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  • Human Adaptation and Its Failuresby Leslie Phillips

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Human Adaptation and its Failures focuses on the nature of psychopathology and its relation to normal behavior. The book first offers information on key concepts, including environmental factors in adaptation, nonadaptive behavior patterns, and a critique of approaches to normal and psychiatrically impaired behaviors. The text then surveys the development... 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 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...

  • 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 Group US 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 Group US 2007; US$ 15.00

    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...

  • Psychology Today: Taming Bipolar Disorderby Lori Oliwenstein

    DK Publishing 2004; US$ 17.95

    Bipolar disorder is about the wildest of euphorias and the deepest of depressions. Now, Alpha Books and Psychology Today present all the information, guidance and support people with bipolar disorder and their loved ones need in order to survive. This important book contains cutting-edge research and straightforward advice from the most respected names... 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...