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    • ISBN:9781849014236
    • Publication date:28 Jan 2010
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Overcoming Mood Swings

A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques

By Jan Scott

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A complete self-help programme for preventing excessive highs and lows

'This is an excellent self-help book. It is clear, user-friendly, encouraging and non-condescending. I would recommend my patients to read this book.' British Journal of Clinical Psychology

Most people know what it is like to experience high or low spirits. For some individuals, however, emotional extremes can seriously disrupt their lives, either because they happen too frequently or because the mood swings are intense and are accompanied by other symptoms of depression or mania.

This book is a self-help manual for those who have experienced mood swings and gives background information on depression and mania. The author uses tried and tested practical techniques that will help people identify and manage their mood more effectively, and achieve a more stable emotional state.

Contains a complete self-help programme and monitoring sheets.

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.

Biographical Notes

Jan Scott is an internationally renowned expert in the use of cognitive behavioural therapy in the treatment of depression and bipolar disorder. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapists, and a trustee of the Mental Health Foundation. She is currently head of the Psychiatry Department at the University of Glasgow.

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  • ISBN: 9781849011297
  • Publication date: 25 Mar 2010
  • Page count: 304
  • Imprint: Robinson
This is an excellent self-help book. It is clear, user-friendly, encouraging and non-condescending. I would recommend my patients to read this book. — Dominic Lam, Institute of Psychiatry, London, British Journal of Clinical Psychology
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Anger is universal. Unchecked, it can cause lasting damage in our lives: wrecked relationships, lost jobs, even serious disease. Yet in these increasingly stressful times, all of us have acted in anger - and often wished we hadn't. Is there a way that really works to solve problems and assert ourselves without being angry? The answer is a resounding yes, if you follow the breakthrough steps of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). This proven approach, developed by world renowned psychotherapist Dr. Albert Ellis, has withstood the test of time, helping countless people deal effectively with emotional problems. Using easy-to-master instructions and exercises, this classic book will show you how to apply REBT techniques to understand the roots and nature of your anger, and take control of and reduce angry reactions. Here you will discover: *The rational and irrational aspects of anger*Special insights into your self-angering beliefs*How to think, feel, and act your way out of anger*How to relax*How to accept yourself with your anger. . .and much more that will help you challenge and eliminate the anger that can frustrate success and happiness at home, at work, anywhere.

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