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  • 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...

  • Research and Experiment in Stutteringby H. R. Beech; Fay Fransella; H. J. Eysenck

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Research and Experiment in Stuttering presents the phenomena and characteristics of stuttering. This book describes the types of stuttering that may appear in many different psychological and physical settings. Organized into seven chapters, this book starts with a discussion of the definition of stuttering, which usually refers to particular forms... more...

  • Human Adaptation and Its Failuresby Leslie Phillips

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

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  • Readings in Clinical Psychologyby R. D. Savage

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 93.95

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  • 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 Publishing Group 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 Publishing Group 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...