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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.
Attention Deficit Disorder: A Different Perception
Attention Deficit Disorder
A Different Perception
Paperback      ISBN: 1887424148
A new edition of an influential study of Attention Disorder, which argues that the condition is rooted in human evolution, includes new supporting evidence and reflects new advances in non-drug treatments. Original. 25,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo. Tour. IP.
People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil
People of the Lie
The Hope for Healing Human Evil
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0684848597
A psychiatrist uses case studies to show how evil exists in human behavior and looks at demonic possession and the group dynamics involved in the MyLai massacre
The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous
The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous
Paperback      ISBN: 0960989862
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.
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
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.
Overcoming Bulimia: Your Comprehensive, Step-By-Step Guide to Recovery
Overcoming Bulimia
Your Comprehensive, Step-By-Step Guide to Recovery
Paperback      ISBN: 1572243260
Severe dieting often results in periods of reactive binge eating, a phenomenon experienced by one in twenty American women. Responses to these periods may include prolonged fasting, self-induced vomiting, abuse of laxatives and diuretics, and obsessive exercise: all symptoms of bulimia. This workbook contains tools to help bulimics break the cycle of bingeing and reacting, allowing them to take control of their lives and make positive behavior changes. Practical advice and real-life examples reinforce attitudes and offer encouragement. Discover that it is possible to overcome the disorder and live a happier, more fulfilling life. Through their cutting-edge research at the internationally renown Toronto Hospital Eating Disorders Programme, the authors of The Overcoming Bulimia Workbook have developed a step-by-step program for recovery whose efficacy has been proven in clinical trials. The authors empower bulimia suffers to take control of their lives, not only by providing information and advice, but by giving them a personalized format with which they can put these new behavior changes into practice - a process that is critically important for lasting recovery. This comprehensive guide covers everything from bulimia's symptoms, causes, and risks to how to normalize eating, shift eating-disordered thoughts, build on personal strengths, improve self-esteem, deal with underlying issues, prevent relapse, and understand what medications can help. With many real-life examples, this book also helps readers learn through the experiences of other sufferers how to overcome their disorder and live a happier, more fulfilled life.
Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression
Unholy Ghost
Writers on Depression
Paperback      ISBN: 0060007826
A collection of writings on depression and its effects includes contributions from Russell Banks, Ann Beattie, Meri Danquah, Donald Hall, Susanna Kaysen, Larry McMurtry, Willian Styron, and many others. Reprint.
The PTSD Workbook: Simple, Effective Techniques for Overcoming Traumatic Stress Symptoms
The PTSD Workbook
Simple, Effective Techniques for Overcoming Traumatic Stress Symptoms
Paperback      ISBN: 1572242825
Enables post-traumatic stress disorder sufferers to determine the type of trauma they experienced, identify a range of physical and emotional symptoms, and implement techniques and exercises for overcoming trauma-related issues. Original.