Overcoming Depersonalization Disorder: A Mindfulness and Acceptance Guide to Conquering Feelings of Numbness and Unreality

Overcoming Depersonalization Disorder: A Mindfulness and Acceptance Guide to Conquering Feelings of Numbness and Unreality

by Katharine Donnelly, Fugen Neziroglu
     
 

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In Overcoming Depersonalization Disorder, psychologist Fugen Neziroglu guides readers through the symptoms and signs of depersonalization disorder and offers acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) techniques for overcoming it.See more details below

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In Overcoming Depersonalization Disorder, psychologist Fugen Neziroglu guides readers through the symptoms and signs of depersonalization disorder and offers acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) techniques for overcoming it.

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Detachment and avoidance behavior can be understandable and even helpful reactions to discomfort and psychological pain, but chronic behavior of this type constitutes depersonalization disorder (DPD), which affects about two percent of the population. Research psychologist Neziroglu and behavioral therapist Donnelly, both of the Bio-Behavioral Institute, describe this disorder, tracing its causes from trauma to drug abuse and other problems and outlining treatment strategies. Four DPD patients are used to illustrate the wide-ranging characteristics of the illness, including detached and robotic behavior, spaced-out feelings, inability to concentrate, and memory difficulties. They advocate behavioral therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), incorporating ideas on mindfulness and psychological flexibility. Assessment tools, exercises, and inspiration are also provided, along with alternative treatments, reference materials, and an informative Q&A section. VERDICT A sensible and readable research-based self-help tool, which provides a viable alternative or complement to the pharmacological treatments for mental illness in vogue today. The book should be both comforting and challenging for DPD patients, families, and counselors.—Antoinette Brinkman, MLS, Evansville, IN

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608820429
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
06/03/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,014,709
File size:
1 MB

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