Of all psychiatric disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) poses one of the greatest challenges to clinicians. Drs. Davidson and Foa, pioneers in the study of PTSD, have teamed up to edit this landmark volume. In Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: DSM-IV and Beyond, members of the DSM-IV Subcommittee on PTSD present a comprehensive and fascinating review of the currently established knowledge about the etiology, epidemiology, neurobiology, course, and clinical presentations of posttraumatic stress syndromes and future directions for study.
Jonathan R. T. Davidson, M.D., is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Program at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Davidson has received numerous federal grants from the Veterans Administration and the National Institute of Mental Health for studies of depression and PTSD. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America.
Edna B. Foa, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Foa has received many NIMH grants for the study of anxiety disorders including obsessive-compulsive disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder. Among her many grants, awards, and honors, Dr. Foa received the Fulbright Distinguished Award.
This scholarly volume, with its excellent references and a useful index, is highly recommended as a well-written, state-of-the-art overview of PTSD.
The admirable book by [Drs.] Davidson and Foa provides a balanced and expert review of the aetiology, nature, course, and associations of PTSD.
This is a timely, well-written book which should be of broad interest to clinicians and researchers who have even a passing interest in PTSD.