The body keeps the score : brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma

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  • 616.8521 V2283P (CEN, MBL, WSQ)

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Publication Information

New York, New York : Viking, 2015.

Physical Description

xvi, 445 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


An expert on traumatic stress outlines an approach to healing, explaining how traumatic stress affects brain processes and how to use innovative treatments to reactivate the mind's abilities to trust, engage others, and experience pleasure. --Publisher's description.


Originally published: New York : Viking, 2014.


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