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  • The Last Asylumby Barbara Taylor

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    The Last Asylum is Barbara Taylor's journey through mental illness and the psychiatric health care system. The Last Asylum begins with Barbara Taylor's visit to the innocuously named Princess Park Manor in Friern Barnet, North London -- a picture of luxury and repose. But this is the former site of one of England's most infamous lunatic... 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...

  • School Shootersby Peter Langman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 35.99

    School shootings scare everyone, even those not immediately affected. They make national and international news. They make parents afraid to send their children off to school. But they also lead to generalizations about those who perpetrate them. Most assumptions about the perpetrators are wrong and many of the warning signs are missed until... more...

  • A Mindfulness-Based Approach to Working with High-Risk Adolescentsby Sam Himelstein

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    A Mindfulness-Based Approach to Working With High-Risk Adolescents is an accessible introduction to a new model of therapy that combines the Buddhist concept of mindfulness with modern trends in psychotherapy. Drawing on years of experience working with at-risk adolescents, the chapters explore ways to develop authentic connections with patients:... 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...

  • Hurry Down Sunshineby Michael Greenberg

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.95

    HURRY DOWN SUNSHINE TELLS THE STORY OF THE extraordinary summer when, at the age of fifteen, Michael Greenberg?s daughter was struck mad. It begins with Sally?s visionary crack-up on the streets of Greenwich Village, and continues, among other places, in the out-of-time world of a Manhattan psychiatric ward during the city?s most sweltering months.... more...

  • Lying, Cheating, and Carrying Onby Henri Parens; Salman Akhtar

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 2009; US$ 32.99

    This book aims to help therapists enhance their empathy with patients who are compelled to lie and to provide them with better therapeutic strategies to deal with the clinical dilemmas that arise in working with such children and adults. more...

  • Highly Effective Therapyby Len Sperry

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 51.95

    Mental health professionals and accrediting bodies have steadily been embracing competency-focused learning and clinical practice. In contrast to a skill, a competency is a level of sufficiency evaluated against an external standard. Learning to be clinically competent involves considerably more than the current emphasis on skill and micro skill training.... more...

  • Impulse Control Disordersby Elias Aboujaoude; Lorrin M. Koran

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 100.00

    This is the first book to bring together medical and social knowledge bases in the diagnosis and treatment of impulse control disorders. more...

  • Colonial Psychiatry and the African Mindby Jock McCulloch

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 38.00

    In this history of psychiatry in colonial Africa, Jock McCulloch describes the clinical approaches of well-known European practitioners. more...