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Understanding Writer's Block: A Therapist's Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment

Understanding Writer's Block: A Therapist's Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment

by Martin Kantor MDMartin Kantor MD


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Though writer's block creates personal havoc and disastrous social consequences, it is not usually viewed as a mental disorder. Here is an in-depth study, a foundation for the development of a treatment approach more sensitive and precise than any currently available.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275949051
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/30/1995
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 1420L (what's this?)

About the Author

Martin Kantor, MD is a Harvard psychiatrist who has been in full private practice in Boston and New York City, and active in residency training programs at several hospitals, including Massachusetts General and Beth Israel in New York. He also served as Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Medical School and as Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey—New Jersey Medical School. He is currently a full-time medical author, the author of more than a dozen other books, including Homophobia, Second Edition (Praeger 2009); Uncle Sam's Shame: Inside the Veteran's Administration (Praeger 2008); Lifting the Weight: Understanding Depression in Men: Its Causes and Solutions (Praeger 2007); The Psychopathy of Everyday Life: How Antisocial Personality Disorder Affects All of Us (Praeger, 2006); Understanding Paranoia: A Guide for Professional, Families, and Sufferers (Praeger 2004); Distancing: Avoidant Personality Disorder, Revised and Expanded (Praeger, 2003), Passive-Aggression: A Guide for the Therapist, the Patient, and the Victim (Praeger, 2002), Treating Emotional Disorder in Gay Men (Praeger, 1999), and Homophobia (Praeger, 1998).

Table of Contents


An Overview

Schizophrenic Spectrum Disorder Block

Affective Spectrum Disorder Block

Anxiety/Phobic Block

Conversion Disorder Block

Obsessive-Compulsive Block

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Block

Paraphiliac Block

Personality Disorder Block

Addiction Block

Physical Block

Chronic Block

Missed Block

Positive Aspects of Block

False Block


External Causes

Internal Causes


Toward a New Therapeutic Approach



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