Psychological Symptoms

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Overview

If you or someone you love is suffering from any of the following, you can now find out why—and what you can do about it .
* Anxiety
* Loss of pleasure
* Irrational fears
* Obsessional thoughts
* Erratic mood swings
* Procrastination
* Compulsive overeating
* Extreme shyness
* Depression
* Self-destructive behavior
* Phobias
* Excessive anger
* Perfectionism
* Drug abuse
Psychological Symptoms Now, in this indispensable reference, Dr. Frank J. Bruno helps you understand the origins of and treatment available for several common psychological symptoms, which can impinge on your daily life and even signal deeper emotional trouble. A comprehensive sourcebook, Psychological Symptoms provides a detailed description of 27 symptom groups, each complete with an analysis of possible biological and psychological causes, as well as concrete everyday examples of characteristic self-defeating, self-destructive thinking and acting. Containing over 150 specific, self-directed strategies for dealing with an array of troubling, debilitating behaviors, as well as a guide to the various forms of psychological and psychiatric therapies available, Psychological Symptoms lets you finally gain perspective and control over problems that can impair your emotional health and well-being.

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Editorial Reviews

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While not a conventional self-help book, this informative guide discusses 27 common behavioral difficulties that can threaten mental and emotional well-being. These include obvious syndromes like food abuse and irrational fear, as well as common problems such as anger, boredom, and procrastination, which can be serious if exhibited in chronic or excessive patterns. Each chapter focuses on a single psychological syndrome, providing its characteristics, probable causes, practical coping strategies, and possible need for professional intervention. This book provides assistance in understanding maladaptive habits and offers guidance in overcoming them. Recommended as a sound introduction for general psychology and self-help collections.-- Ilse Heidmann Ali, Kyle Community Lib., Tex.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471016106
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/9/1994
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:

Suffering and Psychological Symptoms.

Alcohol Abuse: Mistreatment of the Self.

Anger: Seeing Red When the Light Is Green.

Anxiety: Worrying About Worry.

Boredom: When Life Grows Dull.

Delusions: When Fantasies Become Real.

Depression: The Anatomy of Melancholy.

Food Abuse: Living to Eat.

Indecisiveness: Going in Mental Circles.

Irrational Fears: A Plague of Phobias.

Meaninglessness: Looking for the Purpose of Life.

Memory Problems: More Than Ordinary Forgetfulness.

Mood Fluctuations: The Storms of Temperament.

Perfectionism: The Flaw of Flawlessness.

Procrastination: The Tomorrow Syndrome.

Risk-Taking: Getting High on Danger.

Self-Destructiveness: When the Personality Attacks Itself.

Shyness: Painful Self-Consciousness.

Sleep Difficulties: The Long and Restless Night.

Workaholism: Prisoners of Success.

Concluding Remarks: Symptom-Free Living.

Glossary.

Index.

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