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When Your Adult Child Breaks Your Heart by
Publication Date: 2013-12-03
Behind nearly every adult who is accused of a crime, becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol, or who is severely mentally ill and acting out in public, there is usually at least one extremely stressed-out parent. These parents open their homes, their pocketbooks, their hearts, and their futures to "saving" their adult child -- who may go on to leave them financially and emotionally broken. This helpful book presents families with quotations and scenarios from real suffering parents (who are not identified), practical advice, and tested strategies for coping. It also discusses the fact that parents of adult children may themselves need therapy and medications, especially antidepressants.
Make Your Brain Smarter by
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
In Make Your Brain Smarter, renowned cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman introduces you to the very latest research in brain science and shows you how to tailor a program to fit your own needs. In this all-inclusive book, Dr. Chapman delivers a comprehensive "fitness" plan that you can use to "exercise" your way to a healthier brain. You will find scientifically proven strategies to train deep, insightful, and strategic thinking. You will discover why memory is not the most important measure of brain function, why IQ is an outdated, misleading index of brain potential, and how to become a higher brain performer. Make Your Brain Smarter is the ultimate guide for keeping your brain fit at every age.
Heal Your Brain by
Publication Date: 2011-02-04
Maybe you are one of the more than 45 million people in the United States who is currently struggling with depression. Maybe anxiety keeps you from truly enjoying your job, your relationships, your life. Author David J. Hellerstein uses the term New Neuropsychiatry to refer to a dramatically different approach to help people who have depression and anxiety disorders. Unlike Old Psychiatry, which often focused on early life issues, the New Neuropsychiatry focuses on improving present-day life and on achieving long-term remission of symptoms. Heal Your Brain combines the advances of neuroscience and medicine with the art of the storyteller to show how the New Neuropsychiatry can alter the course of your life.
Mental Health, Naturally by
Publication Date: 2010-03-01
In Mental Health, Naturally, holistic health expert and pediatrician Dr. Kathi J. Kemper presents natural, affordable, safe, and effective treatments for mental health issues such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, stress, and substance abuse. With up-to-date research, illustrative examples, and a practical approach for individuals and families, Mental Health, Naturally offers an overview and greater understanding of mental health disorders affecting children, teens, and adults; fundamental strategies for improving and even preventing mental health issues, including exercise, sleep, nutrition, supplements, environment, stress management, and communication; and therapies that go beyond the fundamentals.
Publication Date: 2016-04-12
Why do we think, feel, and act in ways we wished we did not? For decades, Dr. David A Kessler has studied this question with regard to tobacco, food, and drugs. Over the course of these investigations, he identified one underlying mechanism common to a broad range of human suffering. This phenomenon, capture, is the process by which our attention is hijacked and our brains commandeered by forces outside our control. In Capture, Dr. Kessler considers some of the most profound questions we face as human beings: What are the origins of mental afflictions, from everyday unhappiness to addiction and depression, and how are they connected? Analyzing an array of insights from psychology, medicine, neuroscience, literature, philosophy, and theology, Dr. Kessler deconstructs centuries of thinking, examining the central role of capture in mental illness and questioning traditional labels that have obscured our understanding of it.
What Addicts Know by
Publication Date: 2014-01-07
Christopher Kennedy Lawford revisits addiction in his latest book, What Addicts Know, this time framing the discussion in an entirely new way: the lessons addiction and recovery offer to those of us who haven't battled addiction. The reality is that the challenges of the addict are faced - to a greater or lesser extent - by all of us. What Addicts Know offers the coping and wellness skills necessary to overcome life's obstacles and self-improvement tips for everything from conquering an unhealthy consumption of junk food, to overcoming toxic relationships. These techniques are not just for addicts; they are for all of us.
Mind and Emotions by
Publication Date: 2011-07-01
Mind and Emotions is a revolutionary universal treatment program for all emotional disorders that helps you discover which of the seven problematic coping styles is keeping you trapped in a cycle of emotional pain. Instead of working on difficulties like anxiety, anger, shame, and depression one by one, you'll treat the root of all your emotional suffering at once. Drawing on evidence-based skills from cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy, this workbook offers all the techniques you need to manage unwelcome feelings in effective and productive ways.
Emotional Freedom by
Publication Date: 2009-03-03
Picture yourself trapped in a traffic jam feeling utterly calm. Imagine being unflappable and relaxed when your supervisor loses her temper. What if you were peaceful instead of anxious? This is what it feels like when you've achieved emotional freedom. Synthesizing neuroscience, intuitive medicine, psychology, and subtle energy techniques, Dr. Orloff maps the elegant relationships between our minds, bodies, spirits, and environments. With humor and compassion, she shows you how to identify the most powerful negative emotions and how to transform them into hope, kindness, and courage.
When Someone You Love Has a Mental Illness by
Publication Date: 1992-09-18
This revised and updated edition offers exciting and vital current information about recovery from mental illness and substance abuse while addressing short-term, daily problems of living with someone who has mental illness, and long-term planning and care.
Better Than Normal by
Publication Date: 2012-03-13
A groundbreaking new view of human psychology that shows how eight key traits of human behavior--long perceived as liabilities--can be important hidden strengths. What if the inattentiveness that makes school or work a challenge holds the secret to your future as an entrepreneur? What if the shyness in groups that you hate is the source of deep compassion for others? What if the anxiety and nervousness you often feel can actually help energize you? What if the mood swings you sometimes experience can be the source of tremendous creativity? In Better Than Normal, Dr. Archer offers an empowering framework for redefining what constitutes mental health.
Make Miracles in Forty Days by
Publication Date: 2011-12-06
In her innovative, six-week action plan, Beattie helps us establish the miracles we'd like to create and then walks us step-by-step through her Miracle Exercise, which combines the most powerful spiritual and recovery principles into a simple activity that can be done individually, with a partner, or as part of a group. Along the way, she reveals her own experiences of making miracles, and those of the participants in her Miracle Workshop.
Be Happy Without Being Perfect by
Publication Date: 2008-03-04
Do you have trouble going to bed at night when there's a mess in the kitchen? Do you think you would be happier if only you could lose weight, be a better parent, work smarter, reduce stress, exercise more, and make better decisions? You're not perfect. All of us struggle with high expectations from time to time. But for many women, the worries can become debilitating and often, we don't even know we're letting unrealistic expectations color our thinking. Be Happy Without Being Perfect offers a way out of the self-imposed handcuffs that this thinking brings, providing concrete solutions, practical advice, and action plans.
Rescuing Your Teenager from Depression by
Publication Date: 2005-04-05
Based on the author's experience and interviews with professionals and parents, this book is a resource to help parents partner with their teens to combat depression.
Healing Through the Dark Emotions by
Publication Date: 2004-05-11
We are all touched at some point by the dark emotions of grief, fear, or despair. While conventional wisdom warns us of the harmful effects of "negative" emotions, this revolutionary book offers a more hopeful view: there is a redemptive power in our worst feelings. Seasoned psychotherapist Miriam Greenspan argues that it's the avoidance and denial of the dark emotions that results in the escalating psychological disorders of our time: depression, anxiety, addiction, psychic numbing, and irrational violence. And she shows us how to trust the wisdom of the dark emotions to guide, heal, and transform our lives and our world.
Lifting the Weight by
Publication Date: 2007-08-01
Depression in men often goes undiagnosed or improperly treated because of unique qualities that make it different from depression in women. In this volume, Dr. Kantor explains that depression in men is not strictly the product of major life events; it also regularly appears in response to minor troubling issues that often go entirely overlooked by others or, if recognized at all, are downplayed. In this jargon-free text, Kantor explains how many men are able to navigate the big stresses successfully only to succumb to the little ones. And he challenges the current widespread tendency now viewing depression in men as a strictly biological event to be treated first and foremost with pharmaceuticals.
Understanding Depression by
Publication Date: 2005-05-12
The long-awaited revised and expanded second edition of this definitive and readable book is available to a new generation. Informed by up-to-date research on new drugs and treatments for depression, the authors again carefully illustrate the importance of accurately diagnosing the disease and using scientific data and tested research methods in treating it. The book provides the means of evaluating the benefits and disadvantages of both pharmaceutical and psychological treatment of depression and explores the different treatments available. Using excerpts from patient histories, the authors put a human face on the specter of depression. Most of its victims fail to seek help, whether out of guilt or ignorance, and many are misdiagnosed by physicians or psychotherapists who fail to recognize the symptoms of the illness.
Dealing with Depression by
Publication Date: 2011-03-01
It is estimated that one in four adults is affected by depression at some time in their lives, yet it tends to be something sufferers keep to themselves. This book guides people to recognize the symptoms and discusses the physical and psychological causes of depression. It explains how counseling and psychotherapy can help; how antidepressants can work wonders, and when to take them; and how complementary therapies and yoga can help mind and body. It also offers techniques for coping and relaxing and provides advice for families and work colleagues.
Beating the Blues by
Publication Date: 2006-03-23
In Beating the Blues, Thase and Lang show how chronic mild depression can be relieved by learning strategies that help sufferers to recognize and change negative and distorted thinking patterns that lead to a downward spiral of pessimism. They reveal that a combination of medication and therapy has been shown to be the most effective treatment for mild depression, with an impressive 85% of patients experiencing full relief.
Anxiety Disorders / OCD
Getting Over OCD by
Publication Date: 2009-04-29
Structured to mirror the steps of cognitive-behavioral therapy, the most effective treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder, this engaging workbook offers specific strategies for changing the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that keep OCD alive.
Self-Healing with Breathwork by
Publication Date: 2012-10-09
Providing 57 conscious breathing and visualization practices, Jack Angelo shows how breathwork can relieve stress and anxiety, improve sleep and digestion, increase creativity and mental focus, promote emotional calm, boost energy levels, enhance meditation, clear negative energy, and provide support for physical healing. He explains how to use breathwork to commune with the elements and the sacred as well as how to train your voice for more effective chanting and prayer. He shows how, through conscious breathing, we can harness the healing life force available in each breath for energetic balance, heightened consciousness, and overall wellness as well as a deeper connection to the sacred source of all life.
From Panic to Power by
Publication Date: 1900-01-01
From Panic to Power is Lucinda Bassett's inspiring account of the proven techniques she used to overcome anxiety disorder and regain control of her life. Her effective program, which teaches people how to think differently and respond in a less anxious way, is enabling hundreds of thousands all over the world to transform their draining doubts, fears, and anxieties into positive energy and newfound freedom.
Calming Your Anxious Mind by
Publication Date: 2007-06-01
Drawing on techniques and perspectives from two seemingly different traditions, this second edition of the self-help classic Calming Your Anxious Mind offers you a powerful and profound approach to overcoming anxiety, fear and panic. From the evidence-based tradition of Western medicine, learn the role your thoughts and emotions play in anxiety. And from the tradition of meditation and the inquiry into meaning and purpose, discover your own potential for presence and stillness, kindness and compassion -- and the tremendous power these states give you to heal and transform your life.
When Panic Attacks by
Publication Date: 2007-06-12
Are you plagued by fears, phobias, or panic attacks? Do you toss and turn at night with a knot in your stomach, worrying about your job, your family, work, your health, or relationships? Do you suffer from crippling shyness, obsessive doubts, or feelings of insecurity? What you may not realize is that these fears are almost never based on reality. In When Panic Attacks, Dr. Burns takes you by the hand and shows you how to overcome every conceivable kind of anxiety. Dr. Burns also shares the latest research on the drugs commonly prescribed for anxiety and depression and explains why they may sometimes do more harm than good. When Panic Attacks is an indispensable handbook for anyone who's worried sick and sick of worrying.
Surviving the Shadows: A Journey of Hope into Post-Traumatic Stress by
Publication Date: 2011-09-01
We are all touched by PTSD in some way -- husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, families and friends. Too often we have questions without answers, or don't know where to turn for help. But the truth is, what we really need is each other. Surviving the Shadows is an uplifting journey through powerful and inspiring stories - marked by perseverance and personal courage - about an array of people who have suffered directly or indirectly from Post-Traumatic Stress. Along the way, PTSD education and awareness leader Bob Delaney introduces you to medical experts who have developed groundbreaking methods in dealing with the disorder, and profiles one-of-a-kind programs around the country devoted to assisting PTSD sufferers.
The Mindful Way Through Anxiety by
Publication Date: 2011-01-18
Anxiety constrains the lives of millions, leaving sufferers exhausted, stressed, and overwhelmed. And the things most people do to try to feel better -- avoiding feared situations, pushing worry out of mind -- only make the problem worse. Leading psychologists Susan M. Orsillo and Lizabeth Roemer provide a powerful new alternative: they help readers fundamentally change their relationship to anxiety. This book's clinically-tested mindfulness practices are specifically tailored for anxiety in its many forms. With clarity and compassion, the authors describe how to gain awareness of anxious feelings without letting them escalate; reap the benefits for emotional and physical well-being; and open life to inspiring new possibilities.
Monkey Mind by
Publication Date: 2013-06-11
Daniel Smith's Monkey Mind is the stunning articulation of what it is like to live with anxiety. As he travels through anxiety's demonic layers, Smith defangs the disorder with great humor and evocatively expresses its self-destructive absurdities and painful internal coherence. Neurologist and bestselling writer Oliver Sacks says, "I read Monkey Mind with admiration for its bravery and clarity. . . I broke out into explosive laughter again and again." Here, finally, comes relief and recognition to all those who want someone to put what they feel, or what their loved ones feel, into words.
Parenting a Bipolar Child by
Publication Date: 2006-11-01
In this book, a psychiatrist and a psychologist, both specializing in mood disorders, offer a comprehensive overview of the available treatment options and most effective parenting strategies you can use to deal with this condition. In addition to finding a thorough explanation of the often necessary medical treatments for bipolar disorder, you'll learn the importance of emotion regulation for children with this condition. The book offers techniques for dealing with outbursts of rage, anger, and irritability in your child, as well as ways to handle sleep disorders, among the most common symptoms of childhood bipolar disorder.
Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder by
Publication Date: 2012-01-02
Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder offers information and step-by-step advice for helping your partner manage mood swings and impulsive actions, allowing you to finally focus on enjoying your relationship while also taking time for yourself. This book explains the symptoms of your partner's disorder and offers strategies for preventing them and responding to these symptoms when they do occur. This updated edition includes a new section about the medications your partner may be taking so that you can understand the side effects and help monitor his or her bipolar treatment.
The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide by
Publication Date: 2002-01-24
Thanks to sharper diagnosis and better medicine, the future is brighter for people with bipolar disorder than in past generations. But if you or someone you love is struggling with the frantic highs and crushing lows of this illness, there are still many hurdles to surmount at home, at work and in daily life. Filled with information and practical advice, this comprehensive guide offers straight talk that can help you tackle these and related questions, take charge of your illness, and reclaim your life.
This Fragile Life by
Publication Date: 2012-06-01
Charlotte Pierce-Baker did everything right when raising her son, providing not only emotional support but the best education possible. At age twenty-five, he was pursuing a postgraduate degree and seemingly in control of his life. She never imagined her high-achieving son would wind up handcuffed, dirty, and in jail. Pierce-Baker traces the evolution of her son's illness and, in looking back, realizes she mistook warning signs for typical child and teen behavior. This Fragile Life weaves a fascinating story of mental illness, race, family, the drive of African-Americans to succeed, and a mother's love for her son.
The Secret Burden by
Publication Date: 2013-04-20
The Secret Burden is focused on helping people to change their mindset through gaining awareness into the issues that cause them to use food to manage their emotions and building new skills to help put them on the path to recovery.
Life Without Ed by
Publication Date: 2003-12-22
Jenni had been in an abusive relationship with Ed for far too long. He controlled Jenni's life, distorted her self-image, and tried to physically harm her throughout their long affair. Then, in therapy, Jenni learned to treat her eating disorder as a relationship, not a condition. By thinking of her eating disorder as a unique personality separate from her own, Jenni was able to break up with Ed once and for all. Inspiring, compassionate, and filled with practical exercises to help you break up with your own personal E.D., Life Without Ed provides hope to the millions of people plagued by eating disorders.
End Emotional Eating by
Publication Date: 2012-07-01
Eating can all too easily become a strategy for coping with depression, anxiety, boredom, stress, and anger, and a reliable reward when it's time to celebrate. If you are ready to experience emotions without consuming them or being consumed by them, the mindfulness, acceptance, and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills in 'End Emotional Eating' can help. This book does not focus on what or how to eat - rather, these scientifically supported skills will teach you how to manage emotions and urges gracefully, live in the present moment, learn from your feelings, and cope with distress skillfully.
Almost Anorexic by
Publication Date: 2013-07-02
Millions of men and women struggle with disordered eating. Some stand at the mirror wondering how they can face the day when they look so fat. Others binge, purge, or exercise compulsively. Many skip meals, go on diet after diet, or cut out entire food groups. Still, they are never thin enough. Many suffer from the effects but never address the issue because they don't fully meet the diagnostic criteria. If this is the case for you, then you may be almost anorexic. Drawing on case studies and the latest research, Almost Anorexic combines a psychologist's clinical experience with a patient's personal recovery story to help readers understand and overcome almost anorexia.
Addiction & Recovery
Codependent No More by
Publication Date: 1996-07-01
Is someone else's problem your problem? If, like so many others, you've lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to someone else's, you may be codependent--and you may find yourself in this book. The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life. With instructive life stories, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests, Codependent No More is a simple, straightforward, readable map of the perplexing world of codependency--charting the path to freedom and a lifetime of healing, hope, and happiness.
12 Smart Things to Do When the Booze and Drugs Are Gone by
Publication Date: 2010-07-08
In 12 Smart Things to Do When the Booze and Drugs Are Gone, Allen Berger, Ph.D., offers twelve hallmarks of emotional sobriety that, when practiced, give people the confidence to be accountable for their behavior, ask for what they want and need, and grow and develop a deeper trust in the process of life. These 'smart things' include: understanding who you are and what's important to you; learning not to take others' reactions personally; trusting your own inner compass; taking responsibility for your reactions to problematic situations.
Publication Date: 2007-03-06
Blending compelling personal narratives with statistics and expert opinion, all gleaned from over two years of research and reporting, ADDICTION offers a comprehensive and provocative look at the impact of chemical dependency on addicts, their loved ones, society, and the economy. Breaking the stigma that addicts are simply weak and immoral, it delves into new brain research proving that drugs and alcohol change the chemical composition of addicts' brains, making it veritably impossible for them to quit. The nation's top experts persuasively argue that the time has come for the blame to stop and the healing to begin.
Recover to Live by
Publication Date: 2012-12-18
Recover to Live brings together all of the most effective self-care treatments for the seven most toxic compulsions affecting every culture on the planet today -- alcohol dependence, drug dependence, eating disorders, gambling, hoarding, smoking, and sex and porn. In Recover to Live, more than 100 of the world's top experts interviewed by Lawford share their research and wisdom on how to determine if your bad habit is becoming a dependency, through self-assessments and symptom lists, and how to determine which treatments will work best for you.
Healing the Addicted Brain by
Publication Date: 2009-04-01
Healing the Addicted Brain is a breakthrough work that focuses on treating drug and alcohol addiction as a biological disease, based on the Recovery Science program that has helped thousands of patients defeat their addictions over the past 10 years. It combines the best behavioral addiction treatments with the latest scientific research into brain functions, providing tools and strategies designed to overcome the biological factors that cause addictive behavior along with proven treatments and medications.
Publication Date: 2013-04-02
Addiction is a preventable, treatable disease, not a moral failing. As with other illnesses, the approaches most likely to work are based on science -- not on faith, tradition, contrition, or wishful thinking. These facts are the foundation of Clean, a myth-shattering look at drug abuse by the author of Beautiful Boy. Clean offers clear, cogent counsel for parents and others who want to prevent drug problems and for addicts and their loved ones no matter what stage of the illness they're in. But it is also a book for all of us -- a powerful rethinking of the greatest public health challenge of our time.
The Final Leap by
Publication Date: 2012-04-18
The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most beautiful and most photographed structures in the world. It's also the most deadly. Since it opened in 1937, more than 1,500 people have died jumping off the bridge, making it the top suicide site on earth. It's also the only international landmark without a suicide barrier. John Bateson leads us on a fascinating journey that uncovers the reasons for the design decision that led to so many deaths, provides insight into the phenomenon of suicide, and examines arguments for and against a suicide barrier. He tells the stories of those who have died, the few who have survived, and those who have been affected,from loving families to the Coast Guard, from the coroner to suicide prevention advocates.
Cracked, Not Broken by
Publication Date: 2013-06-27
The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most recognizable structures to define a modern city. Yet, for author Kevin Hines the bridge is not merely a marker of a place or a time. Instead, the bridge marks the beginning of his remarkable story. At 19 years old, Kevin attempted to take his own life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge - a distance which took four seconds to fall. The fall would break his body, but not his spirit. His story chronicles the extraordinary will of the author to live mentally well in the face of his mental illness: bipolar disorder with psychotic features. Kevin's story reminds us that living mentally well takes time, endurance, hard work, and support. With these disciplines in place, those living with even very difficult diagnoses can achieve better lives for themselves and those who help to support and care for them.
Night Falls Fast by
Publication Date: 2000-10-10
From the author of the best-selling memoir, An Unquiet Mind, comes the first major book in a quarter century on suicide, and its terrible pull on the young in particular. An internationally acknowledged authority on depressive illnesses, Dr. Jamison has also known suicide firsthand: after years of struggling with manic-depression, she tried at age twenty-eight to kill herself. Weaving together a historical and scientific exploration of the subject with personal essays on individual suicides, she brings not only her remarkable compassion and literary skill but also all of her knowledge and research to bear on this devastating problem.
Recovered, Not Cured by
Publication Date: 2005-05-01
This very personal exploration of schizophrenia explores each stage, from the early signs and reactions from friends and family to seeking help and the challenges of recovery. McLean bravely shares his paranoid delusions and offers both a verbal and a visual experience by including digital artwork he created to help objectify and control his impulses and fears. As McLean relates his experiences step by step, issues of sexuality, identity, and drug abuse are discussed, along with the overarching issues relating to mental health and the medical profession. This powerful combination of words and pictures provides a unique and poignant insight into a hidden, internal world.
Diagnosis: Schizophrenia by
Publication Date: 2011-01-03
In this book, thirty-five young, recently diagnosed patients speak about schizophrenia and the process of recovery, while two specialists illuminate the medical science, psycho-education, and therapeutic needs of those coping with the illness, as well as access to medical benefits and community resources. A remarkably inclusive guide, the volume informs patients, families, friends, and professionals, detailing the possible causes of schizophrenia, medications and side effects, the functioning of the brain, and the value of rehabilitation and other services. Adopting an uplifting tone of manageability, the participants, authors, and clinicians of this volume offer more than advice: they prescribe hope.
Surviving Schizophrenia, 6th Edition by
Publication Date: 2013-12-03
Updated throughout and filled with all the latest research, the bestselling Surviving Schizophrenia is back, now in its sixth edition. In clear language, this much-praised and important book describes the nature, causes, symptoms, treatment, and course of schizophrenia and also explores living with it from both the patient's and the family's point of view. This new, completely updated sixth edition includes the latest research findings on what causes the disease, as well as information about the newest drugs for treatment, and answers the questions most often asked by families, consumers, and providers.
Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Guide to Narcissistic Personality Disorder by
Publication Date: 2011-12-15
Narcissistic Personality Disorder, often mistaken for a too-big ego or inflated self-esteem, is actually a severe psychological condition that ruins marriages, social relationships, work environments, and the sufferer's own sense of self. Although perceived as self-confident and arrogant, narcissists are really victims of devastatingly low self-esteem and insecurity. Complete with an exclusive section on the epidemic of "Net narcissism" arising from social media, this is the complete guide to a misunderstood disorder that affects millions everydday.