In his international bestseller, Dinosaur Brains, psychologist Albert J. Bernstein told readers how to deal with difficult people at work. Now, in a groundbreaking new book, Bernstein tackles a more serious problem that profoundly affects the lives of millions of people: walking time bombs.
How do you help a friend who explodes into panic attacks?
What do you say when a depressed family member bursts into tears?
How do you protect yourself when a stranger blows up in your face?
Too often, our choices make matters worse. But it isn't our fault. All that we feel, and much of what we hear directs us to defend the fearful, comfort the sad, and talk sense to the angry, regardless of the utter futility of these well-meaning actions.
Moment to moment, people with mental disorders stand at the crossroads between getting better and getting worse. For disorders to heal, medicine, psychotherapy, the encouragement of friends, and the kindness of strangers must all point explosive people toward a single direction.
- People with anxiety disorders must turn and face their fear rather than running away
- Depressed people cannot wait to feel better to do the things that will make them feel better
- Angry people have to recognize that anger is something they do, not a reaction to what is done to them
Reaching these goals sometimes requires stunning feats of mind over matter. In How to Deal with Emotionally Explosive People, Dr. Bernstein demonstrates, step by step, how to do them.
|Publisher:||McGraw-Hill Companies, The|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)|
Table of Contents
|Part 1||Emotional Explosions||1|
|Chapter 1||The Blast Zone||3|
|Chapter 2||What's Wrong with These People?||27|
|Part 2||Explosions into Fear||49|
|Chapter 3||Basic Calming Technique||51|
|Chapter 4||Explosions into Fear||65|
|Chapter 5||Storming the Tower of Psychobabble||93|
|Chapter 6||The Psychology of Fear||99|
|Chapter 7||Generalized Anxiety Disorders||125|
|Part 3||Explosions into Sadness||143|
|Chapter 8||Explosions into Sadness||145|
|Chapter 9||The Psychology of Depression||171|
|Part 4||Explosions into Anger||201|
|Chapter 10||Explosions into Anger||203|
|Chapter 11||The Instinct for Anger||225|
|Chapter 12||The Psychology of Anger||239|
|Chapter 13||Where to Get Help||271|
|Appendix||Classification, Generic, and Brand Names of Psychoactive Medications||285|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Bought the book, can't open on Barnes and noble so bought it on Amazon. It is a great book. Kindle seems to do a better job without the hassle.
This book can not be downloaded to nook so do not purchase.
While reading this book to learn more about myself and my emotions, I learned far more than I ever could have imagined. My wife and I have been reading this book to help me understand what I am doing and why, and it has saved our marriage and friendship. This book hits it right on the head. Dr. Bernstein has his hand, or mind I should say, on the pulse of human emotions. Thank you Dr. Bernstein and to future readers, it really could save you from a life of misery and emotional ups and downs. Great read and a must read for all.
Useful for both professionals and general public. Takes the fear out of dealing with emotionally explosive people.
The title and cover may be a bit misleading. This book deals with not only anger, but depression and anxiety. Give it a try--you will learn something about yourself and others!
This book is extraordinarily helpful. It entertains you with knowledge about helping yourself and others, as it challenges you to re-think your thought processes and gives a peek at the way professionals deal with their clients. All in terms for the layman, and with a bit of humor! My only regret is that my copy now has highlighting and pencil scribbles in the margins!