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The Practitioner's Path in Speech-Language Pathology - The Art of School-Based Practice (Paperback): The Practitioner's Path in Speech-Language Pathology - The Art of School-Based Practice (Paperback)
R1,473 Discovery Miles 14 730 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Practitioner's Path in Speech-Language Pathology: The Art of School-Based Practice bridges the gap between theory and practice, evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence, and the science and artistry of speech-language pathology. This book takes a critical look at areas related to wellness, professional development, and growth that can impact the personal self along with the professional self. It examines each area through an overview of inter-disciplinary research in addition to personal narratives illustrating key principles and strategies and offers the reader a professionally balanced perspective.The first section of the book helps us understand the importance of building a foundation for our clinical path through a discussion about scientific and evidence-based principles, different types of knowledge systems, and development of wisdom. The second section of the book helps us understand the importance of supporting our foundation through an introduction to reflection, counsel and care, balance and harmony, growth and detachment. The third section of the book includes chapters that serve as pillars of practice: organizational frameworks, materials and activities, measuring progress, best practices, and the importance of community. The fourth and final section of the book highlights shared vision, clinical expertise, emotional intelligence, leadership trends, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and research dissemination.This book challenges us to consider our own perceptions about the explicit nature of professional practice, and facilitates the development of four attitudes that can have a profound impact on both clinical success and professional satisfaction: "a scientific attitude", "a therapeutic attitude", "a professional attitude", and "a leadership attitude". It contains a blend of clinical evidence and research, practitioner views, common sense, philosophical stances, and historical overviews. "The Practitioner's Path in Speech-Language Pathology" is designed for students and practitioners who are actively involved with the process of knowledge acquisition, and targets issues we encounter along our path to becoming reflective practitioners, as they relate to the excellence behind and scholarship within teaching and learning.

World Trade Center Pulmonary Diseases and Multi-Organ System Manifestations (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Anthony M. Szema World Trade Center Pulmonary Diseases and Multi-Organ System Manifestations (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Anthony M. Szema
R2,956 Discovery Miles 29 560 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book addresses the pulmonary and non-pulmonary manifestations related to exposure to airborne hazards after the collapse of the World Trade Center. Leading experts consider both short and long term effects on survivors, first responders, and residents of surrounding areas and offer clinical practice guidelines for treatment. Respiratory complications are the most obvious manifestation, but the text additionally covers oncology, psychiatry, and other organ systems for both adults and children. Knowledge of the medical ramifications from the World Trade Center collapse has broad scientific applicability to occupational and environmental medicine, preventive medicine, and epidemiology. With the advent of bioterrorism since 9/11, understanding prevention, treatment, monitoring, and basic and clinical research aspects of particulate matter air pollution is relevant and critically important to being a medical provider. This book will prove useful to pulmonologists, primary care providers, epidemiologists, psychiatrists, occupational and environmental specialists, allergists, immunologists, toxicologists and public policy experts.

Transport Across Natural and Modified Biological Membranes and its Implications in Physiology and Therapy (Paperback, 1st ed.... Transport Across Natural and Modified Biological Membranes and its Implications in Physiology and Therapy (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017)
Julita Kulbacka, Saulius Satkauskas
R3,930 Discovery Miles 39 300 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book elucidates the mechanisms involved in biological membrane functions. It describes the new modalities and characterization for basic in vitro as well as computer models of biological membranes. Biological membranes are analyzed in terms of advances in molecular dynamics. The individual chapters provide an in depth analysis of images from various biological models. The potential of membrane models in the context of treatment trials is discussed. The authors present new insights and current concepts for treatment procedures (nanocarriers, electroporation, channel blockers).

Percutaneous Penetration Enhancers Drug Penetration Into/Through the Skin - Methodology and General Considerations (Hardcover,... Percutaneous Penetration Enhancers Drug Penetration Into/Through the Skin - Methodology and General Considerations (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Nina Dragicevic, Howard I. Maibach
R6,780 Discovery Miles 67 800 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Percutaneous Penetration Enhancers in a mini-series format comprising five volumes, represents the most comprehensive reference on enhancement methods - both well established and recently introduced - in the field of dermal/transdermal drug delivery. In detail the broad range of both chemical and physical methods used to enhance the skin delivery of drugs is described. All aspects of drug delivery and measurement of penetration are covered, and the latest findings are provided on skin structure and function, mathematics in skin permeation, and modern analytical techniques adapted to assess and measure penetration. In offering a detailed description of the methods currently in use for penetration enhancement, this book will be of value for researchers, pharmaceutical scientists, practitioners, students and dermatological scientists or dermatologists .

Oxidative Stress in Cancer, AIDS, and Neurodegenerative Diseases (Hardcover): Luc Montagnier, Rene Olivier, Catherine Pasquier Oxidative Stress in Cancer, AIDS, and Neurodegenerative Diseases (Hardcover)
Luc Montagnier, Rene Olivier, Catherine Pasquier
R6,800 Discovery Miles 68 000 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Based on a conference on Oxidative Stress and Redox Regulation, held at the Pasteur Institute, Paris, this work examines fundamental, chemical, biological and medical studies of free radicals on different targets and the consequences of their reactivity. It covers the chemistry and biochemistry of free radicals, free radicals as second messengers that group the activation of transcription factors and enzymes, the importance of the antioxidant system in cell metabolism regulation, and the role of free radicals and antioxidants in disease management. The editors of this work are three of the most respected pioneers in the field. Dr. Montagnier is credited as the discoverer of HIV.

Complex Dental Implant Complications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Shahrokh C. Bagheri, Husain Ali Khan, Mark R. Stevens Complex Dental Implant Complications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Shahrokh C. Bagheri, Husain Ali Khan, Mark R. Stevens
R3,435 Discovery Miles 34 350 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book offers up-to-date guidance in the diagnosis and management of the various complex complications that may be encountered during or after the placement of dental implants. The aim is to raise the awareness of clinicians regarding such complications and to equip them with the knowledge needed in order to deal with complications promptly and effectively. This in turn will assist in the avoidance of "complications of the initial complication", which is of critical importance in preventing more serious clinical and psychological problems for patients as well as medicolegal issues for clinicians. The range of complications covered in the book is very wide, encompassing medical, intraoperative, aesthetic, and infectious complications as well as medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw, complications in the atrophic mandible, trigeminal nerve injuries, and more. Complex Dental Implant Complications is written by a team of leading experts and surgeons in the field. It will be a valuable aid for all clinicians who place dental implants.

Shell-Shock and Medical Culture in First World War Britain (Hardcover): Tracey Loughran Shell-Shock and Medical Culture in First World War Britain (Hardcover)
Tracey Loughran
R1,975 Discovery Miles 19 750 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Shell-Shock and Medical Culture in First World War Britain is a thought-provoking reassessment of medical responses to war-related psychological breakdown in the early twentieth century. Dr Loughran places shell-shock within the historical context of British psychological medicine to examine the intellectual resources doctors drew on as they struggled to make sense of nervous collapse. She reveals how medical approaches to shell-shock were formulated within an evolutionary framework which viewed mental breakdown as regression to a level characteristic of earlier stages of individual or racial development, but also ultimately resulted in greater understanding and acceptance of psychoanalytic approaches to human mind and behaviour. Through its demonstration of the crucial importance of concepts of mind-body relations, gender, willpower and instinct to the diagnosis of shell-shock, this book locates the disorder within a series of debates on human identity dating back to the Darwinian revolution and extending far beyond the medical sphere.

Professional Practice in Paramedic, Emergency and Urgent Care (Paperback): Valerie Nixon Professional Practice in Paramedic, Emergency and Urgent Care (Paperback)
Valerie Nixon
R733 Discovery Miles 7 330 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Professional Practice in Paramedic, Emergency and Urgent Care" explores a range of contemporary relevant topics fundamental to professional practice. Written for both pre- and post-registration paramedic students, it is also ideal for existing practitioners looking to develop their CPD skills as well as nursing and other health professionals working in emergency and urgent care settings.Each chapter includes examples, practical exercises and clinical scenarios, helping the reader relate theory to practice and develop critical thinking skillsCovers not only acute patient management but also a range of additional topics to provide a holistic approach to out-of-hospital careCompletion of the material in the book can be used as evidence in professional portfolios as required by the Health and Care Professions Council

"Professional Practice in Paramedic, Emergency and Urgent Care "is a comprehensive, theoretical underpinning to professional practice at all levels of paramedic and out-of-hospital care.

Atlas of Imaging in Infertility - A Complete Guide Based in Key Images (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Luis Ronan Marquez Ferreira... Atlas of Imaging in Infertility - A Complete Guide Based in Key Images (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Luis Ronan Marquez Ferreira de Souza, Ana Luisa Alencar De Nicola, Harley De Nicola
R6,433 Discovery Miles 64 330 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This atlas gathers the most frequent imaging findings concerning alterations that cause infertility in both males and in females. Also, it discusses how the images should be analyzed and described, to serve as a guide for the physicians who request and perform these imaging tests. Infertility is a highly prevalent condition - about 10% of couples are infertile with males and females equally affected. This book offers professionals dealing with infertility, including endocrinologists, gynecologists and urologists, a useful guide to the diagnostic imaging tests that are essential in treating these patients. The Atlas of Imaging in Infertility is a valuable resource for physicians from different specialties managing cases of infertility.

Psychological, Emotional, Social and Cognitive Aspects of Implantable Cardiac Devices (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Riccardo... Psychological, Emotional, Social and Cognitive Aspects of Implantable Cardiac Devices (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Riccardo Proietti, Gian Mauro Manzoni, Giada Pietrabissa, Gianluca Castelnuovo
R4,517 Discovery Miles 45 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Electrical therapy of the heart has rapidly evolved over recent years with the development of the cardiac implantable defibrillator and the application of the cardiac resynchronization therapy to improve performance of the congestive failed heart. There is an impressive amount of literature produced to assess the efficacy and effectiveness of the electrical therapy. New technology is continuously introduced into the market for the treatment of electrical heart disease with optimized performance and implemented design, with approximately 600,000 new pacemakers implanted each year. Attention of the electrophysiology community has mainly focused on the biomedical aspects of electrical therapy, but the psychological, emotional, social and cognitive aspects of the implantable devices has been largely overlooked. Health-related quality of life (QoL) and, to a lesser extent, psychological disorders, i.e. anxiety and depression, have rarely been assessed as outcomes in clinical trials, and results are pointing towards the impact of the implantable devices on QoL and mental health not being direct but moderated and mediated by several biomedical as well as psychosocial variables. Furthermore, the cognitive effects of the implantable devices have rarely been assessed in empirical studies, although cognitive impairment is largely associated with the heart disorders that require implantation of an electrical device and cognitive benefits are strongly expected from the therapy. The aim of this book is to collect, appraise and condense the results of all empirical studies that have investigated, even marginally, the relationships between the implantable devices and any psychological, emotional, social and cognitive dimension. This book is a cornerstone for all involved in device utilization (physicians, nurses, technicians, industry representatives) that need to understand this topic.

Group Exercises for Addiction Counseling (Paperback): Geri Miller Group Exercises for Addiction Counseling (Paperback)
Geri Miller
R604 Discovery Miles 6 040 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Created to meet the unique needs of addiction professionals, this practical resource offers suggestions for effectively using activities in groups. It addresses common issues counselors frequently need to discuss with clients and provides an array of "tried and true" techniques and exercises designed to help clients develop interpersonal relationship skills and the individual awareness needed to make responsible choices. The accompanying CD- ROM contains all the exercises allowing therapists to customize them to fit their needs.

Quantitative MRI in Cancer (Hardcover): Thomas E. Yankeelov, David R. Pickens, Ronald R. Price Quantitative MRI in Cancer (Hardcover)
Thomas E. Yankeelov, David R. Pickens, Ronald R. Price
R3,823 Discovery Miles 38 230 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Propelling quantitative MRI techniques from bench to bedside, Quantitative MRI in Cancer presents a range of quantitative MRI methods for assessing tumor biology. It includes biophysical and theoretical explanations of the most relevant MRI techniques as well as examples of these techniques in cancer applications.

The introductory part of the book covers basic cancer biology, theoretical aspects of NMR/MRI physics, and the hardware required to form MR images. Forming the core of the book, the next three parts illustrate how to characterize tissue properties with endogenous and exogenous contrast mechanisms and discuss common image processing techniques relevant for cancer. The final part explores emerging areas of MR cancer characterization, including radiation therapy planning, cellular and molecular imaging, pH imaging, and hyperpolarized MR. Each of the post-introductory chapters describes the salient qualitative and quantitative aspects of the techniques before proceeding to preclinical and clinical applications. Each chapter also contains references for further study.

Leading the way toward more personalized medicine, this text brings together existing and emerging quantitative MRI techniques for assessing cancer. It provides a self-contained overview of the theoretical and experimental essentials and state of the art in cancer MRI.

Advanced Procedures for Pain Management - A Step-by-Step Atlas (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Sudhir Diwan, Timothy R. Deer Advanced Procedures for Pain Management - A Step-by-Step Atlas (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Sudhir Diwan, Timothy R. Deer
R5,427 R4,633 Discovery Miles 46 330 Save R794 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Edited by Sudhir Diwan, a former Director of Pain Medicine fellowship program at Ivy League Weill Cornell Medical College, and Timothy R. Deer, an internationally renowned expert in neuromodulation and minimally invasive spinal procedures, this atlas covers advanced procedures that normal residency and fellowship programs may not cover. It consolidates information pain fellows usually amass by traveling throughout the country to various specialized weekend courses. Advanced Procedures for Interventional Pain Management: A Step-by-Step Atlas is for physicians that know the fundamentals of pain medicine and want to push their knowledge further. Through easy-to-digest bullet points, extensive diagrams, hundreds of figures, and expanded legends beneath each illustration, this compendium covers techniques such as fluoroscopic guidance and radiation safety, endoscopic transforaminal discectomy, endoscopic direct-percutaneous discectomy, transforaminal myelogram, percutaneous facet fusion, percutaneous sacroplasty, vertebral augmentations, percutaneous tumor ablation, percutaneous spinal fusion, minimally invasive spinal decompression (MILD), Interspinous Spacer Placement and advanced neuroaugmentation techniques like high frequency stimulation and DRG stimulation. This book also has a dedicated section on Regenerative Medicine with chapters on platelet rich plasma, stem cell therapy, and intradiscal regenerative therapy. Each chapter has a strict chapter format that includes the indications and contraindications for each procedure, a list of equipment and drugs, a step-by-step illustration-focused how-to, a list of possible post-procedural complications, and bullet-pointed clinical pearls and pitfalls. Within each chapter the authors will also cover the variations of each procedure due to different equipment. This book is ideal for pain medicine fellows, spine surgeons, and interventional pain physicians who want access to the best minds and specialized procedures in a single package.

Healing Relational Trauma with Attachment-Focused Interventions - Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy with Children and Families... Healing Relational Trauma with Attachment-Focused Interventions - Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy with Children and Families (Hardcover)
Daniel A. Hughes, Kim S Golding, Julie Hudson
R761 Discovery Miles 7 610 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

DDP is an attachment-focused treatment for children and adolescents who experience abuse and neglect and who are now living in stable foster and adoptive families. Its central interventions are influenced by enhanced knowledge about the structure and functions of the brain, as well as the latest findings regarding developmental trauma and the related attachment problems it brings.

Attachment-Based Yoga & Meditation for Trauma Recovery - Simple, Safe, and Effective Practices for Therapy (Hardcover): Deirdre... Attachment-Based Yoga & Meditation for Trauma Recovery - Simple, Safe, and Effective Practices for Therapy (Hardcover)
Deirdre Fay MSW; Foreword by Christopher Germer
R831 Discovery Miles 8 310 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book offers an array of yoga, mind-body and attachment-based skills for therapists to use with, and teach their clients. The skills are organised around key trauma issues and symptoms, such as how to introduce somatic work for safe and secure therapy, working with dissociation, understanding trauma triggers and developing boundaries.

Microparticulate Systems for the Delivery of Proteins and Vaccines (Hardcover): Smadar Cohen, Howard Bernstein Microparticulate Systems for the Delivery of Proteins and Vaccines (Hardcover)
Smadar Cohen, Howard Bernstein
R7,275 Discovery Miles 72 750 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This practical guide offers concise coverage of the scientific and pharmaceutical aspects of protein delivery from controlled release microparticulate systems-emphasizing protein stability during encapsulation and release.

Transient Receptor Potential Canonical Channels and Brain Diseases (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Yizheng Wang Transient Receptor Potential Canonical Channels and Brain Diseases (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Yizheng Wang
R5,026 Discovery Miles 50 260 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book discusses the latest findings on the physiological and pathological functions of transient receptor potential canonical/classical (TRPC) proteins in the brain. In addition to reviewing the functions of TRPCs in brain development and neuron transmission, it mainly covers the potential roles of TRPCs in brain disorders. TRPC proteins belong to the TRP channel superfamily, which has around 30 members. Just like TRP channels, TRPCs are non-selectively permeable to cations, with a selectivity of calcium over sodium that varies among different members. The TRPC subfamily consists of six members, grouped on the basis of the similarities in gene sequence and protein structure in mammalians. What sets TRPCs apart from other subfamilies in TRPs is that their activation, stimulated by a membrane receptor-phospholipid C (PLC) cascade, contributes to the slow and sustained elevation of intracellular free calcium. Calcium ions, one of the most important types of second messengers, mediate a variety of physiological functions in the brain, including progenitor cell proliferation, dendritic formation, synaptic transmission and neuronal survival. All TRPCs except TRPC7 have been found in various regions of the brain, including the cerebrum, cerebellum, forebrain and hippocampus. This book provides students and investigators with comprehensive information on the regulation, function and potential of TRPCs and brain diseases in order to attract more attention to this field.

Physiology at a Glance (Paperback, 4th Edition): Jeremy P. T. Ward, Roger W.A. Linden Physiology at a Glance (Paperback, 4th Edition)
Jeremy P. T. Ward, Roger W.A. Linden
R765 Discovery Miles 7 650 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Extensively revised and updated, this fourth edition of Physiology at a Glance continues to provide a thorough introduction to human physiology, covering a wealth of topics in a comprehensive yet succinct manner. This concise guide breaks this often complex subject down into its core components, dealing with structures of the body from the cellular level to composite systems. New to this edition are three chapters on cell signalling, thermoregulation, and altitude and aerospace physiology, as well as a glossary of terms to aid medical, dental, health science and biomedical students at all levels of their training. Featuring clear, full-colour illustrations, memorable data tables, and easy-to-read text, Physiology at a Glance is ideal as both a revision guide and as a resource to assist basic understanding of key concepts.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Worrying - A Comprehensive Handbook for Clinicians and Researchers (Hardcover): Alexander... Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Worrying - A Comprehensive Handbook for Clinicians and Researchers (Hardcover)
Alexander Gerlach, Andrew Gloster
R3,923 Discovery Miles 39 230 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A comprehensive and authoritative guide to anxiety disorder and worry Generalized Anxiety Disorder offers a comprehensive review of the most current research and therapeutic modalities related to generalized anxiety disorder and worry (GAD). With contributions from an international panel of experts, the Handbook links the basic science of anxiety and worry to the effective treatments that can be applied to help those who suffer from these conditions. Reflecting the most recent research and developments on the topic, the Handbook contains information on cross-cultural issues, transdiagnostic questions, as well as material on learning theory, biological theory, psychotherapy, and psychopharmacology. The contributors offer an in-depth examination of a range of topics such as rumination and obsessions and contains several novel approaches to treating the disorder. This comprehensive resource: Contains the most current information available on the topic Explores the consequences of worrying and other mental disorders such as illness anxiety and sleep disorders Includes contributions from an international panel of experts Offers insight into the future of treatment outcomes and translational research Written for practitioners, researchers, and trainees of clinical psychology and psychiatry, Generalized Anxiety Disorder addresses the assessment and empirically supported treatment of generalized anxiety disorder.

Schizophrenia (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Stephen J. Glatt, Stephen V. Faraone, Ming T. Tsuang Schizophrenia (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Stephen J. Glatt, Stephen V. Faraone, Ming T. Tsuang
R437 Discovery Miles 4 370 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Schizophrenia is one of the most traumatic psychiatric disorders, both for the affected person and their family. It also carries an unfortunate stigma and suffers from frequent misinterpretation by the popular media. The disorder usually manifests itself through significant periods of hallucinations, bizarre delusions, and disorganized behaviour, but the individuals who suffer from this brain disorder are not generally violent, and do have periods of remission. However it is often difficult for these individuals to maintain a regular lifestyle and relationships at home and at work, and many individuals with schizophrenia end up unable to live independently or, worse, homeless. This new edition in the popular Facts series provides a concise and up-to-date account of the underlying causes and symptoms of schizophrenia, as well as current theories about the disorder. The authors look at all the current treatment options, both medical and psychological, together with likely side-effects and the problem of compliance with treatment. The role of the family and the community in caring for individuals with schizophrenia is also considered. The authors are experienced psychiatrists and psychologists with many years' experience in the treatment and study of schizophrenia. This book will provide a welcome source of information for individuals with schizophrenia, their family members, and those involved in caring for them.

Healing Moments in Psychotherapy (Hardcover): Daniel J. Siegel, Marion F. Solomon Healing Moments in Psychotherapy (Hardcover)
Daniel J. Siegel, Marion F. Solomon
R878 Discovery Miles 8 780 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A wide range of distinguished scientists and clinicians discuss the nature of change in the therapeutic process. Jaak Panksepp, Ian McGilchrist, Ruth Lanius, Francine Shapiro, and other luminaries offer readers a powerful journey through mindful awareness, neural integration, affective neuroscience, and therapeutic presence to reveal the transformational nature of therapy. Healing Moments in Psychotherapy dives deep into the art and science of healing from the perspective of a variety of clinical approaches and scientific viewpoints, including interpersonal neurobiology. Through the voices of a dozen clinicians and scientists presenting their combined experiences and wisdom, it serves as a window into the process of healing. Practical examples and empowering research data support the ways in which therapeutic relationships can help catalyze health and restore wellness within psychotherapy.

Acute Heart Failure - Putting the Puzzle of Pathophysiology and Evidence Together in Daily Practice (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2017):... Acute Heart Failure - Putting the Puzzle of Pathophysiology and Evidence Together in Daily Practice (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2017)
Wolfgang Kruger
R3,229 Discovery Miles 32 290 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Acute heart failure is a potentially life threatening situation where correct, rapid therapy can save lives. Information from the latest research and studies has been used to update this text to bring the latest understanding of the pathophysiology together with a practical guide to diagnosis and management using an evidenced based approach. Since the first edition of Acute Heart Failure, this research has brought to light three important issues to be integrated into a second edition. First, the so-called "vascular heart failure" has been identified as a common and decisive mechanism provoking acute heart failure due to the coupling and interaction between the heart (right and left heart) and the large vessel systems (aorta and pulmonary artery). Second, the interaction and cross-talk between heart and kidneys, the so-called 'cardiorenal syndrome' has been identified as another feature of acute heart failure syndromes. Third, we have new knowledge and updated points of views about the development of pulmonary hypertension in patients suffering from heart failure, the group 2 of the classification system of pulmonary hypertension. These are all covered in this second edition. This revision to a seminal text is a valuable addition to any practitioner who treats patients with acute heart failure and wants a deeper understanding of the condition.

Adjustment Disorder - From Controversy to Clinical Practice (Paperback): Patricia Casey Adjustment Disorder - From Controversy to Clinical Practice (Paperback)
Patricia Casey
R1,010 Discovery Miles 10 100 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Although adjustment disorders (AD) have been included in the major psychiatric diagnostic classifications for over 50 years, no book devoted solely to the topic of AD's has been published to date. Apart from scant coverage in psychiatric textbooks, there is little to assist the doctor or therapist in understanding or making a diagnosis of AD. The result is the under-recognition of AD's in settings where it is believed to be a common condition. In general practice, where AD's are said to be the most common disorder, they are seldom recognized and are misdiagnosed as depressive illness (major depressive disorder) or generalized anxiety disorder. Even among psychiatrists, AD's are underdiagnosed, except in consultation-liaison psychiatry, and even there, changes in diagnostic practice are afoot. Adjustment Disorder: From Controversy to Clinical Practice provides concise and comprehensive information on AD's and advances a greater understanding and better diagnostic skills among those clinicians working with this group of patients. This accessible and clinically driven book is amplified by up-to-date theoretical information such as exploring the psychobiology of AD's, considering the best evidence-based treatments, and touching on the philosophical questions that AD's raise, such as whether AD's are actually a disease. The chapters follow a natural progression beginning with the history and controversies, through to epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment, then addressing the biology of AD's and concluding with an examination of AD's in special groups such as children and adolescents as well as in medico-legal settings.

Unnatural Causes - 'An absolutely brilliant book. I really recommend it, I don't often say that'  Jeremy Vine,... Unnatural Causes - 'An absolutely brilliant book. I really recommend it, I don't often say that' Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2 (Paperback)
Richard Shepherd 1
R242 R203 Discovery Miles 2 030 Save R39 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

THE TRUE CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR AND SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER 'One of the most fascinating books I have read in a long time. Engrossing, a haunting page-turner. A book I could not put down' The Times, BOOKS OF THE YEAR __________ Meet the forensic pathologist, Dr Richard Shepherd. He solves the mysteries of unexplained or sudden death. He has performed over 23,000 autopsies, including some of the most high-profile cases of recent times; the Hungerford Massacre, the Princess Diana inquiry, and 9/11. He has faced serial killers, natural disaster, 'perfect murders' and freak accidents. His evidence has put killers behind bars, freed the innocent, and turned open-and-shut cases on their heads. Yet all this has come at a huge personal cost. Unnatural Causes tells the story of not only the cases and bodies that have haunted him the most, but also how to live a life steeped in death. Thoughtful, revealing, chilling and always unputdownable, if you liked All That Remains, War Doctor and This is Going to Hurt you'll love this. __________ Included in The Times Books of the Year 2018 'Gripping, grimly fascinating, and I suspect I'll read it at least twice' Evening Standard 'A deeply mesmerising memoir of forensic pathology. Human and fascinating' Nigella Lawson 'An absolutely brilliant book. I really recommend it, I don't often say that but it's fascinating' Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2 'Puts the reader at his elbow as he wields the scalpel' Guardian 'Fascinating, gruesome yet engrossing' Richard and Judy, Daily Express 'Fascinating, insightful, candid, compassionate' Observer

Bullying, Suicide, and Homicide - Understanding, Assessing, and Preventing Threats to Self and Others for Victims of Bullying... Bullying, Suicide, and Homicide - Understanding, Assessing, and Preventing Threats to Self and Others for Victims of Bullying (Hardcover)
Butch Losey
R2,793 Discovery Miles 27 930 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In our society, bullying is commonly seen as a normal, inescapable part of growing up that children and adolescents must simply endure. In Bullying, Suicide, and Homicide, Butch Losey challenges this viewpoint, arguing that bullying is not a part of childhood development, but rather an aberrant behavior that, for the victim, can lead to adverse decisions, such as suicide and homicide. He provides a detailed understanding of the relationship between bullying, suicide, and homicide and an assessment and response strategy that can be utilized by mental health professionals who work with children and adolescents. This strategy involves a three stage ecological approach: screening to identify warning signs for bullying, depression, suicide, and violence by means of the Bullying Lethality Identification System (BLIS), developed by Losey and a colleague; assessing the risks of suicide and threats of violence using specially tailored forms and tools; and mediating to identify appropriate interventions. All of the associated tools and forms that the author has created are included as appendices and on the accompanying CD. Losey's sensitive and compassionate treatment of this important subject will inform and motivate mental health professionals in their work with victims of bullying.

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