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Evolution and Posttraumatic Stress : Disorders of Vigilance and Defence, Paperback / softback Book

Evolution and Posttraumatic Stress : Disorders of Vigilance and Defence Paperback / softback


Posttraumatic Stress Disorder remains one of the most contentious and poorly understood psychiatric disorders.

Evolution and Posttraumatic Stress provides a valuable new perspective on its nature and causes. This book is the first to examine PTSD from an evolutionary perspective.

Beginning with a review of conventional theories, Chris Cantor provides a clear and succinct overview of the history, clinical features and epidemiology of PTSD before going on to introduce and integrate evolutionary theory.

Subjects discussed include:The evolution of human defensive behaviours A clinical perspective of PTSD Defence in overdrive: evolution, PTSD and parsimony This original presentation of PTSD as a defensive strategy describes how the use of evolutionary theory provides a more coherent and successful model for diagnosis, greatly improving understanding of usually mystifying symptoms.

It will be of great interest to psychiatrists, psychotherapists, psychologists, and anthropologists.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 240 pages, 4 Line drawings, black and white; 4 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Psychology
  • ISBN: 9781583917718



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