I volti della depressione
Author: Emanuela Muriana, Laura Pettenò, Tiziana Verbitz
Publisher: Ponte alle Grazie
Depressione: parola molto usata nel nostro secolo e nello scorso per descrivere quella che viene considerata una malattia, diagnosticata con incredibile frequenza anche quando il «malato» è affetto da altre patologie o da problemi, che possono produrre reazioni depressive. Le autrici di questo libro, a partire dalla pratica clinica, hanno studiato come si forma, come si mantiene e come si interrompe l'ideazione depressiva, come il paziente subisce la realtà in modo impotente, in quanto non si sente in grado di affrontarla e come rinuncia trasformandosi in vittima. L'intervento clinico, per sbloccare il meccanismo depressivo, si focalizza sulla relazione che i pazienti intrattengono con se stessi, con gli altri e con il mondo; in altre parole sulla modalità stessa che li ha portati ad assumere la posizione di vittima. La depressione non è quindi vista come una malattia, ma come una sofferenza, effetto di disagi diversi, che si manifesta con molte facce, tutte accomunate da uno stesso atteggiamento: la rinuncia.
Twenty to thirty million Americans suffer from some form of diagnosable depression, and their ranks are growing. Psychologist Michael D. Yapko explains that in order to find relief, more than the current episode of depression must be examined. In Breaking the Patterns of Depression, he presents skills that enable readers to understand and ultimately avert depression's recurring cycles. Focusing on future prevention as well as initial treatment, the book includes over one hundred structured activities to help sufferers learn the skills necessary to become and remain depression-free. Breaking the Patterns of Depression begins by translating the clinical literature on psychotherapy and antidepressant medication into language that can be used to enhance an understanding of depression, and to personalize individual cures. Yapko uses a conversational, anecdotal tone that encourages readers to take an active approach to helping themselves. Special sections entitled "Learn by Doing" and "Shifting Perspectives" help develop the skills necessary to manage difficult experiences. Readers learn how to solve problems effectively, anticipate the likely consequences of their actions, think and act in a direct, goal-oriented fashion, balance different areas of their lives, and use self-knowledge to stay out of harmful situations. More realistic and helpful than other depression-management books on the market, Breaking the Patterns of Depression defines what causes depression and, best of all, clarifies what can be done about it. With this knowledge in hand, readers can control their depression, rather than having depression control them. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The author of the best-selling The Worry Cure shares encouraging advice on how to take informed steps toward overcoming depression, providing guidelines on how to positively change responses to negative, invasive thoughts while sharing case stories about approaches that have helped other patients. Original.
The Instinct to Heal
Author: David Servan-Schreiber
An award-winning psychiatrist and neuroscientist presents seven all-natural approaches to fighting depression and anxiety by building on the body's relationship to the brain, yielding dramatic improvements quickly and permanently. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Draws on more than a decade of research to identify the challenges being faced by today's young adults, offering insight into how unprecedented levels of competitiveness, economic imbalances, and changes in sexual dynamics are resulting in higher incidences of life dissatisfaction and psychological turmoil. 40,000 first printing.
Author: Graphic Arts Publishing
Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co.
Captures the bright lights of Times Square, the top of the Empire State Building, the lush greenery of Central Park, and several other breathtaking sights, in a dazzling tour through the five historic boroughs of the Big Apple.
I volti della menzogna
Author: Paul Ekman
Publisher: Giunti Editore
ePub: FL0839; PDF: FL1629
In 1993 Giorgio Nardone and Paul Watzlawick published The Art of Change: Strategic Therapy and Hypnotherapy Without Trance, a revolutionary work that introduced a series of effective clinical strategies to create therapeutic change, even in seemingly impossible cases. In his new book, Giorgio Nardone performs another quantum leap, leading his readers to a more operative knowledge of the precise logic of therapeutic change. Most intimidating mental disorders are based on perceptions of reality that when using an ordinary 'common-sense' logic as our reading lens, look as if they are irrational, bizarre, illogical and therefore hard to understand and manage. Yet if we can follow the patient's own logic, which is definitely a non-ordinary logic, we can come to recognise the ‘rules of the game’, a game that we can actually ‘play and win’. In his exciting new approach, Professor Nardone shows that by understanding the non-ordinary logic of a problem (which is often based on the logic of belief, paradox and contradiction), we can come to choose the best strategies to bring about effective change.
This groundbreaking book explains the "whats" and "how-tos" of metacognitive therapy (MCT), an innovative form of cognitive-behavioral therapy with a growing empirical evidence base. MCT developer Adrian Wells shows that much psychological distress results from how a person responds to negative thoughts and beliefs?for example, by ruminating or worrying?rather than the content of those thoughts. He presents practical techniques and specific protocols for addressing metacognitive processes to effectively treat generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive?compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and major depression. Special features include reproducible treatment plans and assessment and case formulation tools, plus a wealth of illustrative case material.
Describes gestures and other clues that indicate a person may be lying, explains why people lie, and discusses the controversy surrounding lie detector tests.
Counselling and psychotherapy are effective to the extent that they promote the creativity of clients and patients. Creativity is both a lifestyle and a health resource. A creative lifestyle implies learning to be the authors of our own lives and a creative approach to our inner lives and our social environment gives us coherence and authenticity.This book derives creative principles for counselling and psychotherapy from practical modern approaches in these fields, as well as from psychoanalysis, hermeneutics, and new concepts of creativity itself. The creative attitude central to this represents an integrative basis for the differential application of various counselling and treatment techniques. Creative counselling serves to assist in coping with distress and clearly defined conflicts, and encourages personal and professional development.Creative psychotherapy is an aspect of dynamic, analytic and integrative psychotherapy. The hermeneutic principles - memory, narrative shaping, interactional experience - are activated with a view to ridding patients of psychopathological symptoms. In the modern world with all its challenges, creative counselling and psychotherapy are of outstanding importance. The Art of Counselling and Psychotherapy outlines a readily understandable, vital, and creative approach to the practice of counselling and psychotherapy in the service of the development of personal and social creativity.
Author: Eugenio Borgna
Publisher: Feltrinelli Editore
"I am happy to be able at last to place in the hands of the profession the long-delayed second edition of this work. It is not entirely a new work, many chapters remain entirely unaltered; many others, however, have undergone correction and remodelling, and, in particular, great additions have been made, which I hope may be considered as adding to the value of the work. Fewest changes have been necessary in the description of the special forms of insanity: melancholia, mania, dementia, & c, have indeed remained the same since 1845. Most alterations and additions occur in the parts relating to etiology, pathological anatomy, the anatomy of the brain, the psychological introduction, the complications of insanity, and treatment. An entirely new section on the general diagnosis of mental disease has been added, and also a section on idiocy and cretinism"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).
Morality indicates what is the ‘right’ and what is the ‘wrong’ way to behave. It is one of the most popular areas of research in contemporary social psychology, driven in part by recent political-economic crises and the behavioral patterns they exposed. In the past, work on morality tended to highlight individual concerns and moral principles, but more recently researchers have started to address the group context of moral behavior. In Morality and the Regulation of Social Behavior: Groups as Moral Anchors, Naomi Ellemers builds on her extensive research experience to draw together a wide range of insights and findings on morality. She offers an essential integrative summary of the social functions of moral phenomena, examines how social groups contribute to moral values, and explains how groups act as ‘moral anchors’. Her analysis suggests that intragroup dynamics and the desire to establish a distinct group identity are highly relevant to understanding the implications of morality for the regulation of individual behavior. Yet, this group-level context has not been systematically taken into account in research on morality, nor is it used as a matter of course to inform attempts to influence moral behavior. Building on social identity and self-categorization principles, this unique book explicitly considers social groups as an important source of moral values, and examines how this impacts on individual decision making as well as collective behaviors and relations between groups in society. Throughout the book, Ellemers presents results from her own research to elucidate how social behavior is affected by moral concerns. In doing this, she highlights how such insights advance our understanding of moral behavior and moral judgments for of people who live together in communities and work together in organizations. Morality and the Regulation of Social Behavior is essential reading for academics and students in social psychology and related disciplines, and is an invaluable resource for practitioners interested in understanding moral behavior.