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  • 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...

  • Autism and Asperger Syndromeby Uta Frith

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 58.00

    Is Asperger syndrome a syndrome in its own right or is it a form of autism? Sufferers from the syndrome are like autistic individuals in that they show the same kind of impairments from early childhood; yet they are unlike them in being far more verbally articulate and socially adapted. They can be highly intelligent and reminiscent of eccentrics with... more...

  • The History of Mental Symptomsby German E. Berrios

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 146.00

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

  • Swing Lowby Miriam Toews

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.99

    ?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...

  • The Science of Evilby Simon Baron-Cohen

    Basic Books 2011; US$ 16.99

    A pathbreaking autism researcher explores why some people lack empathy and what that absence means for our psychological understanding of evil. more...

  • The Handbook of Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorderby W. Keith Campbell; Joshua D. Miller

    Wiley 2011; US$ 160.00

    The Handbook of Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder  is the definitive resource for empirically sound information on narcissism for researchers, students, and clinicians at a time when this personality disorder has become a particularly relevant area of interest. This unique work deepens understanding of how narcissistic behavior... more...

  • Self-Harm and Violenceby Richard Whittington; Caroline Logan

    Wiley 2011; US$ 113.95

    Self-Harm and Violence: Towards Best Practice in Managing Risk in Mental Health Services presents the first exploration of the most effective clinical practice techniques relating to the management of risk in mental health care settings. Based on the Department of Health’s Best Practice in Managing Risk guidance document, which was developed... more...

  • Beyond Crazyby Julia Nunes; Scott Simmie

    McClelland & Stewart 2011; US$ 16.95

    In any given year, one in five Canadians will experience symptoms of mental disorder. So why do we still have such a long way to go towards true understanding and acceptance? Because people are afraid to talk. Beyond Crazy takes us beyond the barriers of fear and stigma to meet real Canadians from all walks of life who have encountered mental illness.... more...

  • What is Madness?by Darian Leader

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    What is Madness? is Darian Leader's probing study of madness, sanity, and everything in between What separates the sane from the mad? How hard or easy is it to tell them apart? And what if the difference is really between being mad and going mad? In this landmark work Darian Leader undermines common conceptions of madness. Through... more...

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

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 9.74

    ?The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat is populated by a cast as strange as that of the most fantastic fiction. The subject of this strange and wonderful book is what happens when things go wrong with parts of the brain most of us don?t know exist . . . Dr Sacks shows the awesome powers of our mind and just how delicately balanced they have to be?... more...