Mental Health

Pill Head: The Secret Life of a Painkiller Addict

By Joshua Lyon

This compelling, sincere e-book investigates the transforming into epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse between modern Generation Rx. via gripping profiles and heartbreaking confessions, this memoir dares to discover the reality--the dependancy, the withdrawal, and the recovery--of this most up-to-date new release of tablet poppers.

Joshua Lyon used to be no stranger to substance abuse. by the point he used to be seventeen, he had already discovered sanctuary in pot, cocaine, Ecstasy, and mushrooms--just to call a couple of. Ten years later, on project for Jane journal, he stumbled on himself with a two-inch-thick bottle of Vicodin in his fingers and just one selection to make: get rid of the bottle or supply in to his interest. He selected the latter. In a question of weeks he'd came upon his ideal drug. within the early half this decade, deciding to buy painkillers and not using a physician used to be as effortless as logging on and checking the junk mail clear out on your inbox. The accessibility of those drugs--paired with a fake conception in their safety--contributed to their epidemic-like unfold all through America's twenty-something formative years, a gaggle dubbed new release Rx. Pill Head is Joshua Lyon's harrowing and ambitious account of this iteration, and it is also a memoir approximately his personal fight to get over his habit to painkillers. the tale of such a lot of who've shared this experience--from discovery to dependancy to rehabilitation--Pill Head follows the lives of numerous adolescents very similar to Joshua and dares to blow open the cultural phenomena of America's most recent pill-popping iteration. Marrying the journalist's eye with the addict's brain, Joshua takes readers throughout the surprising and infrequently painful profiles of leisure clients and ache addicts as they try to recuperate. Pill Head is not just a memoir of descent, yet of persistence and of choice. finally, it's a tale of encouragement for a person who's wrestling to beat dependancy, and an individual who's searching for the power to heal.

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Cognition in Major Depressive Disorder (Oxford Psychiatry Library Series)

By Roger S. McIntyre, Danielle Cha, Joanna K. Soczynska

A part of the Oxford Psychiatry Library (OPL) sequence, Cognition in significant Depressive Disorder presents a succinct precis of cognitive deficits said in sufferers with significant depressive sickness (MDD) with a specific concentrate on features of size, underlying disorder pathophysiology, implications for therapy and prevention. This booklet additionally offers readers a chance for clinical-based review of cognition and suggestions for a way cognitive dimension and remedy is located within the administration of people with temper disorders.

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Stress Proof the Heart: Behavioral Interventions for Cardiac Patients

Heart problems is a number one explanation for dying in the course of the international. persistent detrimental feelings corresponding to melancholy and anxiousness position cardiac sufferers at higher chance for loss of life and recurrence of heart problems. In 2008 the editor released a publication on the topic of this subject, titled Psychotherapy with Cardiac sufferers: Behavioral Cardiology in perform (American mental Association). apart from that publication, there are only a few assets in particular written for clinicians who deal with psychologically distressed cardiac sufferers. not like different clinical forte parts similar to oncology, the sector of cardiology has been gradual to combine behavioral remedies into the supply of carrier. might be as the box has been principally outlined and ruled via researchers, psychological well-being clinicians are just beginning to realize behavioral cardiology as a doable enviornment within which to perform. there's a huge void within the practitioner literature on behavioral cardiology. In a overview of Psychotherapy with Cardiac sufferers, Paul Efthim, Ph.D. wrote, "Her new e-book is going well past earlier works through giving particular and precise tips approximately how you can tailor mental interventions with this variegated population." He further, "It would receive advantages from much more information about therapy approaches." This proposed quantity is going past the editor’s earlier quantity via supplying in-depth descriptions of behavioral remedies for distressed cardiac sufferers written via eminent leaders in behavioral cardiology. This e-book describes a variety of behavioral remedies for the typical psychologically dependent difficulties encountered through clinicians who deal with cardiac sufferers. The e-book is equipped as follows: Part I makes a speciality of the main psychologically not easy and customary displays of cardiac prognosis; coronary artery affliction, arrhythmia, and center failure. This part additionally incorporates a bankruptcy on middle transplantation, that is a remedy, no longer a prognosis, yet a therapy that incurs profound mental influence for the person. partly II, behavioral interventions for the overall cardiac inhabitants are defined. Mainstream cures corresponding to rigidity administration, cognitive-behavioral treatment, and scientific relations remedy are defined, in addition to ways that experience much less empirical aid yet significant sensible value akin to personality-guided treatment and interventions geared toward changing variety D character qualities. The literature in behavioral cardiology has a wealthy background of investigating maladaptive character qualities and hence it is very important contain behavioral ways that focus on character during this quantity. Part III makes a speciality of universal behavioral difficulties encountered via clinicians who paintings with this sufferer inhabitants. such a lot sufferers who search mental aid achieve this simply because they understand themselves to be under pressure because of their activity or overextended in all components in their existence. folks with center affliction current with sleep difficulties and/or an lack of ability to encourage themselves to workout or stop smoking. there are various sensible behavioral techniques that may be useful for sufferers with those problems and those are particular during this component to the booklet. the realization of the ebook makes a speciality of how one can combine the behavioral remedies defined within the previous chapters right into a complete therapy version.

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New Hope for People with Bipolar Disorder: Your Friendly, Authoritative Guide to the Latest in Traditional and Complementary Solutions (Revised 2nd Edition)

By Bernard Golden, Jan Fawcett, Nancy Rosenfeld

The second one variation of this groundbreaking guidebook offers up to date remedies and compassionate advice for somebody tormented by bipolar disorder--from the lately clinically determined to power victims and their households. You'll obtain advice from world-renowned experts--including coauthor Nancy Rosenfeld, herself a bipolar survivor--and find out about important new concepts and thoughts in bipolar remedy and learn, such as:

• New precautions: why a few sufferers can worsen instead of higher while taking antidepressant medication

• the interior tale on unusual antipsychotic medicines, antidepressants, and different drugs that impact neurotransmitters

• New genetic learn, reviews on serotonin, experiences into youth and adolescent bipolar affliction, and result of neuron imaging and neuropsychological testing

• recommendation on making quick, powerful way of life alterations, dealing with stigma, and identifying even if or not--and how--to reveal your sickness to others.

• A consultant to the various evolving varieties of psychotherapy

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Bipolar Psychopharmacotherapy: Caring for the Patient

Bipolar affliction is frequently no longer well-known as an ailment, and other people could endure for years ahead of it's adequately clinically determined and handled. Like diabetes or center affliction, bipolar sickness is a long term sickness that has to be conscientiously controlled all through a person's existence. Pharmacotherapy is relevant to the extreme therapy and long term administration of the disease and as there are a number of periods of gear, that are usually prescribed at the same time, remedy matters are advanced.

This crucial reference paintings examines significant pharmacological remedies within the diversified levels of bipolar disorder. Chapters are dedicated to quite often use pharmacological remedies with a severe evaluate of the prevailing literature. every one bankruptcy contains details not just on reports which have been released but additionally on new remedies which have been said in peer reviewed medical meetings.

Bipolar Psychopharmacotherapy covers either pharmacotherapy and the function of psychotherapy, psychoeducation and social techniques to supply a vast integrative philosophy of take care of bipolar sufferers. wide assurance is given to important administration concerns similar to the care of girls with bipolar affliction, youngsters and the aged, in addition to bipolar melancholy and suicide prevention.

With contributions from the pioneers within the box and a professional editor crew, Bipolar Psychopharmacotherapy presents psychiatrists and all psychological wellbeing and fitness practitioners with a useful advisor to the administration of those advanced patients.

From the reviews:

“If a colleague have been to invite me, “What might you suggest I learn if i need to turn into a true professional on bipolarity?” i'd reply ‘Bipolar Psychopharmacotherapy: taking care of the Patient’.” magazine OF BIPOLAR DISORDERS

"... a really priceless reference at the pharmacological therapy of bipolar ailment that's written in a truly useful and straightforward format... a needs to for an individual facing sufferers with bipolar disorder." DOODY'S future health SERVICES

"... a multifaceted textual content with huge scientific price… urged as an in-office reference for the training surgeon who treats the bipolar sufferers… to all well-being technological know-how libraries as a normal reference text." the electrical REVIEW

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The Pleasure Instinct: Why We Crave Adventure, Chocolate, Pheromones, and Music

By Gene Wallenstein

An immensely attention-grabbing examine the origins and evolutionary goal of human pleasure

From our delight in song to our cravings for chocolate, from our love for kids and kin to our allure to objects of attractiveness, this booklet embarks on an exciting and available exploration of the aim of delight in our lives and in human background. How did excitement evolve and why? How does it boost in young ones? How does the pursuit of delight play a serious function in mind improvement? The excitement intuition explores every thing we have to learn about our urge to consider good.

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Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder: Understanding and Helping Your Partner (The New Harbinger Loving Someone Series)

By Julie A. Fast

holding a dating is difficult adequate with out the additional demanding situations of your partner’s bipolar affliction signs. Loving a person with Bipolar Disorder bargains info and step by step recommendation for assisting your associate deal with temper swings and impulsive activities, permitting you to ultimately specialize in having fun with your courting whereas additionally taking time for your self. This booklet explains the indications of your partner’s ailment and gives innovations for fighting them and responding to those indicators once they do occur.

This up-to-date version features a new part in regards to the drugs your accomplice could be taking that you can comprehend the uncomfortable side effects and support visual display unit his or her bipolar therapy. As a supportive accomplice, you deserve help your self. This publication can help you create a extra balanced, gratifying relationship.

increase your courting by means of studying how to:

  • establish your partner’s symptom triggers so that you can hinder episodes
  • enhance communique by way of preventing irrational “bipolar conversations”
  • deal with your partner’s emotional ups and downs
  • Foster closeness and reference to your partner


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The Mature Mind: The Positive Power of the Aging Brain

By Gene D. Cohen

The Mature Mind provides excellent news for these within the moment half lifestyles, with a unprecedented account of state of the art neuroscience, groundbreaking psychology, attention-grabbing vignettes from background and case stories, and sensible suggestion for private progress suggestions. Gene Cohen, a popular psychiatrist and gerontologist, attracts from greater than thirty years of study to teach that stunning confident adjustments in our brains have the strong strength to reinforce, now not cut down, our lives after fifty.

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Depression and Bipolar Disorder: Your Guide to Recovery

By William R. Marchand MD

Responding to the reasons why humans frequently don't get over temper problems, this e-book empowers readers by way of delivering the instruments had to paintings successfully with medical professionals and healthiness care companies to barter the complicated pathway to a whole and lasting restoration from melancholy or bipolar sickness. It explains the 3 major boundaries to recovery—not receiving therapy, fallacious analysis, and receiving insufficient treatment—and tips to triumph over those demanding situations to make sure profitable remedy. a pragmatic booklet for the layperson, it offers flowcharts and helpful kinds to aid readers confirm whether or not they need assistance and the way most sensible to collaborate with their scientific team.

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