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xvii, 135 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Foreword Dr Richard Greenwood, Series foreword Barbara A Wilson, Acknowledgments, Preface, The start of the (almost) end, The most exciting day of my life, My boring history, The Wellington hospital, A second childhood, The wheelchair and me, Standing on two feet, Understanding and feeling, The Bleakness, Clothes make the man, A birthday in hospital, A tilted point of view, The assault on self , End of an era, The national health service, The death of ambition, Other peoples' stories, The Oliver Zangwill Centre, The idealism of youth, The land of OZ, Perfectionism, The rainbow, The importance of semantics, The traumatic brain injury fraternity, A return to the institution, Writing, Excuses and choices, A constructive pastime, An (almost) new start, Epilogue, A little bit about the author, Index, References, Further reading.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138055650 20171017
Whilst preparing for his travel adventures into a world he had yet to explore, Christopher Yeoh was involved in a road traffic accident and experienced something few others would be "privileged" to witness. Eight days in a coma, more than a year in and out of hospital and a gradual re-introduction to the world of work. A Different Perspective After Brain Injury: A Tilted Point of View is written entirely by the survivor, providing an unusually introspective and critical personal account of life following a serious blow to the head. It charts the initial insult, early rehabilitation, development of understanding, the return of emotion, moments of triumph and regression into depression, the exercise of reframing how a brain injury is perceived and a return to work. It also describes the mental adjustments of awareness and acceptance alongside the physical recovery process. Readily accessible to the general public, this book will also be of particular interest to professionals involved in the care of people who have had significant brain injuries, brain injury survivors, their families and friends and also those who fund and organise health and social care. This unique author account will provide a degree of understanding of what living with a hidden disability is really like.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138055650 20171017
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xi, 248 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction 1. Printed Plague Literature in the Late Middle Ages, 1473-1519 2. The German Medicine of Johann Vochs: Medical and Cultural Reform on the Eve of the Reformation 3. The Reformation of Healing: Plague, Physicians and Protestantism in the 1520s 4. The Plague Cures of Caspar Kegler: Print, Alchemy and Medical Marketing, 1521-1607 5. The Flourishing of German Medicine, 1530-1580: Humanism, Empiricism, and Protestantism Conclusion Appendix 1: Publication History of Caspar Kegler's Pamphlets Appendix 2: Vernacular Plague Texts 1473-1607 in Chronological Order.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472473141 20171204
This book surveys a neglected set of sources, German plague prints and treatises published between 1473 and 1573, in order to explore the intertwined histories of plague, print, medicine and religion during the Reformation era. It argues that a particularly German reform of healing flourished in printed texts during the Renaissance and Reformation as physicians and clerics devised innovative responses to the era's persistent epidemics. These reforms are "German" since they reflect the innovative trends that originated in or were particularly strong within German-speaking lands, including the rapid growth of vernacular print, Protestantism, and new interest in alchemy and the native plants of Northern Europe that were unknown to the ancients. Their reforms are also "German" in the sense that they unfolded mainly in vernacular print, which encouraged physicians to produce local knowledge, grounded in personal experience and local observations as much as universal theories. This book contributes to the history of medicine and science by tracing the growth of more empirical forms of medical knowledge. It also contributes to the history of the Renaissance and Reformation by uncovering the innovative contributions of various forgotten physicians. This book presents the broadest study of German plague treatises in any language.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472473141 20171204
Green Library
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xxvi, 491 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • SECTION I: INTRODUCTION-- SECTION II: PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS-- SECTION III: PERSPECTIVES FROM NEUROSCIENCE-- SECTION IV: PERSPECTIVES FROM BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS AND COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY-- SECTION V: IMPLICATIONS FOR TREATMENT, PREVENTION, AND PUBLIC HEALTH-- SECTION VI IMPLICATIONS FOR THE PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF ADDICTION AND FOR LEGAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ADDICTIVE BEHAVIOR-- SECTION VII CONCLUSIONS.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198727224 20161213
The central problem in the study of addiction is to explain why people repeatedly behave in ways they know are bad for them. For much of the previous century and until the present day, the majority of scientific and medical attempts to solve this problem were couched in terms of involuntary behavior; if people behave in ways they do not want, then this must be because the behavior is beyond their control and outside the realm of choice. An opposing tradition, which finds current support among scientists and scholars as well as members of the general public, is that so-called addictive behavior reflects an ordinary choice just like any other and that the concept of addiction is a myth. The editors and authors of this book tend to take neither view. There has been an increasing recognition in recent literature on addiction that restricting possible conceptions of it to either of these extreme positions is unhelpful and is retarding progress on understanding the nature of addiction and what could be done about it. This book contains a range of views from philosophy, neuroscience, psychiatry, psychology and the law on what exactly this middle ground between free choice and no choice consists of and what its implications are for theory, practice and policy on addiction. The result amounts to a profound change in our thinking on addiction and how its devastating consequences can be ameliorated. Addiction and Choice is a thought provoking new volume for all those with an interest in this global issue.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198727224 20161213
Green Library
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xv, 274 pages ; 26 cm.
  • Gender and sexual orientation diversity within the TGNC community / Sand C. Chang, Anneliese A. Singh, and Kinton Rossman
  • Affirmative counseling with trans/gender-variant people of color / Anneliese A. Singh, Sel J. Hwahng, Sand C. Chang, and Bali White
  • TGNC-affirmative interdisciplinary collaborative care / Kelly Ducheny, Michael L. Hendricks, and Colton L. Keo-Meier
  • Ethical and legal concerns for mental health professionals / Linda F. Campbell and Gabriel Arkles
  • Affirmative care of TGNC children and adolescents / Laura Edwards-Leeper
  • Working with TGNC primary caregivers and family concerns across the lifespan / Sand C. Chang, Jessie R. Cohen, and Anneliese A. Singh
  • Aging and TGNC identities : working with older adults / lore m. dickey and Kyle L. Bower
  • Clinical supervision with TGNC clients in health service psychology / Theodore R. Burnes, Stacie Fishell Rowan, and Parrish L. Paul
  • Assessment and treatment of trauma with TGNC clients : a feminist approach / Katherine Richmond, Theodore R. Burnes, Anneliese A. Singh, and Mel Ferrara
  • Spirituality, faith, and religion : the TGNC experience / Ruben A. Hopwood and Tarynn M. Witten
  • Engaging in TGNC-affirmative research / Jae Sevelius, lore m. dickey, and Anneliese A. Singh
  • Advocacy and social justice : the next generation of counseling and psychological practice with transgender and gender-nonconforming clients / lore m. dickey, Anneliese A. Singh, Sand C. Chang, and Mich Rehrig.
Less than 30% of psychologists report familiarity with transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) clients' needs. The clients, in turn, report a lack of support in their gender journeys. There is clearly a large gap in knowledge, skill, and competence in this area of practice. This clinical guide fills that gap by providing mental health practitioners with an affirmative approach that emphasises a collaborative partnership guided by client-driven goals. An expert panel of contributors teaches readers strategies for working with a diverse array of TGNC clients, including adolescents, older adults, parents, and people of colour. Client factors, including sexual orientation, religious and spiritual beliefs, and traumatic experiences, are also given special attention. Readers will learn how to address the impact of the injustices TGNC people face in everyday life, work with clients' strengths to enhance their resilience and coping skills, and advocate for their rights to obtain mental and physical health services. They will also learn how to negotiate complex issues, such as interdisciplinary care, ethical and legal obligations, and gender-affirming surgeries and medications. The chapter authors draw from evidence-based theories and APA's "Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People (PDF, 462KB)" to help readers meet the latest standards of care.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781433823008 20161108
Green Library
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230 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Green Library
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2 volumes : illustrations ; 29 cm.
  • Volume 1: Foundations in knowledge
  • Volume 2: Trauma practice.
"The two volume 'APA Handbook of Trauma Psychology' is the most comprehensive guide, text, and reference work on the subject to date. It provides a survey of all the major areas and subtopics of empirical knowledge and practical applications in the field of trauma psychology, written by top experts in the field."--The publisher.
Green Library, SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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xxvii, 216 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • List of Figures Foreword Katherine Williams Preface Paula Howie Acknowledgments About the Contributors Introduction Paula Howie 1. Theoretical Background: Understanding and Treating Soldiers and their Families-Formative Experiences 1. Art Therapy with Military and Veteran Populations: A Historical Context Martha Haeseler and Paula Howie 2. Psychosis, Attachment, and Trauma Paula Howie 3. Inpatient Treatment Charlotte Boston and Jeanne Creekmore 4. Family Art Therapy Treatment at Walter Reed Paula Howie 5. Group Art Therapy: The Evolution of Treatment and the Power of Witness Paula Howie 6. Managing Suicide in the Military Paula Howie 2. Current Trends in Art Therapy Treatment in Military Settings and the Expansion of Treatment Settings 7. Treating the Wounded Warrior: Cognitive and Neural Aspects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Paul Newhouse and Kimberly Albert 8. Complicated Grief: Considerations for Treatment of Military Populations Jacqueline P. Jones 9. Integrative Approaches to Treating PTSD and TBI: Art Therapy Approaches within the National Intrepid Center of Excellence at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Melissa S. Walker 10. The Giant Steps Program: Creating Fellowship and Meaning Martha Haeseler 11. Art Therapy with Substance Abuse and Co-occurring Disorders in Military Populations Eileen A. McKee 12. Using the Instinctual Trauma Response Model in a Military Setting Linda Gantt and Mary Ellen Vesprini 13. The Sketch Project: Volunteers Giving Veterans a New Perspective Doris Arrington and Nancy Parfitt Hondros 14. Group Therapy and PTSD: Acceptance and Commitment Art Therapy Groups with Vietnam Veterans with PTSD Amy Backos and Corrie Mazzeo 15. Art Therapy and the Treatment of Military Sexual Trauma Jeff Stadler 16. How the Studio and Gallery Experience Benefits Military Members and their Families Jennifer DeLucia Chapter 17. Conclusion Paula Howie.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138948662 20170814
For decades, art therapy has proved to be a practical treatment for veterans and other military populations suffering from trauma. Art Therapy with Military Populations provides an in-depth overview of both the theoretical and historical bases of art therapy with these groups while also chronicling the latest trends in treatment and the continued expansion of treatment settings. Edited by an art therapist with over 25 years' experience working with the military and including chapters by a variety of seasoned and innovative clinicians, this comprehensive new volume provides professionals with cutting edge knowledge and interventions for working with military service members and their families. Available for download are employment resources for art therapists who would like to work in military settings, a bonus chapter, historical documents on establishing art therapy, a treatment objectives manual, and resources for art therapists.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138948662 20170814
Green Library
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x, 300 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustration (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Adolecent and Adult Outcomes of Childhood Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder : The Montreal Study / Mariya V. Cherkasova, Gabrielle Weiss, and Lily Hechtman
  • Long-term Outcomes of Childhood Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder : The New York Study / Sylvaine Houssais, Lily Hechtman, and Rachel G. Klein
  • The Milwaukee Longitudinal Study of Hyperactive (ADHD) Children / Russell A. Barkley and Mariellen Fischer
  • The Pittsburgh ADHD Longitudinal Study (PALS) / Brooke S.G. Molina, Margaret H. Sibley, Sarah L. Pedersen, and William E. Pelham, Jr.
  • Young Adult Outcome of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder : Results from the Longitudinal Massachusetts General Hospital Sample of Pediatrically and Psychiatrically Referred Youth with and without ADHD of Both Sexes / Mai Uchida and Joseph Biederman
  • The Berkeley Girls with ADHD Longitudinal Study / Elizabeth B. Owens, Christine A. Zalecki, and Stephen P. Hinshaw
  • The Multimodal Treatment of Children with ADHD (MTA) Follow-up Study : Outcomes and Their Predictors / Arunima Roy and Lily Hechtman
  • Influence of Treatment on Long-term Outcome / Lily Hechtman
  • Summary / Lily Hechtman.
The book provides a comprehensive summary of the best known and most highly respected well-controlled long-term prospective follow-up studies in ADHD. These studies followed children with ADHD and matched controls into young adulthood (mean age 20-25 years) and middle-age (mean age 41 years). They explore a wide variety of outcome areas, e.g. education, occupation, emotional and psychiatric functioning, substance use and abuse, sexual behavior, as well as legal problems. One chapter focuses particularly on the outcome of girls with ADHD. Outcome areas explored are thus comprehensive and clinically very relevant. The book also explores the possible predictors of adult outcome. A whole chapter is devoted to treatment (medication and psychosocial) as a predictor of outcome. In addition to treatment, predictors explored include characteristics of the child (e.g., IQ, severity of initial ADHD symptoms, initial comorbidity characteristics of the family, e.g., socioeconomic status, single parenthood, parental pathology, and family functioning. In a summary chapter, the impact and importance of these various predictors in different outcome areas, e.g. education, occupation, emotional/social functioning, antisocial behavior, substance use and abuse and risky sexual and driving behaviors are explored. In summary, the book provides a comprehensive view of the prognosis, e.g., long-term outcome of ADHD and key factors which can influence this outcome. Professionals and the general public will thus get a clear view of what can happen to children with ADHD as they proceed through adolescence and adulthood and address important prognostic and predictive factors in their treatment approaches to ensure better long-term outcome in patients with ADHD.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190213589 20161124
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xiii, 254 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Sports concussion myths and fears
  • Athletes, concussions, and the playing field
  • You think you might have a concussion, how do you know?
  • Life after a diagnosis of concussion
  • Post-concussion syndromes and second-impact syndrome
  • Concussion, sports, depression, and suicide?
  • How athletes can help themselves
  • Advice for parents and coaches
  • Changing our game, on and off the field
  • Controlling the messaging of concussion.
The word concussion used to be unheard of in youth sports a decade ago. The brain injury was indeed occurring, but coaches and parents were encouraging their youth athletes to "shake it off" after "getting their bell rung". Science and increased awareness about concussion are transforming the way youth parents, coaches, and players pursue athletics. Fear of incurring concussions, as well as incorrect information, is leading some parents to keep their children out of contact sports, such as football and soccer, where concussion is more prevalent. Back in the Game: Why Concussion Doesn't Have to End Your Athletic Career does not dwell on perpetuating fears, but rather, provides the most up-to-date understanding of the condition. This text includes a real-world discussion of what science and medicine knows, what parents and coaches need to understand about concussions, evaluation and treatment, and possible post-concussive issues, like depression. At the heart of this book, the authors delve into these issues, explaining them in a clear and understandable way. The expertise and experiences of noted sports neurologist Jeffrey Kutcher, MD, along with reporting and interviews by award-winning sports journalist Joanne C. Gerstner, makes this book a timely, relevant, and real discussion about concussions in youth sports. Athletes and professional coaches who have participated in the formation of this book include two-time Olympic gold medalist soccer player Kate Markgraf, former NHL/Team Canada head coach Andy Murray, champion X-Games snowboarder Ellery Hollingsworth, along with an array of youth parents, coaches, and athletes from across the country.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190226602 20161108
Green Library
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xiii, 205 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction PART I: A BEHOLDER'S SHARE Chapter 1: A Beholder's Share Chapter 2: An Exquisite Corpse Chapter 3: Faking It Chapter 4: As Generations Speak Chapter 5: Parting Ways PART II: WINNICOTT'S LIVING LEGACY Chapter 6: Winnicott's Search for Self and Cure Chapter 7: The Outrageous Prince: Winnicott's 'Uncure' of Masud Khan Chapter 8: 'A Queer Kind of Truth': Winnicott and the Uses of Dissociation Chapter 9: Weaving with the World: Winnicott's Re-Imagining of Reality.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138289369 20171023
A Beholder's Share demonstrates how a sense of reality is evoked in the unpredictable space between imagination and adaptation. The world calls forth something in each of us-a beholder's share-which in turn calls forth something in the world. Though usually viewed as opposites, imagination and reality make uneasy but necessary bedfellows. Part I of A Beholder's Share shows how fantasy generates novelty by creating versions of what is already known, while imagination allows what seems familiar to be seen afresh. Goldman's essays offer unexpected takes on common clinical encounters: clashes of belief, the search for generational dialogue, the awkward discomfort of feeling like a fake, the problem of how and when to end analysis, the strains of working with psychotic anxieties. Part II, 'Winnicott's Living Legacy, ' illuminates Winnicott's preoccupation with difficulties inherent in contact with reality. These chapters bring to life Winnicott's personal struggle with an area of experience his own two analyses failed to touch, the tangled relationship with Masud Khan, his recognition of dissociation as "a queer kind of truth, " and how Romantic poets shaped Winnicott's view of what is felt as real. Bringing together Dodi Goldman's seminal and new writings, A Beholder's Share will appeal to psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists, as well as students and teachers of the arts, literature, and humanities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138289369 20171023
Green Library
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xvi, 307 pages ; 24 cm
Green Library
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xii, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Neuro-bio-social policy-- PART I: GETTING TO GRIPS WITH THE THOUGHT STYLES-- Biology and the drive for social improvement-- Understanding how brain science is created and interpreted-- Blaming the Brain-- PART II: FIXING REAL PEOPLE-- The Cat is Out of the Bag - From early intervention to child protection-- Perfecting People: The Inexorable Rise of Prevention Science-- Epigenetics - from rat mum to my mum?-- Human Epigenetics Prematurely Born(e)?-- Are We Broken? Fixing People (or Society) in the 21st Century.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781447322344 20170717
This timely book critically examines the capabilities and limitations of the new areas of biology that are used as powerful arguments for developing social policy in a particular direction, exploring their implications for policy and practice. It will enable social scientists, policy makers, practitioners and interested general readers to understand how the new biologies of epigenetics and neuroscience have increasingly influenced the fields of family policy, mental health, child development and criminal justice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781447322344 20170717
Green Library
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xvi, 223 pages ; 23 cm
  • Counseling by the speech-language pathologist and audiologist
  • Contemporary theories of counseling
  • The erikson life cycle and relationships
  • The emotions of communication disorders
  • Counseling and the diagnostic process
  • Techniques of counseling
  • The group process
  • Working with families
  • Counseling and the field of communication disorders
  • Summing up.
Green Library
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xxiv, 252 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword Patricia Arredondo Part I: Socio-Cultural Foundations 1. The Diverse Historical Roots of Today's Latino/as: Learning from our Past to Move into the Future 2. Skin Color Differences within Latino/as: Historical & Contemporary Implications of Colorism 3. The History of Latino/a in the United States: Journeys of Hope, Struggle, & Resilience Part II: Understanding Within Group Latino/a Differences 4. Socio-historical Construction of Latina/o Gender Ideologies: Integrating Indigenous and Contemporary Perspectives into Treatment 5. Adapting to a New Country: Models & Theories of Acculturation Applied to the Diverse Latino/a Population 6. Skin Color Matters: Towards a New Framework that Considers Racial and Ethnic Identity Development Among Latino/as Part III: Culturally Responsive and Racially Conscious Clinical Practice with Latino/as 7. Towards a Complex Understanding of Mental Health Service Utilization among Latino/as: Considering Context, Power, and Within Group Differences 8. Roots of Connectedness: Application of Latino/a Cultural Values in Mental Health Care 9. Culturally Responsive and Racially Conscious Mental Health Approaches with Latino/as Part IV: The Impact of Latino/a Psychology on Racially & Ethnically Diverse Students and Professionals 10. The Impact of Latino/a Psychology on Racially & Ethnically Diverse Students and Professionals.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138851535 20161108
Advancing work to effectively study, understand, and serve the fastest growing U.S. ethnic minority population, this volume explicitly emphasizes the racial and ethnic diversity within this heterogeneous cultural group. The focus is on the complex historical roots of contemporary Latino/as, their diversity in skin-color and physiognomy, racial identity, ethnic identity, gender differences, immigration patterns, and acculturation. The work highlights how the complexities inherent in the diverse Latino/a experience, as specified throughout the topics covered in this volume, become critical elements of culturally responsive and racially conscious mental health treatment approaches. By addressing the complexities, within-group differences, and racially heterogeneity characteristic of U.S. Latino/as, this volume makes a significant contribution to the literature related to mental health treatments and interventions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138851535 20161108
Green Library
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xviii, 211 pages ; 24 cm
  • Preface to the First Edition-- Preface to the Second Edition-- The Myth of Mental Illness-- That Discreet Object of Desire-- Ressentiment: An Existential Paradigm for Symptom Formation-- Deciphering "Psychopathology"-- What to Make of an Incidence of Incomprehensible Madness (or A Clinical Case Not so Easy to Diagnose)-- The Unobjectionable Transference-- Love and Madness-- On Sanity.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138790223 20160928
A stunning exploration of the relation between desire and psychopathology, The Death of Desire is a unique synthesis of the work of Laing, Freud, Nietzsche, and Heidegger that renders their often difficult concepts brilliantly accessible to and usable by psychotherapists of all persuasions. In bridging a critical gap between phenomenology and psychoanalysis, M. Guy Thompson, one of the leading existential psychoanalysts of our time, firmly re-situates the unconscious - what Freud called "the lost continent of repressed desires" - in phenomenology. In so doing, he provides us with the richest, most compelling phenomenological treatment of the unconscious to date and also makes Freud's theory of the unconscious newly comprehensible. In this revised and updated second edition to the original published in 1985, M. Guy Thompson takes us inside his soul-searching seven-year apprenticeship with radical psychiatrist R. D. Laing and his cohorts as it unfolded in counterculture London of the 1970s. This rite de passage culminates with a four-year sojourn inside one of Laing's post-Kingsley Hall asylums, where Laing's unorthodox conception of treatment dispenses with conventional boundaries between "doctor" and "patient." In this unprecedented exploration, Thompson reveals the secret to Laing's astonishing alternative to the conventional psychiatric and psychoanalytic treatment schemes. Movingly written and deeply personal, Thompson shows why the very concept of "mental illness" is a misnomer and why sanity and madness should be understood instead as inherently puzzling stratagems that we devise in order to protect ourselves from intolerable mental anguish. The Death of Desire offers a provocative and challenging reappraisal of depth psychotherapy from an existential perspective that will be of interest to psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, philosophers, social scientists, and students of the human condition.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138790223 20160928
Green Library
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x, 169 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • 1. What is a delusion?-- 2. When is a delusion not a delusion?-- 3. Delusional disorder-- 4. The pathology of normal belief-- 5. The psychology of delusions-- 6. The neurochemical connection-- 7. Delusion-like phenomena in neurological disease-- 8. The salience theory of delusions-- 9. What a theory of delusions might look like.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107075443 20170907
Delusions, in their many different manifestations, are central to the concepts of madness and psychosis. Yet what causes them remains in many ways a complete mystery. McKenna's Delusions is the first comprehensive attempt to tackle one of the most arresting phenomena in psychiatry: an in-depth and critical review of what delusions are, the forms they can take and how they might be explained from both psychological and biological perspectives. Delusions covers key topics such as the clinical features of delusions, the disorders they are seen in, other oddities that resemble them in both health and disease and the different approaches that have been taken to try and understand them. It is an essential book for psychiatrists and psychologists who work with delusional patients, as well as being of interest to neuroscientists engaged in research into major psychiatric disorders.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107075443 20170907
Green Library
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xi, 140 pages ; 22 cm.
  • 1. Introduction 1.1 'What The Death of 'Patient Zero' Taught Us?'1.2 Significance of the Book1.3 Methodological Considerations1.4 Structure of the Book 2. The Ebola Pandemic: Meaning, Origins, and the Pathways of Eruption and Spread 2.1 Meaning: What is Ebola?2.2 Historical Origins: From The Congo to Sierra Leone2.3 Ebola in Sierra Leone: The Social and Political Pathways of Eruption and Spread2.3.1 The Lack of an Effective Health Sector2.3.2 The Kenema Laboratory/Kenema Hospital2.3.3 Corruption in the Public Health Sector2.3.4 Cultural Belief Systems and Traditional Medical Alternatives2.3.5 Migration and The Environment, and Their Health Consequences 3. Representations: Between Uncertainty, Epistemology, and Political Dominance 3.1 Local Representations 3.2 International Representations 4. Interventions: How Actors Mediated Between and Honored Humanitarian Action, Political Interests, and Medical Scientific Knowledge 4.1 The Government of Sierra Leone 4.2 The World Health Organisation 4.3 Medecins sans Frontieres4.4 The United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER)4.5 The United States of America4.6 Great Britain4.7 Aspen Medical of Australia4.8 China4.9 Cuba 5. The Aftermath: The Proposed Pathway to Public Health Recovery 2015-2020 5.1 From the Abyss and on the Road to Recovery 5.2 Financing The Health Sector for an Effective Post-Ebola Public Health Sector governance 6. Conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319459035 20170508
This book provides a timely examination of the Ebola pandemic in Sierra Leone from four different standpoints: 1) a social standpoint that focuses on the way in which the vulnerable Sierra Leonian population viewed the pandemic in light of their cultural beliefs, memories of past wars and narratives and actions of the government; 2) a good governance standpoint that exposes lapses in health governance and the general unpreparedness of the government and international community to deal with the outbreak; 3) a scientific research standpoint that looks at the role played by the Sierra Leone's Lassa Fever Research Laboratories as a main hub for the investigation, monitoring and evaluation of communicable diseases in the Mano River Union countries; and 4) an international politics standpoint that examines the development of a new bio-security international apparatus involving a wide range of international actors and institutions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319459035 20170508
Green Library
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274 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Green Library
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xi, 251 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • The chemical landscape
  • Defining endocrine disruption
  • Landmark endocrine-disrupting compounds of the past and present
  • The neuroendocrine system and general mechanisms of endocrine disruption
  • Receptor and enzyme mechanisms as targets for endocrine disruptors
  • Endocrine disruptors and neurobehavioral disorders
  • Risk assessment and chemical regulatory policy in the US and abroad
  • The path forward.
Our world and bodies are becoming increasingly polluted with chemicals capable of interfering with our hormones and thus, possibly, our present and future neural and mental health. As authors Heather Patisaul and Scott Belcher outline, there is a large lack of data and evidence in this causal relationship, which begs a need for further study to accelerate progress in the endocrinology and neuroendocrinology fields. Endocrine Disruptors, Brain, and Behavior focuses on if and how these chemicals, known as endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs), affect the development and function of the brain and might be contributing to neural disorders rapidly rising in prevalence. The book provides an overall synthesis of the EDC field, including its historical roots, major hypotheses, key findings, and research gaps. The authors explain why even the concept of endocrine disruption is controversial in some circles, how differing definitions of endocrine disruption and what constitutes an <"adverse>" outcome on the brain shape public policy, and where the current capacity by different stakeholders (industry, academia, regulatory agencies) to evaluate chemicals for safety in a regulatory context begins and ends. The book concludes with suggestions for future research needs and a summary of emerging technology which might prove capable of more effectively evaluating existing and emerging chemicals for endocrine disrupting properties. As such, it provides the context for interdisciplinary and innovative input from a broad spectrum of fields, including those well-schooled in neuroscience, evolutionary biology, brain, behavior, sex differences, and neuroendocrinology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199935734 20170731
Green Library
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xii, 306 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Green Library