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Best PTSD Books Reviewed & Ranked

Looking for the best Ptsd books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

The PTSD Workbook: Simple, Effective Techniques for Overcoming Traumatic Stress Symptoms (2016)

 Best PTSD Books Reviewed & RankedPTSD is an extremely debilitating condition that can occur after exposure to a terrifying event. But whether you’re a veteran of war, a victim of domestic violence or sexual violence, or have been involved in a natural disaster, crime, car accident, or accident in the workplace, your symptoms may be getting in the way of you living your life.PTSD can often cause you to relive your traumatic experience in the form of flashbacks, memories, nightmares, and frightening thoughts.
Author(s): Williams PhD LCSW CTS, Mary Beth, Poijula PhD, Soili

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma (2015)

 Best PTSD Books Reviewed & Ranked Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors.
Author(s): van der Kolk M.D., Bessel

The Complex PTSD Workbook: A Mind-Body Approach to Regaining Emotional Control and Becoming Whole (2017)

 Best PTSD Books Reviewed & Ranked“This book is a valuable resource for all those affected by complex PTSD, allowing them to be informed and active as partners in the therapeutic healing process.”―from the foreword by Jim Knipe, PhD, author of EMDR Toolbox: Theory and Treatment of Complex PTSD and DissociationThose affected by complex PTSD commonly feel as though there is something fundamentally wrong with them―that somewhere inside there is a part of them that needs to be fixed.
Author(s): Schwartz PhD, Arielle, Knipe PhD, Jim

When Someone You Love Suffers from Posttraumatic Stress: What to Expect and What You Can Do (2011)

 Best PTSD Books Reviewed & RankedFor trauma survivors struggling with intense memories and emotions, it often feels like life won’t ever be “normal” again. Effective treatments are out there, but the needs of family members are often overlooked. Will the person you love ever get better? What can you do to promote healing? Where can you turn when you just can’t cope? From experienced trauma specialists Drs. Claudia Zayfert and Jason C.
Author(s): Claudia Zayfert, Jason C. DeViva

Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD: A Comprehensive Manual (2016)

 Best PTSD Books Reviewed & RankedThe culmination of more than 25 years of clinical work and research, this is the authoritative presentation of cognitive processing therapy (CPT) for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Written by the treatment's developers, the book includes session-by-session guidelines for implementation, complete with extensive sample dialogues and 40 reproducible client handouts.
Author(s): Patricia A. Resick, Candice M. Monson, et al.

Loving Someone with PTSD: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Connecting with Your Partner after Trauma (The New Harbinger Loving Someone Series) (2014)

 Best PTSD Books Reviewed & RankedPost-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can present with a number of symptoms, including anxiety, depression, flashbacks, and trouble sleeping. If your partner has PTSD, you may want to help, but find yourself at a loss.The simple truth is that PTSD can be extremely debilitating―not just for the person who has experienced trauma first-hand, but for their partners as well.
Author(s): Matsakis PhD, Aphrodite T.

The Cognitive Behavioral Coping Skills Workbook for PTSD: Overcome Fear and Anxiety and Reclaim Your Life (A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook) (2017)

 Best PTSD Books Reviewed & RankedPTSD is a debilitating condition that can leave you feeling numb, irritable, on guard, and distant. You may experience flashbacks and traumatic memories, suffer with sleep difficulties and nightmares, and struggle to manage intense emotions, impulses, and the desire to avoid closeness.
Author(s): Tull PhD, Matthew T, Gratz PhD, Kim L., et al.

Behavioral Activation for PTSD: A Workbook for Men: Reduce Anxiety and Take Charge of Your Life (2018)

 Best PTSD Books Reviewed & RankedBehavioral Activation for PTSD: A Workbook for Men is the definitive behavioral activation workbook to take charge of your life and recover from PTSD.Behavioral activation is a proactive, evidence-based therapy program that helps you take back your life from PTSD.
Author(s): Campbell PhD, Lisa , Karie A. Kermath , et al.

Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD: Emotional Processing of Traumatic Experiences – Therapist Guide (Treatments That Work) (2019)

 Best PTSD Books Reviewed & RankedProlonged Exposure Therapy is an effective, highly flexible, and very well researched intervention to reduce the symptoms of PTSD across a variety of traumatized populations.
Author(s): Edna Foa, Elizabeth A. Hembree, et al.

Best Ptsd Books Reviewed & Ranked

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Gothic War on Terror: Killing, Haunting, and PTSD in American Film, Fiction, Comics, and Video Games

Author(s): Danel Olson
ID: 3591599, Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2023, Size: 9 Mb, Format: pdf

Trauma and Dissociation Informed Internal Family Systems: How to Successfully Treat C-PTSD, and Dissociative Disorders

Author(s): Joanne Twombly
ID: 3625113, Publisher: , Year: 2023, Size: 2 Mb, Format: azw3

Invisible Storm: A Soldier's Memoir of Politics and PTSD

Author(s): Jason Kander
ID: 3318870, Publisher: Mariner Books, Year: 2022, Size: 29 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are truly best-sellers according to Los Angeles Times, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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