Item description for Understanding Dissociative Disorders: A Guide for Family Physicians and Healthcare Workers by Marlene E. Hunter...
Understanding Dissociative Disorders is an essential primer for all professionals who are looking for ways to understand the idiosyncrasies of dissociative patients -- their idiosyncratic ways of responding to medication, the inconclusive laboratory results, and a multitude of chronic physical and emotional symptoms that appear to defy diagnosis.
This volume outlines common presentations in the family physicians' practice, and gives practical suggestions for working with this challenging group of patients within a medical setting. The author offers realistic, practical answers to a multitude of questions. Carefully organized for easy reference, this book discusses what can be done and what can't be, where and how to ask for help, and what to say to the patient.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.3" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.7" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Publisher Crown House Publishing
ISBN 1904424244 ISBN13 9781904424246
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More About Marlene E. Hunter
Hunter is a family physician who began to work with highly dissociative patients in 1977. She is a Certificant and Fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and a past Associate Clinical Professor at the University of British Columbia in the Department of Family Medicine. She is a past president of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, the Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnosis (B.C. Division), the B.C. College of Family Physicians and the International Society for the Study of Dissociation (ISSD).
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Covering all aspects of the "psychotheraputic minefield" Jun 7, 2004
Marlene Hunter is an expert physician and a past president of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation. In Understanding Dissociative Disorders: A Guide For Family Physicians And Health Care Professionals Dr. Hunter presented a serious account written specifically for family physicians and mental health professionals, but which is also quite relevant to anyone who has suffered from or knows a loved one with dissociative disorders. Covering what can and cannot be done to help patients, how best to talk to them, how to help individuals and their families come to terms with the disorder, and much more. A straightforward account covering all aspects of the "psychotheraputic minefield" including post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms, comorbid states associated with dissociation, body-image and eating disorders, sleep disturbances, sexual dysfunction, and much more, Understanding Dissociative Disorders is a highly recommended reference and resource and a welcome addition to psychology and psychiatry reading lists.