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Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America

Robert Whitaker · Crown; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

In this astonishing and startling book, award-winning science and history writer Robert Whitaker investigates a medical mystery: Why has the number of disabled mentally ill in the United States tripled over the past two decades? Every day, 1,100 adults and children are added to the government...
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Obama on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President

Dr. Justin A. Frank M.D. · Free Press
Format: Hardcover

Even though he’s three years into his term as President, many Americans feel like they don’t know the “real” Barack Obama. From the idealistic campaigner who seemed to share our dreams, and who promised to fulfill our lofty expectations, to pragmatic politician who has repeatedly...
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The Naked Lady Who Stood on Her Head: A Psychiatrist's Stories of His Most Bizarre Cases

Gigi Vorgan · William Morrow; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

“Stories of human behavior at its most extreme….With humor, compassion, empathy, and insight, Small searches for and finds the humanity that lies hidden under even the most bizarre symptoms.”—Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and A Whole New MindA psychiatrist’s...
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If Your Adolescent Has an Eating Disorder: An Essential Resource for Parents

B. Timothy Walsh · Oxford University Press; 1 edition
Format: Book

This is an authoritative guide to understanding and helping a teenager with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa. It is designed for parents of teens who have recently been diagnosed with an eating disorder, or who are at risk of developing one, and for other adults, such as teachers and guidance...
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If Your Adolescent Has Schizophrenia: An Essential Resource for Parents

Raquel E. Gur · Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover

Schizophrenia is a disease that afflicts some 2.2 million persons of all ages. It has a wide-ranging impact on the lives of not just the people who have it, but also the people who love them. In an era of de-institutionalization and managed care, parents and other adults, such as teachers...
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Not Without My Sister: The True Story of Three Girls Violated and Betrayed by Those They Trusted

Celeste Jones · HarperElement
Pages: 416
Format: Paperback

The bestselling, devastating account of three sisters torn apart, abused and exploited at the hands of a community that robbed them of their childhood. It reveals three lives, separate but entwined, that have experienced unspeakable horror, unrelenting loyalty and unforgettable courage.From...
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A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction

Patrick J. Kennedy · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 422
Format: Print book

**A New York Times Bestseller**Patrick J. Kennedy, the former congressman and youngest child of Senator Ted Kennedy, details his personal and political battle with mental illness and addiction, exploring mental health care's history in the country alongside his and every family's private...
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The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite

David A Kessler · Rodale
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Most of us know what it feels like to fall under the spell of food - when one slice of pizza turns into half a pie, or a handful of chips leads to an empty bag. But it's harder to understand why we can't seem to stop eating - even when we know better. When we want so badly to say "no,"...
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The Price of Silence: A Mom's Perspective on Mental Illness

Liza Long · Hudson Street Press
Format: Hardcover

Liza Long is the mother of a child who has bipolar disorder When she heard about the Newtown shooting her first thought was What if my son does that someday She wrote an emotional response to the tragedy which the Boise State University online journal published as I Am Adam Lanzas Mother...
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Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Conditions Through Everyday Transitions: Small Changes - Big Challenges

John Smith · Jessica Kingsley Publishers; 1 edition
Format: Paperback

Facing any type of change can cause confusion and anxiety for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. This book looks at the small transitions in everyday life that can be a big deal for a child with autism and offers simple and effective strategies to make change less of a daily challenge....
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Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome in Children: A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals

Phil Christie · Jessica Kingsley Publishers; 1 edition
Format: Paperback

This straightforward guide offers a complete overview of Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDA) and gives practical advice for overcoming the difficulties it poses in a wide range of contexts from diagnosis through to adulthood. Starting with an exploration into the background of PDA that...
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Joy on Demand: The Art of Discovering the Happiness Within

Chade-Meng Tan · HarperOne
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

A long-awaited follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Search Inside Yourself shows us how to cultivate joy within the context of our fast-paced lives and explains why it is critical to creativity, innovation, confidence, and ultimately success in every arena.In Joy on Demand, Chade-Meng...
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