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              How The Brain Lost Its Mind: Sex, Hysteria and the Riddle of Mental Illness
                

              How The Brain Lost Its Mind: Sex, Hysteria and the Riddle of Mental Illness (EPUB ebook – Main)

              By Ropper, Allan

              In 1882, Jean-Martin Charcot was the premiere physician in Paris, having just established a neurology clinic at the infamous Salpetriere Hospital, a place that was called a 'grand asylum of human misery'. Assessing the dismal conditions, he quickly upgraded the facilities, and in... doing so, revolutionized the treatment of mental illness. Many of Charcot's patients had neurosyphilis (the advanced form of syphilis), a disease of mad poets, novelists, painters, and musicians, and a driving force behind the overflow of patients in Europe's asylums. A sexually transmitted disease, it is known as 'the great imitator' since its symptoms resemble those of almost any biological disease or mental illness. It is also the perfect lens through which to peel back the layers to better understand the brain and the mind. Yet, Charcot's work took a bizarre turn when he brought mesmerism - hypnotism - into his clinic, abandoning his pursuit of the biological basis of illness in favour of the far sexier and theatrical treatment of female 'hysterics', whose symptoms mimic those seen in brain disease, but were elusive in origin. This and a general fear of contagion set the stage for Sigmund Freud, whose seductive theory, Freudian analysis, brought sex and hysteria onto the psychiatrist couch, leaving the brain behind. How The Brain Lost Its Mind tells this rich and compelling story, and raises a host of philosophical and practical questions. Are we any closer to understanding the difference between a sick mind and a sick brain? The real issue remains: where should neurology and psychiatry converge to explore not just the brain, but the nature of the human psyche?
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              ISBN 9781786491824
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              Language en
              Released NZ 2 Jan 2020
              Publisher Atlantic Books
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              Chronic Pain Management: Guidelines for Multidisciplinary Program Development

              Chronic Pain Management: Guidelines for Multidisciplinary Program Development (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Schatman, Michael E.; Campbell, Alexandra

              • RRP: $130.00
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              Chronic Pain Management: Guidelines for Multidisciplinary Program Development is the most comprehensive textbook to date on the multidisciplinary approach to chronic pain management. Written by an illustrious group of contributors, this volume serves as a must-have armamentarium ...of guidelines for the development of a successful pain management program within the context of current medical and insurance reimbursement climates. Backed by the American Academy of Pain Management, the book enables readers to understand the benefits of multidisciplinary chronic pain management and helps them apply these techniques to their clinic for effective, consistent, and financially viable patient care. An essential how-to manual for anyone in the field, the book: Emphasizes multidisciplinary chronic pain management as an alternative to surgery, chronic opioid therapy, and interventional approaches Contains best practices for the maintenance of a high-quality cost-effective chronic pain management center Discusses suggestions to enhance cooperation between the numerous groups involved in the care of chronic pain patients Offers strategies for clinician-insurer collaboration resulting in clinically-effective, cost-efficient treatment Describes how to achieve accreditation, and how to develop policies and procedures Helps insurance industry and government agencies recognize the importance of the multidisciplinary approach to pain management
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              ISBN 9780367452995
              Released NZ 29 Nov 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Routledge History of Madness and Mental Health
               

              The Routledge History of Madness and Mental Health (Paperback)

              Edited by Eghigian, Greg

              • RRP: $93.99
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              • Pub Date
                20 Dec 19

              The Routledge History of Madness and Mental Health explores the history and historiography of madness from the ancient and medieval worlds to the present day. Global in scope, it includes case studies from Africa, Asia, and South America as well as Europe and North America, drawi...ng together the latest scholarship and source material in this growing field and allowing for fresh comparisons to be made across time and space. Thematically organised and written by leading academics, chapters discuss broad topics such as the representation of madness in literature and the visual arts, the material culture of madness, the perpetual difficulty of creating a classification system for madness and mental health, madness within life histories, the increased globalisation of knowledge and treatment practices, and the persistence of spiritual and supernatural conceptualisations of experiences associated with madness. This volume also examines the challenges involved in analysing primary sources in this area and how key themes such as class, gender, and race have influenced the treatment and diagnosis of madness throughout history. Chronologically and geographically wide-ranging, and providing a fascinating overview of the current state of the field, this is essential reading for all students of the history of madness, mental health, psychiatry, and medicine.
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              ISBN 9780367869960
              Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              The British Anti-Psychiatrists: From Institutional Psychiatry to the Counter-Culture, 1960-1971
               

              The British Anti-Psychiatrists: From Institutional Psychiatry to the Counter-Culture, 1960-1971 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wall, Oisin

              • RRP: $86.99
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              • Pub Date
                20 Dec 19

              The British anti-psychiatric group, which formed around R.D. Laing, David Cooper, and Aaron Esterson in the 1960s, burned bright, but briefly, and has left a long legacy. This book follows their practical, social, and theoretical trajectory away from the structured world of insti...tutional psychiatry and into the social chaos of the counter-culture. It explores the rapidly changing landscape of British psychiatry in the mid-Twentieth Century and the apparently structureless organisation of the part of the counter-culture that clustered around the anti-psychiatrists, including the informal power structures that it produced. The book also problematizes this trajectory, examining how the anti-psychiatrists distanced themselves from institutional psychiatry while building links with some of the most important people in post-war psychiatry and psychoanalysis. The anti-psychiatrists bridged the gap between psychiatry and the counter-culture, and briefly became legitimate voices in both. Wall argues that their synthesis of disparate discourses was one of their strengths, but also contributed to the group's collapse. The British Anti-Psychiatrists offers original historical expositions of the Villa 21 experiment and the Anti-University. Finally, it proposes a new reading of anti-psychiatric theory, displacing Laing from his central position and looking at their work as an unfolding conversation within a social network.
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              ISBN 9780367885373
              Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              Biobehavioral Resilience to Stress
               

              Biobehavioral Resilience to Stress (Paperback)

              Edited by Lukey, Brian J.; Tepe, Victoria

              • RRP: $70.99
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              • Pub Date
                20 Dec 19

              Military service involves exposure to multiple sources of chronic, acute, and potentially traumatic stress, especially during deployment and combat. Notoriously variable, the effects of stress can be subtle to severe, immediate or delayed, impairing individual and group readiness..., operational performance, and-ultimately-survival. A comprehensive compilation on the state of the science, Biobehavioral Resilience to Stress identifies key factors and characteristics that are essential to a scientifically useful and behaviorally predictive understanding of resilience to stress. Contributions from Uniquely Qualified Military and Civilian Experts Initiated by the Military Operational Medicine Research Directorate of the US Army Medical Research and Material Command (USAMRMC), this seminal volume integrates recent research and experience from military and civilian experts in behavioral and social sciences, human performance, and physiology. Each chapter is grounded in vigorous research with emphasis on relevance to a variety of real-world operations and settings, including extreme environments encountered in modern war. Logical Progression, Cross-Disciplinary Appeal Organized into four sections, the text begins with a discussion of the relevant aspects of stress in the context of military life to offer civilian readers a window into contemporary military priorities. Later chapters consider biological, physiological, and genetic factors, psychosocial aspects of resilience, and community capacity variables that influence psychological responses to stressful events. This multidisciplinary effort concludes with an overview of emergent themes and related issues to advance the science of resilience toward predictive research, theory, and application for all those-military and civilian-who serve in the national defense.
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              ISBN 9780367864866
              Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              International Handbook of Victimology
               

              International Handbook of Victimology (Paperback)

              Edited by Shoham, Shlomo Giora; Knepper, Paul; Kett, Martin

              • RRP: $98.99
              • $98.99
              • Pub Date
                20 Dec 19

              In the nearly four decades since the First International Symposium on Victimology convened in Jerusalem in 1973, some concepts and themes have continued to hold a prominent place in the literature, while new ones have also emerged. Exploring enduring topics such as conceptions of... victimhood, secondary and hidden victimization, and social services for victims along with more recent issues, the International Handbook of Victimology provides an interdisciplinary study of the topic from a diverse range of professionals on the cutting edge of victimology research. Forty experts from top research facilities and universities around the world provide input on the traditional longstanding issues that surround the field of victimology and explore newer themes such as restorative justice, the use of government-sponsored crime victimization surveys, compensation and restitution schemes, and victims' rights legislation. The second in a trilogy of volumes, this handbook examines victimology from criminology, sociology, psychology, law, and philosophy perspectives. Topics discussed include: Theoretical and historical frameworks used in the study of victimology Advances in research methods, including GIS technology Patterns of victimization, including drug- sex-, and work-related Responses to victimization by the victim and society Restorative justice issues Victimization as it occurs in various social divisions Describing current research and identifying new ideas and topics of concern, the book collectively presents the state-of-the-art of the field today. In doing so, it helps to inform contemporary understanding of an eternal societal plague. Those wishing to continue their studies should consult the International Handbook of Criminology and the
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              ISBN 9780367864293
              Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              Stalking Crimes and Victim Protection: Prevention, Intervention, Threat Assessment, and Case Management
               

              Stalking Crimes and Victim Protection: Prevention, Intervention, Threat Assessment, and Case Management (Paperback)

              Edited by Davis, Joseph A.

              • RRP: $98.99
              • $98.99
              • Pub Date
                20 Dec 19

              Although stalking is an age-old phenomenon, it is only recently receiving due attention. In a span of just ten years, all fifty states have passed anti-stalking legislation. For the first time, Stalking Crimes and Victim Protection: Prevention, Intervention, Threat Assessment, an...d Case Management brings together in one source all the research done by professionals in various fields since 1990. It covers all the angles, from the psychological aspects of stalkers to the legal ramifications of stalking. This comprehensive work emphasizes a multidisciplinary concept and approach. It compiles and assesses studies of law enforcement, legal counsel, medical professionals, forensic mental health professionals, security personnel, and criminologists. These authors combine their academic research and clinical knowledge to provide you with helpful guidelines and suggestions in the areas of victim assistance and predatory stalking including: Intervention Prevention education Risk analysis Threat assessment Case management. Editor Joseph A. Davis, Ph.D., a nationally recognized expert in the field of public safety psychology, with a background in both psychology and law, has assembled a team of experienced professionals who have contributed to this comprehensive text, which educates, informs, and raises public awareness of this growing phenomenon. Including several case examples for study and clinical-forensic comparison, Stalking Crimes and Victim Protection will help you provide better services to victims, evaluate the mental state of the stalker, provide assessments of potential threat, and consult on security issues, case management, and safety planning.
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              ISBN 9780367866167
              Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              Autism Imaging and Devices
               

              Autism Imaging and Devices (Paperback)

              Edited by Casanova, Manuel F.; El-Baz, Ayman; Suri, Jasjit S.

              • RRP: $141.00
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              • Pub Date
                20 Dec 19

              This book covers state-of-the-art medical image analysis approaches currently pursued in autism research. Chapters cover recent advances in diagnosis using structural neuroimaging. All aspects of imaging are included, such as electrophysiology (EEG, ERP, QEEG, and MEG), postmorte...m techniques, and advantages and difficulties of depositing/acquiring images in larger databases. The book incorporates 2D, 3D, and 4D imaging and advances scientific research within the broad field of autism imaging.
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              ISBN 9780367872106
              Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              Honor-Based Violence: Policing and Prevention
               

              Honor-Based Violence: Policing and Prevention (Paperback)

              By Roberts, Karl Anton; Campbell, Gerry; Lloyd, Glen

              • RRP: $98.99
              • $98.99
              • Pub Date
                20 Dec 19

              Honor-based violence (HBV) is a crime committed to protect or defend the honor of a family and/or a community. It is usually triggered by the victim's behavior, which the family and/or community regards as causing offense or dishonor. HBV has existed for thousands of years but ha...s only very recently become a focus of law enforcement, policy makers, and statutory and non-statutory agencies. A volume in the CRC Press Advances in Police Theory and Practice Series, Honor-Based Violence: Policing and Prevention is designed to assist all those who confront these crimes in understanding what HBV is, how it can be recognized, and how we can support the victims, families, and communities that experience it. Topics include: An overview of what is known about the psychological and cultural factors relevant to understanding of HBV Gaps in current knowledge and the strengths and weaknesses of various investigative and management strategies Factors related to risk assessment of HBV Best practices, based on the authors' experience, for individuals involved in all levels of policing HBV-from first responders to those involved in strategic management How working in partnership with multiple agencies can reduce risk, support investigations, and help protect victims The importance of sensitivity toward differences in race, culture, and religion The research and best practices are drawn largely from the work done by the Violent Crime Directorate of the Metropolitan Police Service (London, UK) managed by authors Gerry Campbell and Glen Lloyd. The accessible style of this text makes it a valuable resource for law enforcement and policing professionals who investigate these crimes and a suitable textbook for policing and criminal justice courses.
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              ISBN 9780367867430
              Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              The Psychopharmacologists: Interviews by David Healey

              The Psychopharmacologists: Interviews by David Healey (Paperback)

              By Healy, David

              • RRP: $130.00
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              Create! is a Design and Technology course for Key Stage 3. It provides all the material needed to deliver the demands of the new Key Stage 3 strategy. The course follows the QCA scheme and the materials support ICT requirements. A wide range of differentiated worksheets is availa...ble on a customisable CD-ROM. The student books contain clear links to the Key Stage 3 strategy and include design-and-make assignments, product evaluations and practical tasks; each spread opens with objectives to focus the lesson, and ends with a plenary to summarise and evaluate.
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              ISBN 9780367447755
              Released NZ 29 Nov 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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