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Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche

by Ethan Watters

It is well known that American culture is a dominant force at home and abroad; our exportation of everything from movies to junk food is a well-documented phenomenon. But is it possible America's most troubling...


The Crashing Ego

by Edward Schiff

Book Synopsis: A person's ego has been known to be a powerful driving force, but did you know that it has also been linked to bipolar disorder? --- By gaining insight into bipolar thinking and its connection...


The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness

by Lori Schiller

At seventeen Lori Schiller was the perfect child -- the only daughter of an affluent, close-knit family. Six years later she made her first suicide attempt, then wandered the streets of New York City dressed...


Healing the Addictive Personality: Freeing Yourself from Addictive Patterns and Relationships

by Lee L. Jampolsky

Since 1991, Dr. Lee Jampolsky's self-help classic Healing the Addictive Mind has given well over 100,000 people around the world the tools to create significant change in their lives. Now he continues his proven...


The Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty

by Simon Baron-Cohen

A pathbreaking autism researcher explores why some people lack empathy and what that absence means for our psychological understanding of evil.


Mad in America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill

by Robert Whitaker

Schizophrenics in the United States currently fare worse than patients in the world’s poorest countries. In Mad in America, medical journalist Robert Whitaker argues that modern treatments for the severely...


The Price of Silence: A Mom's Perspective on Mental Illness

by Liza Long & Harold Koplewicz

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,...


Borderline Personality Disorder: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

by Alexander L. Chapman & Kim L. Gratz

Two experts on borderline personality disorder (BPD) present the fifth book in the New Harbinger Guides for the Newly Diagnosed Series. This easy-to-read book offers an introduction to BPD for those who have...


Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder: Relieve Your Suffering Using the Core Skill of Dialectical Behavior Therapy

by Blaise Aguirre & Gillian Galen

Written by Blaise Aguirre—a prominent psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD)—Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder offers a new, mindfulness-based approach...


Surviving Schizophrenia, 6th Edition

by E. Fuller Torrey

Updated throughout and filled with all the latest research, the bestselling Surviving Schizophrenia is back, now in its sixth edition.

Since its first publication in 1983, Surviving Schizophrenia has become the...


The Dark Side of Innocence: Growing Up Bipolar

by Terri Cheney

“Killing yourself at any age is a seriously tricky business. But when I was seven, the odds felt insurmountable.”

As a young girl, Terri Cheney’s life looked perfect. Her family lived in a lovely house...


The Origins and Course of Common Mental Disorders

by Prof David Goldberg & Ian M Goodyer

Why are some people more vulnerable to common mental disorders than others?

What effects do genes and environments exert on the development of mental disorders?

The Origins and Course of Common Mental Disorders...


Henry's Demons: Living with Schizophrenia, A Father and Son's Story

by Patrick Cockburn & Henry Cockburn

On a cold February day two months after his twentieth birthday, Henry Cockburn waded into the Newhaven estuary outside Brighton, England, and nearly drowned. Voices, he said, had urged him to do it. Nearly halfway...


The Ups and Downs of Raising a Bipolar Child: A Survival Guide for Parents

by Judith Lederman & Candida Fink

HELP IS HERE

Bipolar disorder has recently been identified as one of the most misunderstood and underdiagnosed conditions affecting children -- and it is dramatically on the rise. The Ups and Downs of Raising...


Activity Groups in Family-Centered Treatment: Psychiatric Occupational Therapy Approaches for Parents and Children

by Laurette Olson

Get the tools for practical family-based interventions for children or adolescents with mental illness

Providing parent-child occupation-based interventions can be one of the most important therapeutic services...


Innovative Mental Health Interventions for Children: Programs That Work

by Steven I Pfeiffer & Linda A Reddy

Children and families are in increasing need of mental health services that are more effective and less costly. Are you prepared to make this happen?This vital book for clinical psychiatrists and trainers examines...


The Depths: The Evolutionary Origins of the Depression Epidemic

by Jonathan Rottenberg

Why are we losing the fight against depression? In this groundbreaking work, psychologist Jonathan Rottenberg explains that despite advances in pharmaceutical science, progress has been hampered by our fundamental...


Is There No Place on Earth for Me

by Susan Sheehan & Robert Coles

This renowned journalist's classic Pulitzer Prize winning investigation of schizophrenia—now reissued with a new postscript—follows a flamboyant and fiercely intelligent young woman as she struggles in the...


Sorrow's Web: Overcoming the Legacy of maternal Depression

by Anne Sheffield

Drawing on her experience of growing up with a depressed mother and then, years later, of becoming a depressed mother herself, Books for a Better Life winner Anne Sheffield casts long-overdue light on the grave...


Inclusion Practices with Special Needs Students: Education, Training, and Application

by Steven I Pfeiffer & Linda A Reddy

Explore the challenges, opportunities, and pitfalls of the inclusion of students with disabilities in your classroom!Exciting, complex, and challenging shifts in American education are occurring today. First,...