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Models of Madness

1583919066


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Book Description
Second author, Loren R. Mosher, is with the Univ. of California, San Diego. Shows that hallucinations and delusions are understandable reactions to life events and circumstances rather than symptoms of a supposed genetic predisposition or biological disturbance. Also includes prevention strategies. Softcover, hardcover available. DNLM: Schizophrenia.


Schizophrenia
Elaine Landau
0531166147
March 2005
Paperback
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Schizophrenia, Culture, and Subjectivity : The Edge of Experience (Cambridge Studies in Medical Anthropology)

0521536413


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Review
'... the book is a superb achievement, and should become essential reading for students of mind and culture alike.' Anthropos

Review
"This book stimulates the interest of clinicians to understand the distinctive configuration of cultural influences at play in their patient's context. The book is a great resource for all mental health professionals seeking to understand culture and subjective experience in schizophrenia." Psychiatric Services, Jagannathan Srinivasaraghavan, M.D.

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Surviving Schizophrenia: A Manual for Families, Consumers, and Providers
E. Fuller Torrey
0060959193
April 2001
Paperback
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Psychology Times
"A comprehensive, realistic, and compassionate approach...Should be of tremendous value to anyone who must confront these questions."

Los Angeles Times
"E. Fuller Torrey is a brilliant writer. There is no one writing on psychology today whom I would rather read."

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Social Skills Training for Schizophrenia: A Step-by-Step Guide
Alan S. Bellack
157230846X
June 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Midwest Book Review
Designed to facilitate group work in a range settings, Social Skills Training For Schizophrenia presents an empirically tested format and ready-made curricula for teaching essential social skills to schizophrenia clients. Part 1 provides a detailed overview of social skills training principles and methods. Chapters take readers step-by-step through assessing existing skills, introducing new skills, maintaining and consolidating gains, managing common problems with highly symptomatic, highly functioning, and other clients, and tailoring techniques to meet clients' individual needs. Part 2 comprises 48 clearly written and up-to-date skill sheets. Each skills sheet (a complete lesson plan in itself) explains the rationale for the specific skill at hand, breaks the skill down into three or four smaller steps, suggests...


Coping with Schizophrenia Coping with Schizophrenia
Steven Jones
1851683445
Nov 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The only book written specifically for sufferers, as well as their carers and loved ones, this empowering book takes a sensitive and understanding approach to schizophrenia, providing all the information necessary about the condition, its causes, and the range of treatments available.


Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia
Gilles Deleuze
0816612250
July 1985
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English, French (translation)


I am Not Sick I Don't Need Help!
Xavier Amador, Anna-Lica, Ph.D. Johanson (Contributor)
0967718902
June 2000
Paperback
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E. FULLER TORREY, M.D., Director of the Stanley Foundation Research Programs on Schizophrenia and Manic-Depression;Author of Surviving Schizophrenia.
This book fills a tremendous void in the literature on schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

AARON T. BECK, M.D., Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Psychiatry
I strongly recommend this to families and therapists of seriously mentally ill patients.

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A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia
Gilles Deleuze, et al
0816614024
December 1987
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English, French (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Cognitive Therapy of Schizophrenia
David G. Kingdon
1593851049
November 2004
Textbook Hardcover
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Review
"For more than a decade, the work of Kingdon and Turkington has influenced my approach to treating schizophrenia--much to the benefit of my patients. Now, with this groundbreaking book, Kingdon and Turkington have outdone themselves. This timely, readable guide fills a real need for frontline clinicians. It provides tools for helping patients and their loved ones learn about their illness and manage it effectively, without having to feel hopeless or dehumanized as part of the process. Sure to be widely read and influential, this book should become a standard text for teaching clinicians how to engage and work with this challenging population."--Peter Weiden, MD, Department of Psychiatry, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

"An outstanding contribution. This book provides a cogent framework for understanding...


Schizophrenia Genesis: The Origins of Madness
Irving I. Gottesman
0716721473
January 1991
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Sorting out fact from fiction and myth from reality in schizophrenia is no easy task. In this book, one of the world's leading experts presents an absorbing account of what is actually known about the subject.


Schizophrenia
Elaine Landau
0531122158
Sept 2004
Hardcover
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Living Outside Mental Illness: Qualitative Studies of Recovery in Schizophrenia
Larry D. Davidson
0814719430
June 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Schizophrenia is widely considered the most severe and disabling of the mental illnesses. Yet recent research has demonstrated that many people afflicted with the disorder are able to recover to a significant degree. Living Outside Mental Illness demonstrates the importance of listening to what people diagnosed with schizophrenia themselves have to say about their struggle, and shows the dramatic effect this approach can have on clinical practice and social policy. It presents an in-depth investigation, based on a phenomenological perspective, of experiences of illness and recovery as illuminated by compelling first-person descriptions. This volume forcefully makes the case for the utility of qualitative methods in improving our understanding of the reasons for the success or failure of mental health services. The...


Schizophrenia Revealed
Michael Foster Green
0393704181
May 2003
Paperback
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From the New England Journal of Medicine, December 13, 2001
According to the latest World Health Organization figures, 24 million people have schizophrenia, a disorder that is often serious, disabling, and relapsing. Perplexing yet intriguing, it beckons experts of an authorial bent to provide enlightenment and guide readers through a thicket of confusions, complexities, and misunderstandings. The uncommon skill needed to succeed in such a task is reflected by the fact that recently there have been very few good books about this illness for a broad readership. Michael Foster Green's excellent Schizophrenia Revealed is written in an engaging and uncomplicated manner that ensures ready accessibility. It, as well as Nancy C. Andreasen's recently published and more general Brave New Brain: Conquering Mental Illness in the Era of the Genome...


Every Day Gets a Little Closer: A Twice-Told Therapy
Irvin D. Yalom, Ginny Elkin
0465021182
September 1990
Paperback
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Book Description
An early work by the author of the bestselling Love's Executioner and the pseudonymous patient that he treated. "A riveting story of people whose strengths and weaknesses are mutually shared."--Alex Comfort


The Natural Medicine Guide to Schizophrenia
Stephanie Marohn
1571742891
Oct 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The Healthy Mind Guides offer original research and treatment options for reversing several so-called mental disorders. Addressing the underlying imbalances--biological, psychological, emotional, and spiritual--of the disorders, each book offers a wide range of effective, practical therapies drawn from extensive interviews with physicians and other practitioners. Case studies throughout the books illustrate the applications of these therapies, and numerous resources are provided for readers who want to seek treatment. "The Natural Medicine Guide to Addiction" delineates the causes of several common addictions--including cigarettes, alcohol, street and prescription drugs, work, sex, and food. More than a dozen proven natural therapies--including psychoneurobiology, family systems therapy, traditional Chinese medicine,...


Divided Minds: Twin Sisters and Their Journey through Schizophrenia
Pamela Spiro Wagner
0312320647
August 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. This harrowing but arresting memoir—written in alternating voices by identical twins, now in their 50s—reveals how devastating schizophrenia is to both the victim and those who love her. The condition, which afflicts Pamela (an award-winning poet), can be controlled with drugs and psychiatry, but never cured. When the twins were young, Pamela always outshone Carolyn. But in junior high, Pamela was beset by fears and began a lifelong pattern of cutting and burning herself. After the two entered Brown University, Pamela's decline into paranoia accelerated until she attempted suicide. During the ensuing years of Pamela's frequent breakdowns and hospitalizations, Carolyn became a psychiatrist, married and had two children. Empathetic and concerned, Carolyn nonetheless conveys her...


Recovered, Not Cured
Richard McLean
1865089745
May 2005
Paperback
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From Booklist
*Starred Review* The words in this small but mighty account verbalize the essence of mental illness, and McLean's graphic illustrations crank up the volume. The Australian's raw candor and stirring clarity in both words and images make this a rare nonfiction gem, with a power that grips the reader as if by the lapels. McLean's first recollections of paranoia come from adolescence, when he heard voices from the other side of the backyard fence. Soon he was picking up "messages" from automobile license plates, radios, and disembodied voices. Not unlike many who suffer from schizophrenia, to escape the torment of a constantly shifting reality, he self--medicated with the usual drugs of youth, alcohol and marijuana. Despite plunging ever deeper into mental illness, he managed to graduate from university, hold a job, and...


Schizophrenia: A Very Short Introduction
Chris Donald Frith
0192802216
July 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The schizophrenic patient presented to the public in sensational press reports and lurid films bears little resemblance to reality of the illness. This book describes what schizophrenia is really like, how the illness progresses, and the treatments that have been applied. It also summarizes
the most up-to-date knowledge available about the biological bases of this disorder. Finally it attempts to give some idea of what it is like to have schizophrenia and what this disorder tells us about the relationship between mind and brain.


Surviving Schizophrenia
E. Fuller Torrey
0060842598
Apr 2006
Paperback
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Psychology Times
"A comprehensive, realistic, and compassionate approach...Should be of tremendous value to anyone who must confront these questions." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Los Angeles Times
"E. Fuller Torrey is a brilliant writer. There is no one writing on psychology today whom I would rather read." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Diagnosis: Schizophrenia: A Comprehensive Resource for Patients, Families, and Helping Professionals
Rachel Miller
0231126255
January 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Shrouded in myth and mystery, distorted by sensationalist films like The Three Faces of Eve and mistakenly confused with multiple personality disorder, schizophrenia, the authors argue, is one of the least understood mental disorders in the world. It affects 1% of the U.S. population, and this book, primarily targeted at those with the disease, marks an important entry in the mental health genre, particularly since it is coauthored by a group of 35 patients (from a New York treatment program) and has first-person accounts of diagnosis, delusional states and recovery. Miller and Mason, social workers who specialize in the issue, note that while it's still not clear if there is a cure for schizophrenia, many people can successfully manage the condition through a combination of structured routines, medication and...


The Telephone Book: Technology, Schizophrenia, Electric Speech
Avital Ronell
0803289383
July 1991
Paperback
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Schizophrenia : From Neuroimaging to Neuroscience
Stephen Lawrie, et al
0198525966
January 27, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Dedicated to unravelling how neuroimaging techniques contribute to our understanding schizophrenia. This book details what structural and functional brain imaging studies have already established about schizophrenia as well as forseeable developments.

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