Understanding Writer's Block: A Therapist's Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment

Understanding Writer's Block: A Therapist's Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment

by Martin Kantor
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275949052

ISBN-13: 9780275949051

Pub. Date: 12/30/1995

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This innovative book explains writer's block (and other creative blocks) as a symptom of a larger disorder. These disorders can affect all creative and would-be creative people. This book is the first to treat writer's block from a classic, DSM-IV diagnostic perspective. Kantor identifies 10 kinds of writer's block, classified according to the underlying disorder

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Overview

This innovative book explains writer's block (and other creative blocks) as a symptom of a larger disorder. These disorders can affect all creative and would-be creative people. This book is the first to treat writer's block from a classic, DSM-IV diagnostic perspective. Kantor identifies 10 kinds of writer's block, classified according to the underlying disorder that causes that block. Included in the text is a discussion of the general characteristics of blockage and how the therapist can distinguish between acute and chronic forms of block, as well as an exploration into the causes of block. With this book, Kantor has laid the foundation for the development of a successful treatment approach. Throughout the text, case studies drawn from historical sources and the author's patients illustrate the various kinds of block.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275949051
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/30/1995
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1420L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Description

An Overview

Schizophrenic Spectrum Disorder Block

Affective Spectrum Disorder Block

Anxiety/Phobic Block

Conversion Disorder Block

Obsessive-Compulsive Block

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Block

Paraphiliac Block

Personality Disorder Block

Addiction Block

Physical Block

Chronic Block

Missed Block

Positive Aspects of Block

False Block

Cause

External Causes

Internal Causes

Treatment

Toward a New Therapeutic Approach

Bibliography

Index

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