An invaluable textbook on the complex relationship between psychosis, trauma, and dissociation, thoroughly reviewed and updated
This revised and updated Psychosis, Trauma and Dissociation, 2nd Edition, (PDF) provides an important resource that takes a wide-ranging and detailed look at the multifaceted relationship between trauma, psychosis, and dissociation. The editors – experts in their field – have drawn together over fifty noted experts from around the world, to canvas the related literature from historical, empirical, and clinical perspectives. The result documents the remarkable gains made in the past ten years in understanding several aspects of the interface between trauma, dissociation, and psychosis.
The historical/conceptual section explains the meaning of the terms dissociation, trauma, and psychosis offers dissociation as central to the historical ideas of schizophrenia and borderline personality disorder and considers exclusive development perspectives on misconceptions and the onset of schizophrenia. The empirical section of the ebook compares and contrasts psychotic and dissociative disorders from a broad range of perspectives, including childhood trauma, phenomenology, and memory and cognitive disturbances, while the clinical section emphasizes the assessment, differential diagnosis, and treatment of these disorders, together with proposals for new and novel hybrid disorders. This important resource:
- Helps explain and bring cohesion to this new and important field
- Provides extensively updated coverage of the field, from all related perspectives
- Brings together in one text contributions from clinicians and scholars working in diverse geographical and theoretical areas
- Includes nine new chapters on conceptions of trauma, delusions, and memory, dissociation and psychosis, PTSD with psychotic features, trauma treatment of psychotic symptoms, and differences between the diagnostic groups on hypnotizability, brain imaging, memory disturbances, auditory verbal hallucinations, and psychological testing
Written for researchers, clinicians, and academics in the areas of trauma, child abuse, dissociation, and psychosis, but relevant for psychologists, psychiatrists, and psychotherapists working in any area, the revised 2e of Psychosis, Trauma and Dissociation: Evolving Perspectives on Severe Psychopathology makes an invaluable contribution to this important evolving field.
“This volume is highly recommended to researchers and clinicians as an excellent resource of contemporary thinking in understanding some of the several complex ways that individuals respond to traumatic experiences” — Pamela R. Fuller, Frontier Psychological Associates
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