BookSeriesList
Robinson

Overcoming Anger and Irritability, 2nd Edition

William Davies
Authors:
William Davies

Constant irritability or flashes of bad temper can cause difficulties in relationships with friends, family or colleagues and leave us feeling unhappy and exhausted. This fully updated and revised edition of William Davies' bestselling title is for anyone struggling to control their rage and regretting inappropriate reactions.It explains clearly what provokes anger and what we can do to prevent it. Techniques based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) offer a positive approach with long-term goals in mind and show how you can stay cool and successfully handle situations that would tax even the most easy-going person.Overcoming self-help guides use clinically proven techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. Many guides in the Overcoming series are recommended by the Department of Health under the Books on Prescription scheme.READING WELL This book is recommended by the national Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme for England delivered by The Reading Agency and the Society of Chief Librarians with funding from Arts Council England. www.readingagency.org.uk/readingwell

Robinson

Overcoming Anorexia Nervosa

Christopher Freeman
Authors:
Christopher Freeman

Anorexia affects both men and women, of all age groups and social classes, internationally. For both the sufferer and the friends and family who care for them, the impact of the illness can be devastating. However, it can be treated effectively using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). This self-help book provides support to battle this notorious and widespread eating disorder. It was originally developed by the author as a manual for patients with anorexia at his eating disorders clinic in The Royal Edinburgh Hospital. Using CBT techniques, he explains the many forms and causes of anorexia nervosa and helps the reader:Challenge negative thinking and behaviourImprove their body imageDevelop coping strategies for the future These clinically proven tools form a complete recovery programme, with practical exercises and worksheets.Overcoming self-help guides use clinically proven techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. Many guides in the Overcoming series are recommended under the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme.Series Editor: Professor Peter Cooper

Robinson

Overcoming Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-Eating

Peter Cooper
Authors:
Peter Cooper

A Books on Prescription TitleStep-by-step - the proven path to recovery from bulimia nervosa and binge-eatingOne in twenty women in the Western world experiences bouts of uncontrolled binge-eating and many of these are suffering from the eating disorder bulimia nervosa. Stringent dieting and making yourself vomit after overeating are common features of bulimia nervosa, as are depression, anxiety and feelings of worthlessness. This illness causes great distress to sufferers and those who care about them, but in recent years there have been real advances in treatment.In this third edition, Peter Cooper's sympathetic and highly acclaimed guide gives a clear explanation of the disorder and the serious health issues that can result from it. He describes the treatments available today and, most importantly, sets out a self-help guide for those who want to tackle their difficulties with a step-by- step program. This program has been found in independent clinical research to be of substantial benefit to people with bulimia nervosa (Psychological Medicine, 2005). This book will also give friends and family a much clearer understanding of the illness and its treatment.

Robinson

Overcoming Childhood Trauma

Helen Kennerley
Authors:
Helen Kennerley

This book will help the sufferer understand the links between past trauma and present difficulties and offers ways to gain control over these problems, allowing the individual to deal with intrusive memories, manage mood swings and build better relationships in adulthood.

Robinson

Overcoming Chronic Fatigue

Mary Burgess, Trudie Chalder
Authors:
Mary Burgess, Trudie Chalder

A Books on Prescription TitleBreak free from the crippling cycle of chronic fatigueChronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating illness, characterized by severe exhaustion and flu-like symptoms, which affects almost three per cent of people in the UK and for which conventional medicine currently has no cure. This valuable self-help guide offers sufferers a better understanding of CFS as well as strategies on breaking the vicious circle of fatigue. The result is a proven reduction in symptoms and disability in up to two-thirds of CFS sufferers.Based on recognized CBT techniquesOffers practical strategies for balancing activity and restExplains the role of worry and stress and how best to copeHow relatives and friends can help

Robinson

Overcoming Depression

Paul Gilbert
Authors:
Paul Gilbert

Overcoming app now available via iTunes and the Google Play Store.A Books on Prescription TitleBreak free from the hell of depressionIf you suffer from depression you are far from alone. Depression is very common, affecting over 300 million people around the world. Written by Professor Paul Gilbert, internationally recognised for his work on depression, this highly acclaimed self-help book has been of benefit to thousands of people including sufferers, their friends and families, and those working in the medical profession.This fully revised third edition has been extensively updated and rewritten to reflect over ten years of new research on understanding and treating depression, particularly the importance of developing compassionate ways of thinking, behaving and feeling. It contains helpful case studies and new, easy-to-follow, step-by-step suggestions and exercises to help you understand your depression and lift your mood.

New Harbinger

Overcoming Depression One Step at a Time

Michael E. Addis
Authors:
Michael E. Addis

Learn breakthrough self-activation techniques to: ·Become more engaged with your life ·Enjoy daily activities ·Feel able to face challenges ·Stop avoiding social situations ·Feel strong and competent again ·Conquer the obstacles that keep depression going ·Stop making decisions based on your moods ·Get back on track with your life goals ·Recognize the habits and patterns that fuel your depressionAchieve medication-free recoveryBehavioral activation therapy offers effective, fast relief from depression. This powerful and progressive therapy steers away from the idea that depression symptoms represent an illness or weakness. Instead, depression is merely a signpost pointing directly at the things that need to change in one's life. Its engaging exercises make it easy for you to focus on activities that will inspire you with feelings of pleasure, mastery, and engagement. Learn to develop a list of enjoyable activities, or activities you need to engage in as a part of a normal and satisfying life. Begin with the easiest (or sometimes, the most indispensable) activities on your the list, and learn how to tackle them one by one. This simple, profound process will connect you with naturally occurring rewards, which are powerful antidotes to feelings of depression. With this foundation, go on to change how you approach your day-to-day life-your daily activities, the choices you make, and the way you cope with life's ups and downs. You'll find this proven-effective approach to coping with depression easy to master.

Robinson

Overcoming Health Anxiety

David Veale, Rob Willson
Authors:
David Veale, Rob Willson

A Books on Prescription titleHow you can stop worrying about your health and enjoy lifeMany 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.

Robinson

Overcoming Hoarding

Satwant Singh, Margaret Hooper, Colin Jones
Authors:
Satwant Singh, Margaret Hooper, Colin Jones

Hoarding is a condition where a person has a tendency to collect and save things excessively and has difficulty in getting rid of items. This results in a cluttered living space and often causes distress and impairs the person from being able to fully function in their home. It's a common condition that affects 2-5% of the population and has far-reaching consequences for sufferers, family, friends and the wider community, together with potential health and safety implications, with increased risk of injury or vermin. There has been increasing interest in the media which has raised public awareness of this problem, but there has been very little literature aimed at helping hoarders until now. There is no one reason why individuals hoard. For some, the hoarding behaviours are a way of coping with an emotional trauma. For others, there may be a strong attachment to certain objects, or a belief that certain materials have value - such as books, magazines and newspapers. Hoarding behaviour can also be a learnt behaviour from growing up in a cluttered environment. Sometimes unusual items or objects are hoarded including faeces and urine. Hoarding is a common condition but little is known about it. Almost everyone has some hoarding traits but these may not manifest themselves to the extent that it causes disruption to a person's life and space. The true prevalence of hoarding is not clear however it appears to be a growing problem. With the increased attention that hoarding is getting more people are beginning to recognize that they may have a problem. This book fills an important gap for a dedicated book on hoarding disorder, and uses CBT tools to help people recover, and reclaim their space and their life.

Robinson

Overcoming Insomnia and Sleep Problems

Colin Espie
Authors:
Colin Espie

A Books on Prescription TitleAll the help you need to conquer your sleep problems and start living life to the fullPoor sleep is one of the most common health problems and can leave you feeling exhausted, stressed and run-down. While prescribed medications and over-the-counter remedies rarely offer lasting benefits, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can help enormously and is the treatment of choice for insomnia.Develop good pre-bedtime routines.The most effective relaxation techniques.Establish a new sleeping and waking pattern.Deal with a racing mind.Use sleeping pills more effectively.Handle jet lag and sleepwalking.

Robinson

Overcoming Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Concussion Symptoms

Nigel S. King
Authors:
Nigel S. King

Up to 10% of people will suffer a mild head injury (or 'mild traumatic brain injury') in their lifetime and up to 50% of those people will also find they have lingering post-concussion symptoms in the months or years afterwards. These symptoms can include headaches, dizziness, fatigue, irritability, sleep disturbance, reduced day-to-day memory, poor concentration, taking longer to think, 'muzzy' headedness, depression, anxiety, tinnitus, blurred or double vision, sensitivity to light or noise, frustration, nausea, restlessness and sensitivity to alcohol. In such circumstances the 'mild' head injury may feel anything but mild. This is particularly so if large areas of your day to day life are affected. People in these circumstances can have their difficulties compounded by the very different explanations for their persisting difficulties. These usually involve receiving contradictory opinions about the extent to which ongoing symptoms are caused by neurological brain injury or other factors. These complicating factors can make it very difficult to find the right kind of service or expertise after a TBI. Patients can easily feel like they are being ''pushed from pillar to post" when trying to find services that can help with their problems. On top of all of this, there is a distinct lack of good, science- based information for patients about the best ways to manage PCS. It is therefore very common for those who experience prolonged difficulties to find their situation extremely confusing, frustrating and stressful. Dr Nigel King is an expert with much experience in this area, and has written a very valuable book weaving together the most useful knowledge in this area. It clarifies some of the complex issues for those who suffer with prolonged problems and provides practical, science-based self-help guidance for managing TBI difficulties. Using cognitive rehabilitation techniques and CBT approaches for the associated mental health complications of PCS, this much need book provides help, hope and understanding for what can be a highly disabling and misunderstood condition.

Robinson

Overcoming Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, 2nd Edition

David Veale, Rob Willson
Authors:
David Veale, Rob Willson

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, or feel the need to wash your hands repeatedly, to hoard things, or to repeatedly check all appliances in the house have been turned off before you leave? These are common symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), a condition that causes distress to hundreds of thousands of people. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) has been clinically proven to significantly reduce symptoms of OCD. With this step-by-step approach you can learn how to break free from the destructive cycle of obsessive behaviour and regain control of your life. The Overcoming self-help guides use CBT techniques to treat disorders by changing unhelpful patterns of behaviour and thought. CBT is internationally favoured as a practical means of overcoming long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. Many guides in the Overcoming series are recommended by the UK Department of Health under the Books on Prescription scheme.

Robinson

Overcoming Panic and Agoraphobia

Derrick Silove, Vijaya Manicavasagar
Authors:
Derrick Silove, Vijaya Manicavasagar

A Books on Prescription TitleOvercome the crippling effects of panic attacks and agoraphobiaDo you sometimes feel overwhelmed by feelings of panic that seem to come from nowhere and yet feel terrifyingly real? Do you avoid certain situations because you think you'll experience a panic attack? If so, this step-by-step self-help course can give you the necessary skills to overcome and prevent such attacks and the associated agoraphobia.Based on cognitive behavioural therapy techniques and the authors' many years of experience and expertise in treating this disabling condition, it offers an indispensable guide for anyone affected, including sufferers, their friends and families, psychologists and those working in the medical profession.Explains the many forms and causes of panicContains a complete self-help program and monitoring sheetsIs based on clinically proven techniques of cognitive therapy

Robinson

Overcoming Paranoid & Suspicious Thoughts

Daniel Freeman, Philippa Garety, Jason Freeman
Authors:
Daniel Freeman, Philippa Garety, Jason Freeman

Do you often suspect the worst of others? Mild to moderate paranoia, or mistrust of other people, is on the increase, and although it may feel justifiable at the time, unfounded suspicions of this kind can make life a misery. Research says between 20 and 30 per cent of people in the UK frequently have suspicious or paranoid thoughts. This is the first self-help guide to coping with what can be a debilitating condition.

Robinson

Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness, 1st Edition

Gillian Butler
Authors:
Gillian Butler

A Books on Prescription TitleOvercoming Social Anxiety and Shyness is a self-help manual for this common problem, which explains why it happens and sets out practical methods of resolving it. Don't let shyness ruin your lifeEveryone feels foolish, embarrassed, judged or criticised at times, but this becomes a problem when it undermines your confidence and prevents you from doing what you want to do. At its most extreme, shyness can be crippling but it is easily treated using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Using real-life examples, Professor Gillian Butler sets out a practical, easy-to-use self-help course which will be invaluable for those suffering from all degrees of social anxiety.Indispensable for those affected by shyness and social anxietyExcellent resource for therapists, psychologists and doctorsContains a complete self-help program and work sheets

Robinson

Overcoming Stress

Lee Brosan, Gillian Todd
Authors:
Lee Brosan, Gillian Todd

Overcoming app now available via iTunes and the Google Play Store.'An excellent book filled with practical tips for understanding and managing stress.' Professor David M. Clark, Professor and Chair of Experimental Psychology, University of OxfordMost of us know what it is like to feel stressed - so much so, in fact, that we take it for granted that we are going to feel stressed and assume that there's not much to be done about it. Too much stress can disrupt our lives almost without our realizing it. However there is a tried and tested approach to coping using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). In this easy-to-use self-help guide the authors help you to recognize what happens when under stress and how to change how you think, feel and act so that you learn to retain a balanced outlook on life and manage it more effectively too.· Provides a complete CBT self-help course with case studies and step-by-step explanations· Shows how to permanently improve your overall quality of life by changing the ways you respond to stressOvercoming self-help guides use clinically proven techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. Many guides in the Overcoming series are recommended under the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme.Series Editor: Professor Peter Cooper

Robinson

Overcoming Weight Problems

Clare Grace, Jeremy Gauntlett-Gilbert
Authors:
Clare Grace, Jeremy Gauntlett-Gilbert

From their ground-breaking work with CBT techniques in London's only NHS clinic for obesity, Drs Jeremy Gauntlett-Gilbert and Clare Grace have developed this accessible self-help guide, based on clinically tested methods that will help change thinking and overcome weight problems once and for all. How to: - Develop real motivation to change - Deal with negative patterns of thinking and blocks and understand why you have gained weight and can't shift it - Develop a healthy and sustainable eating plan and understand why quick-fix diets are not the answer- Bring more activity into life over the long term - Handle difficult emotions and physical feelings

Robinson

Overcoming Worry and Generalised Anxiety Disorder, 2nd Edition

Mark Freeston, Kevin Meares
Authors:
Mark Freeston, Kevin Meares

Overcoming app now available via iTunes and the Google Play Store.Up to 44 in every 1000 adults suffer from a condition known as Generalised Anxiety Disorder. This is much more than the normal worrying we all do - it can be a debilitating disorder leading to significant personal and social problems and sometimes financial loss. Using established and proven CBT techniques, expert clinicians Kevin Meares and Mark Freeston help readers to understand that it is their propensity to worry, not the multitude of problems they worry about, that is the root of the problem. The user-friendly, step-by-step approach explains why they worry, how to recognise what feeds it and develop effective methods of dealing with it. With each step the authors introduce new ideas that add to the picture of worry, and use questionnaires, exercises and tasks to help the reader understand and then challenge unhelpful habits and beliefs.

Robinson

Overcoming Your Child's Fears and Worries

Cathy Creswell, Lucy Willetts
Authors:
Cathy Creswell, Lucy Willetts

Around 15% of children are thought to suffer from anxiety disorders, the most commonly identified emotional or behavioural problems among children. Based on techniques developed and practised by the authors, this book teaches parents how to use cognitive behavioural techniques with their children and in so doing, become their child's therapist, helping them to overcome any fears, worries and phobias.Addresses specific fears and phobias as well as general anxiety and 'worrying'.Provides step-by-step practical strategies.Includes case studies, worksheets and charts.Based on the authors' experience at their anxiety disorders clinic at the University of Reading and developed from a programme based on working almost exclusively with parents.

Robinson

Overcoming Your Smoking Habit

David F. Marks
Authors:
David F. Marks

Have you tried and failed to give up smoking? Most smokers have but Professor David Marks' method has been scientifically evaluated and the programme's quit-smoking rates are among the highest on record, using a step-by-step week-long programme to help you stop smoking for good. Via highly acclaimed cognitive behavioural therapy techniques, proven effective in how to re-programme your mind not to want to smoke, you will not have to rely on will-power alone. - Exercises and practical strategies to regain control from your smoking automatic pilot - Ways to increase awareness of smoking triggers and deal with what leads to automatic smoking - Tips on eating and exercise to avoid weight gain - Relaxation and stress reduction and avoiding relapses