Living with Emetophobia

Coping with Extreme Fear of Vomiting

Author: Nicolette Heaton-Harris

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846426292

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

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Emetophobia, the extreme fear of vomiting, can affect just about every aspect of sufferer's life, from everyday considerations (`what food will be 'safe' for me to eat?') to matters that involve making huge, potentially devastating decisions (`I can't have this baby, I can't face morning sickness'). Nicolette Heaton-Harris has first-hand experience of the phobia and its effects. She suggests strategies for coping with the high levels of anxiety that are intrinsic to the phobia, as well as pre-empting and avoiding anxiety attacks. The experiences of fellow sufferers of all ages, male and female, are shared throughout the book and a list of useful organisations providing further information and support services is also included. Living with Emetophobia is a must-have for anyone suffering from emetophobia, anyone living with an emetophobic as well as professionals treating or supporting people with emetophobia.

Living with Emetophobia

Coping with Extreme Fear of Vomiting

Author: Nicolette Heaton-Harris

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843105365

Category: Psychology

Page: 159

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Emetophobia, the fear of vomiting, can affect just about every aspect of sufferer's life, from everyday considerations to matters that involve making huge, potentially devastating decisions. The author suggests strategies for coping with the high levels of anxiety that are intrinsic to the phobia, as well as pre-empting and avoiding anxiety attacks

When a Child's Anxiety Takes Over

A Mother's Struggle to Save Her Child from Emetophobia

Author: Cacciatore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692410868

Category:

Page: 124

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This is a must read for any parent whose child is suffering from a specific phobia and is struggling through daily life. This true story brings you inside the life of a mother who struggled to save her daughter from a lonely and debilitating battle with emetophobia and anxiety. Emetophobia, an irrational fear of vomit, is listed as one of the top five most common phobias. It receives little attention compared to other irrational fears, and trying to treat it can be quite difficult. With her daughter losing weight daily and refusing to even leave the house, she knew she needed more than weekly therapy. Exposure Therapy was their last hope for help. The only way to save her daughter was to make her face her greatest fear.

The Anxiety Solution

A Quieter Mind, a Calmer You

Author: Chloe Brotheridge

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405930691

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 6768

The Anxiety Solution is your guide to being a calmer, happier and more confident you. _____________ 'Remarkable, pioneering, could change your life' Daily Mail 'I know what it's like to be stuck in a cycle of anxiety. I used to feel as though fear and worry were a permanent part of who I was . . . but I'm here to tell you that it doesn't have to be this way. The truth is, your natural state is one of calmness and confidence - and I'm going to teach you how to get there.' This is a book for anyone experiencing anxiety - at home, in school or at work, in social situations or on their own - one that will benefit everyone from worried mums to stressed teens. The Anxiety Solution is a simple and inspiring guide to reducing anxiety from former sufferer and qualified clinical hypnotherapist, Chloe Brotheridge. Chloe will help you understand why we feel anxious and will equip you with techniques to help manage the symptoms and start living a happier, more confident life. Based on the latest scientific research and her unique programme which has already helped hundreds of clients, The Anxiety Solution will show you how to regain control of your life. If you want to spend less time worrying - whether it is social media pressure, perfectionism or fear of failure - this book is the solution for you. You'll be surprised how quickly you can be back in control and able to enjoy your life once again. The Anxiety Solution is your roadmap to a calmer, happier and more confident you.

My Age of Anxiety

Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind

Author: Scott Stossel

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307390608

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 7943

The author recounts his lifelong battle with anxiety, showing the many manifestations of the disorder as well as the countless treatments that have been developed to counteract it, and provides a history of the efforts to understand this common form of mental illness.

Mental Illness Recovery Series X Psych2go

Author: Michelle Gaston

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781974396948

Category:

Page: 334

View: 8581

Mental illness and writing is Michelle's passion; she has battled with Anxiety and Persistent Depressive Disorder, with brief episodes of Derealization. She started this project because there are loads of articles and books on how to overcome mental illness, but these ignored the true struggles behind recovery. As Michelle was going through her journey to overcome her disorders, she had a hard time finding stories she can relate to. Not only that, but she encountered much stigma through her mental illnesses. This is why she started this series, to show the truth about recovery, to give others a voice, to help break the stigma and empower those struggling with their mental illness. This series contains 100 true life stories from people all over the world. Such as the U.S., South America, Europe, Germany, U.K and much more. List of Mental Disorders: Depression Disorders: Major Depression Disorder (MDD) / Recurrent Depressive Disorder / Bipolar Disorder / Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) / Mild, Moderate & Severe Depression.Anxiety Disorders: Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) / Social Phobias / Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) / Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) / Panic Disorder / Agoraphobia / Specific Phobias / Social Anxiety Disorder / Emetophobia (fear of vomiting)Neurological Disorders: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) / Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)Cognitive Disorders: Dyslexia / Learning DisabilitiesAddiction: Polysubstance Abuse Disorder / Alcohol Addiction / Self-harming AddictionSleeping Disorders: InsomniaImpulse Control Disorders: Trichotillomania (hair pulling)Personality Disorders: Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) / Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) / Schizotypal Disorder (STPD) / Narcissistic Personality DisorderPsychiatric Disorders: Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) / Schizophrenia / Schizoaffective Disorder / Body Dysmorphia Disorder (BDD) / Gender Identity Disorder (GID) / Dissociative disorders (DD) / Delusional DisorderEating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa / Bulimia Nervosa / Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS)

Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic

Author: Michelle G. Craske,David H. Barlow

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190207817

Category: Psychology

Page: 136

View: 5523

Do you have rushes of fear accompanied by a pounding heart, trembling, dizziness, and feelings of unreality that make you think you're sick, dying, or losing your mind? Do these feelings interfere with your normal daily routine, or prevent you from doing things you would normally do? Do you find yourself seeking medical treatment for symptoms related to your panic? If you are prone to panic attacks and constantly worry about when the next attack may come, you may suffer from panic disorder and/or agoraphobia. Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic, Workbook for Primary Care Settings outlines a time-limited treatment for dealing with panic disorder and agoraphobia. If you primarily seek treatment from your family doctor, this workbook will be useful. Based on the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), the program described can be delivered by your general practitioner or other health or mental health care provider in the primary care setting in up to six sessions. A modified version of the more intensive 12-session program that currently exists, this treatment represents an introduction of the skills and techniques for overcoming panic disorder that you can easily learn and continue on your own. This workbook will teach you the importance of record-keeping and monitoring your progress, as well as breathing techniques and thinking skills to reduce your anxiety. You will learn how to face your fear of physical symptoms and anxiety-inducing situations. Self-assessment tools, homework exercises, and interactive forms allow you to become an active participant in your treatment. This program will help you take charge of your panic and allow you the freedom to stop relying on medication and health services for relief of your symptoms. TreatmentsThatWorkTM represents the gold standard of behavioral healthcare interventions! · All programs have been rigorously tested in clinical trials and are backed by years of research · A prestigious scientific advisory board, led by series Editor-In-Chief David H. Barlow, reviews and evaluates each intervention to ensure that it meets the highest standard of evidence so you can be confident that you are using the most effective treatment available to date · Our books are reliable and effective and make it easy for you to provide your clients with the best care available · Our corresponding workbooks contain psychoeducational information, forms and worksheets, and homework assignments to keep clients engaged and motivated · A companion website (www.oup.com/us/ttw) offers downloadable clinical tools and helpful resources · Continuing Education (CE) Credits are now available on select titles in collaboration with PsychoEducational Resources, Inc. (PER)

Overcoming Health Anxiety

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Author: David Veale,Rob Willson

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 1849014205

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

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A Books on Prescription title How you can stop worrying about your health and enjoy life Many of us have a tendency to worry unnecessarily about our health. For some the anxiety becomes chronic, and they may spend many hours checking for symptoms, seeking reassurance from others, surfing the internet for information about different diseases, or repeatedly visiting the doctor. It is distressing for them and for everyone around them. In fact, health anxiety can be very successfully treated with cognitive behavioural therapy - the approach taken in this self-help guide. Using a structured, step-by-step approach the authors explain how the problem develops, how to recognize what feeds it and how to develop effective methods of dealing with it. Includes questionnaires, case studies and exercises. Based on proven CBT techniques. Includes a chapter on fear of death and fear of vomiting.

Fears and Phobias

Author: Isaac M. Marks

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 1483260763

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 302

View: 8492

Fears and Phobias reviews and synthesizes the different viewpoints of learning theory, psychoanalysis, ethology, and clinical psychiatry with regards to fears and phobias. The causes and treatment of phobias are examined, with due regard for relevant biological and psychological issues. Topics covered range from the etiology of fear to clinical syndromes such as agoraphobic syndrome, animal phobias, social phobias, illness phobias, and obsessive phobias. Comprised of four chapters, this book begins with an overview of the historical aspects of phobias and the components of phobias, followed by a discussion on the etiology of fear. Experimental studies on fear that focus on innateness, maturation, and learning are examined, together with genetic aspects of timidity; the kinds of situations that are feared; and the physiology and learning of fear. The next chapter deals with clinical syndromes and the classification of phobic disorders such as the agoraphobic syndrome, specific animal phobias, and social phobias, along with illness phobias, obsessive phobias, autonomic equivalents to phobic disorders, and children's fears and phobias. The final chapter is devoted to prevention and treatment of phobias, including desensitization, and psychiatric management of phobic patients. This monograph will be of interest to psychiatrists and psychologists.

Overcoming Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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Author: David Veale,Rob Willson

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 1849011761

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

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A Books on Prescription Title Break free from unhelpful rituals and take control of your life Are you plagued by a recurring thought or idea that just won't go away? Perhaps you feel the need to wash your hands frequently, hoard things or repeatedly check that all appliances have been turned off before leaving home? These are common symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder (or OCD), a condition that causes distress to hundreds of thousands of people. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has been clinically proven to significantly reduce symptoms of OCD. Learn how to break free from the destructive cycle of obsessive behaviour and regain control of your life. Shows you how to reduce the distress caused by disturbing thoughts, images and urges Reduces and gradually helps you overcome compulsions Offers advice on how partners, relatives and friends can help.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Scripted Protocols

Basics and Special Situations

Author: Dr. Marilyn Luber, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826122384

Category: Psychology

Page: 480

View: 8073

"This excellent book contains many different scripts, applicable to a number of special populations. It takes a practical approach and walks therapists step-by-step through the EMDR therapeutic process. [Readers] will not be disappointed." Score: 93, 4 stars --Doody's Praise from a practicing EMDR therapist and user of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Scripted Protocols: "Kudos to...everyone who contributed to this important volume....[It] is an indispensable resource. Thank you, thank you, thank you!" --Andrea B. Goldberg, LCSW EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist EMDRIA Consultant-in-training Bloomfield and Newark, NJ This book serves as a one-stop resource where therapists can access a wide range of word-for-word scripted protocols for EMDR practice, including the past, present, and future templates. These scripts are conveniently outlined in an easy-to-use, manual style template for therapists, allowing them to have a reliable, consistent form and procedure when using EMDR with clients. The book contains an entire section on the development of resources and on clinician self-care. There is a self-awareness questionnaire to assist clinicians in identifying potential problems that often arise in treatment, allowing for strategies to deal with them. Also included are helpful past memory, current triggers and future template worksheet scripts. Key topics include: Client history taking that will inform the treatment process of patients Resource development to help clients identify and target their problems to regain control when issues appear overwhelming Scripts for the 6 basic EMDR Protocols for traumatic events, current anxieties and behaviors, recent traumatic events, phobias, excessive grief, and illness and somatic disorders Early intervention procedures for man-made and natural catastrophes EMDR and early interventions for groups, including work with children, adolescents, and adults Written workbook format for individual or group EMDR EMDR to enhance performance and positive emotion

Desire for Control

Personality, Social and Clinical Perspectives

Author: Jerry M. Burger

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475799845

Category: Psychology

Page: 196

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This book is a cumulation of a research program that began in the sum mer of 1978, when I was a doctoral student at the University of Missouri. What started as a graduate student' s curiosity about individual differ ences in need for personal control led to a personality scale, a few pub lications, some additional questions, and additional research. For reasons I no longer recall, I named this personality trait desire for control. One study led to another, and questions by students and colleagues often spurred me to apply desire for control to new areas and new questions. At the same time, researchers around the globe began using the scale and sending me reprints of articles and copies of papers describing work they had done on desire for contro!. In the past decade or so, I have talked or corresponded with dozens of students who have used the scale in their doctoral dissertation and master's thesis research. I have heard of or seen translations of the Desirability of Control Scale into German, Polish, Japanese, and French. There is also a children's version of the scale. I estirnate that there have now been more than a hundred studies conducted on desire for contro!.

Overcoming Body Image Problems including Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Author: Alex Clarke,David Veale,Rob Willson

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 1472105702

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

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Many people occasionally suffer from a negative body self-image but, for an increasing number of people, this can turn into a more serious preoccupation. One per cent of the population will develop Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), a condition characterised by severe preoccupation with a perceived physical defect. Body image problems can cause significant distress and can lead to further problems such as anxiety, eating disorders and social phobia. It has long been recognised that negative body image problems are a factor in the onset and maintenance of many eating disorders. However, they can be successfully treated with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Praise for Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and the Overcoming series: '[Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder] is an affordable and highly recommended read.' The Psychologist 'The best consumer-friendly CBT-based books...All are very thorough.' Observer

Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia

Author: Borwin Bandelow,Katharina Domschke,David Baldwin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199562296

Category: Medical

Page: 80

View: 5884

Part of the Oxford Psychiatry Library series, this pocketbook provides a user-friendly introduction to the diagnosis, etiology, and treatment of patients with panic disorder.

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook

Author: Edmund Bourne

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1626252173

Category: Self-Help

Page: 504

View: 8169

Now in its sixth edition and recommended by therapists worldwide, The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook has been the unparalleled, essential resource for people struggling with anxiety and phobias for almost thirty years. Living with anxiety, panic disorders, or phobias can make you feel like you aren’t in control of your life. If you’re ready to tackle the fears that hold you back, this book is your go-to guide. Packed with the most effective skills for assessing and treating anxiety, this evidence-based workbook contains the latest clinical research. You’ll develop a full arsenal of skills for quieting fears and taking charge of your anxious thoughts, including: Relaxation and breathing techniques Ending negative self-talk and mistaken beliefs Imagery and real-life desensitization Lifestyle, nutrition, and exercise changes Written by a leading expert in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and a classic in its field, this fully revised edition offers powerful, step-by-step treatment strategies for panic disorders, agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), worry, and fear. You will also find updated information compatible with the DSM-V, as well as current information on medications and treatment, nutrition, mindfulness training, exposure therapy, and the latest research in neurobiology. Whether you suffer from anxiety and phobias yourself, or are a professional working with this population, this book will provide the latest treatment solutions for overcoming the fears that stand in the way of living a full, happy life. This workbook can be used on its own or as a supplement to therapy.

The Anxiety Workbook for Teens

Activities to Help You Deal with Anxiety and Worry

Author: Lisa M. Schab

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781608823796

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 192

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If you feel anxious most of the time, you're not alone. There is no one in the world who doesn't feel anxious at some time. And it is even more common to feel anxious during adolescence, because so many changes are taking place in your body, your mind, and your emotions. The good news is that there are a lot of effective techniques you can use, both on your own and with the help of a counselor, to reduce your feelings of anxiety and learn how to keep them from taking over your life. This workbook offers a set of simple activities you can do to make it happen. The Anxiety Workbook for Teens will show you how to deal with the day-to-day challenges of anxiety. It will help you develop a positive self-image and recognize your anxious thoughts. The workbook also includes resources for seeking additional help and support if you decide you need it. What are you waiting for? Don't spend another minute paralyzed by anxiety. Anxiety is a common and very treatable condition. Working through the activities in this book will give you many ideas on how to both prevent and handle your anxiety. Some of the activities may seem unusual at first. You may be asked to try doing things that are very new to you. They are tools, intended for you to carry with you and use over and over throughout your life. The more you practice using them, the better you will become at managing anxiety. If you ready to change your life for the better and get your anxiety under control, this workbook can help you start today.

Living with Panic Disorder

Author: John Tsilimparis

Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated

ISBN: 9781413702972

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

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Living with Panic Disorder is a collection of poignant short stories written by panic disorder sufferers throughout the country. The pieces describe, often in shocking detail, the tormented lives of people living day to day with this condition. Panic disorder is a devastating but highly treatable condition that affects one out of every ten people. The illness is so pervasive that many people go through life in hiding, completely isolated for fear of shame and ridicule. The stories in this anthology will help normalize panic disorder to the masses and begin the process of dispelling the myth that only mentally unstable people suffer from this condition. My hope is that this book will also help the many who are still suffering alone to reach out and get treatment. Reading about one person's experience would not be powerful enough. I needed an anthology of pained voices from all walks of life to relate gritty, descriptive accounts of their struggles in their own words. The following stories were written by courageous individuals whose lives were forever changed by the power of panic disorder.

Topophobia

A Phenomenology of Anxiety

Author: Dylan Trigg

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474283241

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Topophobia: A Phenomenology of Anxiety is a vivid second-person inquiry into how anxiety plays a formative part in the constitution of subjectivity. While anxiety has assumed a central role in the history of philosophy Â? and phenomenology in particular Â? until now there has been no sustained study of how it shapes our sense of self and being in the world. This book seeks to address that lacuna. Calling upon the author's own experience of being agoraphobic, it asks a series of critical questions: How is our experience of the world affected by our bodily experience of others? What role do moods play in shaping our experience of the world? How can we understand the role of conditions such as agoraphobia in relation to our normative understanding of the body and the environment? What is the relation between anxiety and home? The reader will gain an insight into the strange experience of being unable to cross a bridge, get on a bus, and enter a supermarket without tremendous anxiety. At the same time, they will discover aspects of their own bodily experience that are common to both agoraphobes and non-agoraphobes alike. Integrating phenomenological inquiry with current issues in the philosophy of mind, Trigg arrives at a renewed understanding of identity, which arranges self, other and world as a unified whole. Written with a sense of vividness often lacking in academic discourse, this is living philosophy.