Summary: "Patrick J. Kennedy, the former congressman and youngest child of Senator Ted Kennedy, details his personal and political battle with mental illness and addiction, exploring mental health care's history in the country alongside his and every family's private struggles. On May 5, 2006, the New York Times ran two stories, 'Patrick Kennedy Crashes Car into Capitol Barrier' and then, several hours...
Publisher / Publication Date: Blue Rider Press 2015
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KENNEDY, PATRICK J. KEN
Summary: "In the tradition of The Emperor of All Maladies and The Noonday Demon, a moving, eye-opening exploration of PTSD. Just as polio loomed over the 1950s, and AIDS stalked the 1980s and '90s, posttraumatic stress disorder haunts us in the early years of thetwenty-first century. Over a decade into the United States' "global war on terror," PTSD afflicts as many as 30 percent of the conflict's...
Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015
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Summary: "The Close sisters are descended from very prominent and wealthy ancestors. When the Close sisters were very young, their parents joined a cult called the MRA, or Moral Rearmament. The family was suddenly uprooted to a cult school in Switzerland and, ultimately, to the Belgian Congo where their father became a surgeon in the war ravaged republic, and ultimately the personal physician to...
Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2015
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CLOSE, JESSIE CLO
Summary: "The Grammy-winning superstar and best-selling author of All That Is Bitter and Sweet shares the story of her struggles with depression, PTSD and addiction, a journey that included extended hospital stays and moving lessons about how to find hope and help,"--NoveList.
Publisher / Publication Date: Center Street Large Print 2016
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 JUDD, NAOMI JUD
Summary: "Few mental disorders have been met with more controversy in recent years than Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder. An estimated 4.7% of adults, and up to 16% of children are living with ADHD in the US. However, some allege that doctors are handing out prescriptions indiscriminately. Thousands of patients respond poorly to stimulant medication, which is at times prescribed to individuals...
Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2013
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 618.9285 SAU
Summary: "A revealing, courageous, fascinating, and funny account of the author's experiment with microdoses of LSD in an effort to treat a debilitating mood disorder, of her quest to understand a misunderstood drug, and of her search for a really good day. Whena small vial arrives in her mailbox from "Lewis Carroll," Ayelet Waldman is at a low point. Her mood storms have become intolerably severe; she...
Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2017
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WALDMAN, AYELET WAL
Summary: We all hear voices. Ordinary thinking is often a kind of conversation, filling our heads with speech: the voices of reason, of memory, of self-encouragement and rebuke, the inner dialogue that helps us with tough decisions or complicated problems. For others - voice-hearers, trauma-sufferers and prophets - the voices seem to come from outside: friendly voices, malicious ones, the voice of God...
Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2016
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 153 FER
Summary: Michael Pollan elegantly brings together in a single narrative this unruly history, the story of the current resurgence in psychedelic research, and his own fantastic personal adventure with these substances. This is a brand new story about these incredible drugs, which today are demonstrating a remarkable usefulness in treating mental conditions such as PTSD, depression, and end-of-life anxiety.
Format: sound recording-nonmusical
Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Audio 2018
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 615 POL
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Summary: In Physician Suicide Letters—Answered, Dr. Wible exposes the pervasive and largely hidden medical culture of bullying, hazing, and abuse that claims the lives of countless medical students, doctors, and patients. Now—for the first time released to the public—here are private letters and last words from our doctors who could no longer bear the pain of an abusive medical system. What you don’t...
Publisher / Publication Date: Pamela Wible, M.D., Publishing 2016
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 816 PHY
Summary: America's frenzied debate over government health insurance has eclipsed another, no less challenging, national health care crisis-the plight of people with serious mental illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. This Fred Friendly Seminar sheds light on barriers to treatment, ethical and legal dilemmas, and fragmented social policies that are creating a nightmare for families, filling...
Format: software, multimedia
Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009
Summary: "Following on the success of Managing Your Depression, Susan Noonan's new book is for family members and friends of people with depression or bipolar disorder. A certified peer specialist at McLean Hospital (a comprehensive psychiatric hospital affiliated with Harvard University), Susan draws on her experiences providing support and education for those living with or caring for a person who has...
Publisher / Publication Date: Johns Hopkins University Press 2016
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.8527 NOO
Summary: It leads to anxiety, personality changes, substance abuse, and suicidal depression. Considering the symptoms, it's easy to see how PCS, or post-concussion syndrome, could be the most under-diagnosed condition affecting young people today. Athletes in high-impact sports are the most at risk, but which other groups are vulnerable? What actions should be taken when the disorder is suspected? How...
Format: software, multimedia
Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011
Summary: "A personal story of depression, as well as a journalistic account of its role and ramifications in society today"--
Publisher / Publication Date: The Experiment 2020
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PAPERNY, ANNA MEHLER PAP
Summary: Single payer healthcare is not complicated: the government pays for all care for all people. It's cheaper than our current model, and most Americans (and their doctors) already want it. So what's the deal with our current healthcare system, and why don't we have something better?
Publisher / Publication Date: Melville House Publishing 2019
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.1 FAU
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...
Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2019