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by Judith Herman

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This helped me tremendously! I recommend it for anyone trying to heal from childhood physical and sexual abuse. ( )
  fatgirloreo | Oct 14, 2009 |
This book is aimed more for profesionals in the Mental Health field but it's still an interesting read. However it was a tedious, dry and academic read.

It's filled with a lot of theory and stuff that most patients aren't interested in. I have always wanted to understand the workings of anything and everything so I like these books as well as other more self help styled mental health books.

This book is a definite must read for any professional dealing with patients with trauma involved. ( )
  Pheonix | Aug 23, 2009 |
This is a book about restoring connections: between the public and private worlds, between the individual and community, between men and women. In this study of trauma, the author makes the revolutionary link between the "heroic" suffering of men in war and political struggle and the degraded suffering of women who are victims of rape, incest, and domestic violence. Herman repeatedly challenges established orthodoxies, identifies a new diagnostic category for those suffering from "hidden" traumas and proposes a recovery programme which favours a process of reintegration to one of catharsis.
  antimuzak | Nov 8, 2005 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0465087302, Paperback)

When Trauma and Recovery was first published in 1992, it was hailed as a groundbreaking work. In the intervening years, Herman’s volume has changed the way we think about and treat traumatic events and trauma victims. In a new afterword, Herman chronicles the incredible response the book has elicited and explains how the issues surrounding the topic have shifted within the clinical community and the culture at large.Trauma and Recovery brings a new level of understanding to a set of problems usually considered individually. Herman draws on her own cutting-edge research in domestic violence as well as on the vast literature of combat veterans and victims of political terror, to show the parallels between private terrors such as rape and public traumas such as terrorism. The book puts individual experience in a broader political frame, arguing that psychological trauma can be understood only in a social context. Meticulously documented and frequently using the victims’ own words as well as those from classic literary works and prison diaries, Trauma and Recovery is a powerful work that will continue to profoundly impact our thinking.

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When Trauma and Recovery was first published in 1992, it was hailed as a groundbreaking work. In the intervening years, Judith Lewis Herman's volume has changed the way we think about and treat traumatic events and trauma victims. In a new afterword, Herman chronicles the incredible response the book has elicited and explains how the issues surrounding the topic have shifted within the clinical community and the culture at large.Trauma and Recovery brings a new level of understanding to a set of problems usually considered individually. Herman draws on her own cutting-edge research in domestic violence as well as on the vast literature of combat veterans and victims of political terror, to show the parallels between private terrors such as rape and public traumas such as terrorism. The book puts individual experience in a broader political frame, arguing that psychological trauma can be understood only in a social context. Meticulously documented and frequently using the victims' own words as well as those from classic literary works and prison diaries, Trauma and Recovery is a powerful work that will continue to profoundly impact our thinking.… (more)

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