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The Freedom Diet - Lower Blood Sugar, Lose Weight and Change Your Life in 60 Days (Spiral bound): Jessica K Black The Freedom Diet - Lower Blood Sugar, Lose Weight and Change Your Life in 60 Days (Spiral bound)
Jessica K Black
R404 R325 Discovery Miles 3 250 Save R79 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Digestive Health Solution - Expanded & Updated 2nd Edition - Your personalized five-step plan for inside-out digestive... The Digestive Health Solution - Expanded & Updated 2nd Edition - Your personalized five-step plan for inside-out digestive wellness (Paperback, Second Edition)
Benjamin Brown
R236 R165 Discovery Miles 1 650 Save R71 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Discover personalised, effective and natural solutions for your optimal digestive health. The Digestive Health Solution explores the mind-body connection, food intolerances, gluten sensitivity, dietary changes and key issues in the digestive system and provides practical ways to transform your digestive health. It looks at research on popular natural medicines, sifting fact from fiction and uncovering evidence-based, safe treatments that can enhance your digestion and improve, or even eliminate, symptoms fast. Using a personalised approach you can then follow an easy five-step plan for quick symptom relief, improve your health from the inside out and enjoy better digestive health, for life. This new edition includes updated information on gut bacteria and parasites, the FODMAP diet, additives and preservatives and a diet summary table.

Renal Diet Cookbook for the Newly Diagnosed - The Complete Guide to Managing Kidney Disease and Avoiding Dialysis (Paperback):... Renal Diet Cookbook for the Newly Diagnosed - The Complete Guide to Managing Kidney Disease and Avoiding Dialysis (Paperback)
Susan Zogheib; Foreword by Jay Wish
R340 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R60 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Migraine Brain - Your Breakthrough Guide to Fewer Headaches, Better Health (Paperback, Main): Elaine McArdle The Migraine Brain - Your Breakthrough Guide to Fewer Headaches, Better Health (Paperback, Main)
Elaine McArdle
R370 R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Save R93 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Migraine Brain is the comprehensive, most up-to-date book on migraines and it offers any sufferer the opportunity to get better: ? Reduce the frequency and intensity of migraines ? Learn how to prevent and curtail them ? Discover how to recover from them quickly. Every migraine is different because every sufferer has a unique Migraine Brain, with its own sensitivities and triggers. Dr Bernstein identifies what can trigger an attack, helping readers to develop a personalised plan to control or prevent their pain. Including research into the newest drug treatments, as well a range of tactics and treatments (from lifestyle change such as yoga, exercise and better sleep to diet) The Migraine Brain provides sufferers with everything they need to change their lives forever. Packed with the latest medical research and an up to date resource section, as well as lively anecdotes from sufferers, quizzes and questionnaires to help identify a personal approach to managing migraines, The Migraine Brain offers a comprehensive treatment programme. Your migraine isn't just a headache.But it's an illness that you can control and manage.Migraine is actually a neurological disease. It affects one in five women and one in twenty men, and can be a debilitating and chronic condition with a range of physical and emotional symptoms (not just excruciating head pain). It is caused by chemical and structural differences in the brains and central nervous systems of sufferers."Bernstein approaches the reader as she might patients -- creatively, scientifically, and sympathetically -- offering a range of tactics and treatments to help migraine sufferers control and mitigate their pain."'Publishers Weekly'The Migraine Brain is the comprehensive, most up-to-date book on migraines and it offers any sufferer the opportunity to get better:? Reduce the frequency and intensity of migraines? Learn how to prevent and curtail them? Discover how to recover from them quickly.Every migraine is different because every sufferer has a unique Migraine Brain, with its own sensitivities and triggers.Dr Bernstein identifies what can trigger an attack, helping readers to develop a personalised plan to control or prevent their pain. Including research into the newest drug treatments, as well a range of tactics and treatments (from lifestyle change such as yoga, exercise and better sleep to diet) The Migraine Brain provides sufferers with everything they need to change their lives forever.Packed with the latest medical research and an up to date resource section, as well as lively anecdotes from sufferers, quizzes and questionnaires to help identify a personal approach to managing migraines, The Migraine Brain offers a comprehensive treatment programme.Dr Carolyn Bernstein is an assistant professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and has founded her own clinic, the Women's Headache Center. Elaine McArdle is an award-winning journalist who has suffered from migraines for twenty years.

The Sheldon Short Guide to Heart Attacks (Paperback): Mark Greener The Sheldon Short Guide to Heart Attacks (Paperback)
Mark Greener 1
R93 R78 Discovery Miles 780 Save R15 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Coronary heart disease (CHD) still the leading cause of death in the UK - heart attacks kill about 88,000 people a year - around one person every six minutes Despite these sobering statistics, a heart attack isn't a death sentence, thanks to improved treatments and increased awareness. This short. Reassuring book shows how combining drugs and lifestyle changes can help you survive - and prevent - heart attacks. Topics include: * The anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system * Risk factors for heart attack * Causes of heart attacks * Symptoms in men, women, and the elderly * Why rapid treatment helps you survive * Prognosis and the prospects of living a normal life * How you and the doctor can increase the chances of survival

The Sheldon Short Guide to Diabetes (Paperback): Mark Greener The Sheldon Short Guide to Diabetes (Paperback)
Mark Greener 1
R93 R78 Discovery Miles 780 Save R15 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Poorly controlled diabetes can cut up to 20 years from your life expectancy. And it's on the rise, affecting nearly 3 million people in the UK (1 in 20). Much suffering could be avoided if people took control of their diabetes sooner. This concise, authoritative guide shows how a healthy, balanced diet helps avoid the worse complications of diabetes such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, kidney disease, impotence and poor vision. Topics include: * The pancreas - controlling glucose levels * Types of diabetes and their symptoms * Risk factors for diabetes * Complications of poorly controlled diabetes * Treating diabetes with drugs * Treating diabetes by changing your lifestyle * Diet and diabetes - the first steps * Using supplements safely

Pretending to be Normal - Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)  Expanded Edition (Paperback,... Pretending to be Normal - Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) Expanded Edition (Paperback, Enlarged edition)
Liane Holliday Willey; Foreword by Tony Attwood
R356 R287 Discovery Miles 2 870 Save R69 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Compelling and witty, Liane Holliday Willey's account of growing to adulthood as an undiagnosed 'Aspie' has been read by thousands of people on and off the autism spectrum since it was first published in 1999. Bringing her story up to date, including her diagnosis as an adult, and reflecting on the changes in attitude over 15 years, this expanded edition will continue to entertain (and inform) all those who would like to know a little more about how it feels to spend your life `pretending to be normal'.

The Complete Cancer Organizer - Your Answers to Questions About Living with Cancer (Spiral bound): Jamie Schwachter, Josette... The Complete Cancer Organizer - Your Answers to Questions About Living with Cancer (Spiral bound)
Jamie Schwachter, Josette Snyder
R385 R316 Discovery Miles 3 160 Save R69 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Throughout years of answering calls at renowned Cleveland Clinic's Cancer Answer Line, Advance Practice Nurses Jamie Schwachter and Josette Snyder have spoken with patients of all ages and with all types and stages of cancer. They have listened to countless stories and offered advice. They've answered questions from friends and family members, and even from physicians and other healthcare professionals. What should I wear to chemotherapy? Should I get a second opinion? How do I talk with my family about my cancer? Why does it take so long to get a diagnosis? Is complementary treatment something I should consider? The more questions they fielded, the more they wanted to compile those questions--and their answers--into a resource to help cancer patients everywhere. In The Complete Cancer Organizer: Your Answers to Questions About Living With Cancer, Jamie and Josette share answers to the most common questions about living well during and following cancer treatment. Full of lists, tips, and suggestions, the book allows patients and their families to face a challenging time armed with knowledge and concrete strategies that have worked for others before them. Cancer may be a new experience, but it doesn't have to be faced alone. Cancer Answer nurses Jamie Schwachter and Josette Snyder can help guide you through the process in The Complete Cancer Organizer.

My Life In His Paws - The Story of Ted and How He Saved Me (Paperback): Wendy Hilling My Life In His Paws - The Story of Ted and How He Saved Me (Paperback)
Wendy Hilling 1
R344 R285 Discovery Miles 2 850 Save R59 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

My Life in His Paws is the story of the amazing dog who gave back someone's freedom and confidence. Wendy Hilling has a rare skin condition which means her skin is very delicate. Every moment is difficult and causes pain. It affects the body inside and out: her throat is very narrow and she can stop breathing at any time. But eight years ago Wendy's life changed forever. She met Ted, the Golden Retriever, and he became her full-time carer. He has saved her life more times than she can remember, always watching and listening, and Wendy is now entirely reliant on him. This is the story of Wendy and her incredible bravery living with a disability and battling against the odds. It's also the story of Ted, the extraordinary assistance dog, and the unique relationship between a human and animal and the extraordinary things animals are capable of.

Spectrum Women - Walking to the Beat of Autism (Paperback): Barb Cook, Michelle Garnett Spectrum Women - Walking to the Beat of Autism (Paperback)
Barb Cook, Michelle Garnett; Contributions by Jen Elcheson, Artemisia, Catriona Stewart, … 1
R359 Discovery Miles 3 590 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Barb Cook and 14 other autistic women describe life from a female autistic perspective, and present empowering, helpful and supportive insights from their personal experience for fellow autistic women. Michelle Garnett's comments validate and expand the experiences described from a clinician's perspective, and provide extensive recommendations. Autistic advocates including Liane Holliday Willey, Anita Lesko, Jeanette Purkis, Artemisia and Samantha Craft offer their personal guidance on significant issues that particularly affect women, as well as those that are more general to autism. Contributors cover issues including growing up, identity, diversity, parenting, independence and self-care amongst many others. With great contributions from exceptional women, this is a truly well-rounded collection of knowledge and sage advice for any woman with autism.

Detecting and Living with Breast Cancer For Dummies (Paperback): Stephan Bodian, Consumer Dummies Detecting and Living with Breast Cancer For Dummies (Paperback)
Stephan Bodian, Consumer Dummies
R413 R295 Discovery Miles 2 950 Save R118 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Your trusted, no-nonsense guide to detecting and managing breast cancer From the breast health experts at the American Breast Cancer Foundation comes a sensitive and authoritative guide to the most common cancer in women: breast cancer. Covering everything from prevention to dealing with a diagnosis to coping with life after cancer, it serves as a trusted resource for anyone whose life has been touched by this dreaded disease. Advancements in breast cancer prevention, detection, and treatment are being made every day, but it can be overwhelming and confusing knowing where to turn and who to trust. Detecting & Living with Breast Cancer For Dummies distills the information into one easy-to-follow guide, giving you quick, expert advice on everything you'll face as you manage your breast health. From getting to know your treatment options to talking to loved ones about breast cancer and everything in between it does the legwork for you so you can take a deep breath and focus on your health. * Perform regular self-exams the right way * Cope with the many decisions that need to be made if you're diagnosed * Ask the right questions about surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and breast reconstruction * Decipher complicated pathology reports with confidence Whether you're at risk for breast cancer or have been diagnosed and want to know your options, Detecting & Living with Breast Cancer For Dummies empowers you to take your health into your own hands.

Happy Healthy Gut - The Plant-Based Diet Solution to Curing IBS and Other Chronic Digestive Disorders (Paperback): Jennifer... Happy Healthy Gut - The Plant-Based Diet Solution to Curing IBS and Other Chronic Digestive Disorders (Paperback)
Jennifer Browne
R334 R273 Discovery Miles 2 730 Save R61 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Millions of Americans deal with daily digestive malfunction and attribute it to genetics or faulty wiring. Jennifer Browne reveals the common denominator present in almost all chronic digestive angst: food. What we choose to fuel ourselves with has a direct impact on every part of our bodies, starting with the digestive system. Browne urges us to take responsibility for our own health and make conscientious decisions regarding the cause and effect foods have on our digestive tracts. Written in frank, humorous layman's terms and sharing her own personal success story along with others', Browne passionately educates her readers on why a plant-based diet is the only prescription necessary for a happy, healthy tummy. Discover the direct correlation between digestive trauma and factory farming; the incredible benefits of juicing, fermenting, and sprouting food; the reason why GMOs lead to IBS; and what ingredients really just translate to "sugar" or "lab-created chemical." Happy Healthy Gut is an easy read that is truly important and highly informative for anyone who has ever dreamed of a perfectly functioning digestive system.

Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome in Children - A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals... Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome in Children - A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals (Paperback)
Margaret Duncan, Zara Healy, Ruth Fidler, Phil Christie
R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDA) is a developmental disorder that is being increasingly recognised as part of the autism spectrum. The main characteristic is a continued resistance to the ordinary demands of life through strategies of social manipulation, which originates from an anxiety-driven need to be in control. This straightforward guide is written collaboratively by professionals and parents to give a complete overview of PDA. Starting with an exploration into the syndrome, it goes on to answer the immediate questions triggered when a child is first diagnosed, and uses case examples throughout to illustrate the impact of the condition on different areas of the child's life. Early intervention options and workable strategies for managing PDA positively will make day-to-day life easier for the child, their family and peers. New problems faced in the teenage years and how to assist a successful transition from adolescence to adulthood are also tackled. The book concludes with a valuable resources list. Full of helpful guidance and support, this user-friendly introductory handbook is essential reading for families, carers and anyone who knows a child with PDA.

Dogs & Autism (Paperback): Annie Bowes Dogs & Autism (Paperback)
Annie Bowes
R267 R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Save R51 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Author Annie Bowes grew up having dogs throughout her childhood and adulthood that helped her with her autism. Her love of animals, especially dogs, eventually helped her find her passion in life to help animals and become a veterinarian. Through many years of working with dogs in her practice, she grew interested in how canine companionship helps people with Autism. Dogs and Autism is a result of her many years of research and first-hand experience understanding the benefits of dogs as an alternative treatment to those on the autism spectrum.

Can I Tell You About Asperger Syndrome? - A Guide For Friends And Family (Paperback, 1st American pbk. ed): Jude Welton Can I Tell You About Asperger Syndrome? - A Guide For Friends And Family (Paperback, 1st American pbk. ed)
Jude Welton; Illustrated by Jane Telford; Foreword by Elizabeth Newson
R245 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R48 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Meet Adam - a young boy with AS. Adam invites young readers to learn about AS from his perspective. He helps children understand the difficulties faced by a child with AS - he tells them what AS is, what it feels like to have AS and how they can help children with AS by understanding their differences and appreciating their many talents. This illustrated book is ideally suited for boys and girls between 7 and 15 years old and also serves as an excellent starting point for family and classroom discussions.

Zuruck ins Leben nach dem Schlaganfall fur Dummies (German, Paperback, 2. Auflage): John R. Marler, Doren Paal Zuruck ins Leben nach dem Schlaganfall fur Dummies (German, Paperback, 2. Auflage)
John R. Marler, Doren Paal
R339 R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Save R20 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Alles uber die Symptome, die Diagnose und die Behandlung eines Schlaganfalls Viele Krankheiten kundigen sich an, ein Schlaganfall jedoch kommt ohne Vorwarnung. Betroffene und deren Angehorige stehen der neuen Situation oft hilflos gegenuber. Das muss nicht sein. John R. Marler erklart Ihnen mithilfe von anschaulichen Fallbeispielen, was genau ein Schlaganfall ist und wie Sie Warnzeichen erkennen. Ausserdem erfahren Sie, mit welchen Behandlungen verlorene Fahigkeiten wieder erlangt werden konnen. Auch fur die Zeit nach Krankenhaus und Reha erhalten Sie wichtige Tipps und Informationen, die nicht nur Betroffenen helfen, sondern auch die Fragen der pflegenden Angehorigen beantworten.

The Complete Anti-Inflammatory Diet for Beginners - A No-Stress Meal Plan with Easy Recipes to Heal the Immune System... The Complete Anti-Inflammatory Diet for Beginners - A No-Stress Meal Plan with Easy Recipes to Heal the Immune System (Paperback)
R350 R286 Discovery Miles 2 860 Save R64 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Depressive Illness: The Curse of the Strong - Helping Christians Cope with Mental Health Problems (Paperback): Tim Cantopher Depressive Illness: The Curse of the Strong - Helping Christians Cope with Mental Health Problems (Paperback)
Tim Cantopher 1
R229 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R48 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The last 10 years have seen an upturn in the number of people reporting difficulties with emotional and mental health issues, particularly anxiety and depression. And, it is often the strongest who struggle under the weight of all they have nobly tried to shoulder. Turn to the Bible, and this truth is played out in the lives of some of its greatest characters. King David led a nation - yet wrote some of the Bible's bleakest laments. Elijah worked outlandish public miracles - and later pleaded God to take his life. Dedicated, hardworking mother and woman of God Naomi acknowledged that she had become characterised by bitterness. And lifelong God follower Job found himself longing for a death that would not come. This book affirms that depressive illness can strike anyone - not least the capable, busy people with the `can-do' attitude of the title. This special bespoke edition for the Christian market takes a destigmatising, thoroughly informed approach to depression, with a foreword by Will Van Der Hart, whose own experience of ill mental health led to him founding Mind & Soul, the leading Christian mental health organisation.

This Life I Live - One Man's Extraordinary, Ordinary Life and the Woman Who Changed It Forever (Paperback): Rory Feek This Life I Live - One Man's Extraordinary, Ordinary Life and the Woman Who Changed It Forever (Paperback)
Rory Feek
R255 R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Save R78 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

**NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**

The story she said he was born to write. Her story. His story. The love story of Joey and Rory.

By inviting so many into the final months of Joey's life as she battled cancer, Joey and Rory Feek captured hearts around the world with how they handled the diagnosis; the inspiring, simple way they chose to live; and how they loved each other every step of the way. But there is far more to the story. "My life is very ordinary," says Rory. "On the surface, it is not very special. If you looked at it, day to day, it wouldn't seem like much. But when you look at it in a bigger context-as part of a larger story-you start to see the magic that is on the pages of the book that is my life. And the more you look, the more you see. Or, at least, I do."

In this vulnerable book, he takes us for the first time into his own challenging life story and what it was like growing up in rural America with little money and even less family stability.

Borderline Personality Disorder For Dummies (Paperback): Charles H. Elliott, Laura L. Smith Borderline Personality Disorder For Dummies (Paperback)
Charles H. Elliott, Laura L. Smith
R363 R258 Discovery Miles 2 580 Save R105 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Your clear, compassionate guide to managing BPD -- and living well

Looking for straightforward information on Borderline Personality Disorder? This easy-to-understand guide helps those who have BPD develop strategies for breaking the destructive cycle. This book also aids loved ones in accepting the disorder and offering support. Inside you'll find authoritative details on the causes of BPD and proven treatments, as well as advice on working with therapists, managing symptoms, and enjoying a full life.

Review the basics of BPD -- discover the symptoms of BPD and the related emotional problems, as well as the cultural, biological, and psychological causes of the disease

Understand what goes wrong -- explore impulsivity, emotional dysregulation, identity problems, relationship conflicts, black-and-white thinking, and difficulties in perception; and identify the areas where you may need help

Make the choice to change -- find the right care provider, overcome common obstacles to change, set realistic goals, and improve your physical and emotional state

Evaluate treatments for BPD -- learn about the current treatments that really work and develop a plan for addressing the core symptoms of BPD

If someone you love has BPD -- see how to identify triggers, handle emotional upheavals, set clear boundaries, and encourage your loved one to seek therapy

Open the book and find:

The major characteristics of BPD

Who gets BPD -- and why

Recent treatment advances

Illuminating case studies

Strategies for calming emotions and staying in control

A discussion of medication options

Ways to stay healthy during treatment

Tips for explaining BPD to others

Help for parents whose child exhibits symptoms

Treatment options that work and those you should avoid

The Loving Push - How Parents and Professionals Can Help Spectrum Kids Become Successful Adults (Paperback): Temple Grandin,... The Loving Push - How Parents and Professionals Can Help Spectrum Kids Become Successful Adults (Paperback)
Temple Grandin, Debra Moore
R359 R289 Discovery Miles 2 890 Save R70 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Parents, teachers, therapists, and anyone who cares about a child or teen on the autism spectrum need this essential roadmap to prepare our youth for being successful adults in today's world. Best-selling author, autism advocate, and animal science professor Dr. Temple Grandin joins psychologist and autism specialist Dr. Debra Moore in spelling out what steps you can take to restore your child's hope and motivation, and what you must avoid. Eight life stories told by people on the autism spectrum, including chapters on subjects like how to get kids off their computers, how to build on their strengths and get back to caring about their lives, and how to find a path to a successful, meaningful life make this a "MUST-READ BOOK." Topics covered include: Avoiding Learned Helplessness - New strategies to help create a positive mindset Optimism and Resisting Habitual Negative Thinking - What is "Learned Optimism" and how can you put it to work? What are the "3 P's" and how you can begin implementing new strategies? There are 3 easy ways to remember how to teach our kids to resist their habitual negative thinking and self-blame. Known as the "3 P's", they involve concepts of Permanence, Pervasiveness, and Personalization. The Critical Impact of Mentors - Teachers, Friends, Media Personalities and Superheroes How to Break Bad Habits and instill HOPE - Teens Need Straight Talk Living In Their Bedroom Is Not An Acceptable Life - Your Child Needs Extra Help to Build HOPE HOPE Theory - Let Them Rebound and Grow The Loving Push is Necessary - Self-Initiative and Motivation Don't Let Guilt Undermine You Start Early and Build Up Skills That Will Endure Effective Strategies for Coping With Depression and Anxiety Recreational versus Compulsive Gaming Defined Teaching Vital Life Skills Needed for Success The Value of Family Rituals Step In Early and Be "Hands On" Matching Your Child's Thinking Style to Their Life

A Voyage Around My Mother - Surviving Shelling, Shipwrecks and Family Storms (Paperback, New edition): Eleanor Stewart A Voyage Around My Mother - Surviving Shelling, Shipwrecks and Family Storms (Paperback, New edition)
Eleanor Stewart
R212 R158 Discovery Miles 1 580 Save R54 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Eleanor Stewart had always had a difficult relationship with her mother, but when her mother's persistent ill-health, caused by Parkinson's Disease, meant she needed a new home, Eleanor offered her one. 'It will only be for six months' she assured her husband - but it wasn't. It was for ten years. And, initially, those years were hard. Her mother, Mary, had very little interest in Eleanor's life, or even in her two grandchildren. So if a bridge was to be built between the two women, Eleanor would have to build it - and find the necessary solid ground to do so. She found it by exploring her mother's past with her. Mary had had a fascinating life, which included being shelled during the Second World War, shipwrecked and a passionate affair while sailing to India. As Mary Stewart reveals more and more of her past, Eleanor discovers a woman she has never really known, and the two forge a strong relationship that was not possible before.

Chiara Luce - A Life Lived to the Full (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Zanzucchi Michelle Chiara Luce - A Life Lived to the Full (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Zanzucchi Michelle; Translated by Frank Johnson
R123 Discovery Miles 1 230 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Chiara Luce, a girl full of vitality, but, suddenly, she fell gravely ill. And, strangely, moment by moment, a new life full of light began to unfold for her. She was eighteen when she died, yet she had lived to the full. On 25 September 2010, Chiara Luce was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI and is now known as 'Blessed Chiara Badano'.

Understanding Autism - The essential guide for parents (Paperback, Second Edition): Katrina Williams, Jacqueline Roberts Understanding Autism - The essential guide for parents (Paperback, Second Edition)
Katrina Williams, Jacqueline Roberts
R237 R167 Discovery Miles 1 670 Save R70 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Understanding Autism is the essential reference for parents and care givers of children on the autistic spectrum. Written by two leading experts in the field, this updated edition covers key information, like the causes of autism and how it manifests at the various ages and stages of a child's life, while also taking into account the importance of self-care for parents. Authors Katrina Williams and Jacqueline Roberts bring considerable experience to the table, and clearly, comfortingly explain how to cope with common problematic behaviors, conditions that can often appear in conjunction with autism (such as anxiety and depression), and how best to manage the child's transition to adulthood. Their warm, supportive voices will reassure you as they sort myth from fact, and provide everything you'll need to know to understand autism.

Still Down - What to Do When Antidepressants Fail (Paperback): Dean F. MacKinnon Still Down - What to Do When Antidepressants Fail (Paperback)
Dean F. MacKinnon
R329 R273 Discovery Miles 2 730 Save R56 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Major depressive disorder is a common medical condition that can be disabling and can persist for months, even years. Many people experience depression symptoms that resist treatment. Although they try various combinations of medications, psychotherapy, or electroconvulsive therapy, their symptoms don't improve. What can people who have treatment-resistant depression do to overcome their depression and feel better? In Still Down, Dr. Dean F. MacKinnon, a psychiatrist at Johns Hopkins Medical School, presents nine composite stories drawn from patients he has seen in his twenty years as an expert in treatment-resistant mood disorders. The first section of the book features people diagnosed with depression who have not yet received appropriate treatment. The next section looks at misdiagnosis, focusing on people who feel and appear depressed but who have different mood disorders and need treatment for them. Finally, Dr. MacKinnon describes people who have severe depression that does not respond to any treatment, regardless of how finely tuned the treatment might be. These people, who suffer from true treatment-resistant depression (TRD), can benefit from a variety of treatments to feel better. Dr. MacKinnon provides commentary to explain and extend the discussion of the patients and situations in each case. He also discusses common obstacles to improvement, including overly conservative dosing, problems stemming from not adhering to treatment, antidepressant failure, and high sensitivity to side effects. By identifying aspects of the individual's qualities, behaviors, and experiences that may account for poor response to treatment, Still Down points the way for people with TRD and their families to find appropriate diagnoses and the best possible care.

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