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Hidden Lives

Author : Lenore Rowntree
ISBN : 9781926972961
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Hidden Lives is a groundbreaking anthology of evocative personal essays written by well-known and cutting-edge authors, all of whom either suffer from or have close family members who have been diagnosed with a serious mental health or developmental disorder. What does it feel like to be psychotic? What sorts of thoughts go through your mind while you are killing yourself? How does a mother go on after her schizophrenic son throws himself into an unfinished construction site? This is an anthology that drills into the core of compassion and disappointmentthat transcends hope and finds beauty in insanity.

Scattered

Author : Gabor Mate
ISBN : 1101153857
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 21. 70 MB
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In this breakthrough guide to understanding, treating, and healing Attention Deficit Disorder, Dr. Gabor Maté, an adult with ADD and the father of three ADD children, shared the latest information on: · The external factors that trigger ADD · How to create an environment that promotes health and healing · Ritalin and other drugs · ADD adults …and much more Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) has quickly become a controversial topic in recent years. Whereas other books on the subject describe the condition as inherited, Dr. Maté believes that our social and emotional environments play a key role in both the cause of and cure for this condition. In Scattered, he describes the painful realities of ADD and its effect on children as well as on career and social paths in adults. While acknowledging that genetics may indeed play a part in predisposing a person toward ADD, Dr. Maté moves beyond that to focus on the things we can control: changes in environment, family dynamics, and parenting choices. He draws heavily on his own experience with the disorder, as both an ADD sufferer and the parent of three diagnosed children. Providing a thorough overview of ADD and its treatments, Scattered is essential and life-changing reading for the millions of ADD sufferers in North America today. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Not So Abnormal Psychology

Author : Ronald B. Miller
ISBN : 1433820218
Genre : Psychology
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In this warm and deeply personal text, author Ronald B. Miller offers students a different approach to conceptualizing and treating mental illness. Miller critically examines reigning orthodoxies, such as our tendency to pathologize psychological difficulties and to downplay or ignore subjective experiences of human suffering. He reviews theoretical bases, methods of diagnosis and assessment, and treatments that have long produced successful outcomes, yet have too often been denigrated or ignored by proponents of the dominant approaches to mental health care. This text offers a pragmatic and compassionate approach that can revolutionize readers' understanding of abnormal psychology.

A Common Struggle

Author : Patrick J. Kennedy
ISBN : 9780698185111
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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**A New York Times Bestseller** Patrick J. Kennedy, the former congressman and youngest child of Senator Ted Kennedy, details his personal and political battle with mental illness and addiction, exploring mental health care's history in the country alongside his and every family's private struggles. On May 5, 2006, the New York Times ran two stories, “Patrick Kennedy Crashes Car into Capitol Barrier” and then, several hours later, “Patrick Kennedy Says He'll Seek Help for Addiction.” It was the first time that the popular Rhode Island congressman had publicly disclosed his addiction to prescription painkillers, the true extent of his struggle with bipolar disorder and his plan to immediately seek treatment. That could have been the end of his career, but instead it was the beginning. Since then, Kennedy has become the nation’s leading advocate for mental health and substance abuse care, research and policy both in and out of Congress. And ever since passing the landmark Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act--and after the death of his father, leaving Congress--he has been changing the dialogue that surrounds all brain diseases. A Common Struggle weaves together Kennedy's private and professional narratives, echoing Kennedy's philosophy that for him, the personal is political and the political personal. Focusing on the years from his 'coming out' about suffering from bipolar disorder and addiction to the present day, the book examines Kennedy's journey toward recovery and reflects on Americans' propensity to treat mental illnesses as "family secrets." Beyond his own story, though, Kennedy creates a roadmap for equality in the mental health community, and outlines a bold plan for the future of mental health policy. Written with award-winning healthcare journalist and best-selling author Stephen Fried, A Common Struggle is both a cry for empathy and a call to action. From the Hardcover edition.

Scattered Minds

Author : Gabor Mate, M.D.
ISBN : 9780307374691
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Written from the inside by a person who himself has ADD, with the wisdom gained through years of medical practice and research, Scattered Minds explodes the myth of ADD as a genetically based illness, offering real hope and advice for children and adults who live with this disorder. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Secret Lives

Author : Diane Chamberlain
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Genre : Fiction
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If you are a fan of Jodi Picoult or Susan Lewis, this is a complex tale of the power of love, from Diane Chamberlain, bestselling author of The Midwife's Confession and Necessary Lies. Disillusioned actress Eden Riley leaves a life of Hollywood glamour and a broken marriage to return to her mother’s childhood home in rural Virginia. In search of answers about her mother, a famous children’s author who died when she was very young, she meets the handsome yet mysterious Ben Alexander, an archaeologist and friend of her Uncle. But Ben has his own demons, and a secret that threatens to destroy their newfound happiness. Now Eden must make a heart-breaking decision as she struggles to lay the ghosts of the past to rest and come to terms with her own future.

Surviving Schizophrenia

Author : E. Fuller Torrey
ISBN : 9780060842598
Genre : Psychology
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Since its first publication in 1983, Surviving Schizophrenia has become the standard reference book on the disease and has helped thousands of patients, their families and mental health professionals. In clear language, this much–praised and important book describes the nature, causes, symptoms, treatment and course of schizophrenia and also explores living with it from both the patient and the family's point of view. This new, completely updated fifth edition includes the latest research findings on what causes the disease as well as information about the newest drugs for treatment and answers to the questions most often asked by families, consumers and providers.

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