The first edition of this now classic work provided the basis for adding post traumatic stress disorders to diagnoses of mental conditions. Each subsequent edition added new understanding, summaries of empirical new research, and new guides for clinicians. The thoroughly revised fifth edition adheres to changes that will be made in DSM-5 and gives the reasons for symptom formation and how treatment can not only resolve symptoms but encourage post-traumatic growth that leads to a more coherent sense of identity and renewed capacities for connecting compassionately with others. Stress Response Syndromes takes the reader from surface to depth with many lucid case examples and how-to advice for both trainees and experienced clinicians.
Mardi J. Horowitz, MD, is a distinguished professor of psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco, President of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, and Past-President of the Society for Psychotherapy Research. Dr. Horowitz's books include A Course in Happiness and Grieving as Well as Possible.
1 From the Forword to the First Edition 2 Preface to the Fifth Edition 3 Acknowledgments Part 4 I. Stress Response Syndromes Chapter 5 1. Intrusion and Denial: A Prototypical Case Chapter 6 2. Clinical Observations and Syndromes Chapter 7 3. Field Studies on the Impact of Life Events Chapter 8 4. Experimental Findings Part 9 II. Theory Chapter 10 5. Explanation of Symptom Formation Chapter 11 6. Reschematization Chapter 12 7. Mourning Part 13 III. Treatment and Individual Variations Chapter 14 8. Treatment Chapter 15 9. Inhibitory Operations: Reactions to Stress and Psychotherapy with Histrionic Personalities Chapter 16 10. Switching Maneuvers: Reaction to Stress and Psychotherapywith Compulsive Personalities Chapter 17 11. Sliding Meanings: Reaction to Stress and Psychotherapywith Narcissistically Vulnerable Personalities Part 18 IV. Clinical Examples Chapter 19 12. Loss of a Limb Chapter 20 13. An Authomobile Accident Chapter 21 14. Visual Shock and the Compulsion to Look Chapter 22 15. Death of a Parent Chapter 23 16. Suicide of a Friend 24 References 25 About the Author