I Am Not Sick  I Don t Need Help  Book
Score: 5
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I Am Not Sick I Don t Need Help


  • Author : Xavier Francisco Amador
  • Publisher : Vida Publishers
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Mental Disorders
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015056666749

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I Am Not Sick  I Don t Need Help  Book

I Am Not Sick I Don t Need Help


  • Author : Xavier Francisco Amador
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011-10-19
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 253
  • ISBN 10 : 0967718937

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I Am Not Sick I Don t Need Help Excerpt :

'This book fills a tremendous void...' wrote E. Fuller Torrey, M.D., about the first edition of I AM NOT SICK, I Don't Need Help! Ten years later, it still does. Dr. Amador's research on poor insight was inspired by his attempts to help his brother Henry, who developed schizophrenia, accept treatment. Like tens of millions of others diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, Henry did not believe he was ill. In this latest edition, 6 new chapters have been added, new research on anosognosia (lack of insight) is presented and new advice, relying on lessons learned from thousands of LEAP seminar participants, is given to help readers quickly and effectively use Dr. Amador s method for helping someone accept treatment. I AM NOT SICK, I Don't Need Help! is not just a reference for mental health practitioners or law enforcement professionals. It is a must-read guide for family members whose loved ones are battling mental illness. Read and learn as have hundreds of thousands of others...to LEAP-Listen, Empathize, Agree, and Partner-and help your patients and loved ones accept the treatment they need.

First Episode Psychosis Book

First Episode Psychosis


  • Author : Katherine J. Aitchison
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 1999-02-17
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : 1853174351

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First Episode Psychosis Excerpt :

The new edition of this popular handbook has been thoroughly updated to include the latest data concerning treatment of first-episode patients. Drawing from their experience, the authors discuss the presentation and assessment of the first psychotic episode and review the appropriate use of antipsychotic agents and psychosocial approaches in effective management.

Ending Discrimination Against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders Book

Ending Discrimination Against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders


  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2016-09-03
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 171
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309439121

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Ending Discrimination Against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders Excerpt :

Estimates indicate that as many as 1 in 4 Americans will experience a mental health problem or will misuse alcohol or drugs in their lifetimes. These disorders are among the most highly stigmatized health conditions in the United States, and they remain barriers to full participation in society in areas as basic as education, housing, and employment. Improving the lives of people with mental health and substance abuse disorders has been a priority in the United States for more than 50 years. The Community Mental Health Act of 1963 is considered a major turning point in America's efforts to improve behavioral healthcare. It ushered in an era of optimism and hope and laid the groundwork for the consumer movement and new models of recovery. The consumer movement gave voice to people with mental and substance use disorders and brought their perspectives and experience into national discussions about mental health. However over the same 50-year period, positive change in American public attitudes and beliefs about mental and substance use disorders has lagged behind these advances. Stigma is a complex social phenomenon based on a relationship between an attribute and a stereotype that assigns undesirable labels, qualities, and behaviors to a person with that attribute. Labeled individuals are then socially devalued, which leads to inequality and discrimination. This report contributes to national efforts to understand and change attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that can lead to stigma and discrimination. Changing stigma in a lasting way will require coordinated efforts, which are based on the best possible evidence, supported at the national level with multiyear funding, and planned and implemented by an effective coalition of representative stakeholders. Ending Discrimination Against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders: The Evidence for Stigma Change explores stigma and discrimination faced by individuals with mental or substance use disorders and recommends

Healing Book

Healing


  • Author : Thomas Insel, MD
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2022-02-22
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593298053

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A bold, expert, and actionable map for the re-invention of America’s broken mental health care system. “Healing is truly one of the best books ever written about mental illness, and I think I’ve read them all." —Pete Earley, author of Crazy As director of the National Institute of Mental Health, Dr. Thomas Insel was giving a presentation when the father of a boy with schizophrenia yelled from the back of the room, “Our house is on fire and you’re telling me about the chemistry of the paint! What are you doing to put out the fire?” Dr. Insel knew in his heart that the answer was not nearly enough. The gargantuan American mental health industry was not healing millions who were desperately in need. He left his position atop the mental health research world to investigate all that was broken—and what a better path to mental health might look like. In the United States, we have treatments that work, but our system fails at every stage to deliver care well. Even before COVID, mental illness was claiming a life every eleven minutes by suicide. Quality of care varies widely, and much of the field lacks accountability. We focus on drug therapies for symptom reduction rather than on plans for long-term recovery. Care is often unaffordable and unavailable, particularly for those who need it most and are homeless or incarcerated. Where was the justice for the millions of Americans suffering from mental illness? Who was helping their families? But Dr. Insel also found that we do have approaches that work, both in the U.S. and globally. Mental illnesses are medical problems, but he discovers that the cures for the crisis are not just medical, but social. This path to healing, built upon what he calls the three Ps (people, place, and purpose), is more straightforward than we might imagine. Dr. Insel offers a comprehensive plan for our failing system and for families trying to discern the way forward. The fruit of a lifetime of expertise and a global quest for answ

I m Not Sick  But I m Not Well Book

I m Not Sick But I m Not Well


  • Author : Charles K. St. Cross
  • Publisher : Bookbaby
  • Release Date : 2018-01-18
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 134
  • ISBN 10 : 1543920969

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I m Not Sick But I m Not Well Excerpt :

I'm Not Sick, But I'm Not Well is all about finding happiness when you're in a world of darkness. OCD and Depression render you helpless and hopeless. The suffering that goes along with them can make you feel defeated. This book, while admitting the terrifying journey on which these conditions take you, also offers strategies, techniques, and insights that will let you find that elusive happiness that has been stolen from you. Read it and find the golden needle of happiness in a haystack of despair. Learn to smile again. -Charles K. St. Cross

Insight and Psychosis Book

Insight and Psychosis


  • Author : Xavier F. Amador
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2004-07-22
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198525684

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Insight and Psychosis Excerpt :

The insight a patient shares into their own psychosis is fundamental to their condition - it goes to the heart of what we understand 'madness' to be. Can a person be expected to accept treatment for a condition that they deny they have? Can a person be held responsible for their actions if those actions are inspired by their own unique perceptions and beliefs - beliefs that no-one else shares? The topic of insight in schizophrenia and related disorders has become a major focus of research in psychiatry and psychology. It has important clinical implications in terms of outcome, treatment adherence, competence, and forensic issues. In order to study 'insight' a broad perspective is required. This involves applying knowledge from the cognitive and brain sciences, as well as from philosophy and the social sciences. Insight and Psychosis comprises a series of in-depth, well-referenced, scholarly overviews from each of these perspectives with a strong empirical foundation - including in some cases the presentation of new data and meta-analysis of the published literature. These are integrated and synthesised by the editors, both acknowledged experts in the field. The scope is truly international and spans theoretical perspectives, clinical practice, and consumer views. The book will act as a source for students and researchers interested in pursuing any number of questions and controversies around lack of insight and awareness, and will guide clinical psychologists and psychiatrists who seek a broader view of the many facets of insight that might arise during their day-to-day work.

The Myth of Mental Illness Book
Score: 4.5
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The Myth of Mental Illness


  • Author : Thomas S. Szasz
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2011-07-12
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062104748

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The Myth of Mental Illness Excerpt :

“The landmark book that argued that psychiatry consistently expands its definition of mental illness to impose its authority over moral and cultural conflict.” — New York Times The 50th anniversary edition of the most influential critique of psychiatry every written, with a new preface on the age of Prozac and Ritalin and the rise of designer drugs, plus two bonus essays. Thomas Szasz's classic book revolutionized thinking about the nature of the psychiatric profession and the moral implications of its practices. By diagnosing unwanted behavior as mental illness, psychiatrists, Szasz argues, absolve individuals of responsibility for their actions and instead blame their alleged illness. He also critiques Freudian psychology as a pseudoscience and warns against the dangerous overreach of psychiatry into all aspects of modern life.

The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump Book
Score: 4.5
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The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump


  • Author : Bandy X. Lee
  • Publisher : Thomas Dunne Books
  • Release Date : 2019-03-19
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250256287

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The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump Excerpt :

As this bestseller predicted, Trump has only grown more erratic and dangerous as the pressures on him mount. This new edition includes new essays bringing the book up to date—because this is still not normal. Originally released in fall 2017, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump was a runaway bestseller. Alarmed Americans and international onlookers wanted to know: What is wrong with him? That question still plagues us. The Trump administration has proven as chaotic and destructive as its opponents feared, and the man at the center of it all remains a cipher. Constrained by the APA’s “Goldwater rule,” which inhibits mental health professionals from diagnosing public figures they have not personally examined, many of those qualified to weigh in on the issue have shied away from discussing it at all. The public has thus been left to wonder whether he is mad, bad, or both. The prestigious mental health experts who have contributed to the revised and updated version of The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump argue that their moral and civic "duty to warn" supersedes professional neutrality. Whatever affects him, affects the nation: From the trauma people have experienced under the Trump administration to the cult-like characteristics of his followers, he has created unprecedented mental health consequences across our nation and beyond. With eight new essays (about one hundred pages of new material), this edition will cover the dangerous ramifications of Trump's unnatural state. It’s not all in our heads. It’s in his.

Brain On Fire  My Month of Madness Book
Score: 4
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Brain On Fire My Month of Madness


  • Author : Susannah Cahalan
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2012-11-13
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141975351

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'My first serious blackout marked the line between sanity and insanity. Though I would have moments of lucidity over the coming days and weeks, I would never again be the same person ...' Susannah Cahalan was a happy, clever, healthy twenty-four-year old. Then one day she woke up in hospital, with no memory of what had happened or how she had got there. Within weeks, she would be transformed into someone unrecognizable, descending into a state of acute psychosis, undergoing rages and convulsions, hallucinating that her father had murdered his wife; that she could control time with her mind. Everything she had taken for granted about her life, and who she was, was wiped out. Brain on Fire is Susannah's story of her terrifying descent into madness and the desperate hunt for a diagnosis, as, after dozens of tests and scans, baffled doctors concluded she should be confined in a psychiatric ward. It is also the story of how one brilliant man, Syria-born Dr Najar, finally proved - using a simple pen and paper - that Susannah's psychotic behaviour was caused by a rare autoimmune disease attacking her brain. His diagnosis of this little-known condition, thought to have been the real cause of devil-possessions through history, saved her life, and possibly the lives of many others. Cahalan takes readers inside this newly-discovered disease through the progress of her own harrowing journey, piecing it together using memories, journals, hospital videos and records. Written with passionate honesty and intelligence, Brain on Fire is a searingly personal yet universal book, which asks what happens when your identity is suddenly destroyed, and how you get it back. 'With eagle-eye precision and brutal honesty, Susannah Cahalan turns her journalistic gaze on herself as she bravely looks back on one of the most harrowing and unimaginable experiences one could ever face: the loss of mind, body and self. Brain on Fire is a mesmerizing story' -Mira Bartók, New York Times bestselling aut

Break the Bipolar Cycle Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Break the Bipolar Cycle


  • Author : Elizabeth Brondolo
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Release Date : 2008-01-10
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 007159406X

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Take control of your symptoms--and take charge of your life If you're dealing with bipolar disorder, you already know that it’s more than a cycle of “ups” and “downs.” You may also have difficulty with depression and irritability, as well as problems with weight gain, memory, and fatigue. Dealing with these day-to-day problems can sometimes seem like too much to bear. Drawing on the latest research in bipolar disorder, stress, and health, this step-by-step guide offers a complete selection of livable, workable solutions to manage bipolar disorder and helps you: Identify your symptoms Explore your treatment options Stabilize your moods Sharpen your mind Achieve your goals This isn't a one-size-fits-all guide. It's a uniquely personal approach to your bipolar disorder that covers the full spectrum of the disease and its symptoms. You'll be able to find successful ways to regulate your moods, relieve your stress, improve your thought processes, and break the bipolar cycle--for a happier, healthier life.

Laziness Does Not Exist Book
Score: 5
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Laziness Does Not Exist


  • Author : Devon Price
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2022-01-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982140113

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Laziness Does Not Exist Excerpt :

A social psychologist uncovers the psychological basis of the "laziness lie," which originated with the Puritans and has ultimately created blurred boundaries between work and life with modern technologies and offers advice for not succumbing to societal pressure to "do more."

Lost Connections Book
Score: 3.5
From 11 Ratings

Lost Connections


  • Author : Johann Hari
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-11-12
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781526634085

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THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 'A book that could actually make us happy' SIMON AMSTELL 'This amazing book will change your life' ELTON JOHN 'One of the most important texts of recent years' BRITISH JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE 'Brilliant, stimulating, radical' MATT HAIG 'The more people read this book, the better off the world will be' NAOMI KLEIN 'Wonderful' HILLARY CLINTON 'Eye-opening' GUARDIAN 'Brilliant for anyone wanting a better understanding of mental health' ZOE BALL 'A game-changer' DAVINA MCCALL 'Extraordinary' DR MAX PEMBERTON 'Beautiful' RUSSELL BRAND Depression and anxiety are now at epidemic levels. Why? Across the world, scientists have uncovered evidence for nine different causes. Some are in our biology, but most are in the way we are living today. Lost Connections offers a radical new way of thinking about this crisis. It shows that once we understand the real causes, we can begin to turn to pioneering new solutions – ones that offer real hope.

Your Body s Many Cries for Water Book
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

Your Body s Many Cries for Water


  • Author : F. Batmanghelidj
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1997-01
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:883804855

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Your Body s Many Cries for Water Excerpt :

A preventive and self-education manual for those who prefer to adhere to the logic of the natural and the simple in medicine.