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With growing access to health information, people who suffer from depression are increasingly eager to play an active role in the management of their symptoms. The goal of self-management is to support patients in monitoring and managing their symptoms and provide them with additional resources to promote recovery, enhance quality of life, and prevent relapse. For clinicians, self-management holds promise for improving practice efficiency and efficacy by helping patients maximize their improvement outside of treatment sessions. Self-Management of Depression is written for clinicians who wish to empower their patients to take more active steps to manage depression. Chapters cover care management, self-assessment, exercise, self-help books and computer programs, meditation, and peer-support groups and strategies for how to incorporate self-management into a treatment plan are described. Reproducible handouts to support patients are also available online. This book is relevant to clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, social workers and primary care physicians.
A guide to self exploration and greater personal growth
The power of new medical technologies, the cultural authority of physicians, and the gendered power dynamics of many patient-physician relationships can all inhibit women's reproductive freedom.
This book presents a valuable counterweight to the mind-numbing barrage of unproven diagnoses and just plain dysinformation that haunts the airwaves and even some medical journals.
Seeing and reading this sentence may seem like a "no brainer"--but your perception is just a tiny part of what is happening in your brain and body right now (both are much busier than you might think). SENSATION AND PERCEPTION has helped many students like you understand the ties between how we sense the world and how the body interprets these senses. A key strength of this text has always been the ability to illustrate concepts through examples and visuals. Dr. Goldstein walks you through an intriguing journey of the senses, combining clear writing, his extensive classroom experience, and innovative research to create a visual, colorful text. Complemented by nearly 500 illustrations and photographs, this text has also been sharpened to make it more readable than ever, based on feedback from 2,000 student users. The accompanying VIRTUAL LAB media exercises (available on CD-ROM and online) offer a wide array of interactive animations and examples designed to stimulate your understanding of difficult concepts.
[From the back cover] THE BOOK THAT FIRED THE FIRST SHOT IN THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION Not too long ago only "bad" girls had a good time in bed. "Good" girls endured-and wondered what they were missing. Then along came "J" and suddenly everything was different. She opened the eyes-and minds-of millions of American women with her explicit step-by-step account of her pursuit of the ultimate in sexual pleasure. Now here's the book that has set off fireworks in bedrooms across America, the book that will teach every woman how to free her body, train her senses, and tap her own hidden erotic resources. The book designed to make you the woman every man yearns to make love to-the woman you yearn to be. "'J' IS UNMISTAKABLY FEMALE: NO MAN COULD POSSIBLY BE SO EXQUISITELY KNOWING ABOUT HOW A WOMAN CAN MAKE THE MOST OF WHAT SHE'S GOT." Playboy
"A man of knowledge is free...he has no honor, no dignity, no family, no home, no country, but only life to be lived." --don Juan In 1961 a young anthropologist subjected himself to an extraordinary apprenticeship to bring back a fascinating glimpse of a Yaqui Indian's world of "non-ordinary reality" and the difficult and dangerous road a man must travel to become "a man of knowledge." Yet on the bring of that world, challenging to all that we believe, he drew back. Then in 1968, Carlos Castaneda returned to Mexico, to don Juan and his hallucinogenic drugs, and to a world of experience no man from our Western civilization had ever entered before.
Food plan with various stages to it. Its intent is to keep serotonin levels in the body high. Contains recipes.
This book prepares you to complete the Food Safety Food Manager certification.
All of us will experience grief in our lives and in SEVEN CHOICES, the reader is guided through the often-confusing range of emotions and issues that occur during the grieving process. The author identifies the 7 major phases of grief, each of which offers the griever a choice that will engender growth and allow them to break with the past and experience the discovery of a stronger and balanced self. IMPACT, SECOND CRISIS, OBSERVATION, THE TURN, RECONSTRUCTION, WORKING THROUGH and INTEGRATION. Elizabeth Neeld lost her own young husband 10 yrs ago and her own journey through grief is poignantly told, as are the stories of others who have have coped with loss, helping readers understand that they are not alone in their chaos and confusion. Her familiarity with the scientific literature gives the reader invaluable information on how our choices and behavior determine our progress. Enriched by the experiences of people who have found a renewed zest for life, this beautifully written book provides the deep compassion, the keen insight, and the practical steps that will empower the bereaved person to become a healthier, happier and wise individual.
A definitive guide to the latest tactics for avoiding heart disease and a heart attack -- from a trusted physician and bestselling author Dr. Bob Arnot offers cutting-edge advice on a subject at the forefront of the nation's health consciousness: heart health. When Dr. Arnot's father -- himself a distinguished doctor -- died of a massive heart attack a year ago, it came as a horrible shock. A heart attack can happen to anyone, but upon further investigation, Dr. Arnot came to the realization that his father's death might have been preventable. The tragedy inspired Dr. Arnot to write this book, exploring all the very latest advances in medical science, many of which have occurred in the last year, and developing steps that can help people avoid his father's fate. Dr. Bob discusses how to: ·Know the warning signs. ·Determine your risk. ·Get the right diagnosis. ·Get the right medications. ·Get the right procedures. Based on extensive discussions with renowned experts in the field of cardiology (who are quoted extensively), Seven Steps to Stop a Heart Attack covers all the risks, symptoms, procedures, and medications in prose that is clear, concise, and easy to follow. For a country in which half a million people die each year from heart attacks, this is a work of profound importancefor the general public and physicians alike.
Should you intervene in the life of the 48-year-old woman whose dwelling is stuffed with accumulated rubbish and who will not let anyone help get rid of it - or the 78-year-old surrounded by putrescent food and filth - or the 'animal accumulator'? Cases of severe domestic squalor (sometimes called Diogenes Syndrome) are among the most complex and difficult faced by community agencies. Local councils, housing officers, health professionals, social services, animal welfare agencies, public guardians and of course relatives and neighbours often feel powerless and lack confidence about what to do when faced with such situations. The guidelines, recommendations and case examples in Severe Domestic Squalor will help concerned people to understand what can be done and how, by providing an understanding of the causative factors and who should take the lead in dealing with them.
Well-organized and highly readable Sex and Gender: The Human Experience provides a current, multicultural analysis of gender-related issues, theories, and research. The authors' clear presentation of the perspectives and issues related to sex and gender studies enables students to easily comprehend the material. Further, a highly practical approach prompts students to examine their self-awareness and social tolerance. Sex and Gender: The Human Experience is appropriate as a primary or supplementary text in Psychology, Family Studies, or Women's Studies curricula.
Unimaginable until the twentieth century, the clinical practice of transferring eggs and sperm from body to body is now the basis of a bustling market. In Sex Cells, Rene Almeling provides an inside look at how egg agencies and sperm banks do business. Although both men and women are usually drawn to donation for financial reasons, Almeling finds that clinics encourage sperm donors to think of the payments as remuneration for an easy "job." Women receive more money but are urged to regard egg donation in feminine terms, as the ultimate "gift" from one woman to another. Sex Cells shows how the gendered framing of paid donation, as either a job or a gift, not only influences the structure of the market, but also profoundly affects the individuals whose genetic material is being purchased.
How can we account for the fact that women are twice as likely as men to experience protracted sadness, apathy, low self-esteem and other symptoms of depression?
There is an alternative to 12-step! Eliminate or reduce any type of addictive behavior with the new second edition of this practical and effective workbook. Treats addictions "as a whole," rather than dealing separately with each issue (e. g. , drinking, smoking, overeating, gambling. . . ). Dr. Horvath's rational approach is based on scientifically validated methods and emphasizes taking responsibility for your actions, without requiring an allegiance to a "higher power. " Teaches readers about consequences (and even possible benefits) of addictive behavior, alternative coping methods, choice, understanding and coping with urges, building a new lifestyle, preventing relapse. Includes dozens of exercises, self-study questions, guidelines for individual change plans.
Think you know your own body? Think again. The author takes us from the morning arousal of the senses, through the day, to the reverie of sleep and dreams, on a fascinating exploration.
Marks (former senior research fellow, history of 20th-century medicine, Imperial College) traces the origins of the pill to the Mexican yam plant, the American organic chemist, Russell Marker, and to scientists fleeing Europe for America during WWII. According to Marks, the novelty of the pill that it was separated in time from intercourse, that women could use it secretly, and that it molded perceptions that women were to take responsibility for birth control set the standards for forms of contraception that followed. The pill, one of the most investigated drugs in history, has been blamed as a creation by males to control females and use them as test subjects. But, says Marks, "This criticism not only ignores the historical context in which the pill was developed" but also the fact that "the research on the pill was both initiated and funded by women." Marks's research, partly based on new primary sources and oral interviews with key figures in the pill's history, yields an academic history with popular aspirations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Who are the men committing the rising number of serial homicides in the U.S. -- and why do they kill? The increase in these violent crimes over the past decade has created an urgent need for more and better information about these men: their crime scene patterns, violent acts, and above all, their motivations for committing these shocking and repetitive murders. This authoritative book represents the data, findings, and implications of a long-term F.B.I.-sponsored study of serial sex killers. Specially trained F.B.I. agents examined thirty-six convicted, incarcerated sexual murderers to build a valuable new bank of information which reveals the world of the serial sexual killer in both quantitative and qualitative detail. Data was obtained from official psychiatric and criminal records, court transcripts, and prison reports, as well as from extensive interviews with the offenders themselves. Featured in this book is detailed information on the F.B.I.'s recently developed Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (VICAP) and a sample of an actual VICAP Crime Analysis Report Form.
This book, based on first-hand accounts, takes a close look at questions of identity, relationships, sex, love, parenting and abuse, and demolishes the taboo around disability and sex.
This book is for people with disabilities, activists, care providers, health professionals, academicians, researchers, and policy makers to take the work of affirming the sexual and reproductive rights of people with disabilities forward.
The Sexy Years: Discover the Hormone Connection: The Secret to Fabulous Sex, Great Health, and Vitality, For Women and Menby Suzanne Somers Robert A. Greene
An enlightening exploration of hormone replacement for both men and women
Offers insight and hope. Graphically detailed horror story of abuse in Section One (free download), denial and decades of acting out, and recovery. A new life awaits you. The print copy contained many spelling and grammatical errors. These had to be left intact following copyright rules.
On a sunny fall afternoon in 1988, Jon Sarkin was playing golf when, without a whisper of warning, his life changed forever. As he bent down to pick up his golf ball, something strange and massive happened inside his head; part of his brain seemed to unhinge, to split apart and float away. For an utterly inexplicable reason, a tiny blood vessel, thin as a thread, deep inside the folds of his gray matter had suddenly shifted ever so slightly, rubbing up against his acoustic nerve. Any noise now caused him excruciating pain. After months of seeking treatment to no avail, in desperation Sarkin resorted to radical deep-brain surgery, which seemed to go well until during recovery his brain began to bleed and he suffered a major stroke. When he awoke, he was a different man. Before the stroke, he was a calm, disciplined chiropractor, a happily married husband and father of a newborn son. Now he was transformed into a volatile and wildly exuberant obsessive, seized by a manic desire to create art, devoting virtually all his waking hours to furiously drawing, painting, and writing poems and letters to himself, strangely detached from his wife and child, and unable to return to his normal working life. His sense of self had been shattered, his intellect intact but his way of being drastically altered. His art became a relentless quest for the right words and pictures to unlock the secrets of how to live this strange new life. And what was even stranger was that he remembered his former self. In a beautifully crafted narrative, award-winning journalist and Pulitzer Prize finalist Amy Ellis Nutt interweaves Sarkin's remarkable story with a fascinating tour of the history of and latest findings in neuroscience and evolution that illuminate how the brain produces, from its web of billions of neurons and chaos of liquid electrical pulses, the richness of human experience that makes us who we are. Nutt brings vividly to life pivotal moments of discovery in neuroscience, from the shocking "rebirth" of a young girl hanged in 1650 to the first autopsy of an autistic savant's brain, and the extraordinary true stories of people whose personalities and cognitive abilities were dramatically altered by brain trauma, often in shocking ways. Probing recent revelations about the workings of creativity in the brain and the role of art in the evolution of human intelligence, she reveals how Jon Sarkin's obsessive need to create mirrors the earliest function of art in the brain. Introducing major findings about how our sense of self transcends the bounds of our own bodies, she explores how it is that the brain generates an individual "self" and how, if damage to our brains can so alter who we are, we can nonetheless be said to have a soul. For Jon Sarkin, with his personality and sense of self permanently altered, making art became his bridge back to life, a means of reassembling from the shards of his former self a new man who could rejoin his family and fashion a viable life. He is now an acclaimed artist who exhibits at some of the country's most prestigious venues, as well as a devoted husband to his wife, Kim, and father to their three children. At once wrenching and inspiring, this is a story of the remarkable human capacity to overcome the most daunting obstacles and of the extraordinary workings of the human mind.
Combining elements of Andrew Weil's SPONTANEOUS HEALING and Carolyn Myss's ANATOMY OF THE SPIRIT with a concept all its own, Alberto Villoldo's remarkable book, Shaman, Healer, Sage demonstrates the healing power of energy medicine - a tradition practised in the Americas for more than 5,000 years - which is finally being recognized today by the medical establishment. As he explores such subjects as the Luminous Energy Field that surrounds our bodies, Villoldo shows us how, by learning to see and influence the imprints of disease on this aura of energy, we can discover not only how to heal ourselves and others, but prevent illness as well. Here too, he explores the subject of life beyond death, navigating this unseen world with the knowledge of a scientist and the wisdom of a shamanic healer. Classically trained as a medical anthropologist and a foremost teacher of the shamanic techniques of the Inkas, among whose descendants he has studied for more than twenty-five years, Villoldo weaves together a host of illuminating stories and exercises to provide an accessible, practical, and revolutionary programme of healing.
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