A New Look at a Neglected Syndrome
Author: Mauricio Sierra
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139489429
Category: Medical
Page: N.A
View: 4129
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.

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: 7096
"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.

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: 3324
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: 8299
This journalistic examination of depersonalization as a disorder and cultural phenomenon includes case histories, treatment, and literary and spiritual perspectives.

A Victorious Heart: My Triumph Over Bullying, Addiction and Depersonalization & Derealization

Author: Justin Bivins
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1483431304
Category: Self-Help
Page: N.A
View: 9459
In a world filled with false hopes, misconceptions and godless ideals, it is easy to become lost in a sea of perplexed questions: Why do we act the way we do? Why do we go through hardships? Is suffering necessary? Why do we get attacked by Satan so much? First, we must gain a clear understanding of who we are in Christ and what His purpose is for us. We must also realize that Satan’s primary goal is to distort this knowledge in hopes of preventing us from fulfilling our purpose. I challenge every reader to look to our Creator for answers. Who He says we are, rather than what this ever changing world says we should be. It is not until we look within that we find the truths to these ever lingering questions. I pray that the sharing of my personal triumph over spiritual battles will bring you hope, encouragement and inspiration to overcome your own. Whatever battle you may be facing today, remember that your strength lies in Christ.

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: 3712
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.

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: 8744
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.

Collaborative Psychoanalysis

Anxiety, Depression, Dreams, and Personality Change
Author: Walter Bonime
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 9780838632987
Category: Medical
Page: 410
View: 4054
This book describes the individual's internal struggle for and against personality change, and the dynamic processes the foster or impede such change. Also investigated is how working with dreams advances the realistic discerning of one's self.

Psychologische und sozialwissenschaftliche Kurzskalen

Standardisierte Erhebungsinstrumente für Wissenschaft und Praxis
Author: Elmar Brähler,Markus Zenger,Christoph J. Kemper
Publisher: MWV
ISBN: 3954661942
Category: Medical
Page: 367
View: 2225
Die wichtigste Informationsquelle für die Erklärung, Beschreibung und Vorhersage des Erlebens und Verhaltens von Menschen und dessen Auswirkung auf gesellschaftliche Prozesse und Phänomene, sind psychologische Merkmale inklusive der Einstellungen. In Forschung und Praxis ist seit einigen Jahren ein zunehmendes Interesse an der Erfassung solcher Merkmale zu beobachten. Immer häufiger werden diese in bevölkerungsrepräsentativen Erhebungen wie dem Sozio-oekonomischen Panel (SOEP) des DIW, den PISA-Studien der OECD oder der Nationalen Kohorte eingesetzt. Aber auch in anderen Forschungs- und Anwendungskontexten kommen psychologische und sozialwissenschaftliche Erhebungsinstrumente immer häufiger zum Einsatz, zum Beispiel in der Beratung, der akademischen Lehre, der Gesundheitsversorgung usw. Dabei ist aufgrund zeitlicher oder finanzieller Restriktionen das Interesse an kurzen ökonomischen Erhebungsinstrumenten besonders hoch. Dieses Buch liefert eine umfassende Sammlung standardisierter und zeitsparender Erhebungsinstrumente (Kurzskalen) zur Messung psychologischer Merkmale aus unterschiedlichen Bereichen, zum Beispiel die Persönlichkeit nach dem Fünf-Faktoren-Modell oder andere Persönlichkeitsmerkmale wie Vertrauen, Optimismus, Risikobereitschaft und Selbstwirksamkeit; verhaltensrelevante Einstellungen wie Gewaltbereitschaft, Islamophobie, Ausländerfeindlichkeit und Chauvinismus; Leistungskonstrukte wie figurale und kristalline Intelligenz; tätigkeitsrelevante Konstrukte wie Führungsverhalten, Beanspruchungserleben und Mobbing sowie Merkmale, die ein klinisch-relevantes Erleben und Verhalten abbilden, wie Depressivität, Ängste, Essstörungen, gesundheitsbezogene Lebensqualität, Lebenszufriedenheit und Einsamkeitserfahrungen. Jedes Erhebungsinstrument wird in einer übersichtlichen Kurzbeschreibung vorgestellt, die alle wichtigen Informationen zu Entwicklung, Aufbau, Anwendung, psychometrischer Güte und Verfügbarkeit der Kurzskala enthält. Anhand der enthaltenen Beiträge wird dem Leser ermöglicht, sich innerhalb kürzester Zeit einen Eindruck über verschiedene Kurzskalen zu verschaffen und eine für seinen Forschungs- oder Anwendungszweck passende Auswahl zu treffen.

Success by Default

The Depersonalization of Corporate America
Author: Michael Solomon
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1456760270
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 284
View: 2367
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 Depersonalisation and Feelings of Unreality, 2nd Edition

A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques
Author: Anthony David,Emma Lawrence,Dawn Baker,Elaine Hunter
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472105745
Category: Self-Help
Page: 160
View: 9854
Depersonalization Disorder is when a person experiences a feeling of being detached from life around them and sometimes emotionally numb. It is often a symptom of another disorder such as anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder and particularly panic disorder, or of an illness like epilepsy or migraine, but also occurs in its own right and among users of certain drugs. CBT is an effective treatment. PRAISE FOR THE SERIES: 'The best consumer-friendly CBT-based books&All are very thorough.' Observer 'The Overcoming series just keeps getting better and better.' The Psychologist

Getting Help

The Complete and Authoritative Guide to Self-Assessment and Treatment of Mental Health Problems
Author: Jeffrey Wood
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781608824373
Category: Psychology
Page: 304
View: 4110
A Complete, Definitive Guide to Mental Health Care Do you have questions about mental health care? You're not alone. Despite solid proof that good mental health care can greatly improve both physical health and quality of life, managed care systems have made mental health care a low priority. Without easy access to professional advice from psychologists and psychiatrists, most of us turn to the Internet or the news media for information about mental health-and what a confusing, seemingly endless jumble that can be! Now, at last, you can stop guessing about mental health care. Getting Help is a clear and comprehensive guide that will answer all of your questions about mental health conditions, practitioners, and treatments. Equipped with this resource, you'll be in a powerful position to take control of your own mental health care and the care of the people you love. Everything you need to know about: •The symptoms and characteristic of common mental health conditions •Different types of mental health professionals and the services they offer •Psychotherapeutic and medical treatment methods •How to choose an approach that is just right for a particular mental health issue

Cognitive Behavioural Approaches to the Understanding and Treatment of Dissociation

Author: Fiona Kennedy,Helen Kennerley,David Pearson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113505004X
Category: Psychology
Page: 318
View: 9634
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.

Adult Psychopathology and Diagnosis

Author: Deborah C. Beidel,B. Christopher Frueh,Michel Hersen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118927915
Category: Psychology
Page: 864
View: 9874
Proven Classic Updated to Reflect the DSM-5 The accessible format, overview chapters on broader issues—such as interviewing—that affect all diagnoses, and case study approach provide the ideal support for students to examine and understand how diagnoses are reached and applied. Updated to reflect the latest neurobiological advancements in psychopathology, this edition follows the same proven chapter structure for the disorder chapters of previous editions to facilitate readers' understanding and learning. Updates include topics such as: The new Schizophrenic Spectrum designation and other psychotic disorders The revised approach to eating disorders An alternative DSM-5 Model for personality disorders Conditions considered unsettled in the latest update Encompassing the most current research in the field, Adult Psychopathology and Diagnosis, Seventh Edition provides a thorough introduction to our current conceptualization of psychopathology and its application in clinical practice, including dimensional and categorical classifications.

The Image and Appearance of the Human Body

Author: Paul Schilder
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136338284
Category: Psychology
Page: 356
View: 7083
First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Promotion of Work Ability towards Productive Aging

Selected papers of the 3rd International Symposium on Work Ability, Hanoi, Vietnam, 22-24 October 2007
Author: Masaharu Kumashiro
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203882511
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 374
View: 8173
This publication is a collection of selected papers from the 3rd International Symposium on Work Ability—Promotion of Work Ability Towards a Productive Aging. It addresses the Work Ability Index (WAI) as an index for evaluating work ability, developed by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health as a tool for evaluating work ability of workers. The ICOH SC for Aging and Work has promoted the use of this index through international conferences, publications and other means and by constructing an international database based on this index. As a result, today the WAI is used in 25 languages. WAI is becoming an international and multi-cultural technique. This book is a collection of papers that discuss, from a variety of angles, the goal of developing a truly international standard tool that can be used in common internationally, taking into account differences in circumstances among countries, striving towards a common guideline that exceeds national and regional boundaries and can be used for the diagnostic evaluation of work ability and employability.

Shakespearian depersonalization of the character

Author: Toshikazu Ōyama
Publisher: N.A
Category: Drama
Page: 16
View: 2591

Blinded by the Light

Author: Thomas Nelson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418558044
Category: Religion
Page: 240
View: 9247
Blinded by the Light sounds an alarm for all who are confused by various reports of Near Death Experiences (NDEs). Lawrence discusses the characteristics of NDEs, including the dark tunnel, the out-of-body experience, the Being of Light, and theological claims such as reincarnation, universal salvation, and the divinity of humanity.

Interviewer's Guide to the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Dissociative Disorders (SCID-D)

Author: Marlene Steinberg
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 9781585623495
Category: Medical
Page: 168
View: 6683
Designed to accompany the SCID-D, this guide instructs the clinician in the administration, scoring and interpretation of SCID-D interview. The Guide describes the phenomenology of dissociative symptoms and disorders, as well as the process of differential diagnosis. This revised edition includes a set of decision trees and four case studies.