Mental Health Disorders
A Memoir of Mania
Hardcover ISBN: 0375503587
The author describes his longtime battle with ills of manic depression, his desperate search for the ultimate high, the art-forgery scandal that confined him to jail and to house arrest, and his decision to opt for the controversial treatment of electroconvulsive therapy to preserve his sanity. 35,000 first printing.
Touched With Fire
Manic Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament
Paperback ISBN: 068483183x
The anguished, volatile intensity we associate with the artistic temperament, often described as "a fine madness," has been thought of as a defining aspect of much artistic genius. Now, Kay Jamison's brilliant work, based on years of studies as a clinical psychologist and prominent researcher in mood disorders, reveals that many artists who were subject to alternatingly exultant and then melancholic moods were, in fact, engaged in a lifelong struggle with manic-depressive illness.
When Food Is Love
Exploring the Relationship Between Eating and Intimacy
Paperback ISBN: 0452268184
An examination of the link between eating disorders and the need for intimacy explains how eating disorders sabotage intimate relationships and why many people overeat to satisfy their emotional hunger
Overcoming Compulsive Hoarding
Why You Save & How You Can Stop
Paperback ISBN: 157224349x
Although the much-satirized image of a house overflowing with National Geographics and infested with cats may make us chuckle, the reality of compulsive hoarding is no laughing matter. The most common reason for evictions in the US and a significant risk factor for fatal house fires, compulsive hoarding is a treatable condition related to obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is characterized by the acquisition of possessions that have little or no value, which the sufferer, often referred to as the saver, has great difficulty discarding. This book, the first ever written for savers and their families, provides an overview of compulsive hoarding and how it relates to obsessive-compulsive disorder. It discusses hoarding broadly, offering readers perspectives on the physical, behavioral, and value-oriented aspects of the condition. You can use its assessment tools to help decide why you or your loved one hoards. Skill-building exercises help you determine how to beat the hoarding problem by addressing issues that often underlie compulsive saving. Even though this is fundamentally a self-help book, it contains a frank discussion about the need for professional help in some hoarding cases, how to find it, and what medications have been proven effective for savers.
Waking the Tiger
Healing Trauma : The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences
Paperback ISBN: 155643233x
Nature's Lessons in Healing Trauma... Waking the Tiger offers a new and hopeful vision of trauma. It views the human animal as a unique being, endowed with an instinctual capacity. It asks and answers an intriguing question: why are animals in the wild, though threatened routinely, rarely traumatized? By understanding the dynamics that make wild animals virtually immune to traumatic symptoms, the mystery of human trauma is revealed. Waking the Tiger normalizes the symptoms of trauma and the steps needed to heal them. People are often traumatized by seemingly ordinary experiences. The reader is taken on a guided tour of the subtle, yet powerful impulses that govern our responses to overwhelming life events. To do this, it employs a series of exercises that help us focus on bodily sensations. Through heightened awareness of these sensations trauma can be healed.
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.
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.
Coping With Anxiety
10 Simple Ways to Relieve Anxiety, Fear & Worry
Paperback ISBN: 1572243201
Introduces a sensible, clinically proven approach to the treatment of anxiety that presents ten simple steps to relieving the problem and maintaining an anxiety-free life, in a program that includes helpful exercises, relaxation techniques, and more. Original.