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What Nurses Know...PTSD

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What Nurses Know...PTSD

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Author: Mary E. Muscari PhD, MSCr, CPNP, PMHCNS-BC, AFN-BC


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"An estimated 7.8% of all Americans will experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point in their lives. Roughly 5.2 million people have PTSD during the course of a given year. And PTSD can affect anyone - from war veterans and abuse victims to persons directly or indirectly traumatized by other catastrophes including crime, natural disasters, and serious accidents.

Getting treatment as soon as possible after PTSD symptoms develop may help prevent PTSD from developing into a long-term condition. Treatment may take the form of medication, pychotherpay, or alternative medicine.

What Nurses Know...PTSD

  • Covers all the treatments available today.
  • Examines the causes of the PTSD, describes the symptoms and the effects of PTSD on individuals with the condition and their families
  • Looks at associated problems such as substance abuse
  • Explains what makes PTSD different in children and adolescents
  • Shows how to manage stress
  • Shows how to talk to your health care provider
  • Show how to get help - from both traditional and nontraditional sources

About the Series

Nurses hold a critical role in modern health care that goes beyond their day-to-day duties. They share more information with patients than any other provider group, and are alongside patients twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, offering understanding of complex health issues, holistic approaches to ailments, and advice for the patient that extends to the family.

Nurses themselves are a powerful tool in the healing process. What Nurses Know gives down-to-earth information, addresses consumers as equal partners in their care, and explains clearly what readers need to know and wants to know to understand their condition and move forward with their lives.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date April 12, 2012
  • Page Count 280
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781936303069
  • EISBN 9781617050510

About The Author(s) 


Mary Muscari, PhD, MSCr, CPNP, PMHCNS-BC, AFN-BC, is a pediatric nurse practitioner, psychiatric clinical specialist, forensic nursing clinical specialist, and a criminologist, who combines her unique educational background with over 40 years’ experience in working with a wide variety of children and adolescents.

She has taught nursing since 1988, first at Luzerne Community College (1988-1992), University of Scranton (1997-1004) and Binghamton University (2007–present), where she is establishing a forensic nursing course. Dr. Muscari has worked clinically as a PNP in a variety of environments and has served on the PA Sex Offender Assessment Board (2005–present) and as a private consultant on child health/mental health, parenting and forensic issues. Dr. Muscari has published several nursing books including Pediatric Nursing Review (4 editions) andAdvanced Pediatric Clinical Assessment (2001); and five consumer books includingEverything Parents Guide to Raising Adolescent Girl (2008)s; Everything Parents Guide to Raising Adolescent Boys (2008);Let Kids be Kids: Rescuing Childhood (2006); Not My Kid: 21 Steps to Raising a Non-Violent Kid (2002) and N ot My Kid 2: Protecting Your Children from the 21 Threats of the 21st Century (2004).

Table of Contents 

"1. PTSD: What it is and isn't
2. Why Me? Understanding How You Developed PTSD
3. Symptoms: When Yesterday is Everyday
4. Collateral Damage: The Long-term Effects of PTSD
5 The Usual Suspects: Traditional Treatments for PTSD
6. Different Strokes: Alternative Treatments for PTSD
7. Partners: Helping Your Healhtcare Provider Help You
8. Stress: The Good, the Bad and Dealing With it All
9. Broken Bonds: When Your Spouse/Partner has PTSD
10. Kid Stuff: When Your Child has PTSD"