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  • Nothing Was the Sameby Kay Redfield Jamison

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.95

    Kay Redfield Jamison, award-winning professor and writer, changed the way we think about moods and madness. Now Jamison uses her characteristic honesty, wit and eloquence to look back at her relationship with her husband, Richard Wyatt, a renowned scientist who died of cancer. Nothing was the Same is a penetrating psychological study of grief viewed... more...

  • Crazy Like Usby Ethan Watters

    Free Press 2010; US$ 17.00

    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...

  • Borderline Personality Disorderby Alexander L. Chapman; Kim L. Gratz

    New Harbinger Publications 2013; US$ 15.95

    Two experts on borderline personality disorder (BPD) present the fifth book in the New Harbinger Guides for the Newly Diagnosed Series . This easy-to-read book offers an introduction to BPD for those who have recently been diagnosed, outlines the most common complications of the illness and the most effective treatments available, and provides readers... more...

  • Sex Offendersby Fabian M. M.D. Saleh; Albert J. Grudzinskas; John M. M.D. Bradford; Daniel J. LL.B. Brodsky; Paul M.D. Appelbaum

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 82.99

    A comprehensive clinical resource on sexual offenders that covers the basics in diagnosis, natural history, risk assessment, and treatment in a way that is easy to absorb and to incorporate into practice. The sections on legal issues are absolutely necessary for anyone working with sexual offenders in order to understand the extensive legal framework... more...

  • Sane New Worldby Ruby Wax

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 12.99

    'Finally -- a map for the troubled human mind. And it's funny.' - Caitlin Moran Ruby Wax - comedian, writer and mental health campaigner - shows us how our minds can jeopardize our sanity. With her own periods of depression and now a Masters from Oxford in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy to draw from, she explains how our busy, chattering,... 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$ 11.99

    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...

  • 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 Ride Togetherby Paul Karasik; Judy Karasik

    Washington Square Press 2010; US$ 14.99

    We looked like a cup of human fruit cocktail dumped onto the top of the house, each piece different but all out of the same can. So begins a book unlike any other, half comics and half text, about a family that lives with autism -- and the strange life that is ordinary to them. The oldest son, David, recites Superman episodes as he walks around... more...