Anxiety, Trauma, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Chapter 6 presents an overview of anxiety disorders and outlines the specific disorders. Recent research on epidemiology is provided. The psychological and biological aspects of anxiety and response to interpersonal trauma are described. PTSD and Complex PTSD, the anxiety disorders that occur in the aftermath of trauma, is explained. The chapter includes a discussion of assessment and diagnostic considerations for anxiety disorders and PTSD. Evidence-supported psychosocial and pharmacological treatment approaches for both are reviewed, and key principles for treatment are provided.
Keywords: anxiety disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, complex, interpersonal trauma, maltreatment, pharmacological treatment, psychodynamic treatment, cognitive behavioural treatment, supportive/expressive treatment, PTSD
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