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By Alan Carr

ISBN-10: 0203496485

ISBN-13: 9780203496480

This e-book provides a transparent and in-depth account of irregular psychology. It specializes in either scientific descriptions, utilizing illustrative case reviews initially of every part, and at the implications of the key theoretical views and appropriate empirical proof for scientific remedy. It presents a truly readable and up to date assessment of issues together with formative years behaviour issues, nervousness, melancholy, schizophrenia, character problems and types of irregular behaviour. Alan Carr illustrates a systematic method of the knowledge of those points of irregular psychology. either the content material and magnificence of this booklet can assist scholars comprehend a fancy sector of psychology.

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They behave morally towards those for whom they experience a positive transference and whom they view as good, and immorally to those towards whom they have a negative transference and view as bad. Residential group-based milieu therapy where staff consistently and compassionately enforce rules of conduct which reflect societal standards is the principal treatment to evolve from this theoretical perspective. Within such a treatment programme children gradually internalize societal rules, integrate the good and bad parental introjects, and develop a more adequate superego.

This is a treatment manual for a family-based approach to working with youngsters with conduct disorders that has been proven to be highly effective. 36 2 Anxiety disorders ¡ Introduction 38 ¡ Anxiety disorders Seperation anxiety Phobias Generalized anxiety disorder Panic disorder Post-traumatic stress disorder Obsessive-compulsive disorder 39 39 41 43 44 47 48 ¡ Clinical features 50 ¡ Epidemiology 57 ¡ Developmental issues Development of fear Development of anxiety disorders 58 58 60 ¡ Etiological theories Biological theories Psychoanalytic theories Cognitive-behavioral theories Family systems theory 61 61 64 66 69 Chapter 2 Chapter 37 ¡ An integrative approach 71 ¡ Controversies 73 ¡ Summary 74 ¡ Further reading 75 Introduction W HILE NORMAL FEAR IS adaptive and prevents people from entering threatening situations, with anxiety disorders people develop irrational fears of situations which do not threaten their survival.

She wanted to overcome her anxiety so that she could travel to college and sit her exams, which she had felt unable to complete the previous year due to anxiety. History of the presenting problem. In a preliminary interview, conducted at her grandparents’ house, she described a fear of leaving the safety of her own home and how this fear increased with distance from her house. The fear began during her mock GCSE school exams a year previously. She had a panic attack and left the exam hall. She ran to her grandparents’ house after this incident and subsequent attempts to return to school led to further panic attacks.

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