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Overcoming Binge Eating
Overcoming Binge Eating
Paperback      ISBN: 0898621798
Written by Dr. Christopher Fairburn, an international expert on eating disorders, this unique book provides clinicians, sufferers, and interested others with an authoritative and accessible account on binge eating problems. Overcoming Binge Eating provides all the information needed to understand the problem and bring it under control. Dispelling many of the myths associated with binge eating, Part One provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of current knowledge about binge eating problems. Chapters address such issues as: * Who binges and why * How binge eating differs from everyday overeating * Whether binge eating is an addiction * How binge eating affects people emotionally and physically * Ways those who binge can gain control Part Two of the book is a new self-help program based on the most effective strategies for binge eating problems. Designed to be used on its own or in conjuction with therapy, the program provides step-by-step guidance for: * Overcoming the urge to binge * Gaining control of eating behavior * Reducing the risk of relapse * Establishing stable, healthy eating habits Presenting the most up-to-date information, as well as an effective program for treating those who binge eat, this book will be used by clinicians both as a comprehensive reference and as recommended reading for clients. Offering inspiration and insight, this book will help your clients empower themselves to deal with their binge eating problems, as well as the shame and isolation that characterize them.
The Psychedelic Reader: Selected from the Psychedelic Review
The Psychedelic Reader
Selected from the Psychedelic Review
Paperback      ISBN: 0806514515
Psychopathia Sexualis: With Especial Reference to Contrary Sexual Instinct : A Clinical-Forensic Study
Psychopathia Sexualis
With Especial Reference to Contrary Sexual Instinct : A Clinical-Forensic Study
Paperback      ISBN: 0965032418
This unabridged classic from the founder of modern sexual pathology contains 238 case histories detailing every form of sexual perversion - with a new appendix of additional case histories unpublished for over one hundred years. Translated from the twelfth and final German edition, Psychopathia Sexualis is essential reading for students of sexual perversity, criminal psychology, and European fin-de-siecle art and literature.
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
Hurry Down Sunshine
Hurry Down Sunshine
Paperback      ISBN: 0307473546
In an intimate, unsentimental, and provocative account populated by an unforgettable cast of characters, the author details his young daughter's sudden onset of mental illness and her long and difficult journey back to life. Reprint. A Time Best Book of the Year.
Rescuing Patty Hearst: Growing Up Sane in a Decade Gone Mad
Rescuing Patty Hearst
Growing Up Sane in a Decade Gone Mad
Paperback      ISBN: 0743255496
A daughter of a schizophrenic mother recounts how she and her sister were held hostage for four years while their mother gave way to psychosis and how the medical system of the 1980s inhibited patient progress and victimized their families.
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: Text Revision
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Text Revision
Paperback      ISBN: 0890420254
Features information on mental disorders as well as on treatment and procedures relating to those illnesses.
Triumph over Fear: A Book of Help and Hope for People With Anxiety, Panic Attacks, and Phobias
Triumph over Fear
A Book of Help and Hope for People With Anxiety, Panic Attacks, and Phobias
Paperback      ISBN: 0553374443
Combining authoritative information with firsthand case studies, a compassionate guide explains how to cope with anxiety, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder and offers tips on how to recognize the problem and when to seek professional help. Reprint.
A Mind Apart: Travels in a Neurodiverse World
A Mind Apart
Travels in a Neurodiverse World
Paperback      ISBN: 1585425184
An intimate exploration of mental disease draws on the author's manic depression experience and interviews with people who suffer from such conditions as multiple personality disorder, autism, and schizophrenia, evaluating what can be learned by the alternate perceptions inherent with each disease. By the author of Body Toxic. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Father, Have I Kept My Promise?: Madness As Seen from Within
Father, Have I Kept My Promise?
Madness As Seen from Within
Hardcover      ISBN: 0911198938
In 1937 Edith had received a doctorate in psychology from the University of Vienna, and high recommendations from her famous teachers. Her career prospects looked bright indeed. But a year later, she was a refugee from Hitler's war on Jews. She left her Nazi-occupied homeland and immigrated to the United States in 1939. In the United States, she pursued her career in psychology as a professor at prominent universities as well as a clinical consultant for the State of Indiana. As a psychology professor at Purdue, she contracted tuberculosis and spent 1962-64 in a tuberculosis hospital. Before she was released, she began to experience instances of schizophrenia. In this condition, she taught at St. Mary-of the-Woods College in Terre Haute, Indiana, for a year. Just before her stay there was to end, a priest discovered her mental illness. All through her mental illness, she kept a diary chronicling her schizophrenic episode. Father, Have I Kept My Promise? is that diary-turned-book. Part of the book's charm is Edith's honesty--she does not bide anything from her reader.