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  • Angelheadby Greg Bottoms

    Crown/Archetype 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...

  • The Outsiderby Nathaniel Lachenmeyer

    Crown/Archetype 2001; US$ 15.95

    The Outsider is an unsentimental yet profoundly moving look at one family?s experience with mental illness. In 1978, Charles Lachenmeyer was a happily married professor of sociology who lived in the New York suburbs with his wife and nine-year-old son, Nathaniel. But within a few short years, schizophrenia?a devastating mental illness with no... more...

  • Living Well with Depression and Bipolar Disorderby John McManamy

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • Break the Bipolar Cycleby Elizabeth Brondolo; Xavier Amador

    McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 16.95

    Take control of your symptoms--and take charge of your life If you're dealing with bipolar disorder, you already know that it?s more than a cycle of ?ups? and ?downs.? You may also have difficulty with depression and irritability, as well as problems with weight gain, memory, and fatigue. Dealing with these day-to-day problems can sometimes seem... 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...

  • 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...

  • Family Healingby Salvador Minuchin; Michael P. Nichols

    Free Press 1998; US$ 18.95

    At the center of people?s lives is the family, which can be and should be a haven from the harshness of the outside world. Unfortunately, the source of people?s greatest hope for happiness often turns out to be the source of their worst disappointments. Now, the family therapist, Salvador Minuchin unravels the knots of family dynamics against the background... more...

  • Colonial Psychiatry and the African Mindby Jock McCulloch

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 40.00

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