TY - CHAP A1 - Thomas M. Ricart A2 - Richard J. Servatius A3 - Kevin D. Beck ED1 - Emilio Ovuga Y1 - 2012-01-20 PY - 2012 T1 - Acquisition of Active Avoidance Behavior as a Precursor to Changes in General Arousal in an Animal Model of PTSD N2 - If, as a health care or social service provider, one was called upon to help someone who has experienced terror in the hands of a hostage taker, an irate and chronically abusive spouse or parent, or a has survived a motor vehicle accident, landslide, earthquake, hurricane or even a massive flood, what would be one's priority response? What would be considered as the most pressing need of the individual requiring care? Whatever the answer to each of these questions, people who have experienced terror, suffer considerable psychological injury. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in a Global Context offers some answers to meet the needs of health care and socials service providers in all settings, whether in a hospital emergency room, at the war front, or natural disaster site. The take home message is, after providing emergency care, there is always a pressing need to provide mental health care to all victims of traumatic stress. BT - Post Traumatic Stress Disorders in a Global Context SP - Ch. 4 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/27720 DO - 10.5772/27720 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-09-18 ER -