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Stress Response Syndromes

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1 From the Forword to the First Edition 2 Preface to the Fifth Edition 3 Acknowledgments Part 4 I. Stress Response Syndromes Chapter 5 1. Intrusion and Denial: A Prototypical Case Chapter 6 2. Clinical Observations and Syndromes Chapter 7 3. Field Studies on the Impact of Life Events Chapter 8 4. Experimental Findings Part 9 II. Theory Chapter 10 5. Explanation of Symptom Formation Chapter 11 6. Reschematization Chapter 12 7. Mourning Part 13 III. Treatment and Individual Variations Chapter 14 8. Treatment Chapter 15 9. Inhibitory Operations: Reactions to Stress and Psychotherapy with Histrionic Personalities Chapter 16 10. Switching Maneuvers: Reaction to Stress and Psychotherapywith Compulsive Personalities Chapter 17 11. Sliding Meanings: Reaction to Stress and Psychotherapywith Narcissistically Vulnerable Personalities Part 18 IV. Clinical Examples Chapter 19 12. Loss of a Limb Chapter 20 13. An Authomobile Accident Chapter 21 14. Visual Shock and the Compulsion to Look Chapter 22 15. Death of a Parent Chapter 23 16. Suicide of a Friend 24 References 25 About the Author

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Mardi J. Horowitz, MD, is a distinguished professor of psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco, President of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, and Past-President of the Society for Psychotherapy Research. Dr. Horowitz's books include A Course in Happiness and Grieving as Well as Possible.


Stress Response Syndromes has long been a classic in the field. In this new fifth edition, Mardi Horowitz extends his work in new directions, making this the state-of-the-art, authoritative source for both students and experienced clinicians. -- Glen O. Gabbard, MD, Baylor College of Medicine Mardi Horowitz has pioneered the study and clinical treatment of stress response syndromes. The characterizations, analysis, and formulations articulated in this book clearly point the way to more accurate diagnosis and treatment for individuals who suffer in the wake of psychological traumas. -- Holly G. Prigerson, PhD, Harvard Medical School Harvard Medical School Harvard Medical School Mardi Horowitz has defined our current understanding of the psychological and psychopathologic responses to stress, and has developed the strategy that guides therapeutic intervention in modern psychiatry. In this, the fifth edition of his classic work on the subject, he integrates clinical, epidemiological, and experimental findings, outlines the theory that underlines treatment, and then together with students and colleagues provides models of therapy for patients with different personality types along with detailed clinical vignettes. Stress and response are increasingly viewed as fundamental concepts in psychiatry, and Horowitz's contributions provide the essential foundation for understanding and treating stress and response syndromes. -- Robert Michels, MD, Walsh McDermott University and Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research

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