Anatomy of an Epidemic Book
Score: 4
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Anatomy of an Epidemic


  • Author : Robert Whitaker
  • Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307452429

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Anatomy of an Epidemic Book Description :

The award-winning author of Mad in America presents a controversial assessment of the rise in mental illness-related disabilities that considers if drug-based care may be fueling illness rates throughout the past half century.

Anatomy of an Epidemic Book
Score: 4
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Anatomy of an Epidemic


  • Author : Robert Whitaker
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release Date : 2010-04-13
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 0307452433

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Anatomy of an Epidemic Book Description :

Now with bonus material, including a new foreword and afterword with updated research 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 disability rolls because they have become newly disabled by mental illness, with this epidemic spreading most rapidly among our nation’s children. What is going on? Anatomy of an Epidemic challenges readers to think through that question themselves. First, Whitaker investigates what is known today about the biological causes of mental disorders. Do psychiatric medications fix “chemical imbalances” in the brain, or do they, in fact, create them? Researchers spent decades studying that question, and by the late 1980s, they had their answer. Readers will be startled—and dismayed—to discover what was reported in the scientific journals. Then comes the scientific query at the heart of this book: During the past fifty years, when investigators looked at how psychiatric drugs affected long-term outcomes, what did they find? Did they discover that the drugs help people stay well? Function better? Enjoy good physical health? Or did they find that these medications, for some paradoxical reason, increase the likelihood that people will become chronically ill, less able to function well, more prone to physical illness? This is the first book to look at the merits of psychiatric medications through the prism of long-term results. Are long-term recovery rates higher for medicated or unmedicated schizophrenia patients? Does taking an antidepressant decrease or increase the risk that a depressed person will become disabled by the disorder? Do bipolar patients fare better today than they did forty years ago, or much worse? When the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) studied the long-term outc

Anatomy of an Epidemic Book

Anatomy of an Epidemic


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Diseases
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:51103293

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Anatomy of an Epidemic Book Description :

Brief definitions in the glossary, "dynamic animations show the spread of the epidemics covered on this site," test your knowledge of diseases with the interactive quiz, and choose from general information or from specific diseases and learn more about them.

Anatomy of an Epidemic Book

Anatomy of an Epidemic


  • Author : Gordon Thomas
  • Publisher : Book Sales
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN 10 : IND:39000001947816

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Anatomy of an Epidemic Book Description :

An account of the mysterious fatal disease traced to a hotel in Philadelphia in 1976.

Plague in Sydney Book

Plague in Sydney


  • Author : Peter H. Curson
  • Publisher : UNSW Press
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Annandale (N.S.W.)
  • Pages : 213
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000048103943

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The Concussion Crisis Book

The Concussion Crisis


  • Author : Linda Carroll
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-02-21
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451627459

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The Concussion Crisis Book Description :

A cautionary assessment of the rising frequency of brain injuries among young athletes counsels parents on the risks associated with head trauma while identifying factors that contribute to missed diagnoses and brain damage, in a reference that is complemented by illustrative true stories.

Generation Rx Book
Score: 1
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Generation Rx


  • Author : Greg Critser
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 0618773568

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Generation Rx Book Description :

Based on interviews with scientists and corporate executives in the nation's most powerful pharmaceutical companies, this probing look at the state of the nation's health in the midst of a pharmaceutical revolution concludes that America's love affair with drugs is radically transforming the nation, beginning with the youngest generation. Reprint.

Eating Disorders Book

Eating Disorders


  • Author : Richard Gordon
  • Publisher : Blackwell Publishing
  • Release Date : 2000-04-07
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 281
  • ISBN 10 : 0631214968

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Eating Disorders Book Description :

In an extensively revised new edition of the successful Anorexia and Bulimia, Richard Gordon includes new information and discussion of the latest ideas in this rapidly growing research field. The past two decades have witnessed an enormous increase in the number of cases of eating disorders in industrial societies.

Mad in America Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Mad in America


  • Author : Robert Whitaker
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2001-12-14
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786723799

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Mad in America Book Description :

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 mentally ill are just old medicine in new bottles, and that we as a society are deeply deluded about their efficacy. The widespread use of lobotomies in the 1920s and 1930s gave way in the 1950s to electroshock and a wave of new drugs. In what is perhaps Whitaker's most damning revelation, Mad in America examines how drug companies in the 1980s and 1990s skewed their studies to prove that new antipsychotic drugs were more effective than the old, while keeping patients in the dark about dangerous side effects. A haunting, deeply compassionate book—now revised with a new introduction—Mad in America raises important questions about our obligations to the mad, the meaning of “insanity,” and what we value most about the human mind.

Pharmageddon Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Pharmageddon


  • Author : David Healy
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2013-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520275768

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Pharmageddon Book Description :

This searing indictment, David Healy’s most comprehensive and forceful argument against the pharmaceuticalization of medicine, tackles problems in health care that are leading to a growing number of deaths and disabilities. Healy, who was the first to draw attention to the now well-publicized suicide-inducing side effects of many anti-depressants, attributes our current state of affairs to three key factors: product rather than process patents on drugs, the classification of certain drugs as prescription-only, and industry-controlled drug trials. These developments have tied the survival of pharmaceutical companies to the development of blockbuster drugs, so that they must overhype benefits and deny real hazards. Healy further explains why these trends have basically ended the possibility of universal health care in the United States and elsewhere around the world. He concludes with suggestions for reform of our currently corrupted evidence-based medical system.

Psychiatry Under the Influence Book
Score: 5
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Psychiatry Under the Influence


  • Author : R. Whitaker
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-04-23
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137516022

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Psychiatry Under the Influence Book Description :

Psychiatry Under the Influence investigates the actions and practices of the American Psychiatric Association and academic psychiatry in the United States, and presents it as a case study of institutional corruption.

The Depths Book
Score: 3
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The Depths


  • Author : Jonathan Rottenberg
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2014-02-11
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780465069736

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The Depths Book Description :

Nearly every depressed person is assured by doctors, well-meaning friends and family, the media, and ubiquitous advertisements that the underlying problem is a chemical imbalance. Such a simple defect should be fixable, yet despite all of the resources that have been devoted to finding a pharmacological solution, depression remains stubbornly widespread. Why are we losing this fight? In this humane and illuminating challenge to defect models of depression, psychologist Jonathan Rottenberg argues that depression is a particularly severe outgrowth of our natural capacity for emotion. In other words, it is a low mood gone haywire. Drawing on recent developments in the science of mood—and his own harrowing depressive experience as a young adult—Rottenberg explains depression in evolutionary terms, showing how its dark pull arises from adaptations that evolved to help our ancestors ensure their survival. Moods, high and low, evolved to compel us to more efficiently pursue rewards. While this worked for our ancestors, our modern environment—in which daily survival is no longer a sole focus—makes it all too easy for low mood to slide into severe, long-lasting depression. Weaving together experimental and epidemiological research, clinical observations, and the voices of individuals who have struggled with depression, The Depths offers a bold new account of why depression endures—and makes a strong case for de-stigmatizing this increasingly common condition. In so doing, Rottenberg offers hope in the form of his own and other patients’ recovery, and points the way towards new paths for treatment.

The Anatomy of Loneliness Book

The Anatomy of Loneliness


  • Author : Teal Swan
  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • Release Date : 2018-11-06
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786781970

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The Anatomy of Loneliness Book Description :

Following in the footsteps of the success of The Completion Process, bestselling author and modern spiritual leader, Teal Swan offers an in-depth exploration and understanding of loneliness. Drawing on her extraordinary healing technique; the Connection Process Teal offers a way to experience connection once again. Loneliness is reaching endemic proportions in our society, reflected by rising suicide rates and increased mental illness. Now, more than ever we need to find a way to connect. Loneliness, is a feeling of separation or isolation, it is not necessarily the same as the physical state of being alone. This book is for people who suffer from loneliness, the kind that cannot be solved by simply being around other people. Their aloneness is a deeply embedded pattern that is both negative and painful; it is often fueled by trauma, loss, addiction, grief and a lack of self-esteem and insecurity. In The Anatomy of Loneliness, Teal identifies the three pillars or qualities of loneliness: Separation, Shame and Fear and goes on to share her revolutionary technique; The Connection Process, a form of intuitive journeying, usually involving two people a ‘receiver’ and a ‘journeyer’. Through a series of exercises each person experiences ‘walls’ and ‘blockages’ as they move through the process both participants face their fears learning from these to reach a place of unconditional love and acceptance.

The Mapmaker s Wife Book
Score: 3
From 10 Ratings

The Mapmaker s Wife


  • Author : Robert Whitaker
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2008-11-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786741847

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The Mapmaker s Wife Book Description :

In the early years of the 18th century, a band of French scientists set off on a daring, decade-long expedition to South America in a race to measure the precise shape of the earth. Like Lewis and Clark's exploration of the American West, their incredible mission revealed the mysteries of a little-known continent to a world hungry for discovery. Scaling 16,000foot mountains in the Peruvian Andes, and braving jaguars, pumas, insects, and vampire bats in the jungle, the scientists barely completed their mission. One was murdered, another perished from fever, and a third-Jean Godin-nearly died of heartbreak. At the expedition's end, Jean and his Peruvian wife, Isabel Gramesón, became stranded at opposite ends of the Amazon, victims of a tangled web of international politics. Isabel's solo journey to reunite with Jean after their calamitous twenty-year separation was so dramatic that it left all of 18th-century Europe spellbound. Her survival-unprecedented in the annals of Amazon exploration-was a testament to human endurance, female resourcefulness, and the power of devotion.Drawing on the original writings of the French mapmakers, as well as his own experience retracing Isabel's journey, acclaimed writer Robert Whitaker weaves a riveting tale rich in adventure, intrigue, and scientific achievement. Never before told, The Mapmaker's Wife is an epic love story that unfolds against the backdrop of "the greatest expedition the world has ever known."

On the Laps of Gods Book
Score: 4
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On the Laps of Gods


  • Author : Robert Whitaker
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307339836

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On the Laps of Gods Book Description :

An account of the Elaine Massacre in Hoop Spur, Arkansas, traces the events that led to the killings of more than 100 black citizens by white mobs and federal troops, describing the related condemnations of twelve African-American men, the contributions of former slave and attorney Scipio Africanus Jones, and the landmark Moore v. Dempsey case. Reprint.

The Invisible Plague Book
Score: 3.5
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The Invisible Plague


  • Author : Edwin Fuller Torrey
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 0813530032

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The Invisible Plague Book Description :

In The Invisible Plague, E.Fuller Torrey and Judy Miller examine the recordes on insanity in England, Ireland, Canada, and the UNited States over a 250 year period, concluding, through both qualitative and quantatative evidence, that insanity is, and continues to be, an unrecognized modern-day plague.

Crazy Like Us Book
Score: 3
From 4 Ratings

Crazy Like Us


  • Author : Ethan Watters
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-01-12
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 1416587195

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Crazy Like Us Book Description :

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 impact on the globalizing world has yet to be accounted for? In Crazy Like Us, Ethan Watters reveals that the most devastating consequence of the spread of American culture has not been our golden arches or our bomb craters but our bulldozing of the human psyche itself: We are in the process of homogenizing the way the world goes mad. America has been the world leader in generating new mental health treatments and modern theories of the human psyche. We export our psychopharmaceuticals packaged with the certainty that our biomedical knowledge will relieve the suffering and stigma of mental illness. We categorize disorders, thereby defining mental illness and health, and then parade these seemingly scientific certainties in front of the world. The blowback from these efforts is just now coming to light: It turns out that we have not only been changing the way the world talks about and treats mental illness -- we have been changing the mental illnesses themselves. For millennia, local beliefs in different cultures have shaped the experience of mental illness into endless varieties. Crazy Like Us documents how American interventions have discounted and worked to change those indigenous beliefs, often at a dizzying rate. Over the last decades, mental illnesses popularized in America have been spreading across the globe with the speed of contagious diseases. Watters travels from China to Tanzania to bring home the unsettling conclusion that the virus is us: As we introduce Americanized ways of treating mental illnesses, we are in fact spreading the diseases. In post-tsunami Sri Lanka, Watters reports on the Western trauma counselors who, in their rush to help, inadvertently trampled local expressions of grief, suffering, and healing. In Hong Kong, he retraces the

Fentanyl  Inc  Book
Score: 4
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Fentanyl Inc


  • Author : Ben Westhoff
  • Publisher : Atlantic Monthly Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-03
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 341
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802147950

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Fentanyl Inc Book Description :

A deeply human story, Fentanyl, Inc. is the first deep-dive investigation of a hazardous and illicit industry that has created a worldwide epidemic, ravaging communities and overwhelming and confounding government agencies that are challenged to combat it. “A whole new crop of chemicals is radically changing the recreational drug landscape,” writes Ben Westhoff. “These are known as Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) and they include replacements for known drugs like heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, and marijuana. They are synthetic, made in a laboratory, and are much more potent than traditional drugs”—and all-too-often tragically lethal. Drugs like fentanyl, K2, and Spice—and those with arcane acronyms like 25i-NBOMe— were all originally conceived in legitimate laboratories for proper scientific and medicinal purposes. Their formulas were then hijacked and manufactured by rogue chemists, largely in China, who change their molecular structures to stay ahead of the law, making the drugs’ effects impossible to predict. Westhoff has infiltrated this shadowy world. He tracks down the little-known scientists who invented these drugs and inadvertently killed thousands, as well as a mysterious drug baron who turned the law upside down in his home country of New Zealand. Westhoff visits the shady factories in China from which these drugs emanate, providing startling and original reporting on how China’s vast chemical industry operates, and how the Chinese government subsidizes it. Poignantly, he chronicles the lives of addicted users and dealers, families of victims, law enforcement officers, and underground drug awareness organizers in the U.S. and Europe. Together they represent the shocking and riveting full anatomy of a calamity we are just beginning to understand. From its depths, as Westhoff relates, are emerging new strategies that may provide essential long-term solutions to the drug crisis that has affected so many.

Abnormal Psychology  6ce WileyPLUS Learning Space Card   DSM 5 Student Guide   Loose Leaf Print Companion Book

Abnormal Psychology 6ce WileyPLUS Learning Space Card DSM 5 Student Guide Loose Leaf Print Companion


  • Author : Gordon L. Flett
  • Publisher : Wiley
  • Release Date : 2017-04-10
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1119372283

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Abnormal Psychology 6ce WileyPLUS Learning Space Card DSM 5 Student Guide Loose Leaf Print Companion Book Description :

This package includes an unbound, loose leaf copy of ISBN 9781119335153, a copy of The Brief Student Guide to DSM-5 and a registration code for the WileyPLUS Learning Space course associated with the text. Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that your instructor requires WileyPLUS Learning Space. Note that WileyPLUS Learning Space and traditional WileyPLUS codes are not interchangeable; check with your instructor to be sure that WileyPLUS Learning Space is required. For customer technical support, please visit http://www.wileyplus.com/support. WileyPLUS Learning Space registration cards are only included with new products. Used and rental products may not include registration cards. Abnormal Psychology, 6th Canadian Edition will provide your students with the most up-to-date, relevant and reliable content available in an abnormal psychology undergraduate textbook. Professors can trust that with Flett 6th Canadian edition their students have the most comprehensive and accurate content and research coverage available in a textbook providing them the foundation they need to succeed in their Canadian psychology studies.

Sadness or Depression  Book

Sadness or Depression


  • Author : Jerome C. Wakefield
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-12-21
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401774239

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Sadness or Depression Book Description :

The World Health Organization states that depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and predicts that by 2030 the epidemic of depression raging across the world will be the single biggest contributor to the overall burden of disease of all health conditions. Yet this gloomy picture masks a number of paradoxes concerning the diagnosis and cultural interpretation of depression that appear to challenge the claimed prevalence rates on which it is based. This book’s essays by some of the world’s leading researchers and scholars on depression explores these anomalies in detail from multidisciplinary and multicultural perspectives, and in doing so reshapes the debate on the nature of depression that is currently under way in the US and abroad. At the book’s core is the exploration from the multiple perspectives of a key dilemma: is the epidemic of depression real or is it just apparent? In particular, could it be the result of criteria laid down in the official American classification system of mental disorders, the DSM, interacting with cultural changes to reshape our view of melancholy, pathologizing what were formerly normal symptoms of grief or intense sadness? The debate over the DSM's conception of depression has an international relevance, with the WHO’s upcoming revisions to its International Classification of Diseases requiring coordination with the DSM. This collection of perspectives has an unprecedented international dimension, as scholars from Europe and around the world join US academics to explore a central and controversial element of contemporary psychiatric diagnosis - and one that has enormous practical implications for the future of mental health care and how we view our emotions. The book’s accessible essays will make it useful to scholars, practitioners, and students across a wide range of disciplines.