Mental Health Disorders
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A Mind Apart: Travels in a Neurodiverse World
A Mind Apart
Travels in a Neurodiverse World
Paperback      ISBN: 1585425184

This beautifully written exploration of "the unusual abilities of those who are differently wired" (Psychology Today) received a Ken Book Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness for outstanding literary contribution to the world of mental health.

In this fascinating literary memoir, Susanne Antonetta draws on her personal experience as a manic-depressive, as well as interviews with people with multiple personality disorder, autism, and other neurological conditions, to form an intimate meditation on mental "disease." She traces the many capabilities-the visual consciousness of an autistic, for example, or the metaphoric consciousness of a manic-depressive-that underlie these and other mental "disabilities."

A stunning portrait of how the world shapes itself in minds that are profoundly different from the norm, A Mind Apart urges readers to look beyond the concept of cures to the gifts inherent in many neuroatypical conditions. Employing a wide-ranging approach to her subject, Antonetta provides a rare glimpse into the wildly varying landscapes of human thought, perception, and emotion.
Emdr: The Breakthrough Therapy for Overcoming Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma
Emdr
The Breakthrough Therapy for Overcoming Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma
Paperback      ISBN: 0465043011

Hailed as the most important method to emerge in psychotherapy in decades, EMDR has successfully treated psychological problems and illnesses in more than one million sufferers worldwide, with a rapidity that defies belief. In a new introduction, Shapiro presents the new applications of this remarkable therapy and the latest scientific research that demonstrates its efficacy.

The Eden Express
The Eden Express
Paperback      ISBN: 0440613930
"One of the best books about going crazy . . . required reading for those who want to understand insanity from the inside."--The New York Times Book Review

Mark Vonnegut set out in search of Eden with his VW bug, his girlfriend, his dog, and his ideals. But genetic predisposition and "a whole lot of **** going down" made Mark Vonnegut crazy in a culture that told him "mental illness is a myth" and "schizophrenia is a sane response to an insane society." Here he tells his story with the eyes that see from the inside out: a moving remembrance of an era and a revealing look at mental illness . . . and getting well again.
The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression
The Noonday Demon
An Atlas of Depression
Paperback      ISBN: 0684854678

Winner of the National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize finalist, The Noonday Demon examines depression in personal, cultural, and scientific terms. Drawing on his own struggles with the illness and interviews with fellow sufferers, doctors and scientists, policy makers and politicians, drug designers and philosophers, Andrew Solomon reveals the subtle complexities and sheer agony of the disease.

He confronts the challenge of defining the illness and describes the vast range of available medications, the efficacy of alternative treatments, and the impact the malady has on various demographic populations -- around the world and throughout history. He also explores the thorny patch of moral and ethical questions posed by emerging biological explanations for mental illness. With uncommon humanity, candor, wit, and erudition, award-winning author Solomon takes readers on a journey of incom-parable range and resonance into the most pervasive of family secrets. His contribution to our understanding not only of mental illness but also of the human condition is truly stunning.
Induced After-death Communication: A New Therapy for Healing Grief And Trauma
Induced After-death Communication
A New Therapy for Healing Grief And Trauma
Paperback      ISBN: 1571744231

Relates the story of how Dr. Botkin, while using a variation of EMDR therapy, discovered a new therapy for helping patients permanently overcome grief and trauma. Dr. Botkin used this therapy primarily with Vietnam War veterans in his work at a VA hospital--Provided by publisher.

Integrative Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder: Effective, Symptom-Focused Techniques, Simplified for Private Practice
Integrative Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder
Effective, Symptom-Focused Techniques, Simplified for Private Practice
Paperback      ISBN: 1572244461

The Best Interventions for BPD--Structured for Private Practice

If you're a therapist in private practice, the odds are that, at some point, you'll encounter a client with borderline personality disorder (BPD). You already know how challenging it is to help people with BPD, especially within the limited scope of treatment allowed by managed care programs. But you want to help. And the severity of BPD, in particular the tendency of people with BPD to engage in suicidal and self-destructive behaviors, makes it critical that you have every chance for conducting a successful intervention--no matter what resources are available to you.

By blending the most effective treatment techniques available for BPD into a clear and systematic protocol, this book shows you how to maximize your chances for helping your client achieve lasting change in the course of brief therapy. Skills for regulation of out-of-control emotions, including some from the much acclaimed dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), make up the core of the program. The book also benefits from the psychopharmacological expertise of its author, John Preston, whose Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists is the essential resource for therapists about psychoactive medication.

Little Book of Trauma Healing: When Violence Striked and Community Security Is Threatened
Little Book of Trauma Healing
When Violence Striked and Community Security Is Threatened
Paperback      ISBN: 1561485071
How can we effectively address the threat of terrorism? What helps being about long-term security? What stops cycles of victimhood? What role can Restorative Justice play?

Following the staggering events of September 11, 2001, the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University was asked to help, along with Church World Service, to equip religious and civil leaders for dealing with traumatized communities. The staff and faculty proposed Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR) programs. Now, STAR director, Carolyn Yoder, has shaped the strategies and learnings from those experiences into a book for all who have known terrorism and threatened security. Topics covered include:
  • Trauma as a call to change and transformation
  • Societal or collective trauma
  • Trauma affects us physiologically
  • Ongoing Trauma
  • Limitations of defining unhealed trauma through a PTSD frame
  • Incomplete grieving
  • Acknowledgment
  • Reconnection
  • Prevent trauma by learning to wage peach
  • And much more.

A startlingly helpful approach. A title in The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding Series.
El Poder Curativo de la Mente: Técnicas Prácticas Para Gozar de Buena Salud Y Aumentar El Poder Mental = El Poder Curativo de La Mente--Tecnicas Pract
El Poder Curativo de la Mente
Técnicas Prácticas Para Gozar de Buena Salud Y Aumentar El Poder Mental = El Poder Curativo de La Mente--Tecnicas Pract
Spanish    Paperback      ISBN: 0892815906

Based on more than thirty years of research gleaned from Tibetan, Indian, and other cultures, The Healing Power of the Mind provides both spiritual insight and practical advice concerning the true nature of healing, showing how imagination, desire, the power of suggestion, psychic influence and the removal of limitations are valuable tools for maximizing our innate capacity for self-healing.

In the spirit of Bernie Siegel's Love, Medicine and Miracles, Dr. Alexander's book explores the body/mind connection and its enormous relevance to health. Originally published as a handbook for Dr. Alexander's patients and later as a popular paperback published by Warner Destiny books, this is a classic which has helped thousands find their way to health.
Daily Meditations for Calming Your Anxious Mind
Daily Meditations for Calming Your Anxious Mind
Paperback      ISBN: 1572245409

Trying to control your anxious thoughts can backfire, making them more prevalent, not less. The best way to calm these common feelings is by attuning yourself to your thoughts in a nonjudgmental, attentive manner, acknowledging your anxieties but choosing to act rather than react.

From the author of Calming Your Anxious Mind comes Daily Mediations for Calming Your Anxious Mind, a collection of more than sixty-four daily mindfulness-based meditations to help you engage with the present moment, manage stress and anxiety, and rediscover the joy in living. Each meditation contains an easy-to-learn visualization exercise, affirmation, or activity, with meditations grouped into four sections: relaxing and feeling safe, embracing joys and fears, befriending your anxious mind and body, and connecting to the web of life.

Girl, Interrupted
Girl, Interrupted
Paperback      ISBN: 0679746048

In 1967, after a session with a psychiatrist she'd never seen before, eighteen-year-old Susanna Kaysen was put in a taxi and sent to McLean Hospital. She spent most of the next two years in the ward for teenage girls in a psychiatric hospital as renowned for its famous clientele--Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell, James Taylor, and Ray Charles--as for its progressive methods of treating those who could afford its sanctuary.

Kaysen's memoir encompasses horror and razor-edged perception while providing vivid portraits of her fellow patients and their keepers. It is a brilliant evocation of a "parallel universe" set within the kaleidoscopically shifting landscape of the late sixties. Girl, Interrupted is a clear-sighted, unflinching document that gives lasting and specific dimension to our definitions of sane and insane, mental illness and recovery.