Anger Disorders: Definition, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Taylor & Francis, 1995 - Psychology - 235 pages
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Anger is a daily experience. It is encountered in a number of interpersonal, family and occupational situations. Research indicates that even "normal" parents worry that they will lose control of their anger and harm their children. When short-lived and of low intensity, anger may be of some help to us; in contrast, when it is persistent and intense, it is typically highly disruptive.; This text reviews facts and theories of anger. Anger is differentiated from annoyance, fury, rage, hostility and the behaviours of aggression and violence, and attention is paid to understanding anger both as a normal experience and as a clinical disorder. Specific anger diagnoses are presented to describe disruptive anger states and traits. Anger in criminal populations is also discussed and behaviour-analytic, cognitive-constructivist and cross-cultural perspectives are presented in detail.; The book argues that it is important to understand the causes, correlations and outcomes of anger and to develop effective remediation programmes when anger is excessive and disruptive. Thus, following a meta-analyses of the effectiveness of published treatments, two chapters present "ideal" therapy programmes for adult and childhood adolescent anger disorders. Finally, a model is presented to help understand anger development and resolution.
 

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Contents

Feelings and Emotion
6
Anger tWith Comments About Aggression lI
12
Multiple Perspectives
21
Diagnosis of Anger Disorders
27
The Diagnosis of Anger
35
Future Research
45
Measuring the Experience Expression
49
Measuring the Expression of Anger
57
Method
113
Skills Training Therapies
119
Summary
125
Developing the Therapeutic Alliance with
131
Culture Families and Emotional Scripts
138
Ideal Treatment Package for Adults with
151
Interventions for Anger Reduction
159
Conclusion
171

Measuring the Control of Suppressed Anger
63
A BehaviorAnalytic View of Anger and Aggression
69
Anger and Aggression Anger or Aggression
78
Anger and Criminality
91
Anger Aggression and Criminal Behavior
98
Display Rules for Anger and Aggression
106
Assessment Issues and Methods
177
Summary of the Comprehensive Anger
184
An Anger Model and a Look to the Future
197
The Future
203
Index
225
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Howard Kassinove, Ph.D., ABPP, a board certified clinical psychologist, is chairperson of the Psychology Department at Hofstra University and is a past director of their Ph.D. Program in Clinical & School Psychology. Dr. Kassinove is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, the Albert Ellis Institute, and the Behavior Therapy and Research Society. In addition to 60+ published papers, in 1995 he edited ANGER DISORDERS: DEFINITION, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT. He has lectured widely in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

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