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Whitaker, Robert.

Summary: Presents a controversial assessment of the rise in mental illness-related disabilities and considers if drug-based care may be fueling illness rates throughout the past half century.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.89 WHI

Tone, Andrea

Summary: "Our reliance on anti-anxiety medication is a creation of the last half-century. When the first tranquilizer - Miltown - went on the market in 1955, pharmaceutical executives worried that there wouldn't be interest in stress relief in the form of a pill. At mid-century, talk therapy remained the treatment of choice. But Miltown quickly became a sensation - the first psychotropic blockbuster in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 615.7882 TON

Bell Barnett, Kaitlin

Summary: "Over the last two decades, we have seen a dramatic spike in the number of young people taking psychiatric medication--but, despite a heated debate on the issue, we haven't heard directly from the "medicated kids" themselves. In Dosed, Kaitlin Bell Barnett, who was diagnosed with depression as a teenager, weaves together stories from members of this "medication generation, exploring their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.8918 BAR

Preston, John

Summary: "The Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists is the go-to resource for mental health clinicians looking for clear, reliable information about the treatment of mental health issues. Organized by disorder and, within each disorder, by medication, this book is designed to familiarize clinicians and students with the basic terminology and models of pharmacokinetics.This fully revised...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Harbinger Publications, Inc. 2017

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Li, Jie Jack

Summary: "This book uses the cases of several landmark drugs to discuss the history of the pharmaceutical industry, and discusses what could be next"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 338.4 LI

Prasad, Vinayak K.

Summary: "In this critical study of current cancer therapies, Dr. Prasad, an oncologist and hematologist, examines oncology practice and policy in the United States. His book is organized into four sections: (1) an overview of cancer drugs, (2) forces that distortcancer medicine and practice, (3) details about cancer research and practice, (4) recommended solutions on multiple levels (policy,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Johns Hopkins University Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.99 PRA

Cahalan, Susannah

Summary: For centuries, doctors have struggled to define mental illness--how do you diagnose it, how do you treat it, how do you even know what it is? In search of an answer, in the 1970s a Stanford psychologist named David Rosenhan and seven other people--sane, normal, well-adjusted members of society--went undercover into asylums around America to test the legitimacy of psychiatry's labels. Forced to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.89 CAH

Mukherjee, Siddhartha.

1 hold on 4 copies

Summary: A "biography" of cancer from its origins to the epic battle to cure, control, and conquer it. A combination of medical history, cutting-edge science, and narrative journalism that transforms the listener's understanding of cancer and much of the world around them. The author provides a glimpse into the future of cancer treatments and offers a bold new perspective on the way doctors,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.99 MUK

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 616.99 Mukherjee 2010

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 616.99 SID

Gerald, Michael C.

Summary: Throughout history, humans everywhere have searched for remedies to heal our bodies and minds. Covering everything from ancient herbs to cutting edge chemicals, this book in the hugely popular Milestones series looks at 250 of the most important moments in the development of life altering, life saving, and sometimes life endangering pharmaceuticals. Illustrated entries feature ancient drugs...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling Pub. 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 615.109 GER

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Merck 1950

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1 available in Reference, Call number: R 616.075 MER

Summary: "A gripping tale of microbes, medicine and money, Under our skin exposes the hidden story of Lyme disease, one of the most controversial and fastest growing epidemics of our time. Each year, thousands go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, often told that their symptoms are 'all in their head.' Following the stories of patients and physicians fighting for their lives and livelihoods, the film brings...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Open Eye Pictures 2008

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

Offit, Paul A.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "Four months into the coronavirus pandemic, as the death count surged, the FDA made a risky decision: it approved an anti-malarial drug as a treatment for coronavirus, despite limited data on its efficacy or side effects. A month later, the FDA withdrew its recommendation, but by then, the damage had been done. The drug was ineffective and sometimes even lethal. The mistake was hardly a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2021

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Brown, Walter Armin

Summary: The remarkable untold story of a miracle drug, the forgotten pioneer who discovered it, and the fight to bring lithium to the masses. The 1949 discovery of lithium as a cure for bipolar disorder is perhaps one of the most important breakthroughs of the modern era. Brown reveals two unlikely success stories: that of John Cade, the physician whose discovery would come to save an untold number of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.89 BRO

Purvez, Akhtar

Summary: Dr. Akhtar Purvez offers basic information about pain and pain conditions and considers how we approach pain from cultural, biological, and medical perspectives. He discusses the latest minimally invasive, interventional approaches like nerve blocks and ablation procedures, and neuromodulation techniques like peripheral nerve, spinal cord, and brain stimulation. The uses of marijuana and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 616 Purvez 2018

Summary: This is the story of a young man, David, who at 16 years of age survived a suicide attempt. Now 22, he shares the events of his life leading up to the attempt, including how low self-esteem led to drug addiction, and how the addiction encouraged the sense that life was no longer worth living. David goes on to describe the suicide attempt, his recovery from addiction, and how he has since...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: This program addresses the problem of anxiety in the elderly and the diseases associated with the problem. Interviews with sufferers of GAD, Geriatric Anxiety Disorder, provide insights into the agony of the condition. General anxiety disorders, their symptoms, and physiological manifestations are examined, including chemical imbalance, psychosocial implications, and the emotional impact on the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: A psychiatric disorder, PTSD generally follows life-threatening events like natural disasters, terrorist incidents, and military combat. Unfortunately, many PTSD victims don't realize what afflicts them. This program expands awareness and knowledge of the disorder and explores the latest treatment options available today. In an illuminating case study, a Vietnam veteran who developed PTSD after...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: "Deaths due to drug related overdose in the United States are 115 people every day. Thousands of families are affected by the drug epidemic in this country, and it is a serious national crisis. The parents, siblings, friends, and loved ones left behind are faced with many unanswerable questions, made worse by the stigma associated with this kind of death. The truth is that addiction is a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155.937 AMO

Summary: The chronic, potentially dangerous condition known as acid reflux-also called GERD, or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease-is hard to miss or ignore. One variety, however, often goes undetected. This program examines nocturnal GERD, which produces no daytime symptoms and may be tied to other sleep disorders. Outlining the factors that contribute to nocturnal GERD, including a high-fat diet and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Malignant hyperthermia, or MH, is a rare inherited muscle disorder that can be triggered by anesthesia or elevated temperature. This program follows the medical detective story of its discovery in the 1960s by Australian clinical geneticist Michael Denborough and his pioneering of the MH antidote, Dantrium. Along the way, the value of his efforts is seen in the stories of people whose brush...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: There are 34,000 different obsessive-compulsive disorders. Mine is just one among many others. In this program, research psychiatrist Gilbert Pinard and pediatric psychiatrist Patricia Garel talk with OCD patients about their rituals-the thoughts and behaviors triggered by hyperactive brain activity involving the thalamus, orbito-frontal cortex, and caudate nucleus. The effectiveness of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: This program illustrates the excitement and frustration inherent in cancer research, and outlines the steps by which drugs are tested for safety and effectiveness. Dr. Randy Noelle, professor of microbiology and immunology at Dartmouth Medical School, and Dr. Richard Stone of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute focus on the recruitment of patients for clinical trials and the procedures in place to...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: This program examines the biological evolution of our internal timekeepers, examining the conflict between the time in our bodies and brains and the time on our wrists. It looks at the fish with the most accurate pacemaker known to science; shows how cell cycles are being tracked and biological clocks transplanted; reveals the novel ways in which human biological clocks are being reset; and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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