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  • Understanding the Mind of Your Bipolar Childby Gregory T. Lombardo

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 27.99

    Help and hope for parents of children who suffer from this prevalent and puzzling disorder Bipolar disorder has an impact not only on children's mood and behavior but on the way they experience the world, and consequently on the way they think. The intensity with which a bipolar child perceives things can be the source of creativity and talent,... more...

  • The Bitterest Pillsby Joanna Moncrieff

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 30.00

    A challenging reappraisal of the history of antipsychotics, revealing how they were transformed from neurological poisons into magical cures, their benefits exaggerated and their toxic effects minimized or ignored. more...

  • Readings in Clinical Psychologyby R. D. Savage

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 93.95

    Readings in Clinical Psychology illustrates the development of reliable and valid measures of behavior, and the skillful, expert use of modern statistical techniques for the analysis of data. These readings stress the importance of experimental and academic psychology as the basis of clinical psychology, and the need for behavioral research. This... more...

  • Am I Depressed And What Can I Do About It?by Shirley Reynolds; Monika Parkinson

    Little, Brown Book Group 2015; Not Available

    Depression is one of the most common mental health problems and is estimated to affect around 15% of people at some point during their life. For many people depression is a life-long disorder which starts during the teenage years ?around 10% of teenagers are estimated to have an episode of depression and many more experience persistent low mood.... more...

  • 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...

  • The Myth of Sanityby Martha Stout

    Penguin Publishing Group 2002; US$ 16.00

    Why does a gifted psychiatrist suddenly begin to torment his own beloved wife? How can a ninety-pound woman carry a massive air conditioner to the second floor of her home, install it in a window unassisted, and then not remember how it got there? Why would a brilliant feminist law student ask her fiancÚ to treat her like a helpless little girl? How... 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...

  • 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...

  • Living Well with Depression and Bipolar Disorderby John McManamy

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Seven years ago, John McManamy was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Through his successful Web site and newsletter, he has turned his struggles into a lifelong dedication to helping others battling depression and bipolar disorder reclaim their lives. In Living Well with Depression and Bipolar Disorder , he brilliantly blends the knowledge of leading... more...

  • Where There Is No Psychiatristby Vikram Patel

    The Royal College of Psychiatrists 2003; US$ 15.00

    Even though mental illnesses are common and cause great suffering in every part of the world, many health workers have a limited understanding about mental health and are less comfortable dealing with mental illness. This book is a practical manual for mental health care for the community health worker, the primary care nurse, the social worker and... more...