Culture, Mind and Body
Edited by David Spiegel
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Dissociation by David Spiegel
Book DescriptionDissociation challenges many comfortable assumptions. Dissociative phenomena are often stark, extreme, and vivid. The identities of individuals with dissociation disorders shift between apparent opposites. Their pain is ignored. Trauma victims report floating above their injured bodies. Are these arcane, dramatic, or staged events, or does dissociation underlie some fundamental aspect of mental organization? Is dissociation the product of a troubled mind or a key to understanding the structure of consciousness and the mind-body relationship? Dissociation: Culture, Mind, and Body is the first book to combine cultural anthropology, cognitive psychology, neurophysiology, and the study of psychosomatic illness to present the latest information on the dissociative process. A variety of leading experts in each of these fields bring their knowledge on the unique role that dissociation plays in moderating social and psychological effects on the body. Dissociation: Culture, Mind, and Body is an invaluable resource for every student of dissociation and is designed for professionals in cross-cultural psychiatry and the influence of the mind on the body. Dissociation: Culture, Mind, and Body includes * New theories of dissociation* New measures of dissociation* New evidence of the physical effects of dissociative processes
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780880485579
(229mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: American Psychiatric Press Inc.
Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Publish Date: 1-May-1994
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author David Spiegel
Traumatic Dissociation, Paperback (March 2007)
The book offers an advanced introduction to this symptom, process, and pattern of personality organization seen in several trauma-related disorders, including acute stress disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and the dissociative disorders.
Complementary and Alternative Treatments in Mental Health Care, Paperback (December 2006)
Written for both conventionally and nonconventionally trained mental health care professionals, the book provides both an ideal reference for clinicians whose patients inquire about CAM therapies and a critical, balanced review of the nonconventional modalities most widely used in Western countries to treat mental or emotional problems.
Trance and Treatment, Paperback (April 2004)
This book provides a brief, disciplined technique for mobilizing and learning from an individual's capacity to concentrate. Putting to rest both exaggerated fears about hypnosis and overblown statements of its efficacy, this compelling volume brings scientific discipline to a systematic exploration of the clinical uses and limitations of hypnosis.
Group Therapy for Cancer Patients: A Research-based Handbook of Psychosocial Care, Hardback (December 1999)» View all books by David Spiegel
Expanding on David Spiegel's discovery that a shared intimacy with mortality creates very different concerns in the patient from those that apply in conventional settings, this guide for mental health professionals introduces the tools needed for groups coping with existential crises.
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Author Biography - David Spiegel
David Spiegel, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Director of the Psychosocial Treatment Laboratory at Stanford University School of Medicine, in Stanford, California.
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