by Aphrodite T. Matsakis PhD
This is an excellent self-help book for civilian trauma survivors. Dr. Matsakis gives a thorough and compassionate review of the types of traumas that can cause PTSD beyond military combat, how to recognize symptoms, coping skills, and dedicated chapters for specific trauma types such as crime, vehicular accidents, sexual assault and rape, domestic violence, child abuse, natural catastrophes, among others.
Personal note: This was the first book I read that brought me to full awareness and acceptance of my PTSD. Page by page, her words resonated with my life experience. This is a good beginner book for someone just becoming aware of the effects of trauma on their life.
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