CopShock: Surviving Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

CopShock: Surviving Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)[Download] ➽ CopShock: Surviving Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) By Allen R. Kates – Nightmares flashbacks anger concentration problems emotional detachment avoidance of people and places These are some of the signs of PTSD As many as one in three cops may suffer from PTSD a condition Nightmares flashbacks anger concentration problems emotional detachment avoidance Posttraumatic Stress PDF/EPUB ê of people and places These are some of the signs of PTSD As many as one in three cops may suffer from PTSD a condition that could lead to depression suicidal thoughts addictions eating disorders as well as job and family conflict CopShock prepares police officers for the aftermath CopShock: Surviving ePUB ✓ of horrific trauma helps families understand PTSD's effect on their loved ones tells true stories of officers men and women with PTSD and offers over support sourcesIn the second edition of this much praised book on police trauma survival almost percent of CopShock has been expanded revised and updated with new material including self tests for Surviving Posttraumatic Stress Kindle Ï PTSD Anxiety Stress Panic Disorder Depression and Resiliency as well as information on treatment centersThe new chapters include stories about police officers and firefighters on trying to save survivors from the burning World Trade Center towers; and stories about police dispatchers and police wives who suffer from vicarious trauma but are often ignored because they did not witness the critical incident firsthand In another new chapter the second edition investigates how police officers can develop resiliency to horrific events to help prevent PTSD Stories from the first edition of CopShock are also included as they have become sacred to many readers These are stories about police officers trying to cope with PTSD as a result of brutal assaults shootings death investigations previous careers as combat soldiers terrorism and even PTSD as a result of not shootingLaw enforcement officers throughout the United States Canada and other countries have used this book in their peer support programs police academies and post trauma units Psychologists psychiatrists first responders police and support organizations recommend the book to their patients and membersSince the publication of CopShock's first edition in the book has been reviewed and praised around the world The AE Television Network produced a documentary based on CopShock that is shown today in police academies and peer support groupsIn this new second edition published on September th to commemorate the attack on America CopShock will help many police officers firefighters first responders and war veterans cope with the damaging effects of PTSD. Good book Extremely graphic and not for the faint of heart Mr Kates gives civilians a deeper understanding of how horrific a 1st Responders job can be and shows causes of PTSD I only wish we could see stories of actual healing from PTSD in this book CopShock 2nd Edition 2008Surviving Posttraumatic Stress Disorder PTSD by Allen R Kates was a real eye opener for me It follows the lives of police officers and police dispatchers and soldiers who became cops involved in severely traumatic events and shows how sometimes they cannot cope It shows them at their worst and then describes how they manage to become mentally and emotionally healthy again The book has 2 amazing chapters on 911 and stories about cops trying to deal emotionally with assaults drugs shootings being blown up by bombs and the symptoms of Post traumatic Stress Disorder including flashbacks anger nightmares and concentration problems to name just a fewBut the book also describes what to do before a traumatic event and especially what to do afterwards during the first 24 hours and then the days and weeks that follow PTSD can be controlled managed and even cured The author includes a chapter about Resiliency and the techniues that not only police officers can learn but anybody affected by trauma can learn and applyAt the end of the book are specific resources for PTSD or trauma sufferers such as how to find treatment centers and help for alcohol and drug addiction eating disorders the overuse of anabolic steroids coping with the death of officers in the line of duty anxiety and many problems many trauma sufferers encounterTo top it off the book also includes self tests for resiliency anxiety stress panic disorder PTSD and depression All in all this is an asounding book a major achievement in trauma literature The book is so good that the AE Television Network based an entire documentary on it If you have experienced psychological or emotional trauma and think you may have PTSD symptoms this is the book for you I only wish I could give it than 5 stars CopShock 2nd Ed is a book I wish had been written 20 years ago when I needed it the most I was especially anxious to see if women police officers were included in the book as too often women are forgotten when discussing cops To my relief the first chapter told the story of a female cop in New York City who was attacked and severely injured As a result she developed PTSD at a time that not much help was available But she survived and learned to deal with her symptoms And survival is what matters The book goes on to tell stories of police officers in different situations showing how they fell into despair but found their way back to reality and what mental health “tools” they used to recover The book also includes police dispatchers another forgotten group of responders and the pain and trauma they experience PTSD can be cured and this book shows the way As well as many cop stories of hope and encouragement the book includes self tests for things like anxiety PTSD and panic disorder and chapters on how to learn resiliency what to do about PTSD before you experience a trauma what to do afterwards At the end of the book are invaluable sections with resources so you can find out what to do about problems like alcoholism drug addiction suicidal tendencies and many other issues If you are a cop still in police academy or thinking about becoming one read this book You won’t be sorry It will prepare you for the best and for the worst you may experience CopShock the second edition is what I read is an excellent book I found myself going through it and underlining phrases and using a highlighter As I'm somebody with PTSD I needed somebody to explain it well and illustrate it in stories Best of all the author shows how to prevent PTSD how to deal with the symptoms if you should get it and even the best therapies for getting rid of itThere are so many chapters that hit home being shot cut by a blade beaten attacked It even shows the repercussions from being blown up by a terrorist bomb There are amazing chapters on cops and firefighters who managed to get out of the WTC burning buildings alive and what they had to do to heal from the trauma on 911 There's a chapter on how to learn resiliency which are techniues for getting over the trauma or combatting them The author even tells you what you need to do before a trauma event and afterwards There are self tests for PTSD and anxiety and a whole slew of resources if you try to cope by drinking too much over eating or not eating enough or have suicidal thoughts etc If anybody suffers from PTSD this is the perfect book to read and use Every officer AND their significant other's should read this book at the start of their career and refer to it throughout their career I wish I had known sooner what to look for and I could have saved our children some heartache of disappointment and hurt I love my husband and with proper support and support plans in place our officers can be protected We train and invest thousands upon thousands of dollars into their physical euipment Why aren't departments training and investing in their emotional well being and health as well? We are not caring for those who spend years of their lives sacrificing protecting and caring for us Fascinating read and very informative The stories while graphic put this disorder into a real world prospective Cops see things every day Sometimes they shoot people sometimes people shoot them sometimes neither happens Some cops are effected by these incidents some are not Both need supports Copshock has given me a new perspective on many things and how I respond to them I am not a cop but I have seen my coworkers in bad situations that have resulted in issues and this book offered me so many insights into what they might be feeling and has offered many resources and supports to anyone going through these emotions Suggested by Larry Lourde of Saint Patrick's Catholic Church A good look at PTSD and some of its repurcussions Provides a list of resources for those seeking support A must read for anyone who is close to or loves a person who is in law enforcement Read it and believe it

CopShock: Surviving Posttraumatic Stress Disorder ePUB
  • Hardcover
  • 476 pages
  • CopShock: Surviving Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Allen R. Kates
  • English
  • 27 August 2015
  • 9780966850123