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Hughes, Kathryn

Summary: 1956. It's Ellen Crosby's first day as a student nurse at Ambergate County Lunatic Asylum. When she meets a young woman committed by her father, and a pioneering physician keen to try out the various 'cures' for mental illness, little does Ellen know that a choice she will make is to change all their lives for ever ... 2006. Sarah is drawn to the abandoned Ambergate Asylum. Whilst exploring the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Headline review, an imprint of Headline Publishing Group 2018

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Amen, Daniel G.

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Summary: "New hope for those suffering from conditions like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, addictions, PTSD, ADHD and more. Though incidence of these conditions is skyrocketing, for the past four decades standard treatment hasn't much changed, and success rates in treating them have barely improved, either. Meanwhile, the stigma of the "mental illness" label-damaging and devastating on its...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Tyndale Momentum, the nonfiction imprint of Tyndale House Publishers 2020

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David, Anthony S.

Summary: We cannot know how to fix a problem until we understand its causes. But even for some of the most common mental health problems, specialists argue over whether the answers lie in the persons biology, their psychology or their circumstances. As a cognitive neuropsychiatrist, Anthony David brings together many fields of enquiry, from social and cognitive psychology to neurology. The key for each...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oneworld 2020

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Kennedy, Patrick J. (Patrick Joseph)

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"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2015

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 KENNEDY, PATRICK J KEN

Roux, Madeleine

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Summary: Ricky Desmond has been through all this before. If he could just get through to his mother, he could convince her that he doesn't belong at Brookline. From the man who thinks he can fly to the woman who killed her husband, the other patients are nothing like him; all he did was lose his temper just a little bit, just the once. But when Ricky is selected by the sinister Warden Crawford for a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC ROU

Summary: Like most addictions, this one starts as a way of coping with emotional pain. But cutting-the habit of self-injury on the rise among teenagers, especially girls-is a sign of deep-seated anxiety and self-hatred that no one can cope with alone. This video examines the distressing, ritualized behavior and explores how parents, friends, guidance counselors, and those who cut themselves can work...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: For 10-year-old Danny, it's dogs. For Trevor, it's falling. For Diane, it's air travel. And for Donna, it's the everyday act of driving a car. In this program, these four patients come to grips with their phobias by undergoing treatments involving behavioral therapy, flooding, and EMDR, eye-movement desensitization reprocessing-with impressive results.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: For reasons still being explored, a growing number of children, teenagers, and young adults regularly and willfully cut, burn, and otherwise harm their own bodies. This film follows three young people as they confront the violence they have inflicted upon themselves. Bullied at school, 15-year-old Beth has been cutting for the past two years. After a decade of self-harm due to academic...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: Each year nearly two million people injure their own bodies using knives, scissors, glass, cigarettes, candles, razors-in fact, practically any destructive item they can find. Through interviews with patients and mental health professionals and footage of actual therapy sessions, this compelling program seeks to understand a deeply disturbing and often secretive mental disorder that affects as...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Every time Laura gets swollen glands, she spends hours on the Internet researching terminal cancer. Kevin lives in fear of contracting HIV-a drop of blood can send him into a state of panic. And the smallest ache convinces Sarah that she could die at any moment. Studies suggest that as many as one in four general-practitioner consultations are for hypochondriacs-or those who suffer from what is...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: This program presents four case studies involving the fear of public places, public speaking, birds and feathers, and mice. Applications of behavioral therapy, virtual reality, hypnosis, and TFT, thought field therapy, are documented. Research at the Institute of Psychiatry (London) into brain activity during moments of stress, panic, and terror is also included.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2019

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Summary: Clinical depression affects 19 million Americans, of whom two-thirds are women. This program from The Doctor Is In addresses the good news about depression: it is a diagnosable and treatable illness. Valerie Davis Raskin, a therapist and research psychiatrist whose practice is solely dedicated to women, and Ardis Olsen, a physician and researcher at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, are...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Over the last three decades, science has been advancing the understanding of stress-how it impacts the human body and how social standing can make a person more or less susceptible. Through studies of baboons on the plains of Africa and research in the neuroscience labs of Stanford University, scientists are discovering just how lethal stress can be. Understanding how stress works can help...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Scull, Andrew

Summary: "The loss of reason, a sense of alienation from the commonsense world we all like to imagine we inhabit, the shattering emotional turmoil that seizes hold and won't let go--these are some of the traits we associate with madness. Today, mental disturbance is most commonly viewed through a medical lens, but societies have also sought to make sense of it through religion or the supernatural, or by...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.2 SCU

Summary: According to the World Health Organization, depression is the number one cause of disability in the U.S. today, with an economic cost exceeding

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Stress has been called the most prevalent disease of modern society: an epidemic brought about by the pace of modern life and the pressure to succeed in a climate of increasing job insecurity. But what exactly is stress? How do medical and psychological approaches to stress management differ? And what psychological strategies-behavioral, cognitive, and organizational-are available to combat...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Four to eight percent of American children experience bouts of major depression. Among teenage girls, that rate can be as high as sixteen percent. This program from The Doctor Is In emphasizes the importance of early diagnosis and treatment to avoid potential patterns of repeated depression later in life-and to prevent substance abuse and suicide. Children suffering from depression talk about...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: What is abnormality? Using the case studies of two young women-one who has depression, one who has an anxiety disorder-as a springboard, this program presents three psychological perspectives on mental disorder. Section one considers it as a bodily disease, identifying underlying assumptions of the biomedical model and illustrating the treatments it offers. Section two looks at it as a disease...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: This program explores clinical depression, explaining the symptoms, various treatment options, and the need to erase the negative stigma that this illness carries. The program features three patients who suffer from clinical depression, examining the devastating effect of the illness on them, how they have dealt with the social stigma, the roles of their families and friends during their...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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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,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: This program comes to grips with depression through the experiences of five patients whose backgrounds span the socioeconomic spectrum. Three cases of chronic depression, one of which is complicated by borderline personality disorder and another by alcohol abuse, and two cases of bipolar disorder, one of which is extreme, are presented. The overarching message? Patients with depression can...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Approximately 19 million American adults are grappling with depression. In this ABC News program, Ted Koppel talks with guests who have experienced the disease as well as family members who have lived through their loved ones' agonies. The program also pays tribute to the late actor Spalding Gray, who had the courage to go public with his condition, and features clips from his performances in...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Depression affects over 4% of the population of the U.S.-over 10 million people-annually. It is a condition that will affect one in five Americans over the course of their lifetime. A depressive illness can be devastating not only for the affected, but also for family and friends. This program focuses on current research into depression, explaining the medications and psychosocial therapies...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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