Healing the Unaffirmed: Recognizing Emotional Deprivation Disorder by Conrad W. Baars, Anna A. Terruwe |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Healing the Unaffirmed: Recognizing Emotional Deprivation Disorder

Healing the Unaffirmed: Recognizing Emotional Deprivation Disorder

by Conrad W. Baars, Anna A. Terruwe
     
 
Why Do So Many Patients Fail to Respond to psychiatric therapy? Because not all disorders are caused by the repression of emotions. The authors have shown convincingly that a specific syndrome develops when a person has been deprived of affirming love. Analytic or solely cognitive or behavioral therapies do not bring lasting healing, or are of no avail in these

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Why Do So Many Patients Fail to Respond to psychiatric therapy? Because not all disorders are caused by the repression of emotions. The authors have shown convincingly that a specific syndrome develops when a person has been deprived of affirming love. Analytic or solely cognitive or behavioral therapies do not bring lasting healing, or are of no avail in these unaffirmed persons, since they have never repressed their feelings. Anti-depressants, shock therapy, or other therapeutic interventions often only worsen their suffering. What the unaffirmed person needs is affirmation therapy, which entails far more than simply giving "T.L.C." Rather, this therapy involves the healing of the whole person -- body, mind and spirit. The discovery of this well-defined syndrome of emotional deprivation disosder is most important. In our permissive, rarely repressing society, the number of patients who respond well to classical psychoanalysis is steadily declining. The number of unaffirmed persons, however, is increasing at an alarming rate. Unaffirmed parents rear unaffirmed children, causing symptoms such as depression, anxiety, feelings of uncertainty, inferiority, and worthlessness -- bringing some even to the point of suicide. Others "fight back" through their futile efforts at self-affirmation. Recognizing emotional deprivation disorder is the first step in correcting, through affirmationm many grave individual and global ills. Authentic affirmation brings about peace, self-confidence and joy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780818909184
Publisher:
Alba House
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
237
Sales rank:
609,895
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.59(d)

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