Affiliation: University of Toronto
- The impact of winning and losing on family interactions: a biological approach to family therapyLeon Sloman
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Can J Psychiatry 57:643-8. 2012..This enables us to show how therapeutic interventions can be directed toward the attachment system, by lowering anxiety and fostering mutual trust, and toward the social rank system, by promoting success and feelings of empowerment...
- A new comprehensive evolutionary model of depression and anxietyLeon Sloman
Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 250 College St, Toronto, On Canada M5T 1R8
J Affect Disord 106:219-28. 2008..Social rank, attachment and difference amplification should be viewed as different aspects of a comprehensive evolutionary model of depression and anxiety. This new model has psychotherapeutic implications...
- Winning and losing: an evolutionary approach to mood disorders and their therapyLeon Sloman
Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
Can J Psychiatry 56:324-32. 2011..Here, we propose that there also exists an involuntary winning strategy (IWS) that is triggered by success and characterized by euphoria and increased self-confidence. It motivates efforts to challenge, and promotes reconciliation...
- Attachment, social rank, and affect regulation: speculations on an ethological approach to family interactionLeon Sloman
Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 250 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5T 1R8
Fam Process 41:313-27. 2002..This perspective facilitates the integration of biological and psychological models, and has therapeutic implications. It also integrates well with other family therapy models...