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How to Deal with Emotionally Explosive People - Albert J. Bernstein

How to Deal with Emotionally Explosive People

Paperback Published: 9th December 2002
ISBN: 9780071385695
Number Of Pages: 308

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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.

Acknowledgmentsp. v
Emotional Explosionsp. 1
The Blast Zonep. 3
What's Wrong with These People?p. 27
Explosions into Fearp. 49
Basic Calming Techniquep. 51
Explosions into Fearp. 65
Storming the Tower of Psychobabblep. 93
The Psychology of Fearp. 99
Generalized Anxiety Disordersp. 125
Explosions into Sadnessp. 143
Explosions into Sadnessp. 145
The Psychology of Depressionp. 171
Explosions into Angerp. 201
Explosions into Angerp. 203
The Instinct for Angerp. 225
The Psychology of Angerp. 239
Where to Get Helpp. 271
Classification, Generic, and Brand Names of Psychoactive Medicationsp. 285
Indexp. 287
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ISBN: 9780071385695
ISBN-10: 007138569X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 9th December 2002
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.45