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Mental Illness

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  • 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...

  • 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

    In addition to being the son of famous New Yorker editor William Shawn and brother of the distinguished playwright and actor Wallace Shawn, Allen Shawn is agoraphobic-he is afraid of both public spaces and isolation. Wish I Could Be There gracefully captures both of these extraordinary realities, blending memoir and scientific inquiry in an utterly... more...

  • Crazyby Pete Earley

    Penguin Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    Former Washington Post reporter Pete Earley had written extensively about the criminal justice system. But it was only when his own son-in the throes of a manic episode-broke into a neighbor's house that he learned what happens to mentally ill people who break a law. This is the Earley family's compelling story, a troubling look at bureaucratic... more...

  • Take Charge of Bipolar Disorderby Julie A. Fast; John Preston

    Grand Central Publishing 2008; US$ 9.99

    The authors offer those with Bipolar Disorder a four-step plan towards managing the illness and creating lasting stability. more...