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In addition to his work as a therapist treating anxiety and trauma, Dr. Ralston has co-authored a number of publications related to anxiety, stress, PTSD, trauma, trauma-related guilt, and more.
Journal Articles

Kubany, E. S., Ralston, T. C., & Hill, E. E. (2010). Intense fear, helplessness, "and" horror? An empirical investigation of DSM-IV PTSD criterion A2.  Psychological Trauma:  Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 2(2), 77-82. 

Bracha, H. S., Bracha, A. S., Williams, A. E., Ralston, T. C., & Matsukawa, J. M. (2005). The human fear-circuitry and fear-induced fainting in healthy individuals: The paleolithic-threat hypothesis. Clinical Autonomic Research, 15, 238-241.

Bracha, H. S., Ralston, T. C., Williams, A. E., Yamashita, J. M., & Bracha, A. S. (2005). The clenching-grinding spectrum and fear circuitry disorders: Clinical and health-services insights from the neuroscience-paleoanthropology interface. CNS Spectrums: The International Journal of Neuropsychiatric Medicine, 10(4), 311-318.

Bracha, H. S., Williams, A. E., Ralston, T. C., & Bernstein, D. M. (2005). Preventing post-disaster PTSD: Watch for autonomic signs.Current Psychiatry, 4(4), 40 & 43.

Bracha, H. S., Ralston, T. C., Matsukawa, J. M., Williams, A. E., & Bernstein, D. M. (2004). Diminished stress resilience in institutionalized elderly patients : Is hypovitaminosis D a factor? American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 12(5), 544-545.

Bracha, H. S., Ralston, T. C., Matsukawa, J. M., Williams, A. E., & Bracha, A. S. (2004). Does “fight or flight” need updating?Psychosomatics, 45(5), 448-449.

Bracha, H. S., Williams, A. E., Haynes, S. N., Kubany, E. S., Ralston, T. C., & Yamashita, J. M. (2004). The STRS (shortness of breath, tremulousness, racing heart, and sweating): A brief checklist for acute distress, with panic-like sympathetic indicators; development and factor structure. Annals of General Hospital Psychiatry, 3(1), 8.

Bracha, H. S., Williams, A. E., Person, D. A., Ralston, T. C., Yamashita, J. M., & Bracha, A. S. (2004). Reevaluating the management of chronic temporomandibular pain: Are we treating anxiety with debridement and lavage? Federal Practitioner, 21(4), 50-52.

Bracha, H. S., Williams, A. E., Ralston, T. C., Matsukawa, J. M., & Miller, A. B. (2004). The “flight-fight” response. Current Psychiatry, 3(6), 1.

Bracha, H. S., Ralston, T. C., Yamashita, J., Nelson, G., Lopez, H. H., & Cummings, T. C. (2003). Stressful experiences in children and adolescents: Initial report from the PSEI-NCPV Honolulu study. Hawaii Medical Journal, 62, 54-59.

Bracha, H. S., Lopez, H. H., Flaxman, N. A, Lloyd-Jones, J. Bracha, A. S., & Ralston, T. C. (2002). Can enamel serve as a useful clinical marker of childhood stress? Hawaii Dental Journal, 33(5), 9-10.

Kubany, E. S. & Ralston, T. C. (2008). Treating PTSD in battered women: A step-by-step manual for therapists and counselorsOakland: New Harbinger Publications, Inc.
Book Chapters

Brooks-Harris, J. E., & Ralston, T. C. (2008). Experiential-humanistic psychotherapy: exploring feelings and personal experiences. In J. E. Brooks-Harris (Ed.), Integrative Multitheoretical Psychotherapy (pp. 195-231). Boston: Lahaska Press/Houghton Mifflin Company.

Kubany, E. S. & Ralston, T. C. (2006). Cognitive therapy for trauma-related guilt and shame. In V. M. Follette & J. I. Ruzek (Eds.),Cognitive-behavioral therapies for trauma: second edition (pp. 258-289). New York: The Guilford Press.

Bracha, H. S., Yamashita, J. M., Ralston, T. C., Lloyd-Jones, J., Nelson, G. A., Bernstein, D. M., Flaxman, N., & Gusman, F. (2003). Clinical research histomarkers for objectively estimating premorbid vagal tone chronology in gulf war veterans’ illnesses and in acute stress reaction. In J. B. Nation et al. (Eds.) North Atlantic Treaty Organization-Advanced Research Workshop: Formal Descriptions of Developing Systems (pp. 279-288). Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

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