Trauma and Recovery

The Aftermath of Violence - from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror
Narrated by: Alison Mathews
Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
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In this groundbreaking audiobook, a leading clinical psychiatrist redefines how we think about and treat victims of trauma. A "stunning achievement" that remains a "classic for our generation" (Bessel van der Kolk, MD, author of The Body Keeps the Score).

Trauma and Recovery is revered as the seminal text on understanding trauma survivors. By placing individual experience in a broader political frame, Harvard psychiatrist Judith Herman argues that psychological trauma is inseparable from its social and political context. Drawing on her own research on incest, as well as a vast literature on combat veterans and victims of political terror, she shows surprising parallels between private horrors like child abuse and public horrors like war.

Hailed by the New York Times as "one of the most important psychiatry works to be published since Freud," Trauma and Recovery is essential for anyone who seeks to understand how we heal and are healed.

©2015 Judith L. Herman (P)2019 Basic Books

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  • 01-20-20

interesting aspects

heavy going at times , clinical jargon somewhat exclusive to the novice, some statistics are out of date.over all useful information.