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Kessler, David A.

Summary: In this revolutionary and provocative exploration of the history, biology, treatment, and shared experience of mental anguish, the New York Times bestselling author and former FDA Commissioner examines how and why we become the agents of our own suffering and what we can do to change it. His unified theory of the mind--which he terms "capture"--will transform how we understand the unwanted...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 362 KES

Kessler, David A.

Summary: Why do we think, feel, and act in ways we wished we did not? For decades, Dr. David A Kessler has studied this question with regard to tobacco, food, and drugs. Over the course of these investigations, he identified one underlying mechanism common to a broad range of human suffering. This phenomenon--capture--is the process by which our attention is hijacked and our brains commandeered by...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.8 KES

Foulkes, Lucy

Summary: "A compelling and incisive book that questions the overuse of mental health terms to describe universal human emotions Public awareness of mental illness has been transformed in recent years, but our understanding of how to define it has yet to catch up.Too often, psychiatric disorders are confused with the inherent stresses and challenges of human experience. A narrative has taken hold that a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2022

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

LeVine, Blake

Summary: Beating Bipolar explains how to emotionally overcome bipolar disorder, sharing insider lessons from a leading expert who also lives with the illness. It will help families, teachers, mental-health professionals, those with bipolar disorder, and anyone looking to learn about it. The book is filled with uplifting stories and techniques to help manage this debilitating illness. With bipolar...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hay House Insights 2012

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

Summary: In the future, brain scans could be used to assess a child's potential for violence-and to decide if that child should be kept apart from the public, even when he or she has never hurt anyone. Should neurologists and behavioral psychologists have that much power? This program explores the issue with a compelling dramatized story, showing just how a combination of medical expertise and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Situated in America's heartland among acres of Indiana cornfields, Wabash Valley Correctional Facility houses not just the state's most violent offenders but also a large population of the mentally ill. This MSNBC documentary looks at the challenges of confining thousands of hardened criminals in addition to those with deep-seated psychiatric needs. Wabash psychiatrist Dr. Mary Ruth Sims...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: It's a scenario from science fiction: police, predicting the future, arrest citizens before they commit crimes. But the scenario has real-world parallels in psychology. This film examines the PCL-R, or Psychopathy Checklist-Revised, a classification tool used to profile criminals and predict whether or not they will re-offend. In addition to forensic applications, the film shows how the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: We do not cure anybody, the director of Atascadero State Hospital's Sexually Violent Predator unit frankly admits. Nevertheless, many in the criminal justice community admire Atascadero's relentless efforts to treat the criminally insane. This MSNBC documentary provides an inside look at the facility, which houses several types of offender-from MDOs, or the mentally disordered, to frighteningly...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Watters, Ethan.

Summary: Journalist Watters explores the American exportation of how the world goes mad, arguing that as we introduce Americanized ways of treating mental illnesses, we are in fact spreading the diseases.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2010

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

Kaplan, Bonnie J.

Summary: "A paradigm-shifting approach to treating mental disorders like anxiety, depression, and ADHD with food and nutrients, by two leading scientists who share their original, groundbreaking research with readers everywhere for the first time, explaining why nutrients improve brain health, and how to use them"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2021

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