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No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America

Ron Powers · Hachette Books
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

New York Times-bestselling author Ron Powers offers a searching, richly researched narrative of the social history of mental illness in America paired with the deeply personal story of his two sons' battles with schizophrenia. From the centuries of torture of "lunatiks" at Bedlam...
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The Cyber Effect: A Pioneering Cyberpsychologist Explains How Human Behavior Changes Online

Mary Aiken · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

A groundbreaking exploration of how cyberspace is changing the way we think, feel, and behave Mary Aiken is the world's leading expert in forensic cyberpsychology - a discipline that combines psychology, criminology, and technology to investigate the intersection where technology...
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Civil Wars: A History in Ideas

David Armitage · Alfred A Knopf
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

A highly original history, tracing the least understood and most intractable form of organized human aggression from Ancient Rome through the centuries to the present day. We think we know civil war when we see it. Yet ideas of what it is, and what it isn't, have a long and contested history,...
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Does Santa Exist?: A Philosophical Investigation

Eric Kaplan · Dutton
Pages: 275
Format: Hardcover

A humorous philosophical investigation into the existence of Santa - from a co-executive producer of The Big Bang TheoryMetaphysics isn't ordinarily much of a laughing matter. But in the hands of acclaimed comedy writer and scholar Eric Kaplan, a search for the truth about old St. Nick...
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Brave Girls: Raising Young Women with Passion and Purpose to Become Powerful Leaders

Stacey Radin Dr. · Atria Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

An empowering guide to cultivating confident, passionate, and powerful young leaders during the most formative stage of life: the middle school years.After years of research as a psychologist and consultant for women struggling in the professional world, Stacey Radin made a groundbreaking...
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Tribe On Homecoming and Belonging.

Junger Sebastian · Twelve
Pages: 168
Format: Print book

We have a strong instinct to belong to small groups defined by clear purpose and understanding--"tribes." This tribal connection has been largely lost in modern society, but regaining it may be the key to our psychological survival. Decades before the American Revolution, Benjamin...
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POWER: Surviving and Thriving After Narcissistic Abuse: A Collection of Essays on Malignant Narcissism and Recovery from Emotional Abuse

Shahida Arabi · Thought Catalog Books
Pages: 329
Format: Paperback

Pathological mind games. Covert and overt put-downs. Triangulation. Gaslighting. Projection. These are the manipulative tactics survivors of malignant narcissists are unfortunately all too familiar with. As victims of silent crimes where the perpetrators are rarely held accountable, survivors...
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Why They Do It: Inside the Mind of the White-Collar Criminal

Eugene Soltes · PublicAffairs
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

Rarely does a week go by without a well-known executive being indicted for engaging in a white-collar crime. Perplexed as to what drives successful, wealthy people to risk it all, Harvard Business School professor Eugene Soltes took a remarkable journey deep into the minds of these white-collar...
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The Boundaries of Desire: A Century of Good Sex, Bad Laws, and Changing Identities

Eric Berkowitz · Counterpoint LLC
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The act of reproduction, and its variants, never change much, but our ideas about the meaning of sex are in constant flux. Switch a decade, cross a border, or traverse class lines and the harmless pleasures of one group become the gravest crimes in another.Combining meticulous research...
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The Mindfulness Solution for Intense Emotions: Take Control of Borderline Personality Disorder with DBT

Cedar R Koons · New Harbinger Pub
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

The Mindfulness Solution for Intense Emotions offers breakthrough, new mindfulness skills and exercises drawn from dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to help you move past harmful emotions. If you suffer from intense emotions, you are not alone. Millions of Americans are diagnosed with...
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The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance---What Women Should Know

Katty Kay · HarperBusiness; 1 edition
Format: Book

Following the success of Lean In and Why Women Should Rule the World, the authors of the bestselling Womenomics provide an informative and practical guide to understanding the importance of confidence—and learning how to achieve it—for women of all ages and at all stages of their...
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Buddha For Beginners

Stephen T Asma · For Beginners
Format: Print book

Despite the widespread popularity of Buddhist practices (like meditation), there is little understanding of the complex philosophy behind Buddhism. The historical Buddha, Gautama, was a real person--a radical--who challenged the religious leaders of his day. Buddha For Beginners introduces...
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River of Time: My Descent into Depression and How I Emerged with Hope

Naomi Judd · Center St
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Bestselling author and Grammy-winning musical superstar Naomi Judd shares her devastating personal story with depression to spread awareness and encourage others with the disease. The world knows Naomi Judd as one of the most successful and best-loved country music stars ever. What the world...
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An Abbreviated Life: A Memoir

Ariel Leve · Harper
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

A beautiful, startling, and candid memoir about growing up without boundaries, in which Ariel Leve recalls with candor and sensitivity the turbulent time she endured as the only child of an unstable poet for a mother and a beloved but largely absent father, and explores the consequences...
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A Mind of Your Own: What Women Can Do About Depression That Big Pharma Can't

Kelly M D Brogan · Harper Wave
Pages: 337
Format: Print book

Named one of the top health and wellness books for 2016 by MindBodyGreenDepression is not a disease. It is a symptom.Recent years have seen a shocking increase in antidepressant use the world over, with 1 in 4 women starting their day with medication. These drugs have steadily become the panacea...
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Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinder

Sangeeta Bharadwaj Badal · Gallup Press
Format: Hardcover

Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinder delves into the psychology of the entrepreneur. Gallup research shows that decisions and actions, influenced by the personality of the entrepreneur, affect the survival and growth of the venture.Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinder is about understanding what...
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Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness, and Humanity

Ronald Epstein · Scribner
Pages: 287
Format: Print book

The first book for the general public about mindfulness and medical practice, a groundbreaking, intimate exploration of how doctors think and what matters most - safe, effective, patient-centered, compassionate care - from the foremost expert in the field.As a third-year Harvard Medical...
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Junk: Digging Through America's Love Affair with Stuff

Alison Stewart · Chicago Review
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Junk has become ubiquitous in America today. Who doesn't have a basement, attic, closet, or storage unit filled with stuff too good to throw away? Or, more accurately, stuff you think is too good to throw away. When journalist and author Alison Stewart was confronted with emptying her late...
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The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole

Lori Holden · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Pages: 211
Format: Print book

Prior to 1990, fewer than five percent of domestic infant adoptions were open. In 2012, ninety percent or more of adoption agencies are recommending open adoption. Yet these agencies do not often or adequately prepare either adopting parents or birth parents for the road ahead of them!...
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What Works for Women at Work: Four Patterns Working Women Need to Know

Rachel Dempsey · NYU Press
Format: Hardcover

An essential resource for any working woman, What Works for Women at Work is a comprehensive and insightful guide for mastering office politics as a woman. Authored by Joan C. Williams, one of the nation’s most-cited experts on women and work, and her daughter, writer Rachel...
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Black Sails White Rabbits;: Cancer Was the Easy Part

Kevin A Hall · Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

"This is a compelling and extraordinary book about a life of extremes. Of mental pain and sporting triumph, of acute despair and a determination to achieve what others take for granted: a settled family life with a wife and children who love him. It's a jagged ride, funny, romantic...
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Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood

Lisa Damour · Ballantine Books
Pages: 326
Format: Print book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Lisa Damour, Ph.D., director of the internationally renowned Laurel School's Center for Research on Girls, pulls back the curtain on the teenage years and shows why your daughter's erratic and confusing behavior is actually healthy, necessary, and natural. Untangled...
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Navigating Life with Epilepsy

David C Spencer · Oxford University Press
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Navigating Life with Epilepsy aims to provide clear and reliable information about epilepsy, including "what" (definition) , "how" (pathophysiology) , "who" (epidemiology) , and "why" (etiology) . The volume guides the reader through current...
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Why We Work

Barry Schwartz · Simon & Schuster/ Ted
Pages: 112
Format: Hardcover

An eye-opening, groundbreaking tour of the purpose of work in our lives, showing how work operates in our culture and how you can find your own path to happiness in the workplace.Why do we work? The question seems so simple. But Professor Barry Schwartz proves that the answer is surprising,...
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When Someone You Know Has Depression: Words to Say and Things to Do

Susan J Noonan · Johns Hopkins University Press
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

Mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder can be devastating to the person who has the disorder and to his or her family. Depression and bipolar disorder affect every aspect of how a person functions, including their thoughts, feelings, actions, and relationships with other...
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Show Me All Your Scars: True Stories of Living with Mental Illness

Lee Gutkind · Underland Pr
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Every year, one in four American adults suffers from a diagnosable mental health disorder. In these true stories, writers and their loved ones struggle as their worlds are upended. What do you do when your father kills himself, or your mother is committed to a psych ward, or your daughter...
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A Cabinet of Philosophical Curiosities: A Collection of Puzzles, Oddities, Riddles, and Dilemmas

Roy A Sorensen · Oxford University Press
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Will you answer this question in the same way that you will answer my next question? Done? Good!Will you buy this book?. Inside you will discover that your only truthful answer to this second question is affirmative. Logic has made some men rich. Inside this book you will learn of John...
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Kidding Ourselves: The Hidden Power of Self-Deception

Joseph T Hallinan · Crown Publishers
Pages: 260
Format: Print book

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Why We Make Mistakes, an illuminating exploration of human beings' astonishing ability to deceive themselves. To one degree or another, we all misjudge reality. Our perception - of ourselves and the world around us - is much more...
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Playing by the Rules: How Our Obsession with Safety Is Putting Us All at Risk

Tracey Brown · Sourcebooks
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Can a cell phone cause a major explosion at a gas station? What would happen if the 3 oz rule at airports was abolished? And are all the child protection measures really making children safer? These rules exist in the name of our own protection, but has anyone ever stopped to consider exactly...
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The Story of Philosophy, Revised and Updated

Bryan Magee · Dorling Kindersley Publishing
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

Now updated and with a fresh new look, the highly successful The Story of Philosophy traces more than 2,500 years of Western philosophy, from Plato and Aristotle in ancient Greece to Saint Augustine and medieval philosophy, the golden century of German philosophy, Bertrand Russell and Albert...
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But maybe we're wrong : thinking about the present as if it were the past.

Charles Klosterman · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

"But What If We re Wrong? " visualizes the contemporary world as it will appear to those who'll perceive it as the distant past. Chuck Klosterman asks questions that are profound in their simplicity: How certain are we about our understanding of gravity? How certain are we about...
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I Think You're Totally Wrong: A Quarrel

David Shields · Knopf
Format: Hardcover

"An impassioned, funny, probing, fiercely inconclusive, nearly-to-the-death debate, about life and art-cocktails included. Caleb Powell always wanted to become an artist, but he overcommitted to life (he's a stay-at-home dad to three young girls) . David Shields always wanted...
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A.D.H.D. Nation: Children, Doctors, Big Pharma, and the Making of an American Epidemic

Alan Schwarz · Scribner
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

The groundbreaking and definitive account of the widespread misdiagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - and how its unchecked growth over half a century has made ADHD one of the most controversial conditions in medicine, with serious effects on children, adults, and society.More...
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Good job! : the 15 things a parent should never say and what to say instead

Jennifer Lehr · Workman
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

A provocative guide to the hidden dangers of "parentspeak" - those seemingly innocent phrases parents use when speaking to their young children. Imagine if every time you praise your child with "Good job!" you're actually doing harm? Or that urging a child to say "Can...
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How to Weep in Public: Feeble Offerings on Depression from One Who Knows

Jacqueline Novak · Three Rivers Press
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

In her hilarious memoir-meets-guide-to-life, comedian (and depressed person) Jacqueline Novak reveals depression's hidden pleasures, advises readers on how to make most of a cat hair-covered life, and helps them summon the strength to shed that bathrobe and face the world. Exhausted?...
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Philosophy: An Illustrated History of Thought

Tom Jackson · Shelter Harbor Press
Format: Hardcover

Here is the essential guide to philosophy. Philosophy An Illustrated History of Thought is an authoritative yet fun reference book and timeline on the compilation of human knowledge. Both art and science attempt answers to the big questions -- what is truth, how to be good, and where did we come...
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Freud: In His Time and Ours

Elisabeth Roudinesco · Harvard University Press
Pages: 592
Format: Print book

Élisabeth Roudinesco offers a bold and modern reinterpretation of the iconic founder of psychoanalysis. Based on new archival sources, this is Freud's biography for the twenty-first century -- a critical appraisal, at once sympathetic and impartial, of a genius greatly admired and yet greatly...
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Make Peace with Your Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Your Inner Critic

Mark Coleman · New World Library
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Many of us are well acquainted with our "Inner Critic." This is the voice that says not enough, not good enough, or sometimes too much. It's the voice that makes every step we take subject to criticism. The Inner Critic is inner because it knows our history, our feelings, how we tick....
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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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Beyond Schizophrenia: Living and Working with a Serious Mental Illness

Marjorie L. Baldwin · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The experience of living and working with schizophrenia is often fraught with challenges and setbacks. This book is a comprehensive attempt to explain why, in spite of near-miraculous advances in medication and treatment, persons with mental illness fare worse than almost any other disadvantaged...
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50 for Your Future: Lessons from Down the Road

Tavis Smiley · Smiley Books
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Stepping into your authentic life can be difficult. There are pitfalls of ego, of convenience, of modern society's pressure to put yourself out there before you've even figured out what you really want. It's easy to lose yourself along the way, conforming to those around you, obsessing...
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The Stress-Proof Brain: Master Your Emotional Response to Stress Using Mindfulness and Neuroplasticity

Melanie Greenberg · New Harbinger Publications
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

"For people suffering from stress, this book is a godsend." - Kristin Neff, PhD, author of Self-Compassion "Highly recommended for mental health professionals and consumer health readers looking to manage stress." - Library Journal (starred review) Modern times...
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Risk/Reward: Why Intelligent Leaps and Daring Choices Are the Best Career Moves You Can Make

Anne Kreamer · Random House
Format: Hardcover

A persuasive and eye-opening look at the importance of embracing risk in our working lives - and how to use it to achieve lifelong career success Some of us relish the chance to fly without a net, others . . . not so much. But no matter how adventurous we might be in our personal lives,...
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Rock Breaks Scissors: A Practical Guide to Outguessing and Outwitting Almost Everybody

William Poundstone · Little, Brown
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A practical guide to outguessing everything from multiple-choice tests to the office football pool to the stock market. People are predictable even when they try not to be. William Poundstone demonstrates how to turn this fact to personal advantage in scores of everyday situations, from...
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Man, Interrupted: Why Young Men are Struggling & What We Can Do About It

Philip Zimbardo · Conari Press
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

In 2011, Philip Zimbardo gave a TED Talk called "The Demise of Guys," which has been viewed by over 1.8 million people. A TED eBook short followed that chronicled how in record numbers men are flaming out academically and failing socially and sexually with women. This new book...
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Managing OCD with CBT For Dummies

Katie d'Ath · For Dummies
Pages: 149
Format: Paperback

Break the chains of OCD with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Are you suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) ? You're not alone. Whether you've tried countless treatments or are seeking help for the first time, this expert, accessible guide is your beacon of hope for breaking...
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Suggestible You: The Curious Science of Your Brain's Ability to Deceive, Transform, and Heal

Erik Vance · National Geographic Soc
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

This riveting narrative explores the world of placebos, hypnosis, false memories, and neurology to reveal the groundbreaking science of our suggestible minds. Could the secrets to personal health lie within our own brains? Journalist Erik Vance explores the surprising ways our expectations...
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Coming Back Together: A Guide to Successful Reintegration After Your Partner Returns from Military Deployment

Steven L. Sayers PhD · New Harbinger Publications; 1 edition
Format: Book

When a partner or spouse returns from war, it is a time of joy; but it is also a time of transition, challenges, and uncertainty. The truth is that the process of reintegration can last for years, and it can be a particularly difficult time for both returning heroes and their families....
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Hitler: Ascent, 1889-1939

Volker Ullrich · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 1008
Format: Print book

A landmark biography that gives us an unprecedented understanding of the man who has become the personification of evil. Volker Ullrich draws on previously unseen papers and recent scholarly research to shed new light on the man behind the public persona: from Hitler's childhood and his failures...
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Would You Kill the Fat Man?: The Trolley Problem and What Your Answer Tells Us about Right and Wrong

David Edmonds · Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover

A runaway train is racing toward five men who are tied to the track. Unless the train is stopped, it will inevitably kill all five men. You are standing on a footbridge looking down on the unfolding disaster. However, a fat man, a stranger, is standing next to you: if you push him off the bridge,...
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Speed Limits: Where Time Went and Why We Have So Little Left

Mark C. Taylor · Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover

We live in an ever-accelerating world faster computers, markets, food, fashion, product cycles, minds, bodies, kids, lives.  When did everything start moving so fast? Why does speed seem so inevitable?  Is faster always better? Drawing together developments in religion, philosophy, art,...
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The Mad Sculptor: The Maniac, the Model, and the Murder that Shook the Nation

Harold Schechter · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

2015 Edgar Award Nominee Beekman Place, once one of the most exclusive addresses in Manhattan, had a curious way of making it into the tabloids in the 1930s: "SKYSCRAPER SLAYER," "BEAUTY SLAIN IN BATHTUB" read the headlines. On Easter Sunday in 1937, the discovery of a grisly...
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Crossing the Border An Anthology of Personal Stories on Borderline Personality Disorder

John G Gunderson
Format: Print book

"These survivors hit their mark in helping to change the conversation about borderline personality disorder (BPD) ." - Jim Payne, former president of the National Alliance on Mental Illness This provocative book uncovers the truth about a misunderstood and stigmatized disorder,...
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This Is Not the End New Perspectives on Borderline Personality Disorder

Tabetha Martin
Format: Print book

"I fight because it's not over. It doesn't end here." In this unique collection, individuals of all ages and stages share their experiences with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) . Within these pages, you'll find an honest portrait of what it's like to live with BPD, from...
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When an Adult You Love Has ADHD: Professional Advice for Parents, Partners, and Siblings

Russell A Barkley · American Psychological Association
Pages: 408
Format: Print book

In this book ADHD expert Dr. Russell Barkley explains the science behind ADHD and how you can tell if your spouse, partner, friend, adult child, or sibling may have it. He shows how to guide your loved one toward the right treatment, and what to do if he or she doesn't want treatment. Adults...
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The Irresistible Introvert: Harness the Power of Quiet Charisma in a Loud World

Michaela Chung · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

Learn the tools to shed your mask of extroversion, develop your own magnetism, and reveal the true you.One third to one half of Americans are introverts in a culture that celebrates - even enforces - an ideal of extroversion and a cult of personality. Political leaders are charismatic,...
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Waking Up from War: A Better Way Home for Veterans and Nations

Joseph Bobrow · Pitchstone Publishing
Pages: 248
Format: Hardcover

Voices and stories of veterans, their families, and their care providers, reveal what is necessary for postwar healing This book argues that the elements that contribute to healing war trauma - including safety, connection, community, dialogue, mutual respect, diversity, and compassion...
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You Are Not Special: ... And Other Encouragements

David McCullough Jr. · Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 316
Format: Print book

David mccullough, Jr.'s now iconic high school commencement address was a tonic for children, parents, and educators alike. With wit and a perspective earned from raising four children and teaching high school students for nearly thirty years, McCullough expands on his speech, shares...
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Plato: A Complete Introduction

Roy Jackson · Teach Yourself
Pages: 254
Format: Print book

"Plato: A Complete Introduction" is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear jargon-free English, and then providing added-value features like summaries...
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Ordinarily Well: The Case for Antidepressants

Peter D Kramer · Farrar
Pages: 310
Format: Print book

Do antidepressants work, or are they glorified dummy pills? How can we tell? In "Ordinarily Well, " the celebrated psychiatrist and author Peter D. Kramer examines the growing controversy about the popular medications. A practicing doctor who trained as a psychotherapist and worked...
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Redefining Girly: How Parents Can Fight the Stereotyping and Sexualizing of Girlhood, from Birth to Tween

Melissa Atkins Wardy · Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Named one of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2014 All-pink aisles in toy stores, popular dolls that resemble pole dancers, ultra sexy Halloween costumes in tween sizes. Many parents are increasingly dismayed at how today's media, marketers, and manufacturers are sexualizing and stereotyping...
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I Wish He Had Come with Instructions: The Woman's Guide to a Man's Brain

Mike Bechtle · Revell
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

What Is He Really Thinking? When a woman begins a relationship with a man, she may think she's found her knight in shining armor. As the relationship continues, that armor can begin to feel like a barricade she just can't get past it. What's he hiding in there, anyway?Relationship and communication...
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Homefront 911: How Families of Veterans Are Wounded by Our Wars

Stacy Bannerman · Arcade Publishing
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The hallmarks of America's War on Terror have been repeated long deployments and a high percentage of troops returning with psychological problems. Family members of combat veterans are at a higher risk of potentially lethal domestic violence than almost any other demographic; it's...
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Helping Your Anxious Teen: Positive Parenting Strategies to Help Your Teen Beat Anxiety, Stress, and Worry

Sheila Achar Josephs PhD · New Harbinger Publications
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

"... thoughtful tools for helping young people help themselves." - Library Journal Parenting a teen isn't easy, but parenting an anxious teen is especially challenging. Written by a psychologist and expert on adolescent anxiety, this essential book will show you what really works...
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Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human

Daniel J Siegel · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 378
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times Bestseller. A scientist's exploration into the mysteries of the human mind. What is the mind? What is the experience of the self truly made of? How does the mind differ from the brain? Though the mind's contents -- its emotions, thoughts, and memories -- are often described,...
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The Ultimate Guide to Raising Teens and Tweens: Strategies for Unlocking Your Child's Full Potential

Douglas Haddad · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 286
Format: Paperback

Are you concerned or frustrated with the choices your child makes when it comes to their peer groups, study habits, and use of social media? Do you feel your child is pushing you away and your connection is weakening?Are you unsure of the next steps you should take to help your child succeed?...
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What Have We Done: The Moral Injury of Our Longest Wars

David Wood · Little
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

From Pulitzer Prize-­winning journalist David Wood, a battlefield view of moral injury, the signature wound of America's 21st century wars. Most Americans are now familiar with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and its prevalence among troops. In this groundbreaking new book,...
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