A New Look at a Neglected Syndrome
Author: Mauricio Sierra
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139489429
Category: Medical
Page: N.A
View: 7170
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: 4311
"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: 3856
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.

Success by Default

The Depersonalization of Corporate America
Author: Michael Solomon
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1456760270
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 284
View: 9202
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

Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders

Author: Glen O. Gabbard
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 9780880489119
Category: Mental Disorders
Page: 2610
View: 9064
A staple of psychiatric practice, this edition reflects clinical expertise in an accessible volume. This book covers all major treatments in psychiatry linked to specific disorders, with a pluralistic approach including all major treatment modalities. Each chapter has been completely updated and is organized along the lines of DSM-IV-TR.

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: 6105

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: 1800
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: 5364
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: 2992
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.

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: 6133
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.

On Killing

The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society
Author: Dave Grossman
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497629209
Category: Social Science
Page: 416
View: 746
A controversial psychological examination of how soldiers’ willingness to kill has been encouraged and exploited to the detriment of contemporary civilian society. Psychologist and US Army Ranger Dave Grossman writes that the vast majority of soldiers are loath to pull the trigger in battle. Unfortunately, modern armies, using Pavlovian and operant conditioning, have developed sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. The mental cost for members of the military, as witnessed by the increase in post-traumatic stress, is devastating. The sociological cost for the rest of us is even worse: Contemporary civilian society, particularly the media, replicates the army’s conditioning techniques and, Grossman argues, is responsible for the rising rate of murder and violence, especially among the young. Drawing from interviews, personal accounts, and academic studies, On Killing is an important look at the techniques the military uses to overcome the powerful reluctance to kill, of how killing affects the soldier, and of the societal implications of escalating violence.

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: 9171
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.

Estrangement and the Somatics of Literature

Tolstoy, Shklovsky, Brecht
Author: Douglas Robinson
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801896316
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 344
View: 7966
Both a comparative study of Russian and German literary-theoretical history and an insightful examination of the somatics of literature, this groundbreaking work provides a deeper understanding of how literature affects the reader and offers a new perspective on present-day problems in poststructuralist approaches to the human condition.

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: 1335
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: 3516
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.

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5®)

Author: American Psychiatric Association
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 0890425574
Category: Medical
Page: 991
View: 6191
This new edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5®), used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders, is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health. Their dedication and hard work have yielded an authoritative volume that defines and classifies mental disorders in order to improve diagnoses, treatment, and research. The criteria are concise and explicit, intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings -- inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinical, private practice, and primary care. New features and enhancements make DSM-5® easier to use across all settings: The chapter organization reflects a lifespan approach, with disorders typically diagnosed in childhood (such as neurodevelopmental disorders) at the beginning of the manual, and those more typical of older adults (such as neurocognitive disorders) placed at the end. Also included are age-related factors specific to diagnosis. The latest findings in neuroimaging and genetics have been integrated into each disorder along with gender and cultural considerations. The revised organizational structure recognizes symptoms that span multiple diagnostic categories, providing new clinical insight in diagnosis. Specific criteria have been streamlined, consolidated, or clarified to be consistent with clinical practice (including the consolidation of autism disorder, Asperger's syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder into autism spectrum disorder; the streamlined classification of bipolar and depressive disorders; the restructuring of substance use disorders for consistency and clarity; and the enhanced specificity for major and mild neurocognitive disorders). Dimensional assessments for research and validation of clinical results have been provided. Both ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM codes are included for each disorder, and the organizational structure is consistent with the new ICD-11 in development. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, is the most comprehensive, current, and critical resource for clinical practice available to today's mental health clinicians and researchers of all orientations. The information contained in the manual is also valuable to other physicians and health professionals, including psychologists, counselors, nurses, and occupational and rehabilitation therapists, as well as social workers and forensic and legal specialists.

The Stranger in the Mirror

The Hidden Epidemic
Author: Marlene Steinberg, M.D.,Maxine Schnall
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062063227
Category: Psychology
Page: 344
View: 985
Discover groundbreaking findings on a hidden epidemic -- and why it so often is misdiagnosed. You peer into the mirror and have trouble recognizing yourself. You feel as if you're going through the motions of life or you're watching a movie of yourself. These are all symptoms of dissociation -- a debilitating psychological condition involving feelings of disconnection that affects 30 million people in North America and often goes untreated. The Stranger in the Mirror offers unique guidelines for identifying and recovering from dissociative symptoms based on Dr. Marlene Steinberg's breakthrough diagnostic test. Filled with fascinating case histories of people with multiple personalities, this book provides enlightening insights into how all of us respond to trauma and overcome it. Her innovative method of treatment will benefit anyone in search of a healthier sense of self and a heightened capacity for joy.