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DSM-IV-TR
Task Force on DSM-IV
0890420254
Jan 2000
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
Revised edition of the ultimate mental health reference. Used worldwide by all practitioners requiring diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia, dementia, and delirium, as well asfor sleep, mood, somatoform, and dissociative disorders.

Book Info
Text revision of the DSM-IV, 4th ed., c1994, a Brandon/Hill first-purchase and minimal-core selection (#495). Most changes are in Associated Features and Disorders; Specific Culture, Age, and Gender Features; Prevalence; Course; and Familial Pattern sections of the text. Softcover, hardcover also available. DNLM: Mental Disorders--classification.


When Someone You Love Has a Mental Illness: A Handbook for Family, Friends and Caregivers
Rebecca Woolis
0874776953
November 2003
Paperback
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Shattered--Married to an Ill Person: How Mental Illness and Paranoia Schizophrenia Ruined my Marriage: A Memoir [DOWNLOAD: ADOBE READER]

B00006JOI6


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Stop Walking on Eggshells
Paul T. Mason
157224108X
Jan 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Stop Walking on Eggshells: Coping When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder is a self-help guide that helps the family members and friends of individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD) understand this self-destructive disorder and learn what they can do to cope with it and take care of themselves. It is designed to help them understand how the disorder affects their loved ones and recognize what they can do to get off the emotional roller coasters and take care of themselves.

About the Author
Paul T. Mason is a program manager of Child/Adolescent Services and a psychotherapist with Psychiatric Services for St. Luke's Hospital in Racine, Wisconsin. His research on borderline personality disorder (BPD) has appeared in the Journal of Clinical...


The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What You and Your Family Need to Know
David J. Miklowitz
1572305258
January 2002
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Hard on the heels of Fuller Torrey and Michael B. Knable's excellent Surviving Manic Depression: A Manual on Bipolar Disorder for Patients, Families and Providers (LJ 1/02) comes another strong title. Both books cover the origins, symptoms, and treatments for bipolar disorder, with emphasis on current medications. The main difference between the two books is that the current title by Miklowitz (psychology, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder) is intended for patients. It spends a good deal of time on issues exclusive to the sufferer how to come to terms with the diagnosis, whom to confide in, and how to recognize one's own mood swings. More concise in its treatment of the issues just mentioned, Torrey and Knable's title is addressed to a more general audience, spends more time reviewing the scientific evidence...


The Sociopath Next Door
Martha Stout
076791581X
Feb 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
[Dr.] Stout says that as many as 4% of the population are conscienceless sociopaths who have no empathy or affectionate feelings for humans or animals. As Stout (The Myth of Sanity) explains, a sociopath is defined as someone who displays at least three of seven distinguishing characteristics, such as deceitfulness, impulsivity and a lack of remorse. Such people often have a superficial charm, which they exercise ruthlessly in order to get what they want. Stout argues that the development of sociopathy is due half to genetics and half to nongenetic influences that have not been clearly identified. The author offers three examples of such people, including Skip, the handsome, brilliant, superrich boy who enjoyed stabbing bullfrogs near his family's summer home, and Doreen, who lied about her credentials to get...


50 Signs of Mental Illness: A Guide to Understanding Mental Health (Yale University Press Health and Wellness Sereis)
James Whitney Hicks
0300106572
March 2005
Hardcover
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Gregory Mott, Washington Post
"A smart, alphabetically arranged layperson’s guide. . . .

Review
“Each of us has experienced one or several of the various forms of emotional distress described in this enormously helpful book—and who has not sometimes wondered whether, or how, to seek treatment? Finally, here is the book that answers every question lucidly, directly and authoritatively. Dr. Hicks deserves the thanks of every reader, for his remarkable contribution to mental health.”—Sherwin B. Nuland, M.D., author of Lost in America: A Journey with My Father and How We Die


Recovering From Depression: Answers To Common Questions

0929636236


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Book Description
This book addresses the crucial issues and questions people suffering depression have. Based on Dr. Kramer's years of psychiatric practice. Extremely helpful not only for the sufferer, but for family and loved ones, in understanding the nature and treatment of depression.


The Lobotomist: A Maverick Medical Genius and His Tragic Quest to Rid the World of Mental Illness
Jack El-Hai
0471232920
January 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Set against the backdrop of changing attitudes toward mental illness in the 20th century, El-Hai's scholarly biography of Dr. Walter Freeman is a moving portrait of failed greatness. Born to a distinguished family of physicians, he rose to become one of the most celebrated doctors of his generation. Best known as the doctor responsible for the widespread adoption of lobotomy in America after WWII, he also made signal contributions to the science of medicine through his career-long involvement with George Washington University Medical School and St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, D.C. Yet, despite his achievements, the procedure he helped develop and tirelessly champion would ultimately become his undoing. As physicians sought other, less drastic means to treat mental illness, Freeman's unorthodox methods,...


Change Your Brain, Change Your Life
Daniel G. Amen
0812929985
Jan 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
In this age of do-it-yourself health care (heck, if the doctor only sees you for 10 minutes each visit, what other options are there?), Change Your Brain, Change Your Life fits in perfectly. Filled with "brain prescriptions" (among them cognitive exercises and nutritional advice) that are geared toward readers who've experienced anxiety, depression, impulsiveness, excessive anger or worry, and obsessive behavior, Change Your Brain, Change Your Life milks the mind-body connection for all it's worth.

Written by a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who has also authored a book on attention deficit disorder, Change Your Brain contains dozens of brain scans of patients with various neurological problems, from caffeine, nicotine, and heroin addiction to manic-depression to epilepsy. These scans, often showing large gaps in...



Darkness Is My Only Companion: A Christian Response to Mental Illness
Kathryn Greene-McCreight
1587431750
April 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Shortly after the birth of her second child, Greene-McCreight fell into a deep depression that lasted on and off for several years. Five years later she was diagnosed as bipolar, "a disease that scuttles between depression and mania." With mental illness so severe that she was hospitalized five times, she nevertheless continued to work as an Episcopal priest and theologian, wrestling with questions that therapists rarely broach but that Christian sufferers can't help asking: If all of God's intentions for us are good, why do we suffer? What is the relationship between mental illness and sin? Is the "dark night of the soul" different from depression? Will God forgive suicide? By means of personal story, theological reflection and practical suggestions for caregivers, Greene-McCreight takes readers into her mind as...


Heal Your Body
Louise L. Hay
0937611352
Jan 1984
Paperback
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From AudioFile
For people determined to improve their health through knowledge of their bodies and discipline of their minds, Hay narrates from her book, Heal Your Body. With a deep, soothing voice she puts one in the proper frame of mind to absorb her ideas. She addresses the problems of each body part in alphabetical order, giving each a mental cause and then a healing affirmation. P.A.R. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

Book Description
This book offers positive new thought patterns to replace negative emotions. It includes an alphabetical chart of physical ailments, the probable causes, and healing affirmations to help you eliminate old patterns.


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...


Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria From DSM-IV-TR (Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria from Dsm)
American Psychiatric Association
0890420270
bound - September 2000
Spiral-bound
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Book Description
A concise, affordable companion to the ultimate psychiatric reference, DSM-IV-TR. Includes all the diagnostic criteria in an easy-to-use, spiral bound format.

Book Info
Pocket-sized quick reference to be used in conjunction with the full DSM-IV (now referred to as DSM-IV-TR). Outline format. Quick Reference edition was listed in approval week 2000-37. Wire-spiral binding.


The Myth of Mental Illness
Thomas Stephen Szasz
0060911514
January 1974
Paperback
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--Science
"Bold and often brilliant."

Book Description
A classic work that has revolutionized thinking throughout the Western world about the nature of the psychiatric profession and the moral implications of its practices. "Bold and often brilliant."--Science


A Bright Red Scream
Marilee Strong
0140280537
Jan 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
"A bright red scream" is how one of the subjects Marilee Strong interviews in this chilling yet compassionate study of self-mutilation describes the sensation of intentionally inflicting pain upon oneself. It is a compulsion that, while shocking and bewildering to most people, affects 2 million or more Americans and countless others around the globe--one of whom, the late Princess Diana, also suffered from the eating disorders that characterize between 35 to 80 percent of all cutters. Rejecting the classic psychiatric wisdom that views self-mutilation as a species of suicidal behavior, Strong links the phenomenon instead to the will to live--often in the face of such overwhelming childhood abuse that the resulting dissociative behaviors are something akin to posttraumatic stress disorder. Strong touches on other issues as...


Surviving Schizophrenia, 4th Edition
E. Fuller Torrey
0060959193
Jan 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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DSM-IV Made Easy: The Clinician's Guide to Diagnosis
James Morrison
0898625688
February 17, 1995
Hardcover
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Review
"An extremely useful text....Morrison has put 'life' into the DSM-IV criteria with his strategic use of strong vignettes and important 'tips' for using psychiatric code....A real contribution to the thorny problem of constructing meaningful descriptions of patients' difficulties." --Jane Close Conoley, Ph.D.

"Morrison's guide is an accurate and well-organized companion to DSM-IV and is most useful for medical students, psychiatric trainees, professionals in mental health, and coders who use DSM-IV classification rules." --Max Fink, State University of New York, Stonybrook, NY

"A skillful writer, a highly experienced clinician, an excellent teacher, Dr. James Morrison has authored a book that should be of interest to a wide audience including psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, as well as some...


Movies and Mental Illness: Using Films to Understand Psychotherapy
Danny Wedding
0889372926
August 2005
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Univ. of Missouri, Columbia. Utilizes films to explain and teach students about important disorders encountered in clinical practice. Comprised of 15 core clinical chapters, text includes a case history and scenes from specific, often well-known films. Also provides teaching tools such as suggestions for class discussion. Previous edition not cited. Softcover.

From the Author
John Milton, in Paradise Lost, tells us that we must 'strike the visual nerve, for we have much to see.' So, too, in this present work, do Wedding, Boyd, and Niemiec admonish us that there is much to learn by seeing with the mind’s eye what these well-chosen films, by turns sad and silly, offer us in illuminating the psychopathologies set forth in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the...


A Fractured Mind
Robert B. Oxnam
1401302270
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
As a child Oxnam worried about how the fractured Humpty-Dumpty could be fixed. This nursery rhyme later became a metaphor for his "fractured mind." Oxnam was outwardly a successful China scholar and president of the Asia Society. Inwardly, however, he struggled with self-doubt and inadequacy, blackouts and alcoholism. He sought treatment from psychiatrist Jeffrey Smith, who, during a session in 1990, found that Oxnam's problem was not alcoholism but multiple personality disorder when Tommy, an angry boy, emerged as the first of Oxnam's alternate personalities. Eventually, 11 personalities emerged, including Baby, who had suffered from severe child abuse. Through therapy, Oxnam was able to put most of the pieces of his personalities together (three remain). In an epilogue, psychiatrist Smith writes that while the...


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...


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,...


Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder
Marsha Linehan
0898621836
May 14, 1993
Hardcover
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Review
"Every once in a very long while in our field, a clinical innovation is introduced that profoundly improves patient care. Marsha Linehan's development of a cognitive-behavioral approach to borderline personality disorder is such a rare innovation....Her techniques are clear, teachable, and learnable, and make good common sense to the therapist and the patient. Dr. Linehan's methods have greatly improved my treatment of borderline individuals and my teaching of others in how best to understand and treat these patients.'' --Allen Frances, M.D.

"Marsha Linehan's tremendously in-depth and informative book and its companion skills-training manual offer a needed guide to the cognitive-behavioral treatment of borderline personality disorder....Her method has become so widely used by clinicians that the experts in psychosocial...


The Scarred Soul
Tracy Alderman
1572240792
Jan 1997
Paperback
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The Severe and Persistent Mental Illness Treatment Planner
Arthur E. Jongsma (Editor)
0471359459
July 2000
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Treatment plan components for 36 behaviorally based presenting problems A step-by-step guide to writing treatment plans Over 1000 prewritten treatment goals, objectives, and interventions Handy workbook format with space to record your own treatment plan options The Severe and Persistent Mental Illness Treatment Planner provides all the elements necessary to quickly and easily develop formal treatment plans that satisfy the demands of HMOs, managed care companies, third-party payers, and state and federal review agencies. Saves you hours of time-consuming paperwork, yet offers the freedom to develop customized treatment plans for the severely and persistently mentally ill Organized around 36 main presenting problems, from family conflicts to paranoia, parenting, health issues, and more ...


Strengths Model: Case Management with People Suffering from Severe and Persistent Mental Illness
Charles A. Rapp
0195114442
January 1998
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
Traditional protocol among the helping professions, including social work, involves identifying and labeling particular pathologies and weaknesses of clients, and then prescribing treatment to correct the functioning deficits. Nowhere has this tradition been stronger than in the mental health
services for adults with severe and persistent mental illness. Too often, as a result of this pathology paradigm, the achievements and options of patients are seriously constricted, and quality of life for people suffering from mental illness is often inadequate. Unemployment and loneliness dominate
many patients' lives, and most find themselves segregated from the rest of society.
The Strengths Model is the first text to focus exclusively on the alternative -- the strengths model of practice, which focuses on helping...


Abnormal Psychology : An Integrative Approach (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac)
David H. Barlow, V. Mark Durand
0534633625
July 20, 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Balancing biological, psychological, social and cultural approaches, David Barlow and V. Mark Durand's ground-breaking integrative approach is the most modern, scientifically valid method for studying abnormal psychology. In this Fourth Edition of their proven ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY, Barlow and Durand successfully blend sophisticated research (including new prevention coverage) and an accessible writing style with the most widely recognized method of discussing psychopathology. Going beyond simply describing different schools of thought on psychological disorders, the authors explore the interactions of the various forces that contribute to psychopathology. A conversational writing style, consistent pedagogical elements, integrated case studies (95 percent from authors' own files), video clips of clients (on the free...


The Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook
Randi Kreger
1572242760
Jan 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Randi Kreger draws on extensive new research to provide advice for successfully navigating life with someone who has borderline personality disorder. Step-by-step suggestions--many from users of the author's comprehensive website-- help readers set and enforce personal limits, communicate clearly, cope with put-downs and rage, develop a safety plan, and make realistic decisions. Throughout the text are worksheets, checklists, and exercises that build on one another and enable readers to apply the suggestions to their lives.


Quick Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria from DSM-IV-TR (Quick Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria from Dsm)
American Psychiatric Association
0890420262
July 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
A handy low-priced companion to the ultimate psychiatricreference, DSM-IV=TR. Includes all the diagnostic criteria in an easy-to-use paperback format.

Book Info
A quick reference providing descriptions of diagnostic categories in order to enable clinicians and investigators to diagnose, communicate about, study, and treat people with various mental disorders. Contents include disorders diagnosed in infancy, childhood, and adolescence, mental disorders due to a general medical condition, and more. Softcover.


Manic-Depressive Illness
Frederick K. Goodwin M.D., Kay Redfield Jamison
0195039343
January 15, 1990
Hardcover
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Book Description
National Institute of Mental Health. Major, comprehensive and interpretive review and reference for psychiatrists. DNLM: 1. Bipolar Disorder.

Book Info
National Institute of Mental Health. Major, comprehensive and interpretive review and reference for psychiatrists. DNLM: 1. Bipolar Disorder.

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