A Guide to Adapting Treatment and Supporting Recovery
Author: Kate Tchanturia
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
This book explores the link between autism and eating disorders through testimonies from practitioners, service users and carers. Combining research findings, case studies and first-hand accounts, it provides insights into how individuals on the autism spectrum can be supported towards full recovery from an eating disorder. Edited by the lead Clinical Psychologist at the Maudsley Eating Disorder National Service, informed by their team's research, chapters focus on the unique issues arising when autism and eating disorders coexist. The contributors suggest treatment adaptations from a multi-disciplinary perspective, and touch more broadly on the topic of poor mental health outcomes for autistic individuals, and how these might be improved.
This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1989.
This book is the result of several years of exploration, research, and thought on one of the most urgent problems of our day. Clinical experience has proved to psychologists and psychiatrists generally that the central problem in psychotherapy is the nature of anxiety. To the extent that we have been able to solve that problem, we have made a beginning in understanding the causes of integration and disintegration of personality. This study seeks to bring together in one volume the theories of anxiety offered by modern explorers in different areas of our culture, to discover the common elements in these theories, and to formulate these concepts so that we shall have some common ground for further inquiry. If the synthesis of anxiety theory presented here serves the purpose of producing some coherence and order in this field, a good part of the writer's goal will have been achieved. For those interested in a comparative survey of modern schools of psychotherapy, this volume should serve as a convenient textbook, presenting as it does the views of a dozen leaders in this field. There is no better way to understand these various schools than to compare their theories of anxiety. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved).
Offers specific pointers for overcoming job jitters, cooling hot tempers, and taming other common types of anxious energy. By understanding the types of situations and fears which trigger their anxious reactions, readers can more effectively control them.
How a Once Shy Girl Overcame Social Anxiety Through Self Love and Natural Social Skills
Are you a shy person? I was once myself, and I want to share what I have learned from my own life. • Quality is more important than quantity when selecting friends. • Social skills are as simple as smiling and saying hi to people. • Discernment is key to picking the right people to build you up, not tear you down. Some people have poor intentions. • Standing up for yourself is the single most important thing you can do. • Talking to people or standing up for yourself is akin to the feeling of jumping out of an airplane…scary but exhilarating and worth it! • Cherish old and true friends. • Try activities you actually love. You will meet so many people! • Passion overrides shyness. Find what you love and you will forget to be shy! • Embrace your introversion; there are a lot of advantages to being an introvert. But don’t let shyness confine you. • Learn to be comfortable on your own. Then you have the confidence to attract other people. • Don’t judge people by their outward appearance. Get to know them first. • Work on finding your true values. Experimentation to find them out is OK. Then stick to those values. • Always, always, always be yourself or your friendships will fall apart. • Mental illness and bad experiences can set your progress back but you will bounce back. • And more! About the Expert Robyn McComb lives in southern New Mexico, where she is obtaining her Bachelor’s in Sociology at NMSU. She lives with her two dogs and a cat. Besides running her own freelance writing business, she also works as a caregiver. She is the author of four novels as well as over a hundred books that she has ghost written. When she is not hammering away at her keyboard, she enjoys playing with her pets, drinking coffee, making road trips, and belly dancing. In addition, she makes and sells hemp jewelry at local craft fairs. HowExpert publishes quick 'how to' guides on all topics from A to Z by everyday experts.