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  • Welcome to My Countryby Lauren Slater

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    The world of the schizophrenic, the depressed, the suicidal can seem a foreign, frightening place. Now, a brilliant writer/psychologist takes readers on a mesmerizing journey into this enigmatic world. As readers interact through Slater with patients Lenny, Moxi, Oscar, and Marie, they come to understand more about the human mind and spirit. First... more...

  • Why Kids Killby PhD Peter Langman

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 22.99

    Ten years after the school massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado, school shootings are a new and alarming epidemic. While sociologists have attributed the trigger of violence to peer pressure, such as bullying and social isolation, prominent psychologist Peter Langman, argues here that psychological causes are responsible. Drawing on 20... 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...

  • The Myth of Mental Illnessby Thomas S. Szasz

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • Search For The Real Selfby James F. Masterson

    Free Press 2011; US$ 16.95

    Personality disorders?borderline, narcissistic, and schizoid?have become the classic psychological disorders of our age. Outwardly successful, charming and powerful, personality-disordered individuals have long confounded their colleagues, family, lovers and employees?as well as mental health professionals. The author helps the reader understand them.... 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...

  • Adult Learning Disordersby Lorraine E. Wolf; Hope E. Schreiber; Jeanette Wasserstein

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    Recent advances in neuroimaging and genetics technologies have enhanced our understanding of neurodevelopmental disorders in adults. The authors in this volume not only discuss such advances as they apply to adults with learning disorders, but also address their translation into clinical practice. One cluster of chapters addresses developmental... 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...

  • Applied Topics in Health Psychologyby Marie Louise Caltabiano; Lina Ricciardelli

    Wiley 2012; US$ 61.95

    This selection of in-depth, critical and comprehensive chapters on topical issues in applied health psychology features the work of key researchers and practitioners in the Australasian health system and deals with both theoretical and methodological aspects of the subject. The first health psychology text aimed specifically at regional postgraduate... more...

  • Approach to the Psychiatric Patientby John W. Barnhill

    American Psychiatric Publishing 2008; US$ 77.00

    Approach to the Psychiatric Patient consists of more than 100 essays that address one of 10 carefully selected psychiatric cases. The essays reflect the breadth of modern psychiatry, the cases span the diagnostic spectrum, and the situations range from emergency rooms and inpatient services to outpatient psychotherapy offices. more...