- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Thorsons (22 May 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0722530234
- ISBN-13: 978-0722530238
- Package Dimensions: 19.2 x 13 x 1.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,106,749 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Understanding Paranoia (Thorsons health series) Paperback – 22 May 1995
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Since paranoid people blame others and not themselves (in contrast,for example, to the depressed) they usually see no need to be treated for their paranoia. This is perhaps one reason why some writing on the subject paints a gloomy picture of prospects for improvement. I believe that this book gives a commendably balanced account of this aspect, nothing like as bleak as I've encountered elsewhere but commendably cautious and also salutary in highlighting tempting but counterproductive approaches to avoid.
My view is that the information in this book is of great practical value even if the paranoia remains, as it usually does. Clear recognition of the problem, learning to understand responses which minimise undesirable conflict and learning to avoid aggressive responses hurled uselessly at the incurable can make a major difference.
There is an odd emphasis on paranoia in homosexual people. My guess is that the author just has more homosexual patients than the average psychotherapist and takes a legitimate interest in their particular problems.Read more ›