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  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hatby Oliver Sacks

    Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 12.79

    With an introduction by Will Self A classic work of psychology, this international bestseller provides a groundbreaking insight into the human mind. If a man has lost a leg or an eye, he knows he has lost a leg or an eye; but if he has lost a self - himself - he cannot know it, because he is no longer there to know it. In this extraordinary... more...

  • Amongst Ourselvesby Tracy Alderman

    New Harbinger Publications 1998; US$ 15.55

    A clinical psychologist teams up with a licensed social worker who has Dissociative Identity Disorder to offer a first-person perspective of the condition and provide practical suggestions to help readers come to terms with the disorder and learn how to make their lives better. 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...

  • On Delusionby Jennifer Radden

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 27.95

    Delusions play a fundamental role in the history of psychology, philosophy and culture, dividing not only the mad from the sane but reason from unreason. Yet the very nature and extent of delusions are poorly understood. What are delusions? How do they differ from everyday errors or mistaken beliefs? Are they scientific categories? In this superb,... more...

  • The History of Mental Symptomsby German E. Berrios

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 172.00

    An important and unique survey of the historical background to the descriptive categories of psychopathology. more...

  • Swing Lowby Miriam Toews

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.24

    ?Audacious,original and profoundly moving . . . . Healing is a likely outcome of a bookimbued with the righteous anger, compassion and humanity of Swing Low .?? Globe and Mail (Canada) Reverberatingwith emotional power, authenticity, and insight , Swing Low isMiriam Toews' daring and deeply affecting memoir ofher father?s struggle with manic depression... more...