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Mental Illness

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Victorian Suicideby Barbara Gates

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    When Viscount Castlereagh, leader of the House of Commons and architect of the Grand Alliance, committed suicide in 1822, the coroner's inquest could consider only two legal verdicts: insanity or self-murder. Public outrage greeted his burial in Westminster Abbey; the tradition lingered that a suicide's burial place be at a crossroads, with a stake... 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...

  • Social Cognition and Metacognition in Schizophreniaby Paul Lysaker; Giancarlo Dimaggio; Martin Brüne

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 99.95

    Deficits in social cognition and metacognition in schizophrenics makes it difficult for them to understand the speech, facial expressions and hence emotion and intention of others, as well as allowing little insight into their own mental state. These deficits are associated with poor social skills, fewer social relationships, and are predictive of... more...

  • The Skeleton Cupboardby Tanya Byron

    Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 16.24

    Tanya Byron shares powerful stories inspired by her years of training as a clinical psychologist more...

  • When Love Is Not Enoughby Donna PHD Piazza

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    When Love Is Not Enough relates how a multitude of factors--the competence of staff; the safety, nurturing, and protective elements of the emotional, physical, and political setting; and all overt and covert organizational dynamics--determine whether or not a treatment setting accomplishes its therapeutic aims. Authors in When Love Is Not Enough continue... more...