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He Wanted the Moon: The Madness and Medical Genius of Dr. Perry Baird, and ...

Mimi Baird, Eve Claxton - 2015 - Biography & Autobiography - Limited preview
Soon to be a major motion picture, from Brad Pitt and Tony Kushner A Washington Post Best Book of 2015 A mid-century doctor's raw, unvarnished account of his own descent into madness, and his daughter's attempt to piece his life back together and ...
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My Age of Anxiety

Scott Stossel - 2014 - Psychology - No preview available
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER and SHORTLISTED FOR THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE 2015 As recently as thirty-five years ago, anxiety did not exist as a diagnostic category. Today, it is the most common form of officially classified mental illness. Scott ...
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The Man Who Couldn't Stop: OCD and the true story of a life lost in thought

David Adam - 2014 - Self-Help - Limited preview
A Sunday Times Bestseller Have you ever had a strange urge to jump from a tall building, or steer your car into oncoming traffic? You are not alone. In this captivating fusion of science, history and personal memoir, writer David Adam explores ...
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The Psychopath Whisperer: The Science of Those Without Conscience

Kent A. Kiehl, PhD - 2014 - Psychology - Limited preview
A compelling journey into the science and behavior of psychopaths, written by the leading scientist in the field of criminal psychopathy. We know of psychopaths from chilling headlines and stories in the news and movies—from Ted Bundy and John ...
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The Mad Sculptor: The Maniac, the Model, and the Murder that Shook the Nation

Harold Schechter - 2014 - History - Limited preview
An account of a brutal triple homicide in an exclusive neighborhood in Depression-era New York draws on archival records to profile the killer, a brilliant but deeply disturbed young sculptor, while documenting the nationwide manhunt, tabloid ...
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The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in our Times

Barbara Taylor - 2014 - Biography & Autobiography - No preview available
The Last Asylum is Barbara Taylor's haunting memoir of her journey through the UK mental health system. A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK SHORTLISTED FOR THE RBC TAYLOR PRIZE In July 1988, Barbara Taylor, then an acclaimed young historian, was admitted ...
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My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind

Scott Stossel - 2014 - Psychology - Limited preview
A riveting, revelatory, and moving account of the author’s struggles with anxiety, and of the history of efforts by scientists, philosophers, and writers to understand the condition As recently as thirty-five years ago, anxiety did not exist as a ...
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The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum

Temple Grandin, Richard Panek - 2013 - Science - Limited preview
A cutting-edge account of the latest science of autism, from the best-selling author and advocate When Temple Grandin was born in 1947, autism had only just been named. Today it is more prevalent than ever, with one in 88 children diagnosed on ...
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Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol

Ann Dowsett Johnston - 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - Limited preview
Over the past few decades, the feminist revolution has had enormous ramifications. Women outnumber their male counterparts in postsecondary education in most of the developed world, and they are about to do the same in the workplace. But what has ...
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Falling Into the Fire: A Psychiatrist's Encounters with the Mind in Crisis

Christine Montross - 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - Limited preview
Falling Into the Fire is psychiatrist Christine Montross’s thoughtful investigation of the gripping patient encounters that have challenged and deepened her practice. The majority of the patients Montross treats in Falling Into the Fire are seen ...
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