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Attention Deficit Disorder: A Different Perception Second Edition
Attention Deficit Disorder
A Different Perception Second Edition
Paperback      ISBN: 1887424148

A study of attention deficit disorder which argues that the condition is rooted in human evolution includes supporting evidence and reflects new advances in non-drug treatments

Memoirs of My Nervous Illness
Memoirs of My Nervous Illness
Paperback      ISBN: 094032220x

In 1884, the distinguished German jurist Daniel Paul Schreber suffered the first of a series of mental collapses that would afflict him for the rest of his life. In his madness, the world was revealed to him as an enormous architecture of nerves, dominated by a predatory God. It became clear to Schreber that his personal crisis was implicated in what he called a "crisis in God's realm," one that had transformed the rest of humanity into a race of fantasms. There was only one remedy; as his doctor noted: Schreber "considered himself chosen to redeem the world, and to restore to it the lost state of Blessedness. This, however, he could only do by first being transformed from a man into a woman...."

Not Forgotten: A Consolation for the Loss of an Animal Friend
Not Forgotten
A Consolation for the Loss of an Animal Friend
Hardcover      ISBN: 1883211883

"The dust jacket is missing, but the book has a pictorial cover.

Man's Search for Meaning
Man's Search for Meaning
Paperback      ISBN: 0807014273

Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. Frankl's theory-known as logotherapy, from the Greek word logos ("meaning")-holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful.

At the time of Frankl's death in 1997, Man's Search for Meaning had sold more than 10 million copies in twenty-four languages. A 1991 reader survey for the Library of Congress that asked readers to name a "book that made a difference in your life" found Man's Search for Meaning among the ten most influential books in America.

Beacon Press, the original English-language publisher of Man's Search for Meaning, is issuing this new paperback edition with a new Foreword, biographical Afterword, and classroom materials to reach new generations of readers.
The Dissociative Identity Disorder Sourcebook
The Dissociative Identity Disorder Sourcebook
Paperback      ISBN: 0737303948

Finally, a book that addresses your concerns about DID

From Eve to Sybil to Truddi Chase, the media have long chronicled the lives of people with dissociative identity disorder (DID), formerly known as multiple personality disorder. The Dissociative Identity Disorder Sourcebook serves as a much-needed bridge for communication between the dissociative individual and therapists, family, and friends who also have to learn to deal with the effects of this truly astonishing disorder.

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.
Winter Blues: Everything You Need to Know to Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder
Winter Blues
Everything You Need to Know to Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder
Hardcover      ISBN: 1593852142

Winter isn't a "wonderland" for everyone. Every year, millions of us feel our energy levels ebb and spirits fall as the days grow shorter. The condition is called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), and it can cause depression, reduce your productivity, and make it harder to control your appetite. In this no-nonsense, up-to-date survival kit for weathering the winter blues, Dr. Norman Rosenthal explains what causes seasonal mood swings and what you can do about them. A self-test allows you to evaluate your own level of SAD and helps you determine an appropriate plan of action. The book covers an expanded variety of methods proven to help you feel better--including new developments in light therapy, antidepressant medications, and breakthrough self-help strategies. Convenient menus and easy recipes make sticking to a healthy winter diet more enjoyable, and a new section on the benefits of exercise motivates you to stay active even when it's gloomy outside. A step-by-step guide helps you organize your yearly schedule to anticipate seasonal changes, and a special chapter for family and friends teaches loved ones effective ways to show support. Like a ray of light on an otherwise cloudy day. Dr. Rosenthal's expertise, warmth, and enthusiasm will inspire you to reclaim the winter months and find ways to celebrate even the darkest days of the year.

Cognitive Therapy and the Emotional Disorders
Cognitive Therapy and the Emotional Disorders
Paperback      ISBN: 0452009286

Is the emotionally disturbed person a victim of forces beyond his awareness, over which he has no control? This is the belief on which neuropsychiatry, psychoanalysis, and behavior therapy are all based. But what if this premise is wrong? What if a person's psychological difficulties stem from his own erroneous assumptions and faulty concepts of himself and the world? Such a person can be helped to recognize and correct distortions in thinking that cause his emotional disturbance.

Now one of the founders of cognitive therapy has written a clear, comprehensive guide to its theory and practice, highlighting such important concepts as:

- Learning the meaning of hidden messages
- Listening to your automatic thoughts
- The role of sadness, anger, and anxiety
- Understanding and overcoming phobias and depression
- Applying the cognitive system of therapy to specific problems

"A book by a significant contributor to our knowledge... immensely readable, logical, and coherent... This is Beck at his best."--Psychiatry
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.

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.