Facts and Fictions in Mental Health (häftad)
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Facts and Fictions in Mental Health (häftad)

Facts and Fictions in Mental Health

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Written in a lively and entertaining style, Facts and Fictions in Mental Health examines common conceptions and misconceptions surrounding mental health and its treatment. Each chapter focuses on a misconception and is followed by a discussion of related findings from scientific research. * A compilation of the authors' "Facts and Fictions" columns written for Scientific American Mind, with the addition of six new columns exclusive to this book * Written in a lively and often entertaining style, accessible to both the undergraduate and the interested general reader * Each chapter covers a different "fiction" and allows readers to gain a more balanced and accurate view of important topics in mental health * The six new columns examine myths and misconceptions of considerable interest and relevance to undergraduates in abnormal psychology courses * Introductory material and references are included throughout the book
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Hal Arkowitz is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Arizona. He has published widely in the areas of anxiety, depression, resistance to change, and psychotherapy. A past editor of the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, he maintains an active clinical practice as well as teaching courses on abnormal psychology, psychopathology, and psychotherapy at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Scott O. Lilienfeld is Professor of Psychology at Emory University in Atlanta. Dr. Lilienfeld has published over 200 articles, book chapters, and books on personality, personality assessment, anxiety disorders, psychiatric classification and diagnosis, pseudoscience in psychology, and evidence-based practices in clinical psychology. In addition, he has appeared on ABC s 20/20, CNN, the CBS Evening News, and National Public Radio.


Notes on Authors xi Preface xiii Acknowledgments xvii Section 1 Anxiety Related Disorders 1 Introduction 1 1 Why Do We Panic? 5 2 Does Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Require Trauma? 9 3 Clutter, Clutter, Everywhere: The Problem of Hoarding 14 4 Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for Anxiety: Taking a Closer Look 18 5 The Down Sides of Anti Anxiety Medication 22 6 Is Mindfulness Good Medicine for Anxiety and Depression? 26 7 Can Herbs Ease Anxiety and Depression? 30 Section 2 Mood Disorders 35 Introduction 35 8 Bipolar Disorders and Creativity: Psychological Truth or Urban Legend? 37 9 Grief Without Tears? 42 10 Is Depression Just Bad Chemistry? 46 11 Four Myths About Suicide 51 12 What Is the Best Treatment for Depression: Drugs, Psychotherapy, or Both? 55 13 Can Antidepressants Cause Suicide? 63 14 The Truth About Shock Therapy 70 Section 3 Child and Adolescent Disorders 75 Introduction 75 15 Are Doctors Diagnosing Too Many Children With ADHD? 79 16 Autism: An Epidemic? 83 17 What Do We Know About Tourette s Disorder? 88 18 Do Children Get Bipolar Disorder? 93 19 Kid Gloves for Young Offenders? 97 20 Is Divorce Bad for Children? 101 Section 4 Addictions 105 Introduction 105 21 The Truth About Pot 107 22 Does Alcoholics Anonymous Work? 112 23 Self Help for Addictions 117 24 How Destructive Is Internet Porn? 121 25 Just Say No? 125 Section 5 Externalizing Problems 129 Introduction 129 26 Road Rage: What Is It and What Can We Do About It? 131 27 Once a Sex Offender, Always a Sex Offender: Maybe Not 135 28 Are Men the More Belligerent Sex? 139 Section 6 Personality Disorders 143 Introduction 143 29 A Dose of Narcissism can be Useful 147 30 The Truth About Borderline Personality 151 31 What Psychopath Means 155 Section 7 Shattered Selves: Schizophrenia and Dissociative Identity Disorder 159 Introduction 159 32 Can People Have Multiple Personalities? 161 33 How Violent are People with Mental Illness? 166 34 Can People with Schizophrenia be Helped? 170 Section 8 Popular Myths About the Brain and Behavior 175 Introduction 175 35 Uncovering Brainscams 177 36 Is Hypnosis a Distinct Form of Consciousness? 181 37 Memory in Old Age: Not a Lost Cause 185 Section 9 Psychotherapy and Other Approaches to Change 189 Introduction 189 38 Are all Psychotherapies Created Equal? 193 39 Do Self Help Books Help? 197 40 The Just Do It! Trap: Why Dr. Phil and Dr. Laura Won t Solve Your Problems 201 41 Can Animals Aid Therapy? 205 42 Psychotherapy in the Public Eye 210 43 Why Don t People Change? 215 Section 10 Other Myths 219 Introduction 219 44 Do Psychological Disorders Differ Across Cultures? 221 45 Can Positive Thinking Be Negative? 226 46 Does a Full Moon Really Trigger Strange Behavior? 230 47 Do the Eyes Have It? Eyewitness Testimony Is Often Inaccurate 235 48 The Insanity Defense on Trial 239 49 How Much Does the Environment Contribute to Obesity? 243 50 When Eating Becomes an Illness 247 51 Self Harm: The Cutting Edge 251 Postscript: A Reader s Guide to Baloney Detection 256 Index 260