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Medicating Children: ADHD and Pediatric Mental Health

Rick Mayes, Catherine Bagwell, Jennifer L. Erkulwater - 2009 - Medical - Limited preview
Why and how did ADHD become the most commonly diagnosed mental disorder among children and adolescents, as well as one of the most controversial? Stimulant medication had been used to treat excessively hyperactive children since the 1950s. And ...
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My Lobotomy: A Memoir

Howard Dully, Charles Fleming - 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - Limited preview
The author describes his victimization at the hands of Dr. Walter Freeman, who popularized the transorbital lobotomy and who performed the procedure on the author at the age of twelve; the abandoment by his family; his experiences with ...
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The Sober Truth: Debunking the Bad Science Behind 12-Step Programs and the ...

Lance Dodes, Zachary Dodes - 2014 - Psychology - Limited preview
An exposť of Alcoholics Anonymous, 12-step programs, and the rehab industry—and how a failed addiction-treatment model came to dominate America. AA has become so infused in our society that it is practically synonymous with addiction recovery ...
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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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Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals

Christopher Payne, Oliver W. Sacks - 2009 - Medical - No preview available
Powerful photographs of the grand exteriors and crumbling interiors of America's abandoned state mental hospitals.
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Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your ...

Martin E. P. Seligman - 2002 - Psychology - Limited preview
A national bestseller, Authentic Happiness launched the revolutionary new science of Positive Psychology—and sparked a coast-to-coast debate on the nature of real happiness. According to esteemed psychologist and bestselling author Martin ...
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Unhinged: The Trouble with Psychiatry - A Doctor's Revelations about a ...

Daniel Carlat - 2010 - Psychology - Limited preview
IN THIS STIRRING AND BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN WAKE-UP CALL, psychiatrist Daniel Carlat exposes deeply disturbing problems plaguing his profession, revealing the ways it has abandoned its essential purpose: to understand the mind, so that psychiatrists ...
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Try to Remember: Psychiatry's Clash Over Meaning, Memory, and Mind

Paul Rodney McHugh - 2008 - Medical - No preview available
In the 1990s a disturbing trend emerged in psychotherapy: patients began accusing their parents and other close relatives of sexual abuse, as a result of false “recovered memories” urged onto them by therapists practicing new methods of treatment ...
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Great and Desperate Cures: The Rise and Decline of Psychosurgery and Other ...

Elliot S. Valenstein - 1986 - Medical - Snippet view
Chronicles the history of psychosurgery, more popularly known as lobotomy, profiles the pioneers of this treatment, and explains why opposition to this dangerous surgery was ineffective
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