Healing the Unaffirmed: Recognizing Emotional Deprivation Disorder

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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 ...
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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780818909184
  • Publisher: Alba House
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 237
  • Sales rank: 183,412
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 8.24 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Authors' Preface xi
Chapter I Why So Many Fail to Respond to Psychotherapeutic Treatment 1
Chapter II Emotional Deprivation Disorder or Repression? 7
Chapter III A Fear Is a Fear Is a Fear--or Is It? 39
Chapter IV Sense Impairments, Lack of Order, Fatigue 49
Chapter V Schizophrenia vs. Emotional Deprivation Disorder 63
Chapter VI Therapy for Emotional Deprivation Disorder 73
Chapter VII Affirmation in Therapy and Daily Life 93
Chapter VIII Personal Histories 125
Chapter IX Letters to Therapists 167
Chapter X How To Protect Your Children From Emotional Deprivation Disorder 181
Epilogue: Affirmation or Self-Affirmation? 203
Bibliography 209
Index 215
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