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Mental Illness

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

    Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 9.71

    A million-copy bestseller by the twentieth century's greatest neurologist more...

  • 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...

  • Losing Timby Paul Gionfriddo

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    Paul Gionfriddo?s son Tim is one of the “6 percent?—the percentage of all Americans with serious mental illness. He is also one of the half million homeless people with serious mental illnesses in desperate need of help yet often underserved or ignored by our health and social-service systems. In this moving, detailed, yet clear-eyed exposé, Gionfriddo... more...

  • De-Medicalizing Misery IIby Ewen Speed; Joanna Moncrieff; Mark Rapley

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 30.00

    This book extends the critical scope of the previous volume, De-Medicalizing Misery , into a wider social and political context, developing the critique of the psychiatrization of Western society. It explores the contemporary mental health landscape and poses possible alternative solutions to the continuing issues of emotional distress. more...

  • Behind the Gates of Gomorrahby Stephen Seager

    Gallery Books 2014; US$ 26.00

    A darker twist on Orange is the New Black , this true insider's account delivers an eye-opening look into the nation?s largest state-run forensic hospital, a facility that houses the real-life Hannibal Lecters of the world. Psychiatrist Stephen Seager was no stranger to locked psych wards when he accepted a job at California?s Gorman State hospital,... more...

  • Depression, Emotion and the Selfby Matthew Ratcliffe; Achim Stephan

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 23.99

    This volume addresses the question of what it is like to be depressed. Despite the vast amount of research that has been conducted into the causes and treatment of depression, the experience of depression remains poorly understood. Indeed, many depression memoirs state that the experience is impossible for others to understand. However, it is at least... more...

  • Pharmacological Treatment of College Students with Psychological Problemsby Leighton Whitaker; Stewart Cooper

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 60.95

    Get valuable insights into best practices and procedures for treatment Mental health practitioners across the country are increasingly treating students by combining the use of psychotropic medication with psychotherapy. Pharmacological Treatment of College Students with Psychological Problems explores in detail this uncritically accepted exponential... more...

  • Handbook of Posttraumatic Growthby Lawrence G. Calhoun; Richard G. Tedeschi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    Posttraumatic growth is an area in which investigations are now being undertaken in many different parts of the world. The view that individuals can be changed--sometimes in radically good ways--by their struggle with trauma is ancient and widespread. However, the systematic focus by scholars and clinicians on the possibilities for growth from the... more...

  • Suspicious Mindsby Joel Gold; Ian Gold

    Free Press 2014; US$ 26.00

    What if you woke up with the alarming suspicion that you were being watched? One day in 2003, a patient unlike any other that Dr. Joel Gold had seen before was admitted to his unit at Bellevue Hospital. This man claimed he was being filmed constantly and that his life was being broadcast around the world like The Truman Show ?the 1998 film depicting... more...