How To Deal With Emotionally Explosive People

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In his international bestseller, Dinosaur Brains, psychologist Albert J. Bernstein told readers how to deal with difficult people at work. Now, in a groundbreaking new book, Bernstein tackles a more serious problem that profoundly affects the lives of millions of people: walking time bombs.

How do you help a friend who explodes into panic attacks?

What do you say when a ...

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Overview

In his international bestseller, Dinosaur Brains, psychologist Albert J. Bernstein told readers how to deal with difficult people at work. Now, in a groundbreaking new book, Bernstein tackles a more serious problem that profoundly affects the lives of millions of people: walking time bombs.

How do you help a friend who explodes into panic attacks?

What do you say when a depressed family member bursts into tears?

How do you protect yourself when a stranger blows up in your face?

Too often, our choices make matters worse. But it isn't our fault. All that we feel, and much of what we hear directs us to defend the fearful, comfort the sad, and talk sense to the angry, regardless of the utter futility of these well-meaning actions.

Moment to moment, people with mental disorders stand at the crossroads between getting better and getting worse. For disorders to heal, medicine, psychotherapy, the encouragement of friends, and the kindness of strangers must all point explosive people toward a single direction.

  • People with anxiety disorders must turn and face their fear rather than running away
  • Depressed people cannot wait to feel better to do the things that will make them feel better
  • Angry people have to recognize that anger is something they do, not a reaction to what is done to them

Reaching these goals sometimes requires stunning feats of mind over matter. In How to Deal with Emotionally Explosive People, Dr. Bernstein demonstrates, step by step, how to do them.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071385695
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 12/9/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 308
  • Sales rank: 913,349
  • Product dimensions: 0.69 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v
Part 1 Emotional Explosions 1
Chapter 1 The Blast Zone 3
Chapter 2 What's Wrong with These People? 27
Part 2 Explosions into Fear 49
Chapter 3 Basic Calming Technique 51
Chapter 4 Explosions into Fear 65
Chapter 5 Storming the Tower of Psychobabble 93
Chapter 6 The Psychology of Fear 99
Chapter 7 Generalized Anxiety Disorders 125
Part 3 Explosions into Sadness 143
Chapter 8 Explosions into Sadness 145
Chapter 9 The Psychology of Depression 171
Part 4 Explosions into Anger 201
Chapter 10 Explosions into Anger 203
Chapter 11 The Instinct for Anger 225
Chapter 12 The Psychology of Anger 239
Chapter 13 Where to Get Help 271
Appendix Classification, Generic, and Brand Names of Psychoactive Medications 285
Index 287
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2012

    Problem with Barnes and Noble

    Bought the book, can't open on Barnes and noble so bought it on Amazon. It is a great book. Kindle seems to do a better job without the hassle.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2006

    Extremely helpful

    While reading this book to learn more about myself and my emotions, I learned far more than I ever could have imagined. My wife and I have been reading this book to help me understand what I am doing and why, and it has saved our marriage and friendship. This book hits it right on the head. Dr. Bernstein has his hand, or mind I should say, on the pulse of human emotions. Thank you Dr. Bernstein and to future readers, it really could save you from a life of misery and emotional ups and downs. Great read and a must read for all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2003

    Don't Let the Title Fool You!

    The title and cover may be a bit misleading. This book deals with not only anger, but depression and anxiety. Give it a try--you will learn something about yourself and others!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2003

    Practical help

    Useful for both professionals and general public. Takes the fear out of dealing with emotionally explosive people.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2003

    Explosively Entertaining!

    This book is extraordinarily helpful. It entertains you with knowledge about helping yourself and others, as it challenges you to re-think your thought processes and gives a peek at the way professionals deal with their clients. All in terms for the layman, and with a bit of humor! My only regret is that my copy now has highlighting and pencil scribbles in the margins!

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