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Understanding Abnormal Behavior, International Edition (Paperback, 9th edition): Derald Wing Sue, David Sue, Stanley Sue Understanding Abnormal Behavior, International Edition (Paperback, 9th edition)
Derald Wing Sue, David Sue, Stanley Sue
R952 R819 Discovery Miles 8 190 Save R133 (14%) In stock

Featuring current research, high-quality scholarship, and an appealing design, UNDERSTANDING ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR, International Edition, provides an inviting and stimulating look into abnormal psychology. The first abnormal psychology book to present a thoroughly integrated multicultural perspective-based on the authors' view that cross-cultural comparisons can greatly enhance the understanding of disorders-the text provides extensive coverage and integration of multicultural models, explanations, and concepts. To help you make sense of the many different combinations of life experiences and constitutional factors that influence behavioral disorders, the authors use an integrative model. This multipath model provides you with an organizational framework for understanding the biological, psychological, social, and sociocultural causes of mental disorders; the complexity of their interacting components; and the need to view disorders from a holistic framework. The book also helps you gain an understanding of abnormal behavior as scientific and clinical endeavors, while providing insight into the tools that mental health professionals use to study and treat disorders.

Primary care psychiatry - A practical guide for South Africa (Paperback, 2nd ed): Sean Exner Baumann Primary care psychiatry - A practical guide for South Africa (Paperback, 2nd ed)
Sean Exner Baumann 1
R857 R721 Discovery Miles 7 210 Save R136 (16%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

Psychiatric disorders are important causes of disability and in developing countries healthcare workers at the primary level are increasingly required to deal with a wide range of psychological problems and psychiatric disorders. Primary Care Psychiatry aims to equip these workers with the basic information they need to identify and manage most of these problems, and offers guidelines on when and how to refer to more specialised levels of care. Now in its second edition, this well-respected text has been updated to include the latest diagnostic criteria from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5 (TM)). The text follows a problem-based approach, is intended to be practical and accessible, and avoids academic jargon as much as possible. Ample use is made of case vignettes, personal accounts, tables, algorithms and summaries. It enables the reader to quickly grasp the core features of the problem and the priorities of management. The emphasis is on what is relevant to primary healthcare psychiatry in the southern African context, addressing the particular challenges faced by a developing and transforming society with limited financial resources.

Textbook of Psychiatry for Southern Africa (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Jonathan Burns, Louw Roos Textbook of Psychiatry for Southern Africa (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Jonathan Burns, Louw Roos 1
R743 R660 Discovery Miles 6 600 Save R83 (11%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

First published in 2000, the Textbook of Psychiatry for Southern Africa 2e is a textbook for medical and allied health care students in Southern Africa. As a trusted resource for medical students in their clinical years, the Textbook of Psychiatry 2e is a key reference for doctors during their internship, community service, and in practice. Undergraduate students in allied professions, including Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Logopaedics, Psychology, Nursing, and Pharmacy will find it invaluable, as will postgraduate students studying the Diploma in Mental Health and Master's Degrees in Clinical Psychology, Public Health, Family Medicine, and Internal Medicine. Representing the work of thirty-six expert contributors from thirteen institutions, the book covers community-based primary health care and offers a South African, multicultural perspective on psychiatric disorders. It adopts a biopsychosocial, developmental and multisectoral approach, within a primary health care context, to build a holistic understanding of psychiatric care in a developing country. In addition, the book includes comprehensive coverage of special topics, including women's disorders, cultural psychiatry, HIV/Aids and psychiatric services; while case studies illustrate the complexity of disorders.

The Maudsley Practice Guidelines for Physical Health Conditions in Psychiatry (Paperback): David Taylor, Fiona Gaughran, Toby... The Maudsley Practice Guidelines for Physical Health Conditions in Psychiatry (Paperback)
David Taylor, Fiona Gaughran, Toby Pillinger
R1,310 Discovery Miles 13 100 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Learn to improve your assessment, investigation, and management of physical health conditions in people with severe mental illness The Maudsley Practice Guidelines for Physical Health Conditions in Psychiatry offers psychiatric and general practitioners an evidence-based and practical guide for the appropriate assessment, investigation, and management of common physical health conditions seen in people with severe mental illness. Written by a renowned team of respected experts in medicine, surgery, pharmacy, dietetics, physiotherapy, and psychiatry, the book bridges the gap between psychiatric and physical health services for the severely mentally ill. The Maudsley Practice Guidelines for Physical Health Conditions in Psychiatry also provides practitioners with expert guidance on making effective referrals to other medical and surgical subspecialties, telling readers what information subspecialties would expect to receive. Its use will improve the quality of clinical care received by mentally ill patients and, by promoting a holistic approach to treatment that considers both body and mind, will enhance the therapeutic relationship between patient and practitioner. The Maudsley Practice Guidelines for Physical Health Conditions in Psychiatry covers the following: Guidance on assessment and management of well over a hundred different medical and surgical presentations commonly seen in people with serious mental illness Management of physical health emergencies in a psychiatric setting Evidence-based approaches to management of physical side effects of psychiatric medications Advice on approaches to promote a healthy lifestyle in people with serious mental illness, such as smoking cessation and changes to diet and physical activity Perfect for both psychiatrists and general practitioners who wish to improve the quality of care they provide to people with serious mental illness, The Maudsley Practice Guidelines for Physical Health Conditions in Psychiatry will be of use to anyone setting out to navigate the divide between the treatment of psychiatric and physical health conditions.

Prescriber's Guide - Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology (Paperback, 7th Revised edition): Stephen M. Stahl Prescriber's Guide - Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology (Paperback, 7th Revised edition)
Stephen M. Stahl
R2,070 R1,573 Discovery Miles 15 730 Save R497 (24%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

With the range of psychotropic drugs expanding and the usages of existing medications diversifying, we are pleased to present the Seventh Edition of the world's best-selling formulary in psychopharmacology. The new edition features nine new compounds as well as information about several new formulations of existing drugs. Many important new indications are covered for existing drugs, as are updates to the profiles of the entire content and collection, including new injectable and transdermal formulations, as well as updated warnings and indications. The Pearls have all been refreshed and the antipsychotics section has been completely revised. With its easy-to-use, full-colour template-driven navigation system, Prescriber's Guide combines evidence-based data with clinically informed advice to support everyone who is prescribing in the field of mental health.

OPEN (Paperback): Frankie Bridge, Maleha Khan, Dr Mike McPhillips OPEN (Paperback)
Frankie Bridge, Maleha Khan, Dr Mike McPhillips; Afterword by Mind
R242 R203 Discovery Miles 2 030 Save R39 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In OPEN, Frankie Bridge opens up about her ongoing journey from breakdown to breakthroughs and through self-loathing, hospitalization and self-acceptance. Part narrative exploration, part guide, this book will help you to understand the importance of talking and helping each other.

It combines guidance and advice from the psychologist and psychiatrist who pulled her back from the brink along with their notes on her and conversations with her. This book will help people open up about their mental health and encourage us all to speak out.

Afterword by Mind.

The Drugs That Changed Our Minds - The history of psychiatry in ten treatments (Hardcover): Lauren Slater The Drugs That Changed Our Minds - The history of psychiatry in ten treatments (Hardcover)
Lauren Slater 1
R510 R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Save R160 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Poignant and lyrical...Slater's experience makes her a convincing travel guide into the history, creation and future of psychotropics.' - The New York Times Book Review A groundbreaking and revelatory story of the psychotropic drugs that have shaped our minds and our reality. As our approach to mental illness has oscillated from biological to psychoanalytical and back again, so have our treatments. With the rise of psychopharmacology, an ever-increasing number of people throughout the globe are taking a psychotropic drug, yet nearly seventy years after doctors first began prescribing them, we still don't really know exactly how or why they work - or don't work - on what ails our brains. In The Drugs that Changed Our Minds, Lauren Slater offers an explosive account not just of the science but of the people - inventors, detractors and consumers - behind our narcotics, from the earliest, Thorazine and Lithium, up through Prozac, Ecstasy, 'magic mushrooms', the most cutting-edge memory drugs and neural implants. In so doing, she narrates the history of psychiatry itself and illuminates the signature its colourful little capsules have left on millions of brains worldwide, and how these wonder drugs may heal us or hurt us. Praise for the book: 'A powerful new book' - The Daily Mail 'The messy history and brave future of psychotropic drugs' - O Magazine 'Vivid and thought-provoking' - Harper's Magazine 'Ambitious...Slater's depictions of madness are terrifying and fascinating' - USA Today 'Vigorous research and intimate reflection...highly compelling' - Kirkus

The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry (Paperback, 13th Edition): David M. Taylor, Thomas R.E. Barnes, Allan H. Young The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry (Paperback, 13th Edition)
David M. Taylor, Thomas R.E. Barnes, Allan H. Young
R1,475 Discovery Miles 14 750 In stock

The revised 13th edition of the essential reference for the prescribing of drugs for patients with mental health disorders The revised and updated 13th edition of The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry provides up-to-date information, expert guidance on prescribing practice in mental health, including drug choice, treatment of adverse effects and how to augment or switch medications. The text covers a wide range of topics including pharmacological interventions for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety, and many other less common conditions. There is advice on prescribing in children and adolescents, in substance misuse and in special patient groups. This world-renowned guide has been written in concise terms by an expert team of psychiatrists and specialist pharmacists. The Guidelines help with complex prescribing problems and include information on prescribing psychotropic medications outside their licensed indications as well as potential interactions with other medications and substances such as alcohol, tobacco and caffeine. In addition, each of the book's 165 sections features a full reference list so that evidence on which guidance is based can be readily accessed. This important text: Is the world's leading clinical resource for evidence-based prescribing in day-to-day clinical practice and for formulating prescribing policy Includes referenced information on topics such as transferring from one medication to another, prescribing psychotropic medications during pregnancy or breastfeeding, and treating patients with comorbid physical conditions, including impaired renal or hepatic function. Presents guidance on complex clinical problems that may not be encountered routinely Written for psychiatrists, neuropharmacologists, pharmacists and clinical psychologists as well as nurses and medical trainees, The Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry are the established reference source for ensuring the safe and effective use of medications for patients presenting with mental health problems.

Fish's Clinical Psychopathology - Signs and Symptoms in Psychiatry (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Patricia Casey,... Fish's Clinical Psychopathology - Signs and Symptoms in Psychiatry (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Patricia Casey, Brendan Kelly
R660 Discovery Miles 6 600 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Psychopathology lies at the centre of effective psychiatric practice and mental health care, and Fish's Clinical Psychopathology has shaped the training and clinical practice of psychiatrists for over fifty years. The fourth edition of this modern classic presents the clinical descriptions and psychopathological insights of Fish's to a new generation of students and practitioners. It includes recent revisions of diagnostic classification systems, as well as new chapters that consider the controversies of classifying psychiatric disorder and the fundamental role and uses of psychopathology. Clear and readable, it provides concise descriptions of the signs and symptoms of mental illness and astute accounts of the varied manifestations of disordered psychological function, and is designed for use in clinical practice. An essential text for students of medicine, trainees in psychiatry and practising psychiatrists, it will also be useful to psychiatric nurses, mental health social workers and clinical psychologists.

Manage Your Mind - The Mental fitness Guide (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Gillian Butler, Nick Grey, Tony Hope Manage Your Mind - The Mental fitness Guide (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Gillian Butler, Nick Grey, Tony Hope 1
R527 R403 Discovery Miles 4 030 Save R124 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Manage Your Mind is a book for building resilience, overcoming emotional difficulties and enabling self-development. It is for any of us who wish to understand ourselves better, to be more effective in day-to-day life, or to overcome current problems; or who want to support others in these tasks. The authors have, between them, almost 100 years of experience of helping people through difficult times. This experience, together with the results from scientific research, leads to Manage Your Mind distilling effective techniques and ideas so that readers can select those that suit their preferences and needs. The book explains and illustrates how to respond skilfully to life's challenges. The first part of the book helps us gain a better understanding of ourselves and provides tools for clarifying what we most value in life. It highlights the benefits of the practice of acceptance and kindness, and shows how to build self-esteem and self-confidence. The second part of the book presents practical tools and methods for making our way in the world that are relevant to everyone. This includes the importance of perspective and how we can best use our thinking skills. It also covers everyday topics such as the value of useful habits, time management, looking after our physical health, and increasing happiness, well-being and creativity. The final section focuses on how to develop and maintain good relationships. The third part of the book provides evidence-based approaches to overcoming specific emotional difficulties, such as worry, panic, low mood, anger, addictions, and coping with trauma, loss and chronic ill health. With well over 200,000 copies sold, Manage Your Mind remains the definitive self-help guide for anyone seeking to lead a more fulfilling and productive life.

Eureka: Psychiatry (Paperback): Clare Fenton Eureka: Psychiatry (Paperback)
Clare Fenton
R683 Discovery Miles 6 830 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

First principles chapter clearly explains the key concepts and processes that underpin psychiatric disorders. Clinical essentials chapter provides an overview of the symptoms and signs of psychiatric disorders, relevant history and examination techniques, investigations and management options. Disease-based chapters give concise descriptions of all major disorders, e.g. anxiety, substance misuse and learning disabilities, each chapter introduced by engaging clinical cases that feature unique graphic narratives. Emergencies chapter covers the principles of immediate care in situations, such as violent patients and suicidal behaviour. Integrated care chapter discusses strategies for the management of chronic conditions across primary and other care settings. Self-Assessment - 80 multiple choice questions clinical SBAs.

Prescriber's Guide - Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology (Spiral bound, 7th Revised edition): Stephen M. Stahl Prescriber's Guide - Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology (Spiral bound, 7th Revised edition)
Stephen M. Stahl
R2,260 R1,710 Discovery Miles 17 100 Save R550 (24%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

With the range of psychotropic drugs expanding and the usages of existing medications diversifying, we are pleased to present the Seventh Edition of the world's best-selling formulary in psychopharmacology. The new edition features nine new compounds as well as information about several new formulations of existing drugs. Many important new indications are covered for existing drugs, as are updates to the profiles of the entire content and collection, including new injectable and transdermal formulations, as well as updated warnings and indications. The Pearls have all been refreshed and the antipsychotics section has been completely revised. With its easy-to-use, full-colour template-driven navigation system, Prescriber's Guide combines evidence-based data with clinically informed advice to support everyone who is prescribing in the field of mental health.

Handbook of Personality Disorders, Second Edition - Theory, Research, and Treatment (Paperback, 2nd New edition): John W.... Handbook of Personality Disorders, Second Edition - Theory, Research, and Treatment (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
John W. Livesley, Roseann Larstone
R1,250 Discovery Miles 12 500 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The leading reference on personality disorders and their treatment, this authoritative work is now significantly revised with 80% new content reflecting important advances in the field. Preeminent experts provide in-depth coverage of conceptual and taxonomic issues, psychopathology, epidemiology and longitudinal course, etiology and development, and specific diagnoses. Diagnostic issues are explored and available assessment instruments discussed. All available evidence-based treatments are reviewed in consistently organized chapters that cover theoretical and empirical foundations as well as clinical strategies, facilitating comparison of the various approaches. New to This Edition *Incorporates more than 15 years of major research advances; includes 21 chapters on new topics. *Critically examines DSM-5 diagnostic criteria. *Chapters on additional treatments--mentalization-based treatment, schema-focused therapy, transference-based psychotherapy, and systems training for emotional predictability and problem solving. *Chapters on cutting-edge topics such as dimensional models, longitudinal studies, and personality pathology in children and adolescents. *Chapters on specific diagnoses: antisocial/psychopathic, borderline, and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder. *Integrative section introductions by the editors. See also Integrated Treatment for Personality Disorder, edited by W. John Livesley, Giancarlo Dimaggio, and John F. Clarkin, which weaves multiple well-established intervention strategies into a systematic modular approach.

Psychiatric Slavery (Paperback, New ed): Thomas Szasz Psychiatric Slavery (Paperback, New ed)
Thomas Szasz
R415 R340 Discovery Miles 3 400 Save R75 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Re-examining psychiatric interventions from a cultural-historical and political-economic perspective, Szasz demonstrates that the main problem that faces mental health policymakers today is adult dependency. Millions of Americans, diagnosed as mentally ill, are drugged and confined by doctors for non-criminal conduct, go legally unpunished for the crimes they commit, and are supported by the state - not because they are sick, but because they are unproductive and unwanted. Obsessed with the twin beliefs that misbehaviour is a medical disorder and that the duty of the state is to protect adults from themselves, we have replaced criminal-punitive sentences with civil-therapeutic programmes. The result is the relentless loss of individual liberty and erosion of personal responsibility - symptoms of the transformation of a Constitutional Republic into a Therapeutic State, unconstrained by the rule of law.

Sourcebook of Interactive Practice Exercises in Mental Health (Hardcover, 2011 ed.): Luciano L'Abate Sourcebook of Interactive Practice Exercises in Mental Health (Hardcover, 2011 ed.)
Luciano L'Abate
R6,547 Discovery Miles 65 470 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

As a primary or an adjunct mental health therapy, written practice exercises have proven an effective, low-cost way for clients to transfer gains made in therapy to the challenges of daily life and relationships. These interactive workbooks expand on earlier self-help and distance writing methods along a continuum of healing approaches, from the proactive and preventive to the therapeutic and rehabilitative. But despite their appeal, large-scale access to high-quality materials hasn't always been readily available-until now. The Sourcebook of Interactive Practice Exercises in Mental Health gives professionals a library of replicable, evidence-based, clinically robust protocols and workbooks for a broad range of clinical and non-clinical conditions, suitable for individuals, couples, and families. Luciano L'Abate places practice exercises in the context of current mental health and technological advances, offering guidelines for administration, helpful case studies, and caveats for those new to this type of intervention, and features a wealth of complete protocols in these major areas: psychological disorders from the DSM-IV, including depression, anxiety, phobias, and PTSD, couple and family concerns, from intimacy to domestic violence to children's adjustment to divorce, lifelong learning: assertiveness, emotional competence, social skills, and more, family support skills: preparation for marriage, parenthood, and adoption, plus exercises derived from widely-used psychological tests (e.g., the Beck Depression Inventory, the MMPI), behavior lists, and others. Clinical psychologists, mental health professionals, and psychotherapists will find the Sourcebook of Interactive Practice Exercises in Mental Health a therapeutic treasure chest filled with new approaches to intractable issues or unreachable clients, new means of viewing typical problems, even new ways for talk therapy to work with words.

The Neuroscience of Addiction (Paperback): Francesca Mapua Filbey The Neuroscience of Addiction (Paperback)
Francesca Mapua Filbey
R716 Discovery Miles 7 160 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book addresses a growing need for accessible information on the neuroscience of addiction. In the past decade, neuroscientific research has greatly advanced our understanding of the brain mechanisms of addiction. However this information still remains largely confined to scientific outlets. As legislation continues to evolve and the stigma surrounding addiction persists, new findings on the impact of substances on the brain are an important public health issue. Francesca Mapua Filbey gives readers an overview of research on addiction including classic theories as well as current neuroscientific studies. A variety of textual supports - including a glossary, learning objectives and review questions - help students better reinforce their reading and make the text a ready-made complement to undergraduate and graduate courses on addiction.

Manic Minds - Mania's Mad History and Its Neuro-Future (Hardcover, New): Lisa M Hermsen Manic Minds - Mania's Mad History and Its Neuro-Future (Hardcover, New)
Lisa M Hermsen
R2,702 Discovery Miles 27 020 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From its first depictions in ancient medical literature to contemporary depictions in brain imaging, mania has been largely associated with its Greek roots, ""to rage."" Prior to the nineteenth century, ""mania"" was used interchangeably with ""madness."" Although its meanings shifted over time, the word remained layered with the type of madness first-century writers described: rage, fury, frenzy. Even now, the mental illness we know as bipolar disorder describes conditions of extreme irritability, inflated grandiosity, and excessive impulsivity. Spanning several centuries, Manic Minds traces the multiple ways in which the word ""mania"" has been used by popular, medical, and academic writers. It reveals why the rhetorical history of the word is key to appreciating descriptions and meanings of the ""manic"" episode."" Lisa M. Hermsen examines the way medical professionals analyzed the manic condition during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and offers the first in-depth analysis of contemporary manic autobiographies: bipolar figures who have written from within the illness itself.

Psychopharmacology - Drugs, the Brain, and Behavior (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Jerrold S. Meyer, Linda F. Quenzer Psychopharmacology - Drugs, the Brain, and Behavior (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Jerrold S. Meyer, Linda F. Quenzer
R1,423 Discovery Miles 14 230 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Published by Sinauer Associates, an imprint of Oxford University Press. The first edition of Psychopharmacology: Drugs, the Brain, and Behavior, published in 2004, was unique in its breadth of coverage ranging from historical accounts of drug use to clinical and preclinical behavioral studies to the latest research on drug effects in transgenic mouse models. Student engagement with the material is fostered by opening each chapter with a relevant vignette and by providing breakout boxes presenting novel and, in some cases, controversial topics for special discussion. Box themes include History of Psychopharmacology, Pharmacology in Action, Clinical Applications, and The Cutting Edge. The book is lavishly illustrated with full-color photographs and line art depicting important concepts and experimental data. Psychopharmacology: Drugs, the Brain, and Behavior, Second Edition is appropriate for undergraduate or beginning level graduate courses in psychopharmacology or drugs and behavior that emphasize relationships between the behavioral effects of psychoactive drugs and their mechanisms of action.

The Handbook of Wellness Medicine (Paperback): Waguih William Ishak The Handbook of Wellness Medicine (Paperback)
Waguih William Ishak
R1,422 R1,111 Discovery Miles 11 110 Save R311 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Wellness medicine is the field that focuses on improving overall functioning, quality of life, and wellbeing, beyond symptom management of medical illness, leading to restoration and maintenance of health. The Handbook of Wellness Medicine provides a practical guide to the latest in evidence-based medicine, as well as best practice, to assist healthcare professionals in utilizing the full range of interventions to improve wellness and help patients complete their journeys to full health. The volume is organized into five parts: Part I introduces the concept of wellness by detailing the definitions and assessment/measurement methods, and formulating wellness plans. Part II describes wellness plans in major illnesses, categorized by organ system/disorder. Part III covers the methods to improve wellness in special populations. Part IV details each wellness intervention, including the scientific evidence behind it and its practical application. Part V focuses on integrating and personalizing the interventions into one's life to maintain wellness.

Imagining Robert - My Brother, Madness and Survival - a Memoir (Paperback): Jay Neugeboren Imagining Robert - My Brother, Madness and Survival - a Memoir (Paperback)
Jay Neugeboren
R534 R441 Discovery Miles 4 410 Save R93 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

" Neugeboren] is the first writer to capture what it's like for the millions of families who must cope with a problem for which, most of the time, there is no solution. It's that portrait of a loving relationship that gives Imagining Robert its great power."--Book of the Month Club News "Novelist Neugeboren has written a detailed, exquisitely painful, and always thoughtful account of his younger brother's long struggle with mental illness. It] may bring understanding to those who can barely imagine such horrors and comfort to those who have and felt it alone."--Publishers Weekly "An uncommon tale of brotherly love, and a passionate defense of the notion that dignity belongs as much to the mad as the rest of us."--Kirkus Reviews Jay Neugeboren and his brother, Robert, grew up in Brooklyn in the years following World War II. Both brothers--smart, talented, and popular--seemed well on the way to successful lives when, for reasons that remain ultimately mysterious, Robert had a mental breakdown at age nineteen. For the past forty years Jay has been not only his brother's friend and confidant, but his advocate, as Robert continues to suffer from the ravages of the illness that has kept him institutionalized for most of his adult life. Imagining Robert tells the story of these two brothers and how their love for one another has enabled both to survive and to thrive in miraculous, surprising ways. It reveals how even the grimmest of lives can be sustained by the power of love. Jay Neugeboren is the author of thirteen books, including two collections of award-winning stories, two prize-winning novels, and two nonfiction titles. His most recent book is Transforming Madness: New Lives for People Living with Mental Illness, winner of a "Ken" 2000 Book Award from the New York City/Metro Chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.

A Clinician's Guide to Cannabinoid Science (Paperback): Steven James A Clinician's Guide to Cannabinoid Science (Paperback)
Steven James
R638 R514 Discovery Miles 5 140 Save R124 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Medical marijuana and the promise of medical advances with cannabinoids is a controversial topic. This book provides clinicians with credible, peer-reviewed science to advise patients on the use of cannabinoids in practice. From the history of cannabis to the recent discoveries, chapters include the science of cannabinoids, changes in the legal and regulatory landscape, and the emerging area of endocannabinoids. The book differentiates approved cannabinoids from cannabis and medical marijuana and stimulates clinicians to think about the risks and benefits of these two drugs. It provides the factual background for clinicians to lead the discussion on the continued use of marijuana, ongoing areas of research and future advances and development of new medications for treatment. An invaluable guide for all specialists in the pharmaceutical sciences, toxicologists, biochemists, neurologists, psychiatrists, addiction specialists, as well as primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, and regulators and policymakers.

Mood Disorders - Brain Imaging and Therapeutic Implications (Hardcover): Sudhakar Selvaraj, Paolo Brambilla, Jair C. Soares Mood Disorders - Brain Imaging and Therapeutic Implications (Hardcover)
Sudhakar Selvaraj, Paolo Brambilla, Jair C. Soares
R1,132 Discovery Miles 11 320 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder are common mental illnesses, affecting millions of patients worldwide. The application of newly available brain imaging methods to the study of mood disorders holds substantial promise in uncovering the brain mechanisms affected in these illnesses. This comprehensive and authoritative text features contributions from leading international experts, providing easily accessible information on the study of the brain mechanisms involved in the causation of mood disorders and the available treatments. Topics covered include the potential of magnetoencephalography (MEG), neuroimaging brain inflammation in depression, electrophysiology studies in mood disorders, and the applications of machine learning, filling an important gap in available neuropsychiatric literature and highlighting new developments. An invaluable resource for practitioners in the fields of psychiatry, neurology, primary care medicine, and related mental health professions, as well as researchers, students, graduate and post-graduate trainees.

Sky Above Clouds - Finding Our Way through Creativity, Aging, and Illness (Paperback): Wendy L. Miller, Gene D. Cohen, Teresa... Sky Above Clouds - Finding Our Way through Creativity, Aging, and Illness (Paperback)
Wendy L. Miller, Gene D. Cohen, Teresa H. Barker
R810 Discovery Miles 8 100 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Through their scientific research and clinical practice, husband and wife team Gene D. Cohen and Wendy L. Miller uncovered new clues about how the aging mind can build resilience and continue growth, even during times of grave illness, thus setting aside the traditional paradigm of aging as a time of decline. Cohen, considered one of the founding fathers of geriatric psychiatry, describes what happens to the brain as it ages and the potential that is often overlooked. Miller, an expressive arts therapist and educator, highlights stories of creative growth in the midst of illness and loss encountered through her clinical practice. Together, Cohen and Miller show that with the right tools, the uncharted territory of aging and illness can, in fact, be navigated. In this book, the reader finds the real story of not only Cohen's belief in potential, but also how he and his family creatively used it in facing his own serous health challenges. With Miller's insights and expressive psychological writing, Sky Above Clouds tells the inside story of how attitude, community, creativity, and love shape a life, with or without health, even to our dying. Cohen and Miller draw deeply on their own lessons learned as they struggle through aging, illness, and loss within their own family and eventually Cohen's own untimely death. What happens when the expert on aging begins to age? And what happens when the therapist who helps others cope with illness and loss is forced to confront her own responses to these experiences? The result is a richly informative and emotional journey of growth.

Practicing Patient Safety in Psychiatry (Paperback): Geetha Jayaram Practicing Patient Safety in Psychiatry (Paperback)
Geetha Jayaram
R1,027 Discovery Miles 10 270 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Practicing Patient Safety in Psychiatry covers all problematic aspects of care delivery in an easy-to-read format. Both portable and practical, this easily referenced guide book is designed for psychiatric residents and clinicals looking to improve their understanding of critical care. Featuring a wide variety of case-studiy examples and take-home points, this book is an essential introduction of patient safety for practitioners looking to deliver the highest quality of care in both inpatient and outpatient environments. Dr. Geetha Jayaram has been the Physician Advisor for the department of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital for 21 years, and the Chair Of the International Patient Safety committee for the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Jayaram is an outstanding clinician who has thought patient safety to residents and faculty for two dedcades. She is a pioneer in the field of psychiatric pateint safety, and has been invited to teach safety both nationally and internationally for many years.

Mastery Of Your Anxiety And Worry - Workbook (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Michelle G. Craske, David H. Barlow Mastery Of Your Anxiety And Worry - Workbook (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Michelle G. Craske, David H. Barlow
R1,087 Discovery Miles 10 870 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Do you constantly worry about the "what ifs" of life? Does your anxiety over events that have yet to happen cause you physical discomfort? If you are prone to problems with anxiety and worry, you may suffer from Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD). Those who have been diagnosed with GAD know that it can cause chronic tension, fatigue, irritability and difficulties sleeping. What can be done to help? In recent years it has been proven that the most effective treatment for GAD is a program like the one outlined in this book, based on the principles of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT). Written by renowned therapists, this Workbook includes all the information you need to learn the appropriate skills to combat your anxiety and worry. For use in conjunction with supervised therapy, this book makes it easy for you to become an active participant in your treatment. Bring the workbook to your sessions while your therapist uses the corresponding Mastery of Your Anxiety and Worry, Therapist Guide to teach you techniques to help you relax and decrease your level of anxiety. This revised workbook includes user-friendly devices to aid you in overcoming your excessive worry, such as self-assessment quizzes, homework exercises, and case studies of individuals experiencing the same issues as you. It also includes interactive forms that can be photocopied or downloaded from the companion website, for you to monitor your progress throughout treatment. This one of a kind resource allows you to work alongside your therapist to personalise your treatment strategy and learn recovery skills that are useful for a lifetime.

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