Traumatic Stress Disorders: Historical Context and Current Focus


This chapter provides an introduction and overview to this handbook, focusing on the historical context that underlies current issues within the trauma literature. This handbook contains eight parts, focusing on classification and phenomenology, epidemiology and special populations, contributions from theory, assessment, prevention and early intervention, and treatment. The historical underpinnings of each area are delineated, with attention to their linkage with current research.

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The Oxford Handbook of Traumatic Stress Disorders