The Handbook of Posttraumatic Stress provides a comprehensive review of posttraumatic stress in its multiple dimensions, analyzing causation and epidemiology through prevention and treatment.

Written by a diverse group of scholars, practitioners, and advocates, the chapters in this book seek to understand the history, the politics, and the biological, psychological, and social processes underlying posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Featuring studies that focus on some of the most seriously affected occupational groups, the text examines topics such as how individuals experience PTSD in different work settings and the complexities of diagnosis, treatment, and recovery for those workers and their families. Together, the contributions provide an in-depth examination of the current understood causes, impacts, and treatments of and for posttraumatic stress, mobilizing academic, administrative, and clinical knowledge, and lived experience to inform ongoing and future work in the field.

Drawing from range of different topics, fields of study, and research methods, this text will appeal to readers across medical, mental health, and academic disciplines.

part 1|161 pages


part 2|165 pages

Perspectives and Populations

chapter 6|21 pages

Psychology of Men and Masculinities

Implications for Men's Experiences of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

chapter 11|22 pages

Correctional Officers

Experiences of Potentially Psychologically Traumatic Events and Mental Health Injuries

chapter 12|22 pages

Posttraumatic Growth among Prisoners

Findings, Controversies, and Implications

chapter 16|28 pages

Group Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD

Preliminary Outcomes, Group Cohesion, Therapeutic Alliance, and Participant Satisfaction in Current and Former Members of the Canadian Military and Federal Police Force

chapter 17|25 pages

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing in PTSD

Neurobiology and its Applications in Other Mental Disorders

chapter |8 pages


Towards a Better Future