(PRWEB) March 26, 2014
Author Solutions, LLC, a Penguin Random House company and the world leader in supported self-publishing services, is featuring AuthorHouse author Dr. Karin Huffer in its Real Authors, Real Impact campaign.
Dr. Huffer is a leading expert in the psychological condition legal abuse syndrome (LAS), a subset of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), brought about by lengthy and stressful litigation—often in family courts. Dr. Huffer self-published “Legal Abuse Syndrome—8 Steps for Avoiding the Traumatic Stress Caused by the Justice System,” with AuthorHouse to raise understanding and awareness of LAS which Dr. Huffer views as a public health problem.
“Under the stress of litigating the most personal issues of our lives, including child-custody rights and the division of assets, sufferers can find their ability to effectively testify on their behalf hindered by a range of physical and psychological afflictions, including anxiety, panic attacks, severe headaches and nausea, and in severe cases, victims have suffered heart attacks and strokes,” Dr. Huffer said.
“Oftentimes, bad judges and bad lawyers prevent good people, regardless of the truth, from realizing a fair outcome. The realization that truth doesn’t necessarily guarantee justice can lead to LAS and its long-lasting effects.”
Dr. Huffer, a family therapist for more than 20 years, has seen LAS manifest itself in patients who’d sought her help for other conditions. Intensive therapy for sufferers can help mitigate the long-lasting effects of LAS, in the same way treatment for PTSD helps those injured by catastrophic events, war and trauma.
“LAS can affect all aspects of a sufferer’s life,” Dr. Huffer explained. “The person may no longer feel passion, suffer from sexual disorders, may be unable to cry or laugh—essentially ‘go numb.’ LAS can have a negative impact on intimate relationships, complicating family relationships and support at the very time when it is most needed.”
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