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  • The Search for Sanityby S. Leff; V. Leff; Robert Robinson; Dean Athelstan Spilhaus

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 31.95

    The Search for Sanity provides a comprehensive discussion of the issue of mental illness. The book begins by addressing the question of whether society is sick. This is followed by separate chapters on the social aspects of mental health; the problems caused by sex such as prostitution, sexually transmitted disease, and illegitimate births; how the... more...

  • Managing Anxiety with Mindfulness For Dummiesby Joelle Jane Marshall

    Wiley 2015; US$ 14.99 US$ 11.99

    Don't panic! Managing Anxiety with Mindfulness For Dummies is a practical guide to overcoming your worries and minimising anxiety using mindfulness techniques. The National Health Service and the National Institute for Care and Excellence recommend mindfulness as a legitimate treatment for anxiety, and its also been proven to alleviate stress,... more...

  • On Hysteriaby Sabine Arnaud

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 44.00

    These days, hysteria is known as a discredited diagnosis that was used to group and pathologize a wide range of conditions and behaviors in women. But for a long time, it was seen as a legitimate category of medical problem?and one that, originally, was applied to men as often as to women. In On Hysteria , Sabine Arnaud traces the creation and rise... more...

  • Nervous Disease in Late Eighteenth-Century Britainby Heather R Beatty

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    This study, based on extensive use of eighteenth-century newspapers, hospital registers and case notes, examines the experience of suffering from nervous disease ? a supposedly upper-class malady. Beatty concludes that ?nervousness? was a legitimate medical diagnosis with a firm basis in eighteenth-century medical theory. more...

  • Small Acts of Disappearanceby Fiona Wright

    Giramondo Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    Small Acts of Disappearance is a collection of ten essays that describes the author’s affliction with an eating disorder which begins in high school, and escalates into life-threatening anorexia over the next ten years. Fiona Wright is a highly regarded poet and critic, and her account of her illness is informed by a keen sense of its contradictions... more...

  • Illusion and Realityby David Smail

    Karnac Books 2015; US$ 10.95

    This work challenges the notion that anxiety and depression amount to a mental illness denoting that something is wrong with the individual sufferer. Instead, anxiety and depression are described as perfectly rational responses to difficulties in the sufferer's world, experienced subjectively by that person. An essential contrast is drawn between objective... more...

  • The Origins of Unhappinessby David Smail

    Karnac Books 2015; US$ 10.95

    It is the main argument of this book that emotional and psychological distress is often brought about through the operation of social-environmental powers which have their origin at a considerable distance from those ultimately subjected to them. On the whole, psychology has concerned itself very little with the field of power which stretches beyond... more...

  • Tausend Tode und ein Lebenby Constanze Winter

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2015; Not Available

    "Voller Würde, Humor und Klugheit ist dieses Buch geschrieben." So charakterisiert Prof. Luise Reddemann das Werk, das sich in drei Teile untergliedert. Im ersten Teil werden Zahlen, Daten und Fakten zusammengestellt und sinnvolle Präventionsmöglichkeiten vorgestellt. Der zweite Teil erläutert, wie ein Trauma entsteht und welche langfristigen... more...

  • Anxiousby Joseph LeDoux

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 18.99

    Anxiety is the most prevalent psychiatric problem of our time. Decades of research have gone into probing its mysteries and developing treatments. But what if we?ve been thinking about fear and anxiety in the wrong way for all these years? This is the groundbreaking premise behind a wave of new research, led by the lab of renowned neuroscientist... more...

  • Things I Did When I Was Hangryby Annie Mahon

    Parallax Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    After years of struggling with eating disorders and anxiety around food and eating, Annie Mahon figured that having a path, any path, would be helpful. When she read The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh, she changed her relationship with food and transformed nearly every aspect of her life. In Things I Did When I Was Hangry , Annie shares... more...