Overcoming Depersonalization and Feelings of Unreality


Author: Anthony David,Emma Lawrence,Dawn Baker
Publisher: Robinson
ISBN: 1472105745
Category: Psychology
Page: 160
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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

Overcoming Depersonalisation and Feelings of Unreality, 2nd Edition

A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques
Author: Dawn Baker,Elaine Hunter,Emma Lawrence,Anthony David
Publisher: Robinson
ISBN: 9781472140630
Category: Self-Help
Page: 240
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'The first of its kind, this self-help book will offer guidance, help and solace to the many sufferers of depersonalization disorder.' Daphne Simeon, Depersonalisation and Dissociation Program, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York Depersonalization disorder can make you feel detached from life and many people describe feeling 'emotionally numb', unreal or even as if their body doesn't belong to them. It can be a symptom of another problem such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and, particularly, of panic disorder, or of an illness like epilepsy or migraine. It can also occur in its own right and/or as a side effect of certain drugs. This self-help book, written by leading experts, will help you to understand what causes depersonalization disorder and what can keep it going, and will introduce you to effective strategies to overcome it: Based on clinically proven cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques Clear and accessible step-by-step exercises and tools, including diary-keeping and problem-solving Overcoming self-help guides use clinically proven techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. Many guides in the Overcoming series are recommended under the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme. Series Editor: Professor Peter Cooper

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
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"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
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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.

Depersonalization

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

Overcoming Worry and Generalised Anxiety Disorder, 2nd Edition


Author: Mark Freeston,Kevin Meares
Publisher: Robinson
ISBN: 1472113942
Category: Self-Help
Page: 464
View: 397
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Overcoming app now available via iTunes and the Google Play Store. Up to 44 in every 1000 adults suffer from a condition known as Generalised Anxiety Disorder. This is much more than the normal worrying we all do - it can be a debilitating disorder leading to significant personal and social problems and sometimes financial loss. Using established and proven CBT techniques, expert clinicians Kevin Meares and Mark Freeston help readers to understand that it is their propensity to worry, not the multitude of problems they worry about, that is the root of the problem. The user-friendly, step-by-step approach explains why they worry, how to recognise what feeds it and develop effective methods of dealing with it. With each step the authors introduce new ideas that add to the picture of worry, and use questionnaires, exercises and tasks to help the reader understand and then challenge unhelpful habits and beliefs.

At Last a Life

Anxiety and Panic Free
Author: Paul David
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780956948106
Category: Panic disorders
Page: 170
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The Wretched of the Earth


Author: Frantz Fanon
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9780802198853
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
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Frantz Fanon was one of the twentieth century’s most important theorists of revolution, colonialism, and racial difference, and this, his masterwork, is a classic alongside Orientalism and The Autobiography of Malcolm X. The Wretched of the Earth is a brilliant analysis of the psychology of the colonized and their path to liberation. Bearing singular insight into the rage of colonized peoples and the role of violence in historical change, the book also incisively attacks postindependence disenfranchisement of the masses by the elite on one hand, and intertribal and interfaith animosities on the other. A veritable handbook of social reorganization for leaders of emerging nations, The Wretched of the Earth has had a major impact on civil rights, anticolonialism, and black-consciousness movements around the world. This new translation updates its language for a new generation of readers and its lessons are more vital now than ever.

Overcoming Low Self-Esteem

A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
Author: Melanie Fennell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781472119292
Category:
Page: 416
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The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook

A Guide to Healing, Recovery, and Growth
Author: Glenn Schiraldi
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071614955
Category: Self-Help
Page: 464
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The Definitive Resource for Trauma Survivors, Their Loved Ones, and Helpers Trauma can take many forms, from witnessing a violent crime or surviving a natural disaster to living with the effects of abuse, rape, combat, or alcoholism. Deep emotional wounds may seem like they will never heal. However, with The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook, Dr. Glenn Schiraldi offers a remarkable range of treatment alternatives and self-management techniques, showing survivors that the other side of pain is recovery and growth. Live your life more fully-without fear, pain, depression, or self-doubt Identify emotional triggers-and protect yourself from further harm Understand the link between PTSD and addiction-and how to break it Find the best treatments and techniques that are right for you This updated edition covers new information for war veterans and survivors with substance addictions. It also explores mindfulness-based treatments, couples strategies, medical aids, and other important treatment innovations.

The Stranger in the Mirror

The Hidden Epidemic
Author: Marlene Steinberg, M.D.,Maxine Schnall
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062063227
Category: Psychology
Page: 344
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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.

Dare


Author: Barry McDonagh
Publisher: Dare People Pty Limited
ISBN: 9780994418609
Category:
Page: 240
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Barry Joe McDonagh ("Joe Barry"), a native of Ireland, developed his anti-anxiety plan while studying at the University College of Dublin (UCD). His thoughts on anxiety and panic disorders were first published in 2001. Based on hard science and years of experience helping people who suffer from anxiety, Barry McDonagh has perfected the way to overcome anxiety and get people back to living life to the fullest. You will not only learn how to end yoru anxiety problem, bul you will also discover how to turn this problem into personal triumph. Barry says " I teach people how to heal their anxiey so they can get back to living their life again to the fullest."

Overcoming Anxiety

A Books on Prescription Title
Author: Helen Kennerley
Publisher: Robinson
ISBN: 1849011648
Category: Self-Help
Page: 160
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Fully updated edition of the bestselling self-help book, now recommended on the national Books on Prescription scheme. This ever-popular guide offers a self-help programme, written by one of the UK's leading authorities on anxiety and based on CBT, for those suffering from anxiety problems. A whole range of anxieties and fears are explained, from panic attacks and phobias to obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and generalised anxiety. It includes an introduction to the nature of anxiety and stress and a complete self-help programme with monitoring sheets based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. The following websites may offer useful further information on anxiety disorders: www.social-anxiety.org.uk www.stress.org.uk www.triumphoverphobia.com

Welcome to the Desert of the Real!

Five Essays on September 11 and Related Dates
Author: Slavoj Žižek
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859844212
Category: Philosophy
Page: 154
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Probing beneath the level of TV punditry, Zizek offers a highly original and readable account that serves as a fascinating and insightful comprehension of the events of September 11.

Starving the Stress Gremlin

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Stress Management for Young People
Author: Kate Collins-Donnelly
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1849053405
Category: Psychology
Page: 134
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Drawing on cognitive behavioural therapy principles, this book is a valuable resource for helping children and young people understand and control their stress. It uses example scenarios, activities and young people's comments to teach them effective emotional management skills and is aimed at those working with young people as well as parents.

Dark Night of the Soul


Author: Saint John of the Cross,Wyatt North
Publisher: Wyatt North Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1622780132
Category: Religion
Page: 250
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St. John of the Cross is widely considered one of the most prolific and important poets of his time. In fact, in Spanish poetry, the Spiritual Canticle and Dark Night of the Soul are two of the most important works of all time. He is known for his rich use of symbolism and imagery within his poetry. Dark Night of the Soul is the title of a poem written by 16th-century Spanish poet and Roman Catholic mystic Saint John of the Cross, as well as of a treatise he wrote later, commenting on the poem.

The Anxiety Workbook for Teens

Activities to Help You Deal With Anxiety & Worry: Easyread Large Edition
Author: Lisa M. Schab
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 145876270X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 236
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This professional edition includes both the Instant Help book and a companion CD that offers the complete book and printable worksheets for your clients. About one in four teens suffers from mild to serious problems with anxiety, and many of them get little or no help. The Anxiety Workbook for Teens, written by an experienced therapist, gives teens a collection of tools to help control anxiety and face day-to-day challenges. This workbook both gives anxious teens insight into their problems and offers practical guidance for overcoming them.

Peace from Nervous Suffering


Author: Claire Weekes
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101663685
Category: Psychology
Page: 208
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This classic anxiety-relief guide from the author of Hope and Help for your Nerves has brought solace to over a quarter million readers coping with panic attacks and agoraphobia. Dr Claire Weekes offers clear, concise advice to anyone suffering from anxiety: FACE: DO NOT RUN ACCEPT: DO NOT FIGHT FLOAT PAST: DO NOT LISTEN IN LET TIME PASS: DO NOT BE IMPATIENT WITH TIME It may look much too simple, but if you can truly master these four important principles, you are already on your way to rapid recovery. Written in response to great demand from both the medical and psychological communities, as well as from her own devoted readers, Dr. Weekes’s revolutionary approach to treating nervous tension is sympathetic, medically sound, and quite possibly one of the most successful step-by-step guides to mental health available.

Posttraumatic and Acute Stress Disorders


Author: Matthew Friedman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319150669
Category: Medical
Page: 155
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A handy, easy-to-read reference for the diagnosis and treatment of posttraumatic and acute stress disorders, this important 6th edition has been revised and updated extensively, offering a wealth of new information in a concise format of 6 sections. The new DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) are discussed, in depth, in Chapters 2 and 6, respectively. In addition, updated tables listing instruments for assessing diagnosis and symptom severity are cited and annotated in seven appendices, as in previous editions. Chapters 3-5 have been revised to keep pace with the ever-expanding literature on treatment of PTSD. This is especially true in Chapter 4 where, in addition to a focus on evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapy, CBT and other individual psychosocial treatments (e.g. eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, EMDR), the growing literature is presented on couples, family, group and school-based treatments for adults, children and adolescents. Chapter 5 reviews the pathophysiology of PTSD and evidence-based pharmacotherapy for the disorder. Chapter 6 addresses both normal acute stress reactions and clinically significant ASD, as well as effective interventions for each. A comprehensive, sophisticated, practical reference for all clinicians, Posttraumatic and Acute Stress Disorders, 6th Edition is an invaluable resource designed to guide the best clinical attention for individuals suffering from posttraumatic an d acute stress disorders.

Re-Visioning Psychiatry

Cultural Phenomenology, Critical Neuroscience, and Global Mental Health
Author: Laurence J. Kirmayer,Robert Lemelson,Constance A. Cummings
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107032202
Category: Medical
Page: 563
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Revisioning Psychiatry brings together new perspectives on the causes and treatment of mental health problems. The contributors emphasize the importance of understanding experience and explore how the brain, the person, and the social world interact to give rise to mental health problems as well as resilience and recovery.