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  • 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...

  • Look Me in the Eyeby John Elder Robison

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 16.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ?As sweet and funny and sad and true and heartfelt a memoir as one could find.? ?from the foreword by Augusten Burroughs Ever since he was young, John Robison longed to connect with other people, but by the time he was a teenager, his odd habits?an inclination to blurt out non sequiturs, avoid eye contact, dismantle... more...

  • Latina and Latino Children's Mental Health [2 volumes]by Natasha Cabrera; Francisco Villarruel; Hiram Fitzgerald

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 115.00

    What effect does growing up in an ethnic minority and perhaps in an immigrant family have on development? That is the overarching question Latina and Latino Children's Mental Health sets out to answer. The work examines all of the myriad physical, psychological, social, and environmental factors that undermine or support healthy development in Latino... more...

  • History of Madnessby Michel Foucault

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    When it was first published in France in 1961 as Folie et Déraison: Histoire de la Folie à l'âge Classique , few had heard of a thirty-four year old philosopher by the name of Michel Foucault. By the time an abridged English edition was published in 1967 as Madness and Civilization , Michel Foucault had shaken the intellectual world. This translation... more...

  • The Psychology of Ethnic Groups in the United Statesby Pamela B. (Balls) Organista; Gerardo Marin; Kevin M. Chun

    SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 82.00 US$ 69.70

    Overviews significant theoretical formulations (on ethnic identity, acculturation, biculturalism) that provide students with a foundation for examining the relationship between ethnicity and human behaviour, adjustment and social conditions. 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...