I. ETIOLOGY 1. The Epidemiology of Gender Differences in PTSD across Developmental, Societal, and Research Contexts Fran H. Norris, Jennifer D. Foster, and Deborah L. Weisshaar 2. Gender Issues in the Neurobiology of PTSD Ann M. Rasmusson and Matthew J. Friedman 3. Gender and PTSD: A Cognitive Model David F. Tolin and Edna B. Foa 4. The Intersection of Gender and Betrayal in Trauma Anne P. DePrince and Jennifer J. Freyd II ASSESSMENT AND DIAGNOSIS 5. Differential Diagnosis of PTSD in Women Marylene Cloitre, Karestan C. Koenen, Kim L. Gratz, and Matthew Jakupcak 6. Gender Considerations in the Psychometric Assessment of PTSD Karen Cusack, Sherry Falsetti, Michael de Arellano 7. Gender and Psychophysiology of PTSD Jessica M. Peirce, Tamara L. Newton, Todd C. Buckley, and Terence M. Keane III COMORBIDITY 8. Gender Issues in PTSD with Comorbid Mental Health Disorders Susan M. Orsillo, Sheela Raja, and Charity Hammond 9. Gender and the Comorbidity of PTSD with Substance Use Disorders Sherry H. Stewart, Paige Ouimette, and Pamela J. Brown 10. PTSD and Medical Comorbidity Rachel Kimerling, Gretchen Clum, Joy McQuery, and Paula P. Schnurr IV TREATMENT 11. Gender and PTSD Treatment: Efficacy and Effectiveness Dana Cason, Anouk Grubaugh, and Patricia Resick 12. Gender and the Psychopharmacological Treatment of PTSD Kathleen T. Brady and Sudie E. Back 13. Gender, Trauma Themes, and PTSD: Narratives of Male and Female Survivors Elizabeth D. Krause, Ruth R. DeRosa, and Susan Roth 14. Gender Issues in Couple and Family Therapy Following Traumatic Stress Christina A. Byrne and David S. Riggs V RESEARCH AND POLICY 15. Gender Differences in Stress, Trauma, and PTSD Research: Application of Two Quantitative Methods Lynda A. King, Holly K. Orcutt, and Daniel W. King 16. Mental Health Policy and Women with PTSD Mary C. Blehar, Bruce Cuthbert, and Kathryn M. Magruder
Rachel Kimerling, PhD, is a psychologist at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System and the Clinical Laboratory and Education Division of the National Center for PTSD. She is also Assistant Professor at the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology in Palo Alto, California. She was formerly Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, where she conducted PTSD research at San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Kimerling is interested in the detection, prevention, and treatment of PTSD in health care settings. Paige Ouimette, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology at Washington State University. Previously, she was a Research Associate at the Center for Health Care Evaluation at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System and Consulting Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. Her research addresses PTSD and comorbid conditions in clinical settings. Dr. Ouimette maintains a clinical practice in Pullman, Washington. Jessica Wolfe, PhD, MPH, is Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, and Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine. She founded the Women's Health Sciences Division of the VA's National Center for PTSD and cofounded the Boston University School of Medicine Center for Excellence in Women's Health.
'This comprehensive book, with chapters by leading researchers, integrates existing data on gender and PTSD into a single volume. Each chapter addresses a specific dimension of gender and PTSD, provides a review of current data, and identifies areas in need of further research. Authors demonstrate an appreciation for the complex issues involved in studying gender. Researchers, clinicans and graduate students will find this book of great value.' - Jacquelyn W. White, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro 'This unique book is the first to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date review of existing literature on gender and the etiology, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD. It expertly covers interactions among gender, ethnicity, and social status, translating quantitative and qualitative research into specific recommendations for clinicians and researchers. The book is a key source to educate practitioners about empirically supported guidelines to help manage gender issues in the treatment of trauma and PTSD.' - Rudolf Moos, PhD, Veterans Affairs Health Care System and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University