Book: Emotion Efficacy Therapy

Book Title:

Emotion Efficacy Therapy: A Brief, Exposure-Based Treatment for Emotion Regulation Integrating ACT and DBT.

Author(s): Matthew McKay (PhD) and Aprilia West (PSyD, MT).

Year: 2016.

Edition: First (1st).

Publisher: New Harbinger.

Type(s): Paperback and Kindle.

Synopsis:

If you treat clients with emotion regulation disorders – including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder (BPD) – you know how important it is for these clients to take control of their emotions and choose their actions in accordance with their values. To help, emotion efficacy therapy (EET) provides a new, theoretically-driven, contextually-based treatment that integrates components from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) into an exposure-based protocol. In doing so, EET targets the transdiagnostic drivers of experiential avoidance and distress intolerance to increase emotional efficacy.

This step-by-step manual will show you how to help your clients confront and accept their pain, and learn to apply new adaptive responses to emotional triggers. Using a brief treatment that lasts as little as eight weeks, you will be able to help your clients understand and develop a new relationship with their emotions, learn how to have mastery over their emotional experience, practice values-based action in the midst of being emotionally triggered, and stop intense emotions from getting in the way of creating the life they want.

Using the transdiagnostic, exposure-based approach in this book, you can help your clients manage difficult emotions, curb negative reactions, and start living a better life. This book is a game changer for emotion exposure treatment!

Book: Holistic Wellness In The NewAge

Book Title:

Holistic Wellness In The NewAge – A Comprehensive Guide To NewAge Healing Practices: Volume 01.

Author(s): Swatika Jain (Editor).

Year: 2015.

Edition: First (1st).

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

Type(s): Paperback and Kindle.

Synopsis:

A Comprehensive Guide To NewAge Healing Practices Tools, Techniques & Real Life Stories By Over 45 Accomplished Master Facilitators In the book “Holistic Wellness In The NewAge” we showcase various therapies in the Mind, Body & Soul domain…

This book covers the various topics of Holistic approach to wellness and the subject of energy medicine.

The publishers invited articles from accomplished healers who have been practicing various NewAge Therapies to contribute with articles supported by testimonials and personal experiences in whatever therapy they excel in..

Book: The History of Emotions

Book Title:

The History of Emotions (Historical Approaches).

Author(s): Rob Boddice.

Year: 2017.

Edition: First (1st).

Publisher: Manchester Unviersity Press.

Type(s): Hardcover, Paperback, and Kindle.

Synopsis:

This book introduces students and professional historians to the main areas of concern in the history of emotions.

It discusses how the emotions intersect with other lines of historical research relating to power, practice, society and morality.

Addressing criticism from within and without the discipline of history, the book offers a rigorous defence of this new approach, demonstrating its potential centrality to historiographical practice, as well as the importance of this kind of historical work for our general understanding of the human brain and the meaning of human experience.

What is the Intergenerational Transmission of Risk for PTSD Symptoms & the Roles of Maternal and Child Emotion Dysregulation?

Research Paper Title

Intergenerational transmission of risk for PTSD symptoms in African American children: The roles of maternal and child emotion dysregulation.

Background

Emotion dysregulation is a transdiagnostic risk factor for many mental health disorders and develops in the context of early trauma exposure.

Research suggests inter-generational risk associated with trauma exposure and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), such that maternal trauma experiences and related symptoms can negatively impact child outcomes across development.

The goals of the present study were to examine child and mother correlates of child PTSD symptoms and the unique roles of child and maternal emotion dysregulation in understanding child PTSD symptoms.

Methods

Subjects included 105 African American mother-child dyads from an urban hospital serving primarily low-income minority individuals.

Results

Correlational results showed that child trauma exposure, child emotion dysregulation, maternal depressive symptoms, maternal emotion dysregulation, and potential for maternal child abuse all were significantly associated with child PTSD symptoms (ps < 0.05).

Hierarchical linear regression models revealed that child trauma exposure, maternal depression, and maternal abuse potential accounted for 29% of the variance in child PTSD symptoms (p < 0.001).

Both child emotion dysregulation (Rchange² = 0.14, p < .001) and maternal emotion dysregulation (Rchange² = 0.04, p < .05) were significantly associated with child PTSD symptoms independent of other risk factors and potential for maternal abuse was no longer a significant predictor.

Conclusions

These results suggest that maternal emotion dysregulation may be an important factor in influencing their child’s PTSD symptoms above and beyond child-specific variables.

Both maternal and child emotion dysregulation could be valuable treatment targets for improving maternal mental health and parenting behaviours and bolstering child health outcomes, thus reducing inter-generational transmission of risk associated with trauma.

Reference

Powers, A., Stevens, J.S., O’Banion, D., Stenson, A.F., Kaslow, N., Jovanovic, T. & Bradley, B. (2020) Intergenerational transmission of risk for PTSD symptoms in African American children: The roles of maternal and child emotion dysregulation. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy. doi: 10.1037/tra0000543. [Epub ahead of print].

Is There a link between Cosmetic Facial Injection & Emotional Disorder Syndrome?

Research Paper Title

Emotional disorder syndrome after cosmetic facial injection.

Background

There are a number of patients who develop severe anxiety or depression after receiving facial cosmetic injections.

The researchers presented a 32-year-old woman who developed frequent panic, tension headache, tachycardia, shortness of breath, and sleep disorder for a year after the injection of hyaluronic acid on her forehead and glabella.

Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed multiple flaky and slightly longer T1, slightly longer T2 signals on the anterior frontal white matter. However, the patient’s brain MRI scan 5 months before the injection showed no such performance.

The patient was asked to consult the psychiatrist and was diagnosed with anxiety disorder.

The researchers name such phenomenon by Emotional disorder syndrome after cosmetic facial injection and assume that there are three major reasons for the emergence of this syndrome:

  • One reason may be that emotional disorder is caused by the mental state of the patient.
  • The second reason to explain the emotional disorder might be the frontal lobe syndrome caused by the frontal embolism during the filler injection.
  • Another reason may be leukoaraiosis, a brain white matter change which may cause depression and anxiety.

Reference

Wang, C., Sun, T., Zhu, L., Zhang, Y. & Wang, X. (2020) Emotional disorder syndrome after cosmetic facial injection.

Book: Working with Emotion

Book Title:

Working With Emotion in Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behaviour, and Emotion-Focused Psychotherapy.

Author(s): Leslie S. Greenberg, Norka T. Malberg, and Michael A. Tompkins.

Year: 2019.

Edition: First (1st).

Publisher: American Psychological Assocation.

Type(s): Paperback and Kindle.

Synopsis:

The authors of this volume investigate the role of emotion in the development and maintenance of psychological problems, and in effecting psychological change.

They examine emotion as it is conceptualised and used in three of the most widely practised approaches today–psychodynamic, cognitive behaviour, and emotion-focused psychotherapy.

In each chapter, the authors discuss the impact of emotion on child development and learning, the relationship between emotion and motivation, and the ways in which emotion can be harnessed in treatment to improve psychological functioning and strengthen interpersonal relationships.

Clinical vignettes show readers how to arouse, identify, and channel emotions in therapy, while also utilising emotion to develop and maintain an effective therapeutic alliance.

Book: Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety

Book Title:

Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety: A Complete Guide to Your Child’s Stressed, Depressed, Expanded, Amazing Adolescence.

Author(s): Dr. John Duffy.

Year: 2019.

Edition: First.

Publisher: Mango.

Type(s): Paperback, Kindle, and Audiobook.

Synopsis:

Learn about the “New Teen” and how to adjust your parenting approach. Kids are growing up with nearly unlimited access to social media and the internet, and unprecedented academic, social, and familial stressors. Starting as early as eight years old, children are exposed to information, thought, and emotion that they are developmentally unprepared to process. As a result, saving the typical “teen parenting” strategies for thirteen-year-olds is now years too late.

Urgent advice for parents of teens. Dr. John Duffy’s parenting book is a new and necessary guide that addresses this hidden phenomenon of the changing teenage brain. Dr. Duffy, a nationally recognised expert in parenting for nearly twenty-five years, offers this book as a guide for parents raising children who are growing up quickly and dealing with unresolved adolescent issues that can lead to anxiety and depression.

Unprecedented psychological suffering among our young and why it is occurring. A shift has taken place in how and when children develop. Because of the exposure they face, kids are emotionally overwhelmed at a young age, often continuing to search for a sense of self well into their twenties. Paradoxically, Dr. Duffy recognises the good that comes with these challenges, such as the sense of justice instilled in teenagers starting at a young age.

Readers of this book will:

  • Sort through the overwhelming circumstances of today’s teens and better understand the changing landscape of adolescence.
  • Come away with a revised, conscious parenting plan more suited to addressing the current needs of the New Teen.
  • Discover the joy in parenting again by reclaiming the role of your teen’s ally, guide, and consultant.

Book: Overcome Anxiety

Book Title:

Overcome Anxiety: How to manage anxiety disorder, manage worry, stop panic attack for an happy life with joy and happiness.

Author(s): Jamie Peace.

Year: 2019.

Edition: First.

Publisher: Independently Published.

Type(s): Paperback.

Synopsis:

ANXIETY IN ONE SHOT: DON’T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU THINK.

Are you afraid of fear? Do you know that today there are new simple therapies? Did they ever talk to you about the diary of change?

We all feel anxious all the time. Without anxiety, we would have been eaten out of existence. It is what helps us determine the danger and get out of it in time. When your heart begins to race, you then know that you need to get your flight or fight on.

When one finds themselves on the cusps of anxiety and depression, it often feels like the world is coming to an end. You lose energy of what you want to do when depression sets in. When anxiety sets in, you almost feel as though the world is a raging enemy, charging at you in full speed. Desperately, you look round for a solution, or at least, guidelines for finding solutions. You find, them, but they are laded with medical jargon.

However, there is another situation where your body begins to act out anxiously even in the absence of a threat? So what do you do in this case? Well, you chose this book, and we are here to help you find a guide on how to live with it.

Well, guess what? This book is here to provide you with material that you won’t find around -easy to follow steps and guides to identify if you suffer from anxiety or depression, or a potent combination of both. You will then be run through a series of steps on what you can do to improve your condition, how to find the motivation to go through with exercises, medically proven remedies for anxiety and depression, the kind of exercises that will help you recover better.

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • What are the problem of Anxiety, Depression, Worry, Panic attack
  • How Identifying them in different situation
  • Simple helpful Exercise
  • Put the teachings into practice
  • What is a diary of change

This book is full of simple, easy to follow exercises, instructions, and guides written in a straightforward language. Instead of telling you that you have anxiety or depression, we give you concrete pointers on identifying the issue and then follow through with descriptive guideline that you can follow towards recovery. We have written this book in a way that even a child would pick it up and go through it and emerge at the back end of the page enlightened, bolder, more courageous and with a bigger desire to fight the monster that is depression and its deadly brother-in-crime anxiety. Trust us, these are bad conditions to live with, but in this book, you will learn how to manage them.

Book: Overcome Anxiety

Book Title:

Overcome Anxiety: A Guide For Introvert People. Learn To Handle Negative Emotions, Overcome Social Fear And Panic Attacks, Improve Your Conversations, Stop Worrying And Eliminate Negative Thinking.

Author(s): Brandon Harris.

Year: 2019.

Edition: First.

Publisher: Independently Published.

Type(s): Paperback, Kindle and Audiobook.

Synopsis:

Are you searching for a complete approach to overcome Social Anxiety? Or Have you ever experienced extreme anxiety in public places, in dialogue with significant or strange people? Then keep reading…

Perhaps you felt anxiety when speaking to the audience, preparing for a meeting, an interview? Social anxiety can be illustrated with countless examples. Hence, How to Overcome Anxiety Without Expensive Drugs remain your best option.

Anxiety, fear, panic are phenomena that are often present in our mental life. They can be different in intensity, duration, structure from slight short-term anxiety to paralysing horror, making up a diverse range of experiences that accompany a variety of life events: illnesses, conflicts, unpleasant and unexpected events.

An emotion of anxiety is one of the most frequent experiences of people in critical situations and during extreme impacts, which can perform various functions, both adaptive and disorganising mental activity.

We have all experienced embarrassment, even anguish, when speaking in public, making a declaration of love, meeting an important person. Fear of others is common and often overlooked. When it is serious, however, it can lead to depression, alcoholism, or simply to miss the opportunities of one’s life. When does the fear of others become pathological? What forms does it take? How to evaluate his fear? From shyness to freaks, to avoidable personalities, to the mechanisms that come into play when choosing medications or psychotherapy, two psychiatrists help you concretely to live your social relationships better. A classic updated and increased.

In this book, the author meticulously will expose you to:

  • Comprehensive understanding of Social anxiety.
  • How to learn to understand others and understand the motives of their actions.
  • How do our mind, subconscious, and habits work?
  • A practical approach to build relationships, set goals, and deal with bad habits, and many more.

If you have at least once in your lifetime, limited your behaviour due to anxiety, stress, or feeling unwell in situations that were related to other people. The book is professionally written to increase sensitivity to the social context and search for resources to change the quality of life.

Why do we get anxious? What are the most intimidating social situations for most of us? When does shyness become social anxiety? How to Overcome Anxiety Without Expensive Drugs has detailed explanation to that social anxiety that comes your way, as well as its psychological and behavioural mechanisms. The book helps you to differentiate between what is normal and what is less; it offers you a pragmatic approach to overcome your anxieties in social relationship. This book has been an enormous success.

If you are serious about overcoming anxiety and be the happiest even if you think that it is impossible? Surely, this book is for you for the reason that this book has identified a lot of practice and little theory.

This is the right time to take that decision and be among those who are ready to take action in overcoming anxiety

Do We Need to be Aware of Differences in Patients’ Perceptions of Medication Support?

Research Paper Title

Enabling patients to cope with psychotropic medication in mental health care: Evaluation and reports of the new inventory MedSupport.

Background

This cross sectional study examined patients’ perceptions of professional support regarding use of psychotropic medication in a specialist mental health care setting.

The aims were to evaluate reliability and validity of the MedSupport inventory, and investigate possible associations between MedSupport scores and patient characteristics.

Methods

A cross-sectional study was performed.

The patients completed the MedSupport, a newly developed self-reported 6 item questionnaire on a Likert scale ranged 1 to 5 (1 = strongly disagree to 5 = strongly agree), and the Beliefs about Medicines Questionnaire.

Diagnosis and treatment information were obtained at the clinical visits and from patient records.

Among the 992 patients recruited, 567 patients (57%) used psychotropic medications, and 514 (91%) of these completed the MedSupport and were included in the study.

Results

The MedSupport showed an adequate internal consistency (Cronbach alpha.87; 95% CI.86-89) and a convergent validity toward the available variables.

The MedSupport mean score was 3.8 (standard deviation.9, median 3.8).

Increasing age and the experience of stronger needs for psychotropic medication were associated with perception of more support to cope with medication, whereas higher concern toward use of psychotropic medication was associated with perception of less support.

Patients diagnosed with behavioural and emotional disorders, onset in childhood and adolescence perceived more support than patients with Mood disorders.

Conclusions

The MedSupport inventory was suitable for assessing the patients’ perceived support from health care service regarding their medication.

Awareness of differences in patients’ perceptions might enable the service to provide special measures for patients who perceive insufficient medication support.

Reference

Drivenes, K., Vederhus, J.K., Haaland, V.Ø., Ruud, T., Hauge, Y.L., Regevik, H., Falk, R.S. & Tanum, L. (2020) Enabling patients to cope with psychotropic medication in mental health care: Evaluation and reports of the new inventory MedSupport. Medicine (Baltimore). 99(1):e18635. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000018635.