Describes several meanings for the term “emotion.” Defines the relation between emotions and the brain. Explains the relation between thinking and emotions. Explains anger, envy, jealousy, sadness, depression and stress and discuss steps that can be taken to handle each of these emotions. Describes what is meant by “positive emotions” and how they can be enhanced.
This book is a practical, accessible guide for any professional who serves people with serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or severe bipolar disorder. The objective as well as subjective symptoms and experiences of people struggling with these illnesses is described. The treatments and course of the illnesses are
Identifies the most prevalent forms of depression. Identifies the symptoms of depression and mania. Identifies the differences in presentation across age groups and sexes. Compares the theories of depression. Evaluates depression treatment modalities.
Discusses the physiology of sleep. Characterizes healthy sleep patterns. Identifies the different types of insomnia. Discusses women’s sleep problems across their life cycle. Identify treatments for insomnia including optimal sleep hygiene, behavioral methods, and pharmaceuticals.