By Thomas Armstrong

ADHD. dyslexia. autism. the variety of disorder different types indexed by way of the yankee Psychiatric organization has tripled within the final fifty years. With such a lot of humans affected, it's time to revisit our perceptions in this “culture of disabilities.” Bestselling writer, psychologist, and educator Thomas Armstrong illuminates a brand new realizing of neuropsychological issues. He argues that in the event that they are part of the normal range of the human mind, they can not easily be outlined as health problems. Armstrong explores the evolutionary merits, detailed abilities, and different optimistic dimensions of those conditions.

A manifesto in addition to a keenly clever examine “disability,” the ability of Neurodiversity is a needs to for folks, academics, and a person who's “differently brained.”

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Er durchleidet dann in Gegenwart des Therapeuten so lange extreme Angst, bis sie sich nach einer Weile physiologisch erschöpft hat. Auf diese Weise lernt der Patient, dass nichts Schlimmes passiert, wenn er in eine solche Situa· tion gerät. Dieses Verfahren findet hauptsächlich bei der Behandlung von Agoraphobie und Zwängen Anwendung. Wichtig bei den Expositionsverfahren ist dass der Patient so lange in der Situ· ati~n bleibt, bis sich seine Angst (entweder durch En tspannung oder durch Er· schöpfung) merklich reduziert hat.

Angst, Wut, Scham, Trauer], ist eine tiefenpsyc hologisch fundierte Therapie oder Verhaltenstherapievermutlich besser geeignet. Dennoch gilt die Psychoanalyse bei korrekter Indikation (a uch wegen der zur Ve rfügung stehenden Zei t) als sehr gründ liches Verfahren mit großem VeränderungspotenziaL Psychotherapie II Verhaltenstherapie Die Verhaltenstherapie (VT] erklärt und behandelt psychische Störungen mit Hilfe von Erkenntnissen der Lernpsychologie (s. die Kap. "Lernen 1-lll", S. - es empfiehlt sich, diese Kapitel vorher durchzuarbeiten] .

Heute versteht man unter VT eine Vielzahl (rein) verhaltenstherapeutischer sowie kognitiver Techniken und Therapieansätze. Als Verhalten gelten in der VT also nicht nur beobachtbares Reagieren und Handeln, sondern auch intrapsychische Prozesse wie Wahrnehmen, Denken, Bewerten und emotionales Reagieren. Verhaltenstherapeuten besitzen mittlerweile eine ganze Reihe von Methoden, die sie in aufeinander abgestimmten Kombinationen störungsspezifisch einsetzen. Grundannahmen Die Verhaltenstherapie baut auf folgenden Grundannahmen auf: t Unangepasste Kognitionen und Verhaltensweisen werden nach denselben Regeln gelernt wie "normales" Verhalten.

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