Short‐term psychotherapy of acute adult onset post‐traumatic stress: The role of weltanschauung

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Abstract

Within the science of psychotraumatology there is compelling evidence that the interpretation of a given traumatic event can serve to augment or mitigate the subsequent post‐traumatic psychiatric sequelae. Psychological traumata exert their greatest adverse impact by contradicting the weltanschauung, in this case the patient's concept or particular view of life regarding safety and security. This article discusses the nature and treatment of acute adult onset post‐traumatic stress by focusing upon the violation of the weltanschauung and strategies that may be of value in resolving that violation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-196
Number of pages6
JournalStress Medicine
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1994
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Psychotraumatology
  • post‐traumatic stress
  • short‐term psychotherapy
  • weltanschauung

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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