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

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Though writer's block creates personal havoc and disastrous social consequences, it is not usually viewed as a mental disorder. Here is an in-depth study, a foundation for the development of a treatment approach more sensitive and precise than any currently available.
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Psychiatrist Kantor explores a disorder that almost no one takes seriously, not creative artists, people whose creativity in other occupations and their daily lives is not noticed until it is gone, nor mental health professionals. He explains the types of creative block, including schizophrenic, post-traumatic, addiction, chromic, and false; internal and external causes; and a new approach to therapy. A guide for therapists. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

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

Meet the Author

MARTIN KANTOR is a psychiatrist who has been in private practice in Boston and New York.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Description 1
1 An Overview 3
2 Schizophrenic Spectrum Disorder Block 17
3 Affective Spectrum Disorder Block 27
4 Anxiety/Phobic Disorder Block 45
5 Conversion Disorder Block 55
6 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Block 63
7 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Block 73
8 Paraphiliac Block 79
9 Personality Disorder Block 83
10 Addiction Block 99
11 Physical Block 105
12 Chronic Block 113
13 Missed Block 117
14 Positive Aspects of Block 127
15 False Block 131
Pt. II Cause 135
16 External Causes 137
17 Internal Causes 149
Pt. III Therapy 163
18 Toward a New Therapeutic Approach 165
Appendix 177
Bibliography 181
Index 187
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