Item description for Healing the Unaffirmed: Recognizing Emotional Deprivation Disorder (Revised and Updated Edition) by Conrad W. Baars, Anna A. Terruwe & Suzanne M. Baars...
Overview Why do so many patients fail to respond to psychiatric therapy? Because not all disorders are caused by the repression of emotions. The authors have shown convincingly that a specific syndrome develops when a person has been deprived of affirming love. Analytic or solely cognitive or behavioral therapies do not bring lasting healing, or are of no avail in these unaffirmed persons, since they have never repressed their feelings. Anti-depressants, shock therapy, or other therapeutic interventions often only worsen their suffering. What the unaffirmed person needs is affirmation therapy, which entails far more than simply giving "T.L.C." Rather, this therapy involves the healing of the whole person-body, mind and spirit. The discovery of this well-defined syndrome of emotional deprivation disorder is most important. In our permissive, rarely repressing society, the number of patients who respond well to classical psychoanalysis is steadily declining. The number of unaffirmed persons, however, is increasing at an alarming rate. Unaffirmed parents rear unaffirmed children, causing symptoms such as depression, anxiety, feelings of uncertainty, inferiority, and worthlessness-bringing some even to the point of suicide. Others "fight back" through their futile efforts at self-affirmation. Recognizing emotional deprivation disorder is the first step in correcting, through affirmation, many grave individual and global ills. Authentic affirmation brings about peace, self-confidence and joy.
Publishers Description What the unaffirmed person needs is affirmation therapy, which involves the healing of the whole person--body, mind and spirit. Recognizing emotional deprivation disorder is the first step in correcting, through affirmation, many grave individual and global ills. Authentic affirmation brings about peace, self-confidence and joy.
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Studio: St Pauls Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.42" Width: 6.54" Height: 0.51" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2002
Publisher St Pauls Publishing
ISBN 0818909188 ISBN13 9780818909184
Availability 0 units.
More About Conrad W. Baars, Anna A. Terruwe & Suzanne M. Baars
Conrad W . Baars, MD, named the 1980 Christian Culture Gold Medalist by Windsor University, Ontario, was a psychiatrist for more than 30 years until his death in 1981. Dr. Baars was the author of "Born Only Once" and co-author of "Healing the Unaffirmed" and "Psychic Wholeness and Healing."
Reviews - What do customers think about Healing the Unaffirmed: Recognizing Emotional Deprivation Disorder (Revised and Updated Edition)?
A very important book. Apr 10, 2007
After reading this book, I have greater insight into my own weakness as well as better understanding other friends and family members. Once you better understand these things you are better able to grow and heal. This is a very important book. Many people have noticed a positive change in me since I have read and put into practice the principles in this book. I keep extra copies on hand for people who want to know why and how I have changed for the better.
Conrad Baars offers excellent insight for all pastors and counselors Jul 3, 2006
"Healing the Unaffirmed" by Dr. Conrad Baars offers excellent insights for all pastors and counselors. Dr. Baars' approach to the human person is entirely compatible with Christian anthropology, and provides practical steps toward working with those individuals who are the victims of our increasingly depersonalized society. Since alienation and emotional detachment will continue to harm family and community life for some time to come, Dr. Baars' work will not cease to grow in relevance.
Healing the Unaffirmed: Recognizing Emotional Deprivation D Oct 7, 2004
I would highly recommend this book to anyone even though they are not suffering from emotional disorder but could understand others better. This book has changed how I feel about myself, and I can finally understand and identify with so many things that didn't make sense as to why I was feeling so badly about myself and had several depressions. A plus for anyone's library. I have bought one for my brother as I'm keeping mine as a reference.
Healing and Hope for the Unloved and Unaffirmed Mar 11, 2004
An excellent book revealing the importance of unconditional love and affirmation in one's life. Baars & Terruwe describe the discovery and symptoms of Emotional Deprivation Disorder -- a syndrome which results from a lack of unconditional love and emotional strengthening in one's life. EDD manifests itself with symptoms such as feelings of loneliness, insecurity, insignificance, and worthlessness. Unaffirmed persons generally feel unwanted, unloved, inferior, depressed, afraid of the world, oversensitive, unlovable, and unable to make friends and relate to others. This results in an emotional prison which is only able to be opened from the outside -- by another person giving unselfish, unconditional, authentic love. To be healed, the individual must feel worthwhile to another person, loved, and understood. Truly an important book for our time -- a time when so many are deprived of the emotional affirmation and love that they need.