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310 pages ; 22 cm
"Built on her wildly popular Modern Love column, 'When a Couch is More Than a Couch' (9/23/2016), a breathtaking memoir of living meaningfully with 'death in the room' by the 38 year old great-great-great granddaughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson, mother to two young boys, wife of 16 years, after her terminal cancer diagnosis"-- Provided by publisher.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xix, 532 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • I. Introduction: Steel and Fire
  • II. Origins: The Puritanical Iron Hand of Constraint
  • III. Illness: The Kingdom of the Mad
  • IV. Character: How Will the Heart Endure?
  • V. Illness and Art: Something Altogether Lived
  • Mortality: Come; I Bell Thee Home
  • Appendix I: Psychiatric Records of Robert Lowell
  • Appendix II: Mania and Depression: Diagnosis and Nomenclature
  • Appendix III: Medical History of Robert Lowell (by Thomas Traill, FRCP).
"The best-selling author of An Unquiet Mind now gives us a groundbreaking life of one of the major American poets of the twentieth century that is at the same time a fascinating study of the relationship between manic-depressive (bipolar) illness, creative genius, and character. In his Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry, Robert Lowell (1917-1977) put his manic-depressive illness into the public domain. Now Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison brings her expertise to bear on his story, illuminating the relationship between bipolar illness and creativity, and examining how Lowell's illness and the treatment he received came to bear on his work. His New England roots, early breakdowns, marriages to three eminent writers, friendships with other poets, vivid presence as a teacher and writer refusing to give up in the face of mental illness--Jamison gives us Lowell's life through a lens that focuses our understanding of the poet's intense discipline, courage, and commitment to his art. Jamison had unprecedented access to Lowell's medical records, as well as to previously unpublished drafts and fragments of poems, and was the first biographer to speak to his daughter. With this new material and a psychologist's deep insight, Jamison delivers a bold, sympathetic account of a poet who was--both despite and because of mental illness--a passionate, original observer of the human condition"-- Provided by publisher.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
viii, 268 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Ardent spirits and republican medicine
  • Discovering delirium tremens
  • Hard drinking and want
  • The benevolent empire of medicine
  • The pathology of intemperance
  • The drunkard's demons
  • Epilogue: alcoholics and pink elephants.
Edgar Allan Poe vividly recalls standing in a prison cell, fearing for his life, as he watched men mutilate and dismember the body of his mother. That memory, however graphic and horrifying, was not real. It was a hallucination, one of many suffered by the writer, caused by his addiction to alcohol. In Rum Maniacs, Matthew Warner Osborn reveals how and why pathological drinking became a subject of medical interest, social controversy, and lurid fascination in the early American republic. At the heart of that story is the disease that Poe suffered: delirium tremens. First described in 1813, delirium tremens and its characteristic hallucinations inspired sweeping changes in how the medical profession saw and treated the problems of alcohol abuse. Based on new theories of pathological anatomy, human physiology, and mental illness, the new diagnosis founded the medical conviction and popular belief that habitual drinking could become a psychological and physiological disease. By midcentury, delirium tremens had inspired a wide range of popular theater, poetry, fiction, and illustration. This romantic fascination endured into the twentieth century, most notably in the classic Disney cartoon Dumbo, in which a pink pachyderm marching band haunts a drunken young elephant. Rum Maniacs reveals just how delirium tremens shaped the modern experience of alcohol addiction as a psychic struggle with inner demons.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226099897 20160616
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
352 pages ; 23 cm
  • Vorrede
  • Aufklärung und Menschenliebe
  • Psychiatrie als Kopßjeburt der neuen Zeit
  • Medizin und Öffentlichkeit
  • Erfahrungsseelenkunde
  • Streit der Fakultäten
  • Alte und neue Konzepte
  • Verkehrsformen
  • Irresein als Akademisches Problem
  • Johann Christian Reil
  • Von Ostfriesland nach Halle an der Saale
  • Psychische Kurmethoden
  • Magazin jiir die psychische Heilkunde
  • Franzosenzeit-Von Halle nach Berlin
  • Forturirkung
  • Eschenmayer und Autenrieth in Tübingen
  • Johann Christian August Heinroth in Leipzig
  • Alexander Haindorf in Heidelberg und Münster
  • Friedrich Nasse in Bonn
  • Zeitschrift für psychische Aerzte
  • Das Irrenhaus als Staatsanstalt
  • Anfänge im kurmärkischen Neuruppin
  • Bayreuth unter Langermann
  • Berlin und die Irrenabteilung der Charité
  • Waldheim und Sonnenstein im Königreich Sachsen
  • Irrenpflege im Königreich Bayern
  • Karrieremuster und Musteranstalten
  • Maximilian Jacobis Weg nach Siegburg
  • Albert Zeller : Reisen nach Winnenthal
  • Von Stuttgart nach Hamburg
  • Großbritannien zwischen London und Edinburgh
  • In Rouen und in Paris
  • Von Berlin über Leipzig und Dresden zum Sonnenstein
  • Nach Prag und zurück
  • Die Heilanstalt in Winnenthal
  • Christian Roller : Pforzheim, Heidelberg, Illenau
  • Psychiatrie und Gesellschaft
  • Wege zur Professionalisierung : Rejörmarbeit im Vormärz
  • Vereinsbildung und Fachpublizistik
  • Allgemeine Zeitschrift für Psychiatrie
  • Erfolge und Hindernisse
  • Abschied von den Vätern : Wilhelm Griesinger
  • Kiel und Kairo
  • Revolution und Revolutionsdeutungen 1848-49
  • Psychiater in turbulenter Zeit
  • Medizinalreformen
  • Leidenschaften und Affecte : Dietrich Georg Kieser
  • Ätiologie der politischen Aufregung : Carl Friedrich Flemming
  • Semantik des Wahnsinns : Heinrich Damerou
  • Revolution als psychische Epidemie : Rudolf Leubuscher
  • Politik als Medizin im Großen : RudolfVirchow
  • Exkursion in Richtung Gegenwart
  • Dimensionen der Veränderung
  • Psychiatrie in Zeiten modener Barbarei
  • Von der Nachkriegszeit zur Psychiatriereform
  • Sozialpsychiatrie
  • Wege der Forschung
  • Anmerkungen
  • Literaturhinweise
  • Personenregister.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xxviii, 660 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm
  • Foundations of clinical psychology
  • Clinical assessment
  • Clinical interventions
  • Specialities in clinical psychology.
Green Library, SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xxi, 746 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
  • 1. Introduction Part A: Body Functions 2. Scales of Consciousness and Orientation 3. Scales of General Cognitive Functions 4. Scales of Specific Cognitive Functions 5. Scales Assessing the Regulation of Behaviour, Thought, and Emotion 6. Scales of Sensory, Ingestion and Motor Functions Part B: Activities and Participation 7. Scales of Activities of Daily Living 8. Scales of Participation and Social Role Part C: Contextual Factors 9. Scales of Environmental Factors Part D: Multi-Domain 10. Global and Multidimensional Scales.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781841695617 20160528
This compendium is a comprehensive reference manual containing an extensive selection of instruments developed to measure a range of neurological conditions, both progressive and non-progressive. It includes established instruments as well as newly developed scales and covers all aspects of the functional consequences of acquired brain impairment.This text provides a unique review of specialist instruments for the assessment of people with neurological conditions, such as dementia, multiple sclerosis, stroke and traumatic brain injury. Part A presents scales examining body functions, including consciousness and orientation, general cognitive functions, specific cognitive functions (e.g. language, memory), regulation of behaviour, drive, and emotion and motor-sensory functions. Part B reviews scales of daily living activities and community participation. Part C focuses on contextual factors, including environmental issues and social supports and the final part contains multidimensional scales. Each instrument is described as a stand-alone report using a uniform format.A brief history of the instrument's development is provided, along with a description of item content and administration/scoring procedures. Psychometric properties are reviewed and a critical commentary is provided. Up to a dozen key references are cited and in most cases the actual scale is included, giving the reader easy access to the instrument. The structure of the book directly maps onto the taxonomy of the recently introduced and influential International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (2001), enabling linkage of clinical concepts across health conditions. This compendium provides a repository of approximately 150 instruments which are described in detail and critically reviewed. It will be a valuable reference for clinicians, researchers, educators, graduate students and a practical resource for those involved in the assessment of people with brain impairment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781841695617 20160528
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xviii, 284 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Preface-- Acknowledgments Introduction: Knowing Nature-- 1. The Agency of Insects-- 2. The Agency of Chemicals-- 3. Copper Mining and Ecological Collapse-- 4. Engineering Pain in the Jinzu River Basin-- 6. Hell at the Hojo Colliery-- Conclusion Works Cited.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780295989549 20160604
The Earth's environment is interlaced with complex, constructed ecological pathways that link industrial facilities and human consumers. Nowhere is this truer than on the Japanese archipelago. During the nineteenth century, Japan saw the rise of Homo sapiens industrialis, a new breed of human who was transformed by an engineered, industrialized, and poisonous environment. Toxins moved freely through mines, factory sites, and rice paddies and more directly into human bodies. Toxic Archipelago explores the relationship between the causes of colossal toxic pollution and the manner in which pain caused by pollution insults porous human bodies. Brett Walker examines startling case studies of industrial toxins that know no boundaries: a killer pollution from insecticide saturations; poisonings from copper, zinc, and lead mining; congenital deformities from methylmercury factory effluents; and lung diseases from sulfur dioxide and asbestos. This powerful and thoughtful book demonstrates a deep understanding of how the Japanese archipelago has become industrialized over the last two hundred years and the human and environmental consequences of that transformation. Brett L. Walker is Regents' Professor and department chair of history and philosophy at Montana State University, Bozeman. He is author of The Conquest of Ainu Lands: Ecology and Culture in Japanese Expansion, 1590-1800 and The Lost Wolves of Japan.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780295991382 20160604
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
209 p. : photos. (some col.) ; 27 x 31 cm.
  • Asylum / Oliver Sacks
  • The state mental hospitals / Christopher Payne
  • The photographs.
"Payne is a visual poet as well as an architect by training, and he has spent years finding and photographing these buildings--often the pride of their local communities and a powerful symbol of humane caring for those less fortunate. His photographs are beautiful images in their own right, and they also pay tribute to a sort of public architecture that no longer exists. They focus both on the monumental and the mundane, the grand facades and the peeling paint." --Oliver Sacks, Asylum For more than half the nation's history, vast mental hospitals were a prominent feature of the American landscape. From the mid-nineteenth century to the early twentieth, over 250 institutions for the insane were built throughout the United States; by 1948, they housed more than a half million patients. The blueprint for these hospitals was set by Pennsylvania hospital superintendant Thomas Story Kirkbride: a central administration building flanked symmetrically by pavilions and surrounded by lavish grounds with pastoral vistas. Kirkbride and others believed that well-designed buildings and grounds, a peaceful environment, a regimen of fresh air, and places for work, exercise, and cultural activities would heal mental illness. But in the second half of the twentieth century, after the introduction of psychotropic drugs and policy shifts toward community-based care, patient populations declined dramatically, leaving many of these beautiful, massive buildings--and the patients who lived in them--neglected and abandoned. Architect and photographer Christopher Payne spent six years documenting the decay of state mental hospitals like these, visiting seventy institutions in thirty states. Through his lens we see splendid, palatial exteriors (some designed by such prominent architects as H. H. Richardson and Samuel Sloan) and crumbling interiors--chairs stacked against walls with peeling paint in a grand hallway; brightly colored toothbrushes still hanging on a rack; stacks of suitcases, never packed for the trip home. Accompanying Payne's striking and powerful photographs is an essay by Oliver Sacks (who described his own experience working at a state mental hospital in his book Awakenings). Sacks pays tribute to Payne's photographs and to the lives once lived in these places, "where one could be both mad and safe.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262013499 20160528
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
vi, 49 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
135 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
277 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
256 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
ix, 289 p. ; 26 cm.
This volume discusses the popularly used cognitive tasks in applied research, including the Stroop, Selective Attention, Implicit Memory, Directed Forgetting, and Autobiographical Memory tasks. For each, the contributors provide the background necessary for readers to ground themselves in the basics and be directed to more detailed information that they might need. The result is an ambitious text that will assist researchers from different backgrounds in finding important task-related data. Clinical or experimental graduate students and researchers will find this book to be an up-to-date resource on conducting rigorous research.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781591471851 20160528
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
469 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xii, 288 p. ; 23 cm.
A fascinating book that sets Bowlby and Winnicott in context and relation to one another to provide a new perspective on both, as well as providing a welcome testimony to their enduring legacy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781855753082 20160612
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
232 p. ; 21 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)

17. Emotional storm [2005]

x, 256 p. ; 23 cm.
When two personalities meet, an emotional storm is created." This provocative quote by renowned psychoanalyst W.R. Bion is the point of departure for Eigen's new work. In the tradition of Martin Buber, Eigen explores the broad spectrum of emotions we experience in our relatedness to others, from feelings of longing, plenitude, and fulfillment to starvation, suffocation, and blind rage. Unlike authors of "easy" self-help books, Eigen embraces the storms of life as a critical aspect of our human bond. For Eigen, the emotional storm is not pathological, but rather integral to our humanity and instrumental to our growth and development. For this reason, he looks critically at our attempts to blunt our emotional response to the world around us. Like Eigen's other work, Emotional Storm weaves case studies, literary references, and psychoanalytic theory into an integrated, complex understanding.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780819567543 20160528
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xxvi, 273 p. ; 21 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
342 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
143 p. ; 20 cm.
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