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The Resource Constructing panic : the discourse of agoraphobia, Lisa Capps and Elinor Ochs, (electronic resource)

Constructing panic : the discourse of agoraphobia, Lisa Capps and Elinor Ochs, (electronic resource)

Label
Constructing panic : the discourse of agoraphobia
Title
Constructing panic
Title remainder
the discourse of agoraphobia
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Capps and Elinor Ochs
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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CaPaEBR
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Capps, Lisa
LC call number
RC552.A44
LC item number
C37 1995eb
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  • Ochs, Elinor
  • ebrary, Inc
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  • Agoraphobia
  • Personal construct theory
  • Discourse analysis
  • Discourse analysis, Narrative
  • Panic attacks
Summary expansion
Meg Logan has not been farther than two miles from home in six years. She has agoraphobia, a debilitating anxiety disorder that entraps its sufferers in the fear of leaving safe havens such as home. Paradoxically, while at this safe haven, agoraphobics spend much of their time ruminating over past panic experiences and imagining similar hypothetical situations. In doing so, they create a narrative that both describes their experience and locks them into it. Constructing Panic offers an unprecedented analysis of one patient's experience of agoraphobia. In this novel interdisciplinary collaboration between a clinical psychologist and a linguist, the authors probe Meg's stories for constructions of emotions, actions, and events. They illustrate how Meg uses grammar and narrative structure to create and recreate emotional experiences that maintain her agoraphobic identity. In this work Capps and Ochs propose a startling new view of agoraphobia as a communicative disorder. Constructing Panic opens up the largely overlooked potential for linguistic and narrative analysis by revealing the roots of panic and by offering a unique framework for therapeutic intervention. Readers will find in these pages hope for managing panic through careful attention to how we tell the story of our lives
Label
Constructing panic : the discourse of agoraphobia, Lisa Capps and Elinor Ochs, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-237) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000336143
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unknown
Isbn
9780674165489
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000336143
Label
Constructing panic : the discourse of agoraphobia, Lisa Capps and Elinor Ochs, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-237) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000336143
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780674165489
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000336143

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