Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence – from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror
Trauma and Recovery is revered as the seminal text on understanding trauma survivors. When first published in 1992, it was hailed as a groundbreaking work. In the intervening years…
by Judith Herman, M.D.
In this groundbreaking book, 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, M.D., author of The Body Keeps the Score).
Trauma and Recovery is revered as the seminal text on understanding trauma survivors. When first published in 1992, it was hailed as a groundbreaking work. In the intervening years, it has become the basic text for 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. A new epilogue reviews what has changed- and what has not changed- over two decades.
Hailed by the New York Times as “one of the most important psychiatry works to be published since Freud,” Trauma and Recovery is essential reading for anyone who seeks to understand how we heal and are healed.
- A Forgotten History
- Child Abuse
- A New Diagnosis
- A Healing Relationship
- Remembrance and Mourning
- The Dialectic of Trauma Continues
Number of pages: 326