Laura L. Smith

  • Learn to mitigate your anger and take charge of your life  Everyone experiences anger from time to time, but when left unchecked or unbridled, this normal human emotion can become disruptive and damage relationships. If you're ready to stop letting anger control your life, turn to Anger Management For Dummies. This trusted source gives you tools to identify the source of your anger-whether it's fear, depression, anxiety, or stress-and offers ways to deal with the "flight or fight" instinct that anger produces, allowing you to release yourself and your life from its grip. Anger Management For Dummies outlines specific anger management methods, skills, and exercises that you can use to take control of your feelings and actions. It provides:  Information on the different kinds of rage, including road, air, and office  A look at Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED) and how to manage aggression  Advice on how to deal with angry children and teens  Details on how anger is related to the "fight, flight, or freeze" response of the nervous system and prepares you to fight (for good or bad)  Overcoming anger issues requires support, mindfulness, and a bit of practice-all of which this book provides. When you're ready to face your triggers and change your perspective on the emotions of anger or rage, let Anger Management For Dummies give you the helping hand you need.    

  • A complete and comprehensive guide to why kids behave and think the way they do-and how to bring out the best in them. In the U.S., more than 10% of children are diagnosed with psychiatric disorders, while countless others remain undiagnosed. Defining what is "normal" and what is not is of great concern to anyone who works with, guides, nurtures, teaches, or parents children. With new discoveries in mental disorders that affect children, Child Psychology & Development For Dummies provides an informational guide to cognitive development at every stage of a child's life, as well as how to diagnose, treat, and overcome the cognitive barriers that impede learning and development. How to identify and treat mental disorders Covers behavior disorders, autism, attention deficit disorder, reading disabilities, bipolar disorder, and more Guidance on helping a child control impulses, develop self esteem, and have good relationships An essential guide for parents, teachers, and caregivers, Child Psychology & Development For Dummies provides a detailed overview of an average child's cognitive development, how to detect abnormalities, and what to do next.

  • Up to 1 in 5 people in the UK suffer from diagnosable depression ( - that's approximately 12 million people. Depression takes multiple forms, including seasonal affective disorder, bipolar disorder, and postnatal depression. Research by the BBC claims that up to 75% of sufferers are not receiving any form of professional medication or therapy, which strongly suggests that self-help is often a preferred course of action. Overcoming Depression For Dummies outlines practical methods for recognising and managing the symptoms of depression for those readers who might be too scared to go to their GP, who want to know more about the illness before they seek professional medical guidance, or for those who are just curious about depression and what it means. Overcoming Depression For Dummies: Is written by an expert team of clinical psychologists and provides step-by-step guidelines on proven therapeutic exercises and ways to implement positive psychology methods Provides sound advice on nutrition, relaxation and support, to help make those vital first steps towards a happier life Gives comprehensive information on the wide variety of prescription medication and complementary therapies available, including their effectiveness and side effects Is aimed at people suffering from depression looking for straightforward, realistic advice and also loved ones and parents of those suffering from depression wanting to better understand the condition and find out how they can help.

  • Give up smoking and vaping for good Most people know that smoking is bad for their health and believe vaping is a better alternative. Now, vaping has become a national epidemic and shows no sign of slowing. Quitting Smoking & Vaping For Dummies delivers facts about the differences between smoking and vaping, the effects on their short-term and long-term health, and how addiction works. Whether you're a smoker or a vaper, or have a loved one that needs to break the habit, this trusted guidebook walks you through building a personal quitting plan. Offering information on new and effective medication treatments, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and building resilience, it sets you or a family member on the path to recovery. This book breaks down the psychology of your addiction so you can identify the methods that are most useful and effective for becoming smoke free for good. Start your recovery today, and look forward to a long and healthy life.  Inside o Determine your quit day o Change thought patterns o Explain the dangers of vaping to children/teens o Avoid or move past relapses o Recognize the risks o Deal with triggers o Help a loved one quit  

  • Anxiety and depression affect over 10% of the population.  They can become debilitating conditions if not managed carefully so there are thousands of people looking for advice on how to keep their symptoms under control.  Anxiety & Depression Workbook For Dummies provides readers with practical exercises and worksheets to help them analyse their thinking patterns and overcome the issues that are holding them back.  The workbook format is ideal for those wanting to track their progress and make positive changes to both their mental and physical health. Anxiety & Depression Workbook For Dummies, UK Edition covers: Part I: Recognising and Recording Anxiety and Depression
    Chapter 1: Spotting the Signs of Anxiety and Depression
    Chapter 2: Digging Up the Roots of Your Worries
    Chapter 3: Overcoming Obstacles to Change
    Chapter 4: Monitoring Your Moods  Part II: Understanding Your Thinking: Cognitive Therapy
    Chapter 5: Viewing Things A Different Way
    Chapter 6: Challenging and Changing Thoughts
    Chapter 7: Seeing Clearly: Gaining A New Perspective
    Chapter 8: Maintaining Awareness and Achieving Acceptance Part III: Taking Action: Behaviour Therapy
    Chapter 9: Facing Feelings: Avoiding Avoidance
    Chapter 10: Lifting Your Spirits With Exercise
    Chapter 11: Taking Pleasure from Leisure
    Chapter 12: Just Do It! - Tackling Life's Problems Part IV: Feeling It Where It Hurts: Healing the Body
    Chapter 13: Taking the Relaxation Route
    Chapter 14: Making Your Mind Up About Medication Part V: Revitalising Relationships
    Chapter 15: Working on Relationships
    Chapter 16: Smoothing Out Conflict Part VI: Life Beyond Anxiety and Depression
    Chapter 17: Reducing the Risk of Relapse
    Chapter 18: Promoting The Positive Part VII: The Part of Tens
    Chapter 19: Ten Helpful Resources
    Chapter 20: Ten Terrific Tips

  • From identifying your triggers to improving your relationships -- manage your emotional wellbeing
    Struggling to cope with anxiety and/or depression? Have no fear -- this hands-on guide focuses on helping you pinpoint the root of your problems and find relief from your symptoms in a detailed, step-by-step manner. With concise, eye-opening exercises, you'll understand how to assess your current situation, remove the roadblocks to change, face your fears, and improve your view of yourself and the world around you. You'll see how to take direct action to alter negative or distorted thinking, lift your moods, and adopt positive habits that will lead you toward a more joyful, meaningful, and connected life!
    * How to improve the way you feel about yourself
    * Skills to face and overcome what makes you anxious or depressed
    * How to determine whether medication is an option for you
    * Practical ways to prepare for and deal with setbacks

  • Get to know the ins and outs of BPD-and make the choice to change! Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is an extremely serious-and often seriously neglected-condition. Despite around 4 million diagnoses in the USA, BPD has attracted lower funding and levels of clinical concern than more "popular" conditions such as bipolar disorder. But there's no need to lose hope! Borderline Personality Disorder For Dummies, 2nd Edition was written to bridge this gap and help sufferers learn how to break the cycle to lead a full and happy life. BPD impacts the way you think and feel about yourself and others and can cause long-term patterns of disruptive relationships and difficulties with self-control. It often results from childhood abuse or neglect, as well as from genetic or brain abnormalities-particularly in areas of the brain that regulate emotion, impulsivity, and aggression. Knowing how it works means we know how to manage it, and Borderline Personality Disorder For Dummies-written in a friendly, easy-to-follow style by two leading clinical psychologists-is packed with useful techniques to do just that: from identifying triggers to finding the right care provider. Get a compassionate, actionable understanding of the symptoms and history of BPD Acquire techniques to identify and halt damaging behaviors Evaluate providers and the latest therapies and treatments Set goals and habits to overcome problems step-by-step BPD should never be allowed to dictate anyone's existence. This reference gives you the tools to take your life back and is a must-have for sufferers and their loved ones alike.

  • Schieben Sie die dunklen Wolken beiseite und erfahren Sie neue Lebensfreude Dieses Buch hilft, wenn Ihnen alles bleischwer erscheint und Sie die Welt nur noch wie durch einen Schleier wahrnehmen. An Depressionen leiden viele Menschen, Sie sind nicht alleine. Charles Elliot und Laura Smith beschreiben Betroffenen und deren Angehrigen leicht verständlich und einfühlsam die verschiedenen Formen von Depression. Sie zeigen Ihnen mit Checklisten, Selbsttests und Übungen, was Sie tun knnen, um dunkle Gedanken zu überwinden. Sie erfahren, wie die traditionelle Medizin auf diesem Weg helfen kann und wo Sie professionelle Hilfe finden. Außerdem erhalten Sie Tipps, wie kleine Änderungen im Alltag Symptome lindern und Lebensfreude zurückbringen.

  • Take control of your anxiety-and start living your life Feel like your life is spinning out of control? Not sure how to handle what seems like constant change and chaos? You're not alone-the world has taken some pretty crazy turns recently-but if you suffer from an anxiety disorder, you're likely suffering far more than you need to. Anxiety is our natural reaction to unfamiliar, stressful, and dangerous situations, but for some of us this reaction can become all-consuming and ultimately debilitating. Anxiety For Dummies has the antidote to this, showing you how to manage feelings of uneasiness, distress, and dread-and take back control of your life. In a straightforward and friendly style, clinical psychologists Charles H. Elliot and Laura L. Smith show you how to pinpoint your triggers, use proven techniques and therapies, improve health and eating habits, and make other practical changes to your lifestyle that will have you feeling better fast. Understand what makes you anxious and learn to let go Change your thinking to "right-size" your worry Evaluate self-help as an adjunct to professional therapy Explore healthy lifestyles and medication options Including updates to the clinical literature and discussions of the impacts of world events-such as COVID-19-this book has everything you need to manage your worries and put you, not them, in charge of your life.

  • There are many forms of anxiety disorder, including General Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Attacks, Phobias (including social anxiety), Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Acute Stress Disorder. Even in their most mild forms, these disorders can be troubling and exhausting - at worst they can severely disable a person's ability to function in day-to-day life. Severe anxiety and phobic disorders affect 18% of the UK population. ( Symptoms of anxiety range from the mental and emotional - depression, having difficulty concentrating, losing patience easily - to the physical - excessive thirst, headaches, pins and needles, and more ( Often the problem is self-feeding - people try to keep things under control whilst simultaneously worrying about being anxious all the time, and the cycle goes on. Psychotherapy, medication and self help are the key treatments for anxiety - however, as many people either don't have access to, or choose not to take, professional treatment, self help is the key for a majority of sufferers. A Dummies book on the subject will present the facts without the jargon, and help people find the trustworthy guidance they need.

  • The good news on beating the blues  Do you want the good, the bad, or the best news first? OK, the bad news is that an estimated 264+ million people worldwide suffer from a depressive illness. The good news is that we know how to defeat these illnesses better than ever before using a growing range of highly effective psychotherapies, medications, and other therapeutic methods that are improving all the time. And the best news: because of these advances, the majority  of people no longer need to suffer the debilitating-and sometimes dangerous-effects of long-term depressive illness. The new edition of Depression For Dummies shows how you can make this happen for you by providing the latest and best information on how to banish the noonday demon and bring the sunshine back into your world. In this friendly, cheerful, no-nonsense guide, leading clinical psychologists Laura L. Smith and Charles H. Elliot give you the straight talk on what you face and proven, practical advice on how to punch back and win. Showing you how to know your enemy, they demystify common types of depression, explain its physical effects, and help identify the kind you have. Armed in this way, you can take firmer steps toward the lifestyle changes-as well as therapy or medication-that will put you back in control. Learn about different forms of depression  Build simple, daily habits into your life that help banish the blues  Understand conventional, alternative, and experimental therapies  Move on: avoid relapses and stay happy!   Whatever your level of depression-occasional bouts or long-term-this book gives you the insight, the tools, and the inner strength and persistence to put enjoyment back in your life.  

  • Arguably one of the most complex emotional disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is surprisingly common. Furthermore, most people at some time in their lives exhibit a smattering of OCD-like symptoms. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder For Dummies sorts out the otherwise curious and confusing world of obsessive compulsive disorder. Engaging and comprehensive, it explains the causes of OCD and describes the rainbow of OCD symptoms. The book shows readers whether OCD symptoms represent normal and trivial concerns (for example, a neat freak) or something that should be checked out by a mental health professional (for example, needing to wash hands so often that they become raw and red). In easy to understand steps, the authors lay out the latest treatments that have been proven to work for this disorder, and provide practical and real tools for living well long-term. Whether you or someone you care about has this disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder For Dummies gives you an empathic understanding of this fascinating yet treatable mental disorder.

  • Zwangsstrungen sind verbreiteter als man meinen sollte. Wenn Sie glauben, entsprechende Symptome bei sich beobachtet zu haben oder befürchten, dass jemand, der Ihnen am Herzen liegt, unter Zwangsstrungen leidet, ist dies das richtige Buch für Sie. Es erklärt, was eine Zwangserkrankung ausmacht und welche typischen Symptome und Formen es gibt. Außerdem stellt es verschiedene Behandlungsansätze vor, darunter die Kognitive Verhaltenstherapie, Exposition mit Reaktionsmanagement und die medikamentse Therapie. Vor allem aber zeigt es Betroffenen und Angehrigen, wie sie Unterstützung finden und ihre Situation verbessern knnen.

  • Sie sind bereit, mit dem Rauchen oder Vapen aufzuhren? Herzlichen Glückwunsch! Laura Smith und Charles Elliott unterstützen Sie dabei. Nicht mit erhobenem Zeigefinger, sondern mit handfesten Tipps, wie Sie Ihren ganz persnlichen Ausstiegsplan zusammenstellen knnen, wie Sie Ihre Motivation aufrecht erhalten, wie Sie am Ball bleiben und wie Sie auch mit Rückschlägen umgehen. Falls Sie Angst haben zuzunehmenmm, zeigen Ihnen die Autoren, wie Sie mit ein wenig Achtsamkeit bei der Ernährung Ihr Gewicht im Zaum halten knnen. Dieses Buch macht Ihnen Mut, rauchfrei zu werden und zu bleiben.