Electroboy

Electroboy Author Andy Behrman
ISBN-10 9781588362209
Release 2011-11-23
Pages 277
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Electroboy is an emotionally frenzied memoir that reveals with kaleidoscopic intensity the terrifying world of manic depression. For years Andy Behrman hid his raging mania behind a larger-than-life personality. He sought a high wherever he could find one and changed jobs the way some people change outfits: filmmaker, PR agent, art dealer, stripper-whatever made him feel like a cartoon character, invincible and bright. Misdiagnosed by psychiatrists and psychotherapists for years, his condition exacted a terrible price: out-of-control euphoric highs and tornadolike rages of depression that put his life in jeopardy. Ignoring his crescendoing illness, Behrman struggled to keep up appearances, clinging to the golden-boy image he had cultivated in his youth. But when he turned to art forgery, he found himself the subject of a scandal lapped up by the New York media, then incarcerated, then under house arrest. And for the first time the golden boy didn’t have a ready escape hatch from his unraveling life. Ingesting handfuls of antidepressants and tranquilizers and feeling his mind lose traction, he opted for the last resort: electroshock therapy. At once hilarious and harrowing, Electroboy paints a mesmerizing portrait of a man held hostage by his in-satiable desire to consume. Along the way, it shows us the New York that never sleeps: a world of strip clubs, after-hours dives, and twenty-four-hour coffee shops, whose cheap seductions offer comfort to the city’s lonely souls. This unforgettable memoir is a unique contribution to the literature of mental illness and introduces a writer whose energy may well keep you up all night.



Reading Marvels

Reading Marvels Author
ISBN-10 9712316203
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Reading Marvels has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Reading Marvels also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Reading Marvels book for free.



Electroconvulsive Therapy in America

Electroconvulsive Therapy in America Author Jonathan Sadowsky
ISBN-10 9781315522838
Release 2016-11-03
Pages 182
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Electroconvulsive Therapy is widely demonized or idealized. Some detractors consider its very use to be a human rights violation, while some promoters depict it as a miracle, the "penicillin of psychiatry." This book traces the American history of one of the most controversial procedures in medicine, and seeks to provide an explanation of why ECT has been so controversial, juxtaposing evidence from clinical science, personal memoir, and popular culture. Contextualizing the controversies about ECT, instead of simply engaging in them, makes the history of ECT more richly revealing of wider changes in culture and medicine. It shows that the application of electricity to the brain to treat illness is not only a physiological event, but also one embedded in culturally patterned beliefs about the human body, the meaning of sickness, and medical authority.



The Advocate

The Advocate Author
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Release 2002-02-19
Pages 72
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The Advocate is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) monthly newsmagazine. Established in 1967, it is the oldest continuing LGBT publication in the United States.



Abnormal Psychology

Abnormal Psychology Author CTI Reviews
ISBN-10 9781478402138
Release 2016-10-16
Pages 246
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Abnormal Psychology. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.



Strictly Bipolar

Strictly Bipolar Author Darian Leader
ISBN-10 9780241966105
Release 2013-05-02
Pages 112
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Strictly Bipolar is Darian Leader's treatise on the psychological disorder of our times. If the post-war period was called the 'Age of Anxiety' and the 1980s and '90s the 'Antidepressant Era', we now live in Bipolar times. Mood-stabilising medication is routinely prescribed to adults and children alike, with child prescriptions this decade increasing by 400% and overall diagnoses by 4000%. What could explain this explosion of bipolarity? Is it a legitimate diagnosis or the result of Big Pharma marketing? Exploring these questions, Darian Leader challenges the rise of 'bipolar' as a catch-all solution to complex problems, and argues that we need to rethink the highs and lows of mania and depression. What, he asks, do these experiences have to do with love, guilt and rage? Why the spending sprees and the intense feeling of connection with the world? Why the confidence, the self-esteem and the sense of a bright future that can so swiftly turn into despair and dejection? Only by looking at these questions in a new way will we be able to understand and help the person caught between feelings that can be so terrifying and so exhilarating, so life-affirming yet also so lethal. Strictly Bipolar is essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary views of the self, bipolarity and a deeper understanding of manic-depression. Praise for Strictly Bipolar: 'A beautifully thoughtful understanding not just of highs and lows,mania and depression, but of why and how these mechanisms work in our mindsand bodies and how the human subject is coerced todayto embrace a culture of 'bipolarity'' Susie Orbach 'A timely book. Darian Leader's thoughts are more fixated strong-arm interesting, more humane and more persuasive than the profit coercion of the madness industry. Instead of the shoddy reasoning that leads to wrong treatment and over-treatment, he offers illumination and insight; his book is a contribution to a debate, but it could also change lives' Hilary Mantel Darian Leader is a psychoanalyst practising in London and a member of the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research and of the College of Psychoanalysts - UK. He is the author of What is Madness?, The New Black, Why do women write more letters than they post?, Promises lovers make when it gets late, Freud's Footnotes and Stealing the Mona Lisa, and co-author, with David Corfield, of Why Do People Get Ill? He is Honorary Visiting Professor in the School of Human and Life Sciences, Roehampton University.



Psychology Concepts

Psychology  Concepts Author CTI Reviews
ISBN-10 9781467226356
Release 2016-10-16
Pages 560
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Psychology, Concepts. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.



The Brain the Nervous System and Their Diseases 3 volumes

The Brain  the Nervous System  and Their Diseases  3 volumes Author Jennifer L. Hellier
ISBN-10 9781610693387
Release 2014-12-16
Pages 1260
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This comprehensive encyclopedia provides a thorough overview of the human brain and nervous system—the body's "CPU and data network." It covers basic anatomy and function, diseases and disorders, treatment options, wellness concepts, and key individuals in the fields of neurology and neuroscience. • Aligns with the Society for Neuroscience national standards and the U.S. National Science Education Standards for high school brain awareness curricula • Covers the latest neuroscience research at the National Institutes of Health • Presents biographies of famous scientists who furthered the knowledge of neuroscience and neurology • Discusses steps readers can take to promote neurological health • Links to online sources, including documentary films and other videos, to provide students with an immediate way to make the material come alive



Living with Bipolar Disorder

Living with Bipolar Disorder Author Karen R. Brock, M.D.
ISBN-10 9780786458653
Release 2014-06-30
Pages 264
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"Bipolar" means more than mood swings and chemical imbalances. It is a genetic brain regulation malfunction causing not only mood but behavioral symptoms. Severity and symptoms vary along a spectrum of disease presentations, from a happy, positive personality, to a moody temperament, to chronic and recurrent depressions, to classic manic-depressive illness. It is a chronic disease with periods of illness as well as remission. Keeping the disease under control requires daily maintenance and vigilance for emerging symptoms. The goal of this book is to help the bipolar person successfully manage his or her illness and live a full and meaningful life. First, the reader will learn all about bipolar disorder: how it presents, how it is diagnosed, how it is passed down in families, and how it affects women as compared to men. Next, the various types of treatment and the logistics of daily maintenance are discussed in detail. Finally, the advantages and disadvantages of bipolar disorder are explored and the lives of interesting and outstanding historical and current bipolar individuals are examined.



Manic Minds

Manic Minds Author Lisa M. Hermsen
ISBN-10 9780813552033
Release 2011-11-22
Pages 172
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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.



Chinese Animation

Chinese Animation Author Rolf Giesen
ISBN-10 9781476615523
Release 2015-01-06
Pages 216
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With an output of more than 250,000 minutes annually, and with roughly 5,000 producers and production units, the Chinese are leading the field of animated films. Although it is almost impossible to completely cover 90 years of filmmaking, this book provides a comprehensible introduction to the industry's infancy, its Golden Age (Shanghai Animation Film Studio) and today's Chinese animation (in feature films, television series and student films). There are classics such as Princess Iron Fan (made at the time of the Japanese occupation) and the color Havoc in Heaven, both starring the Monkey King Sun Wukong, as well as countless TV stars (Blue Cat, Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf) and many almost unknown works by young filmmakers who are not focusing on an audience of children (like most of the industry output).



Psychology Today Taming Bipolar Disorder

Psychology Today  Taming Bipolar Disorder Author Lori Oliwenstein
ISBN-10 9781440690594
Release 2004-12-07
Pages 400
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Living and thriving with bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is about the wildest of euphorias and the deepest of depressions. Now, Alpha Books and Psychology Today present all the information, guidance, and support people with bipolar disorder—and their loved ones—need in order to thrive. This important book contains cutting-edge research and straightforward advice from the most respected names on bipolar disorder, along with the most up-to-date information on mental health organizations and support and advocacy groups. In addition, readers will find inspiring stories of courage and triumph. * More than two million Americans live with bipolar disorder—and it’s on the rise among children and adolescents * Includes strategies for navigating the health care system, nurturing relationships, advancing in the workplace, and repairing bridges burned during mania and depression * Features the latest research—from new pharmaceuticals to innovative therapies, dietary changes to acupuncture, light therapy to mood charting



Living With Someone Who s Living With Bipolar Disorder

Living With Someone Who s Living With Bipolar Disorder Author Chelsea Lowe
ISBN-10 047055049X
Release 2010-01-08
Pages 272
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An essential resource for anyone who has a close relationship with a person who is bipolar This book provides a much-needed resource for family and friends of the more than 5 million American adults suffering from bipolar disorder. From psychotic behavior that requires medication to milder mood swings with disturbing ups and down, this book offers a warm and often humorous user-friend guide for coping with bipolar loved ones, colleagues, and friends. The book includes Guidance for identifying bipolar disorder symptoms and how to get the diagnosis confirmed Strategies for dealing with rants, attacks, blame, depression, mania and other behaviors Crucial information on medication and its effectiveness and potential side-effects Techniques for dealing with attempts to self-medicate with drugs and alcohol How many people with bipolar disorders can care for themselves, get help, feel supported and go on with their own lives This important book contains real-life illustrative examples and a wealth of helpful strategies and coping mechanisms that can be put into action immediately.



Electroconvulsive and Neuromodulation Therapies

Electroconvulsive and Neuromodulation Therapies Author Conrad Swartz
ISBN-10 9780521883887
Release 2009-03-02
Pages 609
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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a psychiatric treatment involving the induction of a seizure through the transmission of electricity in the brain. Because of exploitation movies and greatly heightened drug company promotional activities ECT was used less frequently in the 1980s and 1990s. Eventually these movies were understood as unrealistic. Now these drugs are increasingly recognized as dangers to body health. Because of recent refinements and a far better scientific understanding of the clinical procedures and mechanisms underpinning ECT, this treatment modality has seen a resurgence in use and widespread appreciation of its safety. This book is the new definitive reference on electroconvulsive and neuromodulation therapies. It comprehensively covers the scientific basis and clinical practice of ECT as well as comparisons between ECT and medication therapies including the new generation of antipsychotic drugs. It also provides readers with administrative perspectives and specific details for the management of this modality in clinical practice. The new forms of nonconvulsive electrical and magnetic brain stimulation therapy are also covered in detail, in a separate section. The chapter authors are leading scholars and clinicians.



Bipolar Disorder For Dummies

Bipolar Disorder For Dummies Author Candida Fink
ISBN-10 9781119121879
Release 2015-10-09
Pages 408
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Understand the realities of bipolar disorder When one receives the diagnosis that they or a loved one has bipolar disorder, it can be a time of fear and worry. Bipolar Disorder For Dummies, 3rd Edition explains the brain chemistry behind the disease and covers the latest medications and therapies. You'll get reassuring, sound advice and self-help techniques that you and your loved ones, including kids and teens, can use to ease and eliminate symptoms, function in times of crisis, plan ahead for manic or depressive episodes, and feel a whole lot better. This new edition will include new and updated content on genetics, biochemistry, and imaging studies relevant to bipolar, expanded coverage on how to handle the high costs of treatment, and supporting a loved one (who may not want help, medications and treatment options, including DSM-5, ECT, and TMS along with new coverage on special populations (how bipolar affects different groups, like women and various ethnic groups and special populations, like seniors and expectant moms. Bipolar disorder, which has also been called manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual mood swings and shifting energy levels. The symptoms of bipolar disorder can, if not understood and handled properly, wreak havoc on personal and professional relationships. Though bipolar disorder is a serious condition, it's one that can be treated! With a firm understanding of what you're dealing with, you can navigate your way through the challenges of bipolar disorder, whether you or a loved one suffers from this illness. Recognize the warning signs of mania and depression, which may point to bipolar disorder Understand where to find the latest treatment options Stay on track with personal and professional aspects of life Effectively and compassionately respond to rants, depression, mania, and other behaviors associated with bipolar disorder Bipolar Disorder For Dummies, 3rd Edition offers straightforward, reassuring information about bipolar disorder to help you or your loved one conquer the disease.



An Ethnographic Study of Mental Health Treatment and Outcomes

An Ethnographic Study of Mental Health Treatment and Outcomes Author Fran Babiss
ISBN-10 0789021862
Release 2004-01
Pages 154
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Learn why treatment outcomes don't always match the patient's point-of-view! An Ethnographic Study of Mental Health Treatment and Outcomes: Doing What Works documents the treatment history of three women suffering from affective and personality disorders. The book guides you through the process of conducting qualitative/ethnographic research, providing examples of data collection techniques, analysis, and interpretation. Interviews and observations provide you with a glimpse into the world of mental health treatment from each woman's perspective and offer suggestions on interventions and group activities designed to improve treatment outcomes. An Ethnographic Study of Mental Health Treatment and Outcomes: Doing What Works is a first-hand look at the reality of mental health treatment, where outcomes are not necessarily related to a patient's satisfaction with his or her treatment and, in fact, often have little relationship to the kind of treatment the patient has received. The book also includes research evidence on comparisons of the efficacy of individual versus group treatment, the success rate of Alcoholics Anonymous and Overeaters Anonymous, the effectiveness of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for patients diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, and current treatment for anorexia nervosa. An Ethnographic Study of Mental Health Treatment and Outcomes: Doing What Works will help you improve your clinical skills by exploring the treatment experiences of three women: Debora—40, college-educated, married with children; suffering from personality disorders, eating disorders, anxiety disorders; a survivor of childhood abuse; a survivor of several suicide attempts; chronically self-destructive Belinda—22, overweight, always dressed in black, self-mutilator covered in body piercings and tattoos; professional hairdresser and practicing witch; has attempted suicide; former Alcoholic Anonymous member; cocaine addict Cicely—late 30s, school teacher, divorced but still lives with ex-husband and two children; suffers from anorexia; child of an alcoholic; guarded, controlled, suicidal An Ethnographic Study of Mental Health Treatment and Outcomes: Doing What Works is an intimate look at treatment from the patients' perspective, offering practical information on techniques and methods for mental health professionals, practitioners, and academics.



Psychology Concepts and Connections

Psychology  Concepts and Connections Author Spencer Rathus
ISBN-10 9781111344856
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 800
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Rich in reader-friendly features and up-to-the-minute research, Spencer Rathus’ Tenth Edition of PSYCHOLOGY: CONCEPTS AND CONNECTIONS, MEDIA & RESEARCH UPDATE EDITION makes your students’ introduction to psychology a meaningful, personal experience. Rathus connects the core concepts of psychology to the events and issues students encounter every day. The book explains classic theories and the latest discoveries in a clear, accessible style intended to reach out to students-without sacrificing Rathus’ commitment to showing psychology as the rigorous science that it is. Throughout the text, you’ll find an emphasis on diversity and expanded coverage of the evolutionary perspective, plus numerous references to the timeliest research available. And, the text’s proven active learning system, PQ4R (Preview, Question, Read, Reflect, Review, and Recite), incorporated into every chapter, seamlessly integrates reading and studying. In addition, Rathus’ text features the most integrated multi-platform media package available, the full Web site that features Self-Study Assessments, Video Connections, Mobile Media and interactive versions of features from the text-all tightly connected to the text itself to give students the a powerful, comprehensive introduction to psychology. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.