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  • Managing Madness (Psychology Revivals)by Joan Busfield

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Psychiatry regularly comes under attack as a way of caring for and controlling the mentally ill. Originally published in 1986, this title explores the history and theory of psychiatry to illuminate current practice at the time, and shows why mental health services had developed in particular ways. The book was invaluable for all those who needed to... more...

  • Narratives of Art Practice and Mental Wellbeingby Olivia Sagan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Narratives of Art Practice and Mental Wellbeing draws on extensive research carried out with mental health service users who are also practicing artists. Using narrative data gained through hours of reflective conversation, it explores not whether art can contribute to positive wellbeing and improved mental health - as this is now established... more...

  • Mad Among Usby Gerald N. Grob

    Free Press 1994; Not Available

    In the first comprehensive one-volume history of the treatment of the mentally ill, the foremost historian in the field compellingly recounts our various attempts to solve this ever-present dilemma from colonial times to the present. Gerald Grob charts the growth of mental hospitals in response to the escalating numbers of the severely and persistently... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Social Support and Psychiatric Disorderby T. S. Brugha

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 69.00

    A critical evaluation of research into the impact of social support on mental health with implications for mental health management and intervention. more...