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The Body Bears the Burden: Trauma, Dissociation, and Disease, Second Edition Paperback – Sep 28 2007
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Not a medical person or psychiatrist of any sort, I just thought it was something that I would enjoy looking into. For those that know how the subconscious works, you'll appreciate the fact that I discovered that I was a victim of PTSD while delving into the subject.
It was as if the universe was trying to tell me something. All I can say is that it opened my eyes and changed my life in ways I never knew possible.
For those interested in fiction dealing with a topic along these lines (and also Dissociative Identity Disorder) I would recommend reading a book called "Bark of the Dogwood" by Jackson McCrae. It's an intricate study of PTSD, child abuse, dysfunction, and a little of everything else, and packs quite a wallop. And it's actually quite funny in places--probably the ONLY book I know of about child abuse that has a bright side.
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I am in therapy, working on trauma issues, and this book brought so much together for me, and served as a guide to issues in my life that are very relevant.
If you're looking for another "flavor of the month" self help book, this is not for you. If you are struggling with PTSD, or think you may be, or are interested in MyoFascial Release, Somatic Experiencing, and other new therapies, this provides a great scientific grounding.
I work in OB and have seen so many people who have been traumatized by the birth experience- both patients and healthcare givers alike.
I speak on "When Birth Causes Trauma" alot and this is one of the books that I refer my audience to.
This book should be in the library of everyone who deals with patients who have had a traumatic experience and any healthcare giver who has had a traumatic experience.
Paulina Perez, RN, BSN
EDIT October 2012: I have just read the authors other book The Trauma Spectrum: Hidden Wounds and Human Resiliency and I saw that he does there get into the 'little traumas' of parenting and social interaction. Because the second edition of this book bears a later copyright than Trauma Spectrum I had assumed there would be nothing in Spectrum that was not here also. I was wrong, read both books.
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