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They'll never be the same : a parent's guide to PTSD in youth

Scheeringa, Michael S., author.
They'll never be the same : a parent's guide to PTSD in youth / Michael S. Scheeringa.
Las Vegas, NV : CRP, Central Recovery Press, 2018.
xv, 250 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Portion of title
Parent's guide to post-traumatic stress disorder in youth
Variant title
They will never be the same
Includes bibliographical references.
  • Paths to acceptance: A beginning
  • Life threat is trauma
  • Not all stress is trauma
  • Symptoms
  • Seven reasons why PTSD is under-recognized
  • Proper assessment
  • Complex problems
  • Facing the disinformation critics of the DSM-5
  • Blame the mother
  • The facts on parents: Do they help, hurt, or make no difference?
  • The decision to get help: If you build it, they won't come
  • How to find good treatment
  • Treatment for complicated cases
  • Memory: The unwelcome guest and the girl who forgot she was abused
  • Neurobiology: does traumatic stress damage the brain?
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Appendix A: How to talk with youths following traumas
  • Appendix B: Elements of cognitive behavior therapy for PTSD
  • Appendix C: Therapist likeability checklist.
Despite advances in understanding and treatment for trauma-related problems, PTSD still goes undetected in most individuals who have it. Parents are being inappropriately blamed for their children's problems because of misinterpretations of the research data. Patients are being told extraordinary stories that trauma has damaged their brains. And treatments that work are being ignored by clinicians. Dr. Scheeringa understands the desperation many parents feel and explains the impact of trauma, simplifies the science into layman's terms, debunks the myths, and provides direction on navigating the confusing maze of the mental health world to find appropriate care. He offers rational, evidence-based solutions to counter the current distortions found with many PTSD diagnoses.
Subject headings
Post-traumatic stress disorder in children.
Teenagers--Mental health.
Post-traumatic stress disorder in children--Treatment.
Genre heading
9781942094616 paperback ; alkaline paper
1942094612 paperback ; alkaline paper


Columbus - University Library of Columbus
Call Number
RJ506.P55 S3918 2018
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