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: 09/06/2005
- Category: Psychology
- ISBN: 9781583917718