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Summary: How long can mental illness stay hidden, especially from the eyes of trained experts? This program rejoins a group of ten adults-five of them healthy and five of them with histories of mental illness-as psychiatric specialists try to spot and correctly diagnose the latter. Administering a series of collaborative and one-on-one tests, including assessments of personality type, physical...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Phelps, James R.

Summary: "Though the DSM discusses the criteria for mood disorders in absolute terms--either present or absent--professionals are aware that while such dichotomies are useful for teaching, they are not always true in practice. Recent genetic data support clinicians' longstanding recognition that a continuum of mood disorders between unipolar and bipolar better matches reality than a yes/no,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton & Company 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.895 PHE

Summary: With their mental health histories kept secret, ten adults enter a period of psychiatric observation in an isolated group setting. It is up to a panel of experts to determine who is healthy and who isn't. This program documents the first three days of the session, which features several tests designed to bring out evidence of mental disorders. Simulated urban warfare evokes reckless behavior;...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Millions of children in America are being diagnosed with learning disorders and depression. While many say medications such as Ritalin, Dexedrine, and Prozac are the answer, others recommend counseling, social skills training, or dietary changes. How does one distinguish between a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and a kid who is just being a kid? This program offers parents,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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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: 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...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Depression affects over 17 million Americans each year, and it's been estimated that only one-third of this group gets any treatment, largely because of stigma and fear. The lack of treatment results in a high number of suicides, making this illness as fatal as any other illness and a public epidemic. This program from The Doctor Is In explains the disease through the experiences of several...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Often obscured by symptoms and circumstances, depression is notoriously difficult to diagnose. In this program, case studies of patients with adult, childhood, and postnatal depression define the spectrum of the illness. The history of a patient with Cushing's syndrome underscores the effects of cortisol on depression, while studies conducted by Oxford University and the University of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: In 2003, the Beaudry family left their comfortable middle-class home to backpack across the world. A year after their adventure, Samuel Beaudry took another journey-one that left his wife, Maryse Chartrand, with shocking questions. How could a life-loving person take his own life? When mourning exhausts itself, what comes next? Can a family survive suicide? This documentary, originally planned...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Miami Airport, December 7, 2005: a jet passenger begins yelling about a bomb threat and bolts for the door. Refusing to comply with two U.S. marshals, he is eventually shot to death. The cause of his outburst - bipolar disorder, not terrorism - comes to light soon after, proffering another tragic example of how volatile and misunderstood the disease is. This program examines the lives of people...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: This program explores the symptoms of clinical depression and the physiological, psychological, and environmental factors that can trigger the illness. Patients evocatively describe their feelings of negativity, isolation, and despair while cognitive therapy pioneer Aaron Beck and other researchers discuss the results of their inquiries into contributory causes of depression. Commentary on...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Suicide among police officers is a dramatic example of what can happen when those entrusted with the protection of others fail to protect and care for themselves. This program, produced by the New York City Police Foundation, focuses on the underlying problems-alcohol or drug abuse, severe relationship problems, difficulty in dealing with violence-that can, if unchecked and unresolved, lead to...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: William James, more than anyone else, was responsible for introducing the wide range of topics that now make up the broad field of psychology. This program presents some of James’s most important formulations, including his discussions of habit, consciousness, will, and religious experience, as well as what he referred to as the fringe of experience: the hunches, inexpressible feelings, and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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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...

Format: software, multimedia

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...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Judd, Naomi

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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Street Large Print 2016

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 JUDD, NAOMI JUD

Summary: Many feel that, in today's society, the needs of the mentally ill have fallen completely by the wayside-with the most tragic results, perhaps, occurring among young people. This program features first-person stories from adolescents and young adults who are confronting depression, anxiety, and mental illness. From depressed, suicidal teens to parents unaware of what may be troubling their own...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Rottenberg, Jonathan.

Summary: "Why are we losing the fight against depression? In this groundbreaking work, psychologist Jonathan Rottenberg explains that despite advances in pharmaceutical science, progress has been hampered by our fundamental misunderstanding of depression as a psychological or chemical defect. Instead, Rottenberg introduces a surprising alternative: that depression is a particularly severe outgrowth of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Books Group 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.8527 ROT

Summary: There is growing evidence that chronic depression is primarily a physical disease and should be treated like one. This program sheds much-needed light on vulnerability to depression, the subtle symptoms of the disease, and treatments involving psychotherapy and antidepressants such as SSRIs. Brain biochemistry and the serotonin transporter promoter gene are discussed as well, and stories of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: This program explores manic-depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, alcoholism, and other mood disorders whose victims show a lack of control over their behavior. It examines the neurochemical and genetic components of these disorders, as well as physiological, neurological, and biomedical research into the mysteries of the brain. The program shows the nature of these mood disorders and the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: This unique program, part talk show and part docu-drama, focuses on the epidemic of teenage suicide and depression. Teens who have attempted suicide tell their stories, including their increasing ability to cope with depression. Grammy-award winning recording artist and founder of Sharing the Vision, Inc. CeCe Winans and Jerry Johnston, a leading authority on youth culture, host a studio...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2001

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Summary: The Samaritans, a British suicide intervention organization, fields 2.5 million phone calls per year. Using dramatized scenarios and commentary by healthcare professionals, this program replaces myths with facts about suicide: who is at risk, how warning signs are displayed, what some of the triggers are, and how to intervene. Of special emphasis is the vital need for the medical staff to...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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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...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Though aging has its challenges, depression and its frequent companion, substance abuse, need not be among them. This program dispels the myth that there is something inherently depressing about aging. It explores the complex relationship between depression, alcohol, and substance abuse, showing how knowledge of symptoms, family support, and early treatment can restore the capacity for pleasure...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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