The Haunted Self (Paperback)


“What an exceptional book! The step-wise didactic clarity and innovative content of The Haunted Self alone would suffice to justify making the book required reading material for all health professionals encountering trauma victims. However, it is also a remarkably thrilling reading experience, reminiscent of the “haunted-house” stories of my youth. One finds oneself led to familiar areas through “hidden stairways” and suddenly comes to perceive and comprehend things from unexpected angles. There is a refreshing undercurrent of humility to the book – the reader feels encouraged to examine and comment freely. Without seeking to replace or compete with other trauma theories or treatment modalities, the authors present an over-arching and unifying conceptual approach to comprehending the psycho-biological underpinnings of a highly variable and challenging population of patients, who quite commonly present with a complex and confusing array of atypical and changeable clinical and therapeutic issues, only partly addressed by current diagnostic criteria and treatment guidelines. The structural conception of dissociation enhances ones understanding not only of PTSD and Complex PTSD, Dissociative Identity Disorder and cases of severe protracted physical and sexual abuse, but clarifies the contribution of trauma to Borderline Personality Disorder, Somatoform Disorders and certain physical syndromes characteristically associated with emotional trauma and stress.” –Dr Mike Matar, MD

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The Haunted Self: Structural Dissociation and the Treatment of Chronic Traumatization

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