD: Narratives of Male and Female Survivors, Krause, DeRosa, and Roth
14. Gender Issues in Couple and Family Therapy Following Traumatic Stress, Byrne and Riggs
V. Research and Policy
15. Gender Differences in Stress, Trauma, and PTSD Research: Application of Two Quantitative Methods, L. A. King, Orcutt, and D. W. King
16. Mental Health Policy and Women with PTSD, Blehar, Cuthbert, and Magruder
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