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Summary: "'Is addiction really a disease?' In this high-definition video essay, Kevin McCauley explores the arguments for and against this vital debate, reviewing the latest neuroscientific research about addiction along the way. Using the spectacular landscape of Utah's State and National Parks to describe the brain areas involved in addiction, Dr. McCauley turns complex neuroscientific concepts into...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Institute for Addiction Study 2009

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC PLE

Cacioppo, Stephanie

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Summary: "From the world's foremost neuroscientist of romantic love comes a personal story of connection and heartbreak that brings new understanding to an old truth: better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. At thirty-seven, Dr. Stephanie Cacioppo was content to be single. She was fulfilled by her work on the neuroscience of romantic love-how finding and growing with a partner...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2022

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Summary: "America is in the midst of the deadliest drug epidemic in US history. In 2017 alone, around 70,000 Americans died from drug overdoses, driven by a dramatic rise in the abuse of opioids like OxyContin, heroin, and fentanyl. It's a slow-motion disaster that is destroying whole communities, with no end in sight. As our nation looks for answers, take an unflinching look at the epidemic through the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV ADD

Summary: Their behavior is strange, and they know it. Fixated on particular actions, they perform them over and over. The startling fact is that 1 in every 40 Americans is affected by OCD to varying degrees. A recently developed program, however, is bringing hope to millions of sufferers. Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz believes that many patients, by gaining self-awareness, can cure themselves. Two patients in...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: Students new to chemistry might think it's all about beakers and test tubes. Use this program to show them what chemistry is really about-the foundation of life, and the innovations that make life better. Outlining Earth's early development and the creation of the first organic substances, the video focuses on what humanity has been able to accomplish, and what challenges the future holds, in...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Nick van Bloss possesses astonishing musical talent. He is also afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome. As this program illustrates, the two are often linked, leading those born with the disorder to view it as both a curse and a gift. Nick's journey-taking him from the humiliating loss of his career as a concert pianist toward a more self-assured acceptance of his condition-is not only inspiring;...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Why do dreams occur? What is their function? What do they mean? This provocative program looks at the facts and examines the theories, from Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams to today's neuroscience laboratory findings. The program visits a sleep research lab to explain REM sleep; another lab where researchers are using positron emission tomography (PET scanning) to explore the dreaming...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Different from the routine ups and downs of life, the symptoms of bipolar disorder are severe-even to the point of being life-threatening. In this insightful program, patients speak from their own experience about the complexities of diagnosis and the very real danger of suicide, while family members and close friends address the strain of the condition's cyclic behavior. In addition, Robert...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Better self-control begins with an understanding of the psychological factors that affect behavior. Section one of this program focuses on the influence of brain structure, brain chemistry, and genetics on behavior; section two illustrates key concepts of psychoanalytic theory; and section three distinguishes between classical and operant conditioning. Strengths and limitations of the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Fisher, Helen E.

Summary: Profiles four broad personality types that are determined by brain chemistry to explain why people are attracted to specific partners, offering advice on how to pursue romantic relationships in accordance with natural compatibilities.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155.2 FIS

Purvis, Karyn B. (Karyn Brand)

Summary: Offers parents practical advice on how to welcome an adopted child into their family, with tips for coping with common problems, building affection and trust, dealing with learning or behavioral disorders, and disciplining an adoptive child without harming the parent-child relationship.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: McGraw-Hill 2007

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 649.145 Purvi

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1 available in Juvenile Parent-Teacher Collection, Call number: JPT 649 PUR

Summary: Busting some gender-related beliefs while supporting others, this program shows that brain chemistry doesn't fit neatly into male and female categories. Five men and five women are put through scientific experiments, exploring major sex-related brain functions-including emotional recognition, empathy, competition, communication, and basic cognition. Candid camera sessions reveal male and female...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Men don't listen. Women can't read maps. Men snore more. Women are less likely to have affairs. Should those statements be dismissed as stereotypes, or can we point to tangible discrepancies-behaviorally and neurologically speaking-along gender lines? This ABC News program explores sex differences and the brain circuitry behind them. Presenting an interview with Dr. Louann Brizendine, author of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Hiding deep within the human mind-or perhaps closer to its surface than many would care to know-are forces that can cause one person to assault and kill another. This program studies the primal centers of the brain and the behaviors they control in order to gain an understanding of violence. Illustrating the role of brain chemicals like dopamine and serotonin as well as social conditioning that...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: "Go behind the scenes and watch as Mark Hyman, M.D. explains how the latest research reveals that your mood problems, memory problems and trouble focusing ... even your depression, anxiety, ADD, autism and Alzheimer's are NOT all in your head. The solution to these problems lie inside your BODY. By fixing your body FIRST, you will awaken your body's natural intelligence allowing it to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: UltraWellness 2009

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Summary: This collection of 34 video clips (1 minute to 2 minutes 30 seconds each) takes a close look at mental health and the human mind. Aspects of chronic stress, sleep disorders, seasonal affective disorder, depression, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder, and schizophrenia are covered, along with insights into brain architecture and the psychological benefits of exercising, meditating,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: How do people find love, why do they fall in love, and, once married, how do they stay in love? In this ABC News special with correspondent John Stossel, the modern-day notion of love, with all of its attendant expectations, is examined. Despite divorce rates that are currently holding steady at 50 percent, research shows that married couples are actually healthier-and claim to be happier as...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Begel, Amy

Summary: "The medical model of mental health reduces human distress to a problem of brain chemistry and ignores the vital role of relationships. Here, two therapists invite you into their office to see how symptoms like depression are embedded in family dynamics and healed through family therapy"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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Walker, Beth

Contents: AD/HD: what does it mean, anyway? -- Geography of the wired brain -- Brain chemistry -- A bad case of teenager brain -- Emotions: too many, too often -- Putting the treat back into treatment, part I -- Putting the treat back into treatment, part II -- The good stuff -- Family -- Friendship, love, and a little about sex -- School -- Friendship and school stories -- The lightbulb has to want to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Woodbine House 2004

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 616.8589 WAL

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