Sampling Inner Experience in Disturbed Affect

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Following up on his groundbreaking 1990 work Sampling Normal and Schizophrenic Inner Experience, Dr. Hurlburt delineates the development of his descriptive sampling method across numerous case studies of depressed, anxious, bulimic, and borderline personalities. Though controversial, the method effectively demonstrates that an 'introspective' technique can provide compelling, vivid descriptions of patients, as well as make distinctions between diagnostic groups.

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Following up on his groundbreaking 1990 work Sampling Normal and Schizophrenic Inner Experience, Dr. Hurlburt delineates the development of his descriptive sampling method across numerous case studies of depressed, anxious, bulimic, and borderline personalities. Though controversial, the method effectively demonstrates that an 'introspective' technique can provide compelling, vivid descriptions of patients, as well as make distinctions between diagnostic groups.

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A sequel to Sampling Normal and Schizophrenic Inner Experience (Plenum, 1990) that further describes the author's method of examining inner experience. In this volume, he turns attention to the thinking processes of individuals with affective disorders (depression, bulimia, anxiety, and borderline personality). He demonstrates that the inner experience of these individuals is similar, following patterns that are typical for each group. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

1 Introduction and Method 1
2 A Comment to Suspend the Introspection Controversy: Introspecting Subjects Did Agree About "Imageless Thought" 15
3 A Slightly Hypomanic Student 29
4 A Medical Student with a Period of Dysphoria 45
5 A Graduate Student with Periods of Depression 73
6 A Depressed Resident of a Halfway House 93
7 Inner Experience from Hypomania to Depression 103
8 A Bulimic Operating-Room Nurse 123
9 A Bulimic Junior High School Teacher 139
10 Inner Experience in Bulimia 153
11 A Biology Student with Panic Attacks 167
12 A Graduate Student with Test Anxiety 179
13 Inner Experience in Anxiety 189
14 A Bank Teller with No Figure/Ground Phenomena in Perception 199
15 Discussion 221
References 241
Index 245
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