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Mental Illness

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  • Crazy Like Usby Ethan Watters

    Free Press 2010; US$ 11.79

    It is well known that American culture is a dominant force at home and abroad; our exportation of everything from movies to junk food is a well-documented phenomenon. But is it possible America's most troubling impact on the globalizing world has yet to be accounted for? In Crazy Like Us , Ethan Watters reveals that the most devastating consequence... more...

  • A Mind Apartby Mark S Bauer

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19

    This anthology offers comfort for those who suffer from mental illness and those who struggle to understand it. Gathering more than 200 poems from across six centuries, it presents a remarkably wide ranging selection of poetry, thoughtfully framed, while also providing a critical-clinical introduction that asks what we mean by "madness" and "mental... more...

  • The Lives They Left Behindby Darby Penney; Peter Stastny; Lisa Rinzler; Robert Whitaker

    Bellevue Literary Press 2009; US$ 16.99

    The acclaimed portrait of institutionalized patients whose abandoned possessions recall their forgotten lives more...

  • Overcoming Paranoid & Suspicious Thoughtsby Daniel Freeman

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 16.03

    Do you often suspect the worst of others? Mild to moderate paranoia, or mistrust of other people, is on the increase, and although it may feel justifiable at the time, unfounded suspicions of this kind can make life a misery. Research says between 20 and 30 per cent of people in the UK frequently have suspicious or paranoid thoughts. This is the first... more...

  • Ten Days in a Mad-Houseby Nellie Bly

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    Books for All Kinds of Readers. ReadHowYouWant offers the widest selection of on-demand, accessible format editions on the market today. Our 7 different sizes of EasyRead™ are optimized by increasing the font size and spacing between the words and the letters. We partner with leading publishers around the globe. Our goal is to have accessible... more...

  • The Myth of Mental Illnessby Thomas S. Szasz

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.24

    50th Anniversary Edition With a New Preface and Two Bonus Essays The most influential critique of psychiatry ever written, Thomas Szasz's classic book revolutionized thinking about the nature of the psychiatric profession and the moral implications of its practices. By diagnosing unwanted behavior as mental illness, psychiatrists, Szasz argues, absolve... more...

  • 9 Highland Roadby Michael Winerip

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.00

    Before Julie Callahan came to the house at 9 Highland Road in Glen Cove, New York, she had spent a good part of her young life in mental hospitals, her mental and emotional coherence nearly destroyed by a childhood of sexual abuse. Fred Grasso, a schizophrenic, had lived in a filthy single-room occupancy hotel. At 9 Highland Road they and their housemates... more...

  • Detourby Lizzie Simon

    Atria Books 2002; US$ 15.99

    A finely wrought memoir of mental health, Detour takes a genre explored by Susanna Kaysen and Kay Redfield Jamison and propels it in a revelatory and rebellious new direction. Detour is the extraordinary first book by Lizzie Simon, a twenty-three-year-old woman with bipolar disorder. We meet her as she is set to abandon her successful career... more...

  • Angelheadby Greg Bottoms

    Crown/Archetype 2002; US$ 12.00

    "My brother saw the face of God. You never recover from a trauma like that." So begins Angelhead , a taut, powerful memoir of the madness and crime that rips a family apart. "I didn't see God, of course, but I saw my brother seeing God; I saw how petrified he was, how convinced." Set in Tidewater, Virginia, in the 1980s and early 1990s, Angelhead... more...

  • The Outsiderby Nathaniel Lachenmeyer

    Crown/Archetype 2001; US$ 15.95

    The Outsider is an unsentimental yet profoundly moving look at one family?s experience with mental illness. In 1978, Charles Lachenmeyer was a happily married professor of sociology who lived in the New York suburbs with his wife and nine-year-old son, Nathaniel. But within a few short years, schizophrenia?a devastating mental illness with no... more...