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  • Search For The Real Selfby James F. Masterson

    Free Press 2011; Not Available

    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...

  • Search For The Real Selfby James F. Masterson

    Free Press 2011; Not Available

    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...

  • Family Healingby Salvador Minuchin; Michael P. Nichols

    Free Press 1998; Not Available

    At the center of people?s lives is the family, which can be and should be a haven from the harshness of the outside world. Unfortunately, the source of people?s greatest hope for happiness often turns out to be the source of their worst disappointments. Now, the family therapist, Salvador Minuchin unravels the knots of family dynamics against the background... 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; Not Available

    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

    Part 1 It all started the day after I had been accepted for early admission to Columbia College. December 19, 1993. I was seventeen years old. I had left my family at home in Providence, Rhode Island, and was attending my senior year of high school abroad at an international school in Paris. I was having a great time, living with friends of... 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...

  • Recovered Not Curedby Richard McLean

    Allen & Unwin 2003; US$ 20.86

    A compelling visual and verbal journey exploring the author's experience of schizophrenia: the first signs, reactions from friends and family, how he sought help, the challenges of recovery. more...

  • Wish I Could Be Thereby Allen Shawn

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    "A harrowing, essential book about the force of fear gone wild in one person's mind and body." - Chicago Tribune "Remarkable. A brave, eccentric, and utterly compelling book that's as revelatory and candid as anything ever written by Joan Didion, and as humane and scientifically fascinating as any one of Oliver Sacks's case studies." -Michiko... more...