By Thomas Marra
#5994. Imagine feeling depressed and drained of energy and initiative while also being overwhelmed with feelings of dread and anxiety about the future. The consequence of this intolerable state of mind amounts to behavioral paralysis, a profound loss of control and quality of life. Therapist call this condition co-occuring depression and anxiety.
Clinical research suggests that 60 percent of depression sufferers concurrently experience some kind of anxiety disorder. This book uses the powerful techniques of dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT, to help readers control both conditions.
The book begins by having readers identify their most painful inner conflict. Then they develop compromises that acknowledge the issue but limit its ability to interfere with their lives – effectively reducing the extent to which their emotions govern who they are or what that are capable of.
Exercises focus on helping readers to become more responsive to uplifitng aspects of their enviroment and tolerant of unavoidable emotions.
A revolutionary, proven-effective model that shows you how to:
- Identify symptoms of mixed anxiety and depression
- Cope with negative and painful emotions
- Calm your anxious mind
- Regulate dramatic mood shifts
- Learn how to soothe yourself
- Increase energy and enthusiasm
264 pages. 8.5 x 11. Softcover. 2004.