Feeling Unreal

Depersonalization Disorder and the Loss of the Self
Author: Daphne Simeon M.D.,Jeffrey Abugel
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199750408
Category: Self-Help
Page: 256
View: 5067
"Everything feels unreal to me, like a dream...I feel detached, like a stranger to myself." These are quotes from actual people, experiencing something they don't understand. What they are saying is being heard by friends, families, and physicians today more than ever before. They do not simply suffer from anxiety, or depression, and they are not schizophrenic. They have found themselves trapped in a very real and singular disorder, yet few even know its name. Their enigmatic state of mind has been studied for more than 100 years, but only recently has it become clear how prevalent and how distinctive it really is. The condition is called Depersonalization Disorder, and Feeling Unreal is the first book to reveal what it's all about. This important volume explores not only Depersonalization, but the philosophical and literary implications of selflessness as well, while providing the latest research, possible treatments, and ways to live and thrive when life seems "unreal." For those who still believe that such experiences are merely part of something else, that depersonalization is just a symptom and not a disorder in its own right, Feeling Unreal presents compelling evidence to the contrary. This book provides long-awaited answers for people suffering from Depersonalization Disorder and their loved ones, for mental health professionals, and for all students of the condition, while serving as a wake up call to the medical community at large.

Feeling Unreal

Depersonalization Disorder and the Loss of the Self
Author: Daphne Simeon,Jeffrey Abugel
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199766352
Category: Self-Help
Page: 256
View: 8333
Feeling Unreal is the first book to reveal what depersonalization disorder is all about. This important volume explores not only depersonalization, but the philosophical and literary implications of selflessness as well, while providing the latest research, possible treatments, and strategies for living and thriving when life seems 'unreal.' For those who still believe that such experiences are still a part of something else, that depersonalization is just a symptom and not a disorder in its own right, Feeling Unreal presents compelling evidence to the contrary. This book provides long-awaited answers for people suffering from depersonalization disorder and their loved ones, for mental health professionals, and for all students of the condition, while serving as a wake up call to the medical community at large.

Feeling Unreal

Depersonalization Disorder and the Loss of the Self
Author: Daphne Simeon,Jeffrey Abugel
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195170221
Category: Psychology
Page: 242
View: 1633
Depersonalization is the third most common psychiatric symptom, yet few people even know its name. It can turn life into a nightmare of unreality and detachment from the normal sense of self. This book provides information on this symptom that is useful for patients and physician alike.


A New Look at a Neglected Syndrome
Author: Mauricio Sierra
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139489429
Category: Medical
Page: N.A
View: 5941
Depersonalization is a dissociative disorder, causing alteration in the perception or experience of the self and a detachment from reality. This is a fascinating and clinically relevant phenomenon neglected within psychiatry. Far from being a rare condition, it can be as prevalent as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder and frequently occurs in association with other neuropsychiatric conditions. This book is a review of depersonalization, dealing with the subject from a wide range of perspectives and covering historical, conceptual, clinical, trans-cultural, pharmacological and neurobiological factors. It discusses recent neuroimaging studies providing fresh insights into the condition and opening up new opportunities to manage the symptoms with pharmacologic and psychotherapeutic interventions. It will be relevant to psychiatrists and clinical psychologists, as well as primary care practitioners, neurologists and psychiatric nurses.

Success by Default

The Depersonalization of Corporate America
Author: Michael Solomon
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1456760270
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 284
View: 3791
BUT NOT FOR THE FUEHRER is Helmut Jung's story of personal survival in Hitler's Germany, through World War II, and in occupied Germany after the end of the war. In all of those times survival was the single key that kept him going, survival of the fighting, the famine, and the political oppression. This is not simply a war story. Yes, the war plays a big part within this story but Helmut was often at war with his own people just as much as he was with the Russians. It was often difficult to know who to fear the most, the enemy on the other side of the front lines or the enemy behind you who were making you fight. And fight he did, wounded twice, receiving special training as a sniper and as a demolitions expert, and receiving awards for his bravery. He was also captured by the Russians but was one of the very few who escaped. In addition, the SS held him as a spy after he escaped from the Russians. As a war story, BUT NOT FOR THE FEUHRER is truly outstanding but it is far more than just a war story. Mike Nesbitt

Overcoming Depersonalization Disorder

A Mindfulness and Acceptance Guide to Conquering Feelings of Numbness and Unreality
Author: Katharine Donnelly,Fugen Neziroglu
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781608820429
Category: Self-Help
Page: 192
View: 1546
When you have depersonalization disorder, nothing seems real. You may feel detached from reality, even from your own thoughts, as though you are going through the motions of living without ever being truly connected to your experiences. Whether your depersonalization developed after a traumatic experience or is something you've always lived with, this book can help you reconnect with life again. Overcoming Depersonalization Disorder can help you diagnose the type and degree of your depersonalization disorder, come to understand why it developed, and cope with your symptoms using practical skills drawn from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT). Ready to feel real again? Put the practical skills in this book to work in your life right now and start reintegrating yourself back into the world and reconnecting to your own vibrant thoughts and feelings.

Stranger to My Self

Inside Depersonalization : the Hidden Epidemic
Author: Jeffrey Abugel
Publisher: The Book Source Inc
ISBN: 0615385230
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 277
View: 7432
This journalistic examination of depersonalization as a disorder and cultural phenomenon includes case histories, treatment, and literary and spiritual perspectives.

Dissociation and the Dissociative Disorders

DSM-V and Beyond
Author: Paul F. Dell,John A. O'Neil
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135906033
Category: Psychology
Page: 898
View: 3053
Winner of ISSTD's 2009 Pierre Janet Writing Award for the best publication on dissociation in 2009! Dissociation and the Dissociative Disorders is a book that has no real predecessor in the dissociative disorders field. It reports the most recent scientific findings and conceptualizations about dissociation; defines and establishes the boundaries of current knowledge in the dissociative disorders field; identifies and carefully articulates the field’s current points of confusion, gaps in knowledge, and conjectures; clarifies the different aspects and implications of dissociation; and sets forth a research agenda for the next decade. In many respects, Dissociation and the Dissociative Disorders both defines and redefines the field.

Kaplan & Sadock's Concise Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry

Author: Benjamin J. Sadock,Virginia A. Sadock
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781787468
Category: Medical
Page: 738
View: 2750
Ideal for any student or health care professional who needs an authoritative text that is sharply focused on clinical psychiatry, this book contains the most relevant clinical material from the bestselling "Kaplan and Sadock's Synopsis of Psychiatry, 10th Edition" and includes updated information on recently introduced psychiatric drugs.

Gabbard's Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders

Author: Glen O. Gabbard
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 158562540X
Category: Medical
Page: 1247
View: 3155
The definitive treatment textbook in psychiatry, this fifth edition of Gabbard's Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders has been thoroughly restructured to reflect the new DSM-5® categories, preserving its value as a state-of-the-art resource and increasing its utility in the field. The editors have produced a volume that is both comprehensive and concise, meeting the needs of clinicians who prefer a single, user-friendly volume. In the service of brevity, the book focuses on treatment over diagnostic considerations, and addresses both empirically-validated treatments and accumulated clinical wisdom where research is lacking. Noteworthy features include the following: Content is organized according to DSM-5® categories to make for rapid retrieval of relevant treatment information for the busy clinician. Outcome studies and expert opinion are presented in an accessible way to help the clinician know what treatment to use for which disorder, and how to tailor the treatment to the patient. Content is restricted to the major psychiatric conditions seen in clinical practice while leaving out less common conditions and those that have limited outcome research related to the disorder, resulting in a more streamlined and affordable text. Chapters are meticulously referenced and include dozens of tables, figures, and other illustrative features that enhance comprehension and recall. An authoritative resource for psychiatrists, psychologists, and psychiatric nurses, and an outstanding reference for students in the mental health professions, Gabbard's Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders, Fifth Edition, will prove indispensable to clinicians seeking to provide excellent care while transitioning to a DSM-5® world.

Secrets for the Mad

Obsessions, Confessions, and Life Lessons
Author: Dodie Clark
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 150118010X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
View: 7808
Originally published: Great Britain: Ebury, 2017.

Cognitive Behavioural Approaches to the Understanding and Treatment of Dissociation

Author: Fiona Kennedy,Helen Kennerley,David Pearson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135050031
Category: Psychology
Page: 336
View: 2491
The study of dissociation is relevant to anyone undertaking research or treatment of mental health problems. Cognitive Behavioural Approaches to the Understanding and Treatment of Dissociation uses a cognitive approach to de-mystify the processes involved in linking traumatic incidents to their effects. Kennedy, Kennerley and Pearson present a full and comprehensive understanding of mental health problems involving dissociative disorders and their treatment, bringing together an international range of experts. Each chapter addresses a single topic in full, including assessment of previous research from a cognitive perspective, recommendations for treatment and case studies to illustrate clinical approaches. Using an evidence-based scientific approach combined with the wisdom of clinical experience, the authors make the relevance of dissociation immediately recognisable to those familiar with PTSD, dissociative identity disorder, eating disorders, hallucinations and a wide range of psychological and non-organic physical health disorders. Designed to provide new perspectives on both research and treatment, Cognitive Behavioural Approaches to the Understanding and Treatment of Dissociation includes a wide range of material that will appeal to clinicians, academics and students.

Attachment Disturbances in Adults: Treatment for Comprehensive Repair

Author: Daniel P. Brown,David S. Elliott
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393711536
Category: Psychology
Page: 752
View: 3457
A comprehensive treatment approach for the repair and resolution of attachment disturbances in adults, for use in clinical settings. With contributions by Paula Morgan-Johnson, Paula Sacks, Caroline R. Baltzer, James Hickey, Andrea Cole, Jan Bloom, and Deirdre Fay. Attachment Disturbances in Adults is a landmark resource for (1) understanding attachment, its development, and the most clinically relevant findings from attachment research, and (2) using this understanding to inform systematic, comprehensive, and clinically effective and efficient treatment of attachment disturbances in adults. It offers an innovative therapeutic model and set of methods for treating adult patients with dismissing, anxious-preoccupied, or disorganized attachment. In rich detail, it integrates historical and leading-edge attachment research into practical, effective treatment protocols for each type of insecure attachment. Case transcripts and many sample therapist phrasings illustrate how to apply the methods in practice. Part I, "Foundational Concepts," features a comprehensive overview of the field of attachment, including its history, seminal ideas, and existing knowledge about the development of attachment bonds and behaviors. Part II, "Assessment," addresses the assessment of attachment disturbances. It includes an overview of attachment assessment for the clinician and a trove of practical recommendations for assessing patients' attachment behavior and status both outside of and within the therapeutic relationship. In Part III, "Treatment," the authors not only review existing treatment approaches for attachment disorders in adults, but also introduce an unprecedented, powerful new treatment method. This method, the "Three Pillars" model, is built on three essential clinical ingredients: Systematically utilizing ideal parent figure imagery to develop a new positive, stable internal working model of secure attachment Fostering a range of metacognitive skills Fostering nonverbal and verbal collaborative behavior in treatment Used together, these interdependent pillars form a unified and profoundly effective method of treatment for attachment disturbances in adults—a must for any clinician. In Part IV, "Type-Specific Treatment," readers will learn specific variations of the three treatment pillars to maximize efficacy with each type of insecure attachment. Finally, Part V, "A Treatment Guide and Expected Outcomes," describes treatment in a step-by-step format and provides a success-assessment guide for the Three Pillars approach. This book is a comprehensive educational resource and a deeply practical clinical guide. It offers clinicians a complete set of tools for effective and efficient treatment of adult patients with attachment disturbances.

Clinical Manual of Psychiatric Diagnosis and Treatment

A Biopsychosocial Approach
Author: Ronald W. Pies
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 9780880485340
Category: Medical
Page: 577
View: 3321
Clinical Manual of Psychiatric Diagnosis and Treatment: A Biopsychosocial Approach points out the most important issues in both the pharmacologic and psychotherapeutic treatment of the patient, and guides the reader through the fundamental concepts. Dr. Pies integrates both psychodynamic and biochemical perspectives, which he calls the "biopsychosocial approach." This approach equips the clinician with a broad-based understanding of the patient. The chapters include clinical vignettes, tables, charts, and summaries. This book is helpful for both the resident who is preparing for board examinations, and the experienced clinician who is in pursuit of enriched understanding.

Of lice and men

a true story of depersonalization and survival of a P.O.W.
Author: William J. Fili
Publisher: N.A
Category: History
Page: 133
View: 2521

The Depersonalization of God

A Consideration of Soteriological Difficulties in High Calvinism
Author: Ben M. Carter
Publisher: University Press of Amer
ISBN: 9780819175120
Category: Religion
Page: 63
View: 3743
This book traces the process in Calvinist theology by which God's will came to be conceived as the dominant aspect of God's character. The author argues that the idea of God as personality began to suffer when the early Church fathers interpreted revelation using categories from the Greek philosophical tradition. This thesis is illustrated through an examination of Augustine's conception of God's relationship to the world and Augustine's view of the relationship of the universal to particulars as it affected Biblical testimony. The development of this theology is documented through Scotus, Ockham, Luther, and Calvin resulting in a soteriology in which the eternal decrees of a depersonalized God came to usurp the cross of Christ as the source of salvation. Contents: What Can We Know? The Problem of Epistemology in Theological Paradigms; Augustinianism; Theories of Atonement; Key Developments in the Medieval Period; The Concept of God in Luther and Calvin; The Poles of Ten the God-Concept; and Soteriological Parallels in Buddhism and Islam.

Biennial Review of Health Care Management

Author: Grant T. Savage,John Blair,Myron D. Fottler
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 0857247131
Category: Medical
Page: 279
View: 935
Reviews the advances on a variety of micro and macro health care management topics. Part of the "Advances in Health Care Management" series, this title showcases reviews of both empirical and conceptual research in specific areas of health care management.