Section headings and selected chapters: Section 1: Overview and Background. Presentation of symptons in adults (D. Alexander). Survival, fear, post-traumatic stress disorder and all that (G. Turnbull). Acute stress disorder following motor vehicle accidents (R.A. Bryant, A.G. Harvey). Medical, social and legal consequences (R. Mayou). Brain injury and the mind: the neuropsychology of mild traumatic brain injury (N.H. Walton). Injuries to the brain (D. Silverman, T. Devineni). Road accidents and the mind: the post-concussional syndrome (R. Jacobson). Children and young people: the neglected victims of road traffic accidents (P. Stallard). The hidden victims of disasters and vehicular accidents: the problem and recommended solutions (J.T. Mitchell et al.). Section 2: Understanding of PTSD. The complex web of causation: motor vehicle accidents, co-morbidity and PTSD (S. Bloom). Psychophysiological dimensions of motor vehicle accident survivors (E.B. Blanchard et al.). Psychosocial effects of road traffic accidents (E.J. Hickling et al.). The bendigo road accident research project: predicting who suffers psychological trauma in the first year after a road accident. (S. Jeavons). Section 3: Legal Issues. Malingering and litigation stress in motor vehicle accident victims (W.J. Koch et al.). The forensic value of psychophysiological measures of post-traumatic stress disorder (L. Neal et al.). Section 4: Psychological Treatment. The psychological treatment of motor vehicle accident-related post-traumatic stress disorder: conceptualization and two pilot studies (E.J. Hickling, E.B. Blanchard). Psychology approaches to the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (A. Harvey). Post-traumatic stress disorder due to motor vehicle accidents: patterns and predictors or response to cognitive-behavior therapy (S. Taylor et al.).