Upside of Shame: Therapeutic Interventions Using the Positive Aspects of a 'Negative' Emotion

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Published USA, 2018
There is much more to shame than its reputation as a toxic emotional state. As described by Donald Nathanson in his groundbreaking book, Shame and Pride, shame motivates learning, growth and a desire to change the self. When the information provided by shame cannot be used in healthy ways, especially when shame is chronic and becomes hidden, pathological conditions and personalities arise. This book details the often neglected effect of shame in the formation of anxiety disorders, depression, narcissistic and borderline personality disorders and ADHD.

Vernon Kelly is a psychiatrist in Pennsylvania. Mary Lamia is a psychologist in California.
Hardback. 214 pages