Mental Health Disorders
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Girl, Interrupted
Girl, Interrupted
Paperback      ISBN: 0679746048
The author of Asa, as I Knew Him offers a compelling and poignant memoir of her two years as a teenager in a psychiatric hospital, sharing vivid portraits of her fellow patients, their keepers, and her experiences during treatment. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
The Food-Mood Solution: All-Natural Ways to Banish Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Stress, Overeating, and Alcohol and Drug Problems - and Feel Good Again
The Food-Mood Solution
All-Natural Ways to Banish Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Stress, Overeating, and Alcohol and Drug Problems - and Feel Good Again
Paperback      ISBN: 0470228776
In a ground-breaking new study, a renowned nutrition expert traces the nutritional triggers of emotions and conditions such as fatigue, anxiety, and anger and furnishes practical dietary remedies to assist readers to stabilize their moods, sleep better, handle stress, and enhance energy. Reprint.
A Bright Red Scream: Self-Mutilation and the Language of Pain
A Bright Red Scream
Self-Mutilation and the Language of Pain
Paperback      ISBN: 0140280537
Explores the phenomenon of selfmutilation, tracing how feelings of rage and selfpunishment are acted out by its practitioners and the process of treatment, based on interviews with dozens of patients, doctors, and researchers. Reprint.
Beating the Blues: New Approaches to Overcoming Dysthymia And Chronic Mild Depression
Beating the Blues
New Approaches to Overcoming Dysthymia And Chronic Mild Depression
Paperback      ISBN: 0195304535
Mild depressions are so insidious that sufferers often don't seek help. They think, "that's just the way I am. There's really not much I can do about it." As Dr. Michael Thase and science writer Susan S. Lang reveal, they can do something about it. Persistent mild depression, which afflicts up to 35 million Americans, can be readily and permanently cured. In Beating the Blues, Thase and Lang show how chronic mild depression can be relieved by learning strategies that help sufferers to recognize and change negative and distorted thinking patterns that lead to a downward spiral of pessimism. They reveal that a combination of medication and therapy has been shown to be the most effective treatment for mild depression, with an impressive 85% of patients experiencing full relief. Thase and Lang also discuss when a person should seek help from a therapist and what kinds of therapy seem the most effective. They outline the safer new antidepressants that are helpful for both mild and severe depressions, detailing each drug's strength and weakness; and examine alternative therapies, including stress management, physical exercise, acupuncture, supplements, and other mind/body therapies. Finally, they provide in-depth discussions of mild depression in children, adolescents, college students, and elderly parents, as well as those with chronic stress. Beating the Blues is an inspiring and empowering book, offering everything a person needs to know in order to overcome mild depression.
Natural Relief for Anxiety: Complementary Strategies for Easing Fear, Panic & Worry
Natural Relief for Anxiety
Complementary Strategies for Easing Fear, Panic & Worry
Paperback      ISBN: 1572243724
Twenty-five million Americans suffer from diagnosable anxiety disorder, and our cultural climate seems to breed more apprehension and fear with each passing day. It is no surprise that international pharmaceutical companies spend billions each year to research and develop psychoactive drugs that counter psychological symptoms. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be any magic pill for people who are chronically anxious. Successful treatments that rely on drugs have an extremely high incidence of relapse, and the side effects of most prescription anti-anxiety drugs are as debilitating as the disorder itself. From the best-selling author of The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook and a naturopathic physician, this book helps you develop a treatment strategy for anxiety that is totally drug-free. The authors begin with an introduction to healthy lifestyle choices. Then they discuss a variety of conditions that can aggravate anxiety-related problems. They provide an overview of complimentary approaches to anxiety treatment using herbs and supplements, massage, chiropractic, and homeopathy. In later chapters, learn about controlling body toxicity.
Memoirs of My Nervous Illness
Memoirs of My Nervous Illness
Paperback      ISBN: 094032220x
In 1884, distinguished German jurist Schreber (1842-1911) began a series of mental collapses that afflicted him the rest of his life. He produced this account while confined to a psychiatric hospital; it was published as Denkwnrdigkeiten eines Nervenkranken in 1903. It has become one of the most read and studied works in psychiatric literature sinc
Fasting Girls: The History of Anorexia Nervosa
Fasting Girls
The History of Anorexia Nervosa
Paperback      ISBN: 0375724486
An updated edition of the classic study of eating disorders traces the historic roots of anorexia nervosa from its emergence during the Victorian era to its pervasiveness in the twentieth century and explores the cultural significance of appetite control in women's lives. Original. 12,500 first printing.
Phantastica: A Classic Survey on the Use and Abuse of Mind-Altering Plants
Phantastica
A Classic Survey on the Use and Abuse of Mind-Altering Plants
Paperback      ISBN: 0892817836
Long out of print, this book is the first scientific study of narcotic and psychedelic substances by a world-renowned pharmacologist and toxicologist.
Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness
Darkness Visible
A Memoir of Madness
Paperback      ISBN: 0679736395
The author chronicles his descent into depression, discussing not only his own experience and recovery but also how others can find help
The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous
The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous
Paperback      ISBN: 0960989862