2. Normal Reactions to Adversity or Symptoms of Disorder?

  1. Gerald M. Rosen and
  2. B. Christopher Frueh
  1. Jerome C. Wakefield and
  2. Allan V. Horwitz

Published Online: 9 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118269961.ch2

Clinician's Guide to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Clinician's Guide to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

How to Cite

Wakefield, J. C. and Horwitz, A. V. (2010) Normal Reactions to Adversity or Symptoms of Disorder?, in Clinician's Guide to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (eds G. M. Rosen and B. C. Frueh), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118269961.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 12 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470450956

Online ISBN: 9781118269961

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Keywords:

  • adversity;
  • posttraumatic stress disorder;
  • psychiatric nosology;
  • shocking experiences;
  • mental health professions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Overview and Caveats

  • Historical Comments

  • Natural and Pathological Responses to Trauma

  • Adaptive Responses

  • Difficulty of Defining the Boundary of PTSD

  • PTSD as a Challenge to the Web of Belief

  • Why Does it Matter?