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From The Pain Behind the Mask: Overcoming Masculine Depression, you will discover how masculine development precludes your male clients toward the two defining characteristics of masculine depression: dissociating from feelings and acting out suppressed feelings in destructive behaviors. Depression in men is often misunderstood and misdiagnosed, which is why it often goes untreated. This unique book does not portray men as victims, but seeks to describe a man’s responsibility and proposes realistic strategies for change.
The Pain Behind the Mask is written in easy-to-follow question and answer format to guide you through various subtopics discussed within each general area. Through The Pain Behind the Mask, you will learn new techniques and strategies to help improve the lives of men who suffer from depression by:
The Pain Behind the Mask deals with the problems of masculine depression by helping you acquire workable solutions. This indispensable book will help you understand the roots of masculine depression so you can guide your clients toward positive and self-healing attitudes.
The book contains black-and-white illustrations.
|Pt. I||Origins and Consequences|
|Ch. 1||He Sure Doesn't Look Depressed||3|
|Ch. 2||Family Influences||29|
|Ch. 3||Inhumane Treatment Leads to Inhuman Behavior: The Socialization Process||49|
|Ch. 4||The Masculine Dilemma: "Not Too Close, Not Too Far Away"||71|
|Ch. 5||Empathy for Self and Responsibility for Change||93|
|Ch. 6||Relation to Other Men||109|
|Ch. 7||Relation to Women||125|
|Ch. 8||Relations with Family||153|
|Ch. 9||Fear and Rage in the Lives of Men||173|
|Ch. 10||The Big Picture||185|