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Mental Health Nursing
Karen Lee Fontaine
0130979929
January 2003
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Purdue Univ., Hammond IN. Text discusses effective communication skills, cultural and age-specific considerations, and presents mental health care in the consistent framework of the nursing process. Revised edition contains technology package, the latest information on crisis intervention, and family health care. Previous edition: c1999. DNLM: Mental Disorders--nursing.

Book Info
Purdue Univ., Hammond IN. Text discusses effective communication skills, cultural and age-specific considerations, and presents mental health care in the consistent framework of the nursing process. Revised edition contains technology package, the latest information on crisis intervention, and family health care. Previous edition: c1999. DNLM: Mental Disorders--nursing.


How to Survive the Loss of a Love
Melba Colgrove
0931580439
Nov 1993
Paperback
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Mental Health Nursing: Reviews & Rationales (Prentice Hall Nursing Reviews and Ration Series)
Mary Ann Hogan
0130304581
January 2003
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
INTRODUCTION Welcome to the new Prentice Hall Reviews and Rationales Series! This 9-book series has been specifically designed to provide a clear and concentrated review of important nursing knowledge in the following content areas: Child Health Nursing Maternal-Newborn Nursing Mental Health Nursing Medical-Surgical Nursing Pathophysiology Pharmacology Nursing Fundamentals Nutrition and Diet Therapy Fluids, Electrolytes, and Acid-Base Balance The books in this series have been designed for use either by current nursing students as a study aid for nursing course work or NCLEX-RN licensing exam preparation, or by practicing nurses seeking a comprehensive yet concise review of a nursing specialty or subject area. This series is truly unique. One of its most special features is that it has been authored by a...


Handbook of Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Mental Health Assessment

0195144384


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Book Description
The Handbook of Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Mental Health Assessment brings together, for the first time, leading clinical researchers to provide empirically based recommendations for assessment of social-emotional and behavior problems and disorders in the earliest years. Each author
presents state-of-the-art information on scientifically valid, developmentally based clinical assessments and makes recommendations based on the integration of developmental theory, empirical findings, and clinical experience.

Though the field of mental health assessment in infants and young children lags behind work with older children and adults, recent scientific advances, including new measures and diagnostic approaches, have led to dramatic growth in the field. The editors of this exciting new work have assembled...


The Mood Cure
Julia Ross
0142003646
Dec 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Ross, author of The Diet Cure, here offers a prescriptive plan designed to relieve a variety of ailments from seasonal disorders, stress, irritability and depression. Ross believes that many of these annoying and, in some cases, severely disabling disorders can be relieved through a change in diet and nutritional supplements. Readers are asked to first determine which of four "false moods" they suffer from: a dark cloud, blahs, stress or too much sensitivity. The survey is simple and the questions will immediately resonate with readers: for example, someone who is suffering from the blahs is likely to have difficulty focusing or require a great deal of sleep. Armed with their survey scores, readers can then turn to the appropriate chapter to learn which diets and supplements will be most helpful.Particularly...


From Morality to Mental Health : Virtue and Vice in a Therapeutic Culture (Practical and Professional Ethics)

0195304713


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Book Description
Morality and mental health are now inseparably linked in our view of character. Alcoholics are sick, yet they are punished for drunk driving. Drug addicts are criminals, but their punishment can be court ordered therapy. The line between character flaws and personality disorders has become
fuzzy, with even the seven deadly sins seen as mental disorders. In addition to pathologizing wrong-doing, we also psychologize virtue; self-respect becomes self-esteem, integrity becomes psychological integration, and responsibility becomes maturity. Moral advice is now sought primarily from
psychologists and therapists rather than philosophers or theologians.
In this wide-ranging, accessible book, Mike W. Martin asks: are we replacing morality with therapy, in potentially confused and dangerous ways, or are we...


One Nation Under Therapy
Christina Hoff Sommers
0312304439
Apr 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
"Cancer patients who talk about their ordeal in therapy groups do not live longer," write Sommers (Who Stole Feminism?) and Satel (P.C., M.D.) in this suck-it-up polemic. For them, the pervasiveness of therapeutic thinking and practice in American life provides not healing catharsis but enervating psychic drag and evasion of responsibility. The authors marshal a litany of studies from a variety of perspectives, aiming to convince readers that taking one's lumps with as much equanimity as possible is far preferable to exploring one's feelings via an "unwholesome therapism"--or, worse, using one's "therapized" feelings as an excuse for bad behavior. Placing themselves in the tradition of Christopher Lasch and Allan Bloom, they begin with "The Myth of the Fragile Child," decrying the creeping prohibitions on...


Getting Started in Private Practice: The Complete Guide to Building Your Mental Health Practice
Chris E. Stout
0471426237
October 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
All the tips and tools you need to build a successful mental health practice from the ground up Many mental health professionals currently working for group practices, hospitals, and private or government agencies have both the skills and the drive to become solo practitioners. But how and where do you begin? Getting Started in Private Practice is a reliable reference that offers the comprehensive information and armchair motivation you need to establish and build your own practice from the ground up. User-friendly and full of helpful tips, this handy book provides you with tools and techniques for starting and maintaining a thriving private practice, including information on: Discovering your ideal practice Creating a business plan Financing your start-up Setting fees Setting up shop...


Waking Up: Climbing Through the Darkness
Terry L. Wise, Harold S. Kushner (Foreword)
0934793085
December 2003
Paperback
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(Bernie Siegel, MD, best selling author of Love, Medicine & Miracles)
Waking Up is a brave woman's story which can help those who want to survive.

(Harvard Medical School, Lyn M. Duncan, MD, Professor)
I have recommended Waking Up for the reading list at Harvard Medical School and the faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Why Is It Always about You
Sandy Hotchkiss
0743214285
Aug 2003
Paperback
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Jerold J. Kreisman, M.D., co-author of I Hate You--Don't Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality
"People who experience narcissism in themselves or in others now have a guide to help them steer through the storm." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Review
The Hartford Courant A how-to not only for disengaging yourself from the narcissists in your life but also learning to live with them.
Drew Pinksy, M.D. A practical and accessible book about one of the most prevalent personality disorders of our time.
Jerold J. Kreisman, M.D. coauthor of I Hate You -- Don't Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality. People who experience narcissism in themselves or in others now have a guide to help them steer through the storm.


Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy: A Handbook for the Mental Health Professional
J. William William Worden
0826141625
December 2001
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
Process of grief counseling is outlined in this book describing what people experience following a loss, how to help people through their grief,how to tell the difference between uncomplicated and complicated grief, andhow to treat complicated grief.

Book Info
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. Presents the author's current thinking on bereavement drawn from extensive research, clinical work, and the best of the literature. Includes the four 'tasks of mourning' but also seven 'mediators of mourning.' Previous edition: c1991.


Influence: Science and Practice (4th Edition)
Robert B. Cialdini
0321011473
June 29, 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
The initial version of Influence was designed for the popular reader, and as such, an attempt was made to write it in an engaging style. In the subsequent versions, that style is retained, but in addition, I present the research evidence for my statements, recommendations, and conclusions. Although they are dramatized and corroborated through such devices as interviews, quotes, and systematic personal observations, the conclusions of Influence are based on controlled, psychological research. This fact allows the instructor, the student, and the popular reader to feel confident that the book is not "pop" psychology but represents work that is scientifically grounded. The subsequent versions also provide new and updated material, chapter summaries, and study questions to enhance its classroom utility. A...


Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing: A Clinical Approach
Elizabeth M. Varcarolis
1416000887
October 2005
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
The new edition of this popular text offers a clear, straightforward way to understand the often intimidating subject of psychiatric nursing. Its practical, clinical perspective and user-friendly writing style engage the reader in a learning process that both informs and enlightens. Clinical chapters progress consistently and logically from theory to application. Specific psychobiological disorders are organized from moderate to severe along the mental health continuum. The nursing process is the strong, visible framework throughout.

About the Author
Elizabeth M. Varcarolis, RN, MA, Professor Emeritus, Formerly Deputy Chairperson, Department of Nursing, Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York, NY; Associate Fellow, Albert Ellis Institute for Rational Emotive Behavioral...


Final Exit
Derek Humphry
0385336535
Jan 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Controversy should erupt anew when Humphry's suicide manual for the terminally ill, newly revised and expanded, tries to match in paper the successes that it enjoyed in cloth, including 18 weeks on PW's bestseller list. Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Review
“Until there is a law which would allow physicians to help people who want a Final Exit, here is Derek Humphry’s book, fittingly named, to guide them.”
--Betty Rollin, author of First, You Cry and Last Wish

“An honest, clear, compelling book.”
--Dr. Frederick R. Abrams, physician and ethicist

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Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing
Kathy Neeb
0803614012
October 2005
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
HealthPartners, Minneapolis, MN. Textbook, for practical/vocational nurses, emphasizes the care of patients with psychiatric problems in general patient care settings. Completely revised and enhanced with coverage of palliative care, terrorism, religious and cultural beliefs, and more. Previous edition: c1997. Softcover. DNLM: Mental Disorders--nursing.

Book Info
Bethesda Clinic, St. Paul, Minnesota. Textbook for psychiatric nursing students, featuring a conversational style and fictional situations and case studies used to simulate real situations students may face. Emphasizes the need for mental health nurses to understand the connections between mind and body. Previous edition: c1997. Softcover. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this...


Body for Life: 12 Weeks to Mental and Physical Strength
Bill Phillips
0060193395
June 10, 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
Bill Phillips had been publishing bodybuilding magazines and marketing nutritional supplements for years when he had a weird revelation at a trade show: many of the most loyal and enthusiastic readers he had were totally out of shape. From that uncomfortable realization came his popular Physique Transformation Contest (top prize that first year: Phillips's own Lamborghini), now world famous, and this book.

The three-times-a-week weightlifting program in Body for Life is deceptively simple. If you've spent any time in the gym, you've already done all the exercises. But Phillips includes a couple of high-intensity sets at the end of each exercise that should compound the training effect on each muscle group. Same goes for the cardiovascular exercise he recommends: just 20 minutes, three times a week. But those 20 minutes...



Making a Good Brain Great
Daniel G. Amen
1400082080
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In order to make muscles grow, one must eat right, exercise and force the muscles to do new things; the same is true of one's brain-which is just one of the things to learn from this short but informative audiobook from one of the world's leading experts on how the brain works. Works of this sort usually aren't well suited to audio, and this one is no exception. Unless listeners are studiously taking notes while listening, they will need to find a hard copy when the time comes to apply Amen's advice. However, Amen's friendly and warm narration relates the precepts of his brain-boosting program in a way that makes them easy to understand and absorb. The audiobook becomes repetitive when Amen tries to reinforce certain points, but this production is otherwise enjoyable and will leave listeners eager to implement...


You Are What You Think
David A. Stoop
0800787048
Feb 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
"Attitude is everything." It's what makes the difference between those who succeed and those who fail. And it's easy to see-in other people. It's not as easy to recognize when our own attitude needs adjustment, or to know how to change it. In You Are What You Think, David Stoop shows readers how to use self-talk to make positive changes in their attitudes and beliefs. Self-talk can be private speech, thoughts, or external speech, all of which shape emotions and behavior for good or bad. This popular book, previously published as Self-Talk, will help readers overcome stress, guilt, depression, anxiety, and anger; release the power of faith; choose healthy, positive thoughts; and more.

About the Author
David Stoop, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who leads...


Ethnicity and Family Therapy, Third Edition
Monica McGoldrick (Editor), et al
1593850204
August 18, 2005
Hardcover
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Review
"The representation of additional ethnic groups is an important contribution of this compelling new edition. A clear reminder that cultural diversity is a fact of life, this book gives family therapists and other helping professionals a greater understanding of the histories, values, and expectations of the diverse families and individuals we encounter. Important themes resonate throughout, including the ways that religious and spiritual beliefs, historical circumstances, immigration histories, and experiences of racism and prejudice influence contemporary families' strengths and struggles. Every chapter is moving, unique, and highly useful."--Patricia Arredondo, EdD, Counseling/Counseling Psychology Program, Arizona State University; President (2005-2006), American Counseling Association

"Now in its third edition,...


Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health
L. Ron Hubbard
088404632X
January 1992
Mass Market Paperback
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Walter Winchell, Daily Mirror
[Dianetics is] a new science which works with the invariability of physical science in the field of the human mind.

Walter Winchell, Daily Mirror
[Dianetics is] A new science which works with the invariability of physical science in the field of the mind.

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Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
Katherine M. Fortinash
0323020119
October 2003
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
This outstanding resource provides comprehensive and straightforward coverage of psychiatric nursing. Using a balanced nursing-medical approach, it presents strong baseline coverage of the DSM-IV-TR and related treatments, while continuing to focus on what psychiatric nurses actually do. The book weaves important themes throughout the text after introducing fundamental concepts early on. These areas include legal/ethical issues, research, growth/development, and cultural implications, as well as psychopharmacology, psychobiology, and communication.

Book Info
Mt. San Jacinto College, San Diego, California. Brandon/Hill Nursing List selection (#321) Textbook covers the fundamental concepts of psychiatric nursing, including psychobiology, legal and ethical aspects, and cultural...


Emdr
Francine Shapiro
0465043011
Apr 1998
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
EMDR, or eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, is a new, nontraditional, very short-term therapy for treating trauma victims that utilizes rhythmical stimulation such as eye movements or hand taps. Shapiro, a clinical psychologist and fellow at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, Calif., who developed the approach, reports cases in which as few as three 90-minute EMDR sessions have relieved patients' disabling anxiety. Explaining how she developed the technique in 1987, Shapiro describes the treatment, theorizes about why it works and cites supporting research. She suggests that the rhythmical stimulation inherent in the process jump starts and accelerates the brain's information processing system to enable the victims to begin to process the traumatic experiences in which they have been stuck so...


Crazy
Pete Earley
0399153136
April 20, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Suffering delusions from bipolar disorder, Mike Earley broke into a stranger's home to take a bubble bath and significantly damaged the premises. That Mike's act was viewed as a crime rather than a psychotic episode spurred his father, veteran journalist Pete Earley (Family of Spies), to investigate the "criminalization of the mentally ill." Earley gains access to the Miami-Dade County jail where guards admit that they routinely beat prisoners. He learns that Deidra Sanbourne, whose 1988 deinstitutionalization was a landmark civil rights case, died after being neglected in a boarding house. A public defender describes how he—not always happily—helps mentally ill clients avoid hospitalization. Throughout this grim work, Earley uneasily straddles the line between father and journalist. He compromises...


The Emotionally Abused Woman
Beverly Engel
0449906442
Jan 1990
Paperback
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Book Description
If you feel unfairly criticized, controlled by others, or are afraid of being lonely, you could be suffering from emotional abuse. Now there is help in this compassionate sourcebook. Bevery Engel, a marriage, family, and child therapist, guides you through a step-by-step recovery process to help you heal the damage done in the past.

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If you feel unfairly criticized, controlled by others, or are afraid of being lonely, you could be suffering from emotional abuse. Now there is help in this compassionate sourcebook. Bevery Engel, a marriage, family, and child therapist, guides you through a step-by-step recovery process to help you heal the damage done in the past.


Body for Life for Women: A Woman's Plan for Physical and Mental Transformation
Pam Peeke, Cindy Crawford (Foreword)
1579546013
April 16, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
It's not all about the jeans; flattening the tummy helps fight "Toxic Fat"--the disease-inducing weight Dr. Pamela Peeke teaches women how to conquer in Body-for-LIFE for Women. Her firm belief is, most women already know what they're supposed to do: eat a balanced diet, ditch junk food, exercise, think positively. Peeke strives to show her "girlfriends" how to accomplish these tasks, customizing plans for young and old. Clients' stories (including a 95-year-old who worked herself out of a wheelchair and into a martial arts class, and a 14-year old who replaced 90 lbs. of fat with a healthy load of self-confidence) lend credence to Peeke's 12-week weight reduction plan; so do the wowsie before-and-after pictures. Gender-specific scientific evidence supports Peeke's premise that women's bodies require different...


Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
Mary C. C. Townsend
0803612672
October 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Now in full color and with an all-new design, Essentials of Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, 3rd Edition, uses a concise format to provide a source of fundamental psychiatric/mental health nursing information for students working in psychiatric/mental health facilities.

Book Info
Author is in private practice in Oklahoma City, OK. Textbook of essential information about psychiatric nursing. For students. Includes highlighted patient education boxes and a chapter on community mental health nursing. Author wrote the Brandon/Hill title: Psychiatric/ Mental Health Nursing: Concepts of Care, c1996. Softcover. DNLM: Psychiatric Nursing--methods. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
Shiela L. Videbeck
078176033X
January 2006
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Explores the full psychiatric nursing care continuum--from the fundamentals of sound nursing theory to therapeutic applications and clinical modalities for the major DSM-IV-TR disorders.

Book Info
Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny, IA. A psychiatric nursing textbook for use in an integrated psychiatric nursing curriculum. Covers therapeutic modalities, clinical applications, and sound nursing theory for the major disorders in the DSM-IV-TR (2000). Includes special drug tables and self-awareness tips. Softcover. DNLM: Psychiatric nursing. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Handbook of Psychological Assessment
Gary Groth-Marnat
0471419796
March 6, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
From Previous Editions:

"A commendable volume in which the author condenses information, normally in several locations, into one reading . . . an excellent text for graduate courses on psychological assessment. It . . . familiarizes the student with the entire enterprise of clinical assessment and provides enough of a how-to guide for the student to carry out an assessment practicum." —Contemporary Psychology

"For both practitioners and students of psychological assessment, the expanded and updated Handbook provides guidance to the selection, administration, evaluation, and interpretation of the most commonly used psychological tests." —Reference and Research Book News

The updated and expanded fourth edition of the highly acclaimed classic text on psychological assessment ...



Abnormal Psychology, Fourth Edition W/CD
Martin E. P. Seligman
039394459X
December 1, 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
When first published in 1984, Abnormal Psychology won widespread support and hundreds of adoptions for its innovative approach, which highlighted the psychological theories and treatments that best fit each disorder. In the new Fourth Edition, Martin E. P. Seligman and new co-author Elaine F. Walker once again establish Abnormal Psychology as a visionary text with a new integrative approach that explores the interactions between the psychological and biological influences on human behavior. In addition to nearly 1,800 new references, the Fourth Edition highlights important new trends in the field, from the explosion in biological and neuroscience research, to new life-span developmental theories, to the challenges confronted by scientists and clinicians working in the field, to the impact of psychological disorders on...


The Mindbody Prescription: Healing the Body, Healing the Pain
John E. Sarno
0446675156
October 1, 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Dr. John Sarno caused quite a ruckus back in 1990 when he suggested that back pain is all in the head. In his bestselling book, Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection, he claimed that backaches, slipped discs, headaches, and other chronic pains are due to suppressed anger, and that once the cause of the anger is addressed, the pain will vanish. Relieved Book Review readers call this book "liberating" and say "it sounds too good to be true, but it is true." Sarno has returned with The Mindbody Prescription, in which he explains how emotions including guilt, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem can stimulate the brain to manufacture physical symptoms including fibromyalgia, repetitive strain injuries, migraine headaches, hay fever, colitis, ulcers, and even acne. If these psychosomatic problems all...

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