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By Kostas N. Fountoulakis

This e-book examines intimately the diagnostic method of manic depressive (bipolar) ailment, with targeted connection with the borderline zones with unipolar melancholy and schizoaffective ailment. between different diagnostic matters thought of are combined episodes (often misdiagnosed through psychiatrists), swift biking, and the confusion with character issues. in the context of analysis and figuring out of the dynamics of bipolar affliction, temperament, personality, and character are all broadly mentioned. Neurocognitive deficit and incapacity are lined, as are components of evolutionary biology and behaviour. in regards to therapy, the foremost concentration is on evidence-based remedy, as regards to the result of randomized managed trials and meta-analyses; additionally, modern directions and destiny traits are tested. cautious attention can be given to the psychosocial remedy technique and matters on the subject of societal and monetary charges and burdens.

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G. anger. Enter the emotion on the line before the box. Choose a colour that is representative of this emotion. If you are using the Feelings in Colour chart as a family, then choose the colours between you. Repeat steps 2–4 until as many boxes as required are filled in. If more are needed use a new sheet. Use the colour chart and numbers together to gain a deeper and quicker insight into how the person is feeling. W O R K S H E E T The Feelings in Colour chart of …………………………………. 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 36 • The Asperger Couple’s Workbook The card communication system Making the relationship between an AS partner and an NT partner work will mean the couple experimenting until they find ways to communicate – ways that they can both understand and translate correctly – otherwise communication will continue to fail.

It would be better if our AS partner did not mention the hall floor at all. However, once something has been noticed, our AS partner will find it very hard not to mention it. So a kinder way might have been, ‘Hello dear/sweetheart (kiss). ’ Example 4: Saying what you mean A couple is going out for the evening. The NT partner has just finished getting ready when the AS partner enters the bedroom and says, ‘Are you going to get ready then? ’ This is not a good start to the evening. It is likely that the AS partner either had something in mind for the NT partner to wear or simply hadn’t noticed they had changed.

To identify what it is that has been misread will require the couple to pause the conversation, usually as soon as something appears to have been misunderstood. There may be that blank look on the AS partner’s face, telling the NT partner that something may not have been understood correctly, or the AS partner may abruptly disengage and walk away. Whichever way it is, the NT partner is more likely to sense this and may even have witnessed it many times. MAD moments I call these moments when a misunderstanding has occured MAD: (Misread And Dodgy) moments.

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