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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.

1. Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving: A Guide and Map for Recovering from Childhood Trauma (2013)

Best Ptsd Books Reviewed & RankedComplex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving: A GUIDE AND MAP FOR RECOVERING FROM CHILDHOOD TRAUMA…
Author(s): Pete Walker

2. 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. This is especially true when you are exposed to events or objects that remind you of your trauma. Left untreated, PTSD can lead to emotional…
Author(s): Williams PhD LCSW CTS, Mary Beth, Poijula PhD, Soili

3. 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. In The Body Keeps the Score, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative…
Author(s): van der Kolk M.D., Bessel

4. 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. Though untrue, such beliefs can feel extremely real and frightening. Difficult as it may be,…
Author(s): Schwartz PhD, Arielle, Knipe PhD, Jim

5. 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. DeViva, this compassionate guide is packed with information, support, vivid stories, and specific advice. Learn to navigate the rough spots day by day and help your loved one find a brighter tomorrow….
Author(s): Claudia Zayfert, Jason C. DeViva

6. 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. It explains the theoretical and empirical underpinnings of CPT and discusses how to adapt the approach for specific populations, such as combat veterans, sexual assault survivors, and culturally diverse clients. The…
Author(s): Patricia A. Resick, Candice M. Monson, et al.

7. 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. And while there are many books written for those suffering from PTSD, there are few written for the people who love them. In Loving Someone with PTSD, renowned trauma expert and author of I Can’t Get Over It!, Aphrodite Matsakis, presents concrete skills and…
Author(s): Matsakis PhD, Aphrodite T.

8. 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. But there has been rapid growth in the research and treatment of PTSD. This book combines the very best in proven-effective treatments to address specific symptoms, from the least disruptive to the most severe.Presenting tools drawn from a number of approaches and treatment models—such as ACT, DBT, mindfulness-based cognitive…
Author(s): Tull PhD, Matthew T, Gratz PhD, Kim L., et al.

9. 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. Using actionable exercises, Behavioral Activation for PTSD: A Workbook for Men helps you overcome triggers and avoidance behaviors by reintroducing positive, mood-boosting activities into your daily life.Lisa Burgert Campbell, PhD, a trauma counselor and psychologist for the Department of Veterans Affairs, along…
Author(s): Campbell PhD, Lisa , Karie A. Kermath , et al.

10. 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. The second edition of Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD: Emotional Processing of Traumatic Experiences, Therapist Guide, along with the accompanying Workbook, provides all of the tools necessary for trained mental health providers to implement this first line PTSD treatment with their patients. This model is individualized to address the needs of a variety of trauma survivors. Leaders in clinical practice, training, and research in the field of…
Author(s): Edna Foa, Elizabeth A. Hembree, et al.

Best Ptsd Books Reviewed & Ranked

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some ptsd books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Joys of War: From the Foreign Legion, the SAS and into Hell with PTSD

Author(s): John-Paul Jordan
Publisher: Pen and Sword Military, Year: 2019, Size: 5 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2320055

Reclaiming life after trauma : healing PTSD with cognitive-behavioral therapy and yoga

Author(s): Mintie, Daniel; Staples, Julie K.
Publisher: Healing Arts Press, Year: 2018, Size: 8 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2230037

PTSD: A Short History

Author(s): Allan V. Horwitz
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press, Year: 2018, Size: 13 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2296751

Behavioral Neurobiology of PTSD

Author(s): Eric Vermetten, Dewleen G. Baker, Victoria B. Risbrough
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2311237

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

Author(s): Arielle Schwartz; Jim Knipe
Publisher: Althea Press, Year: 2017, Size: 292 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2265485

The Intercorrelation of Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD in Neuropsychological Evaluations

Author(s): Charles J. Golden, Lucas D. Driskell, Lisa K. Lashley
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2016, Size: 892 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 1581442

Trauma, Culture, and PTSD

Author(s): C. Fred Alford
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US, Year: 2016, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1582835

Trauma, Ethics and the Political beyond PTSD: The Dislocations of the Real

Author(s): Gregory Bistoen
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK, Year: 2016, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1583848

Complementary and alternative medicine for PTSD

Author(s): Benedek, David M.; Wynn, Gary H
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2016, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1628726

The PTSD Workbook

Author(s): Mary Beth Williams, Soili Poijula
Publisher: New Harbinger, Year: 2016, Size: 580 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 1640896

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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