Psychology - Mental Illness

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The Sociopath Next Door

Martha Stout

Who is the devil you know? Is it your lying, cheating ex-husband?Your sadistic high school gym teacher?Your boss who loves to humiliate people in meetings?The colleague who stole your idea and passed it off as her own?In the pages of ...

Published: Mar 2006

The Myth of Sanity: Divided Conscious...

Martha Stout

Why does a gifted psychiatrist suddenly begin to torment his own beloved wife? How can a ninety-pound woman carry a massive air conditioner to the second floor of her home, install it in a window unassisted, and then not remember how ...

Published: Jan 2001

The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases...

Darby Penney

“The Lives They Left Behind is a deeply moving testament to the human side of mental illness, and of the narrow margin which so often separates the sane from the mad.  It is a remarkable portrait, too, of the life of a psychiatric ...

Published: Jan 2009

Mad House: Growing Up in the Shadow o...

Clea Simon

In classic books such as Girl, Interrupted and When Rabbit Howls, the mentally ill depict their own harrowing worlds. In Mad House we have an account of the devastating effects of mental illness on the lives of those who share their w...

Published: May 1998

Shame & Guilt: Masters of Disguise

Jane Middelton-Moz

"It is my feeling that debilitating shame and guilt are at the root of all dysfunctions in families," says Jane Middelton-Moz.A few common characteristics of adults shamed in childhood:You may suffer extreme shyness, embarrassment and...

Published: Sep 1990

One by One; Portraits of Mental Illne...

Londa B

Author Londa B. invites you to travel through the difficult pathways of the mentally ill, their loved ones, as well as their caretakers. One by One, each character will tell his or her story in regards to their mental disability. Auth...

Published: Apr 2008

Odysseus in America: Combat Trauma an...

Jonathan Shay

In this ambitious follow-up to Achilles in Vietnam, Dr. Jonathan Shay uses the Odyssey, the story of a soldier's homecoming, to illuminate the pitfalls that trap many veterans on the road back to civilian life. Seamlessly combining im...

Published: Nov 2003

Mad in America: Bad Science, Bad Medi...

Robert Whitaker

Schizophrenics in the United States currently fare worse than patients in the world's poorest countries. In Mad in America, medical journalist Robert Whitaker argues that modern treatments for the severely mentally ill are just old me...

Published: May 2010

Gracefully Insane: Life and Death Ins...

Alex Beam

Its landscaped ground, chosen by Frederick Law Olmsted and dotted with Tudor mansions, could belong to a New England prep school. There are no fences, no guards, no locked gates. But McLean Hospital is a mental institution-one of the ...

Published: Jan 2003

Break the Bipolar Cycle

Xavier Amador

Take control of your symptoms--and take charge of your lifeIf you're dealing with bipolar disorder, you already know that it’s more than a cycle of “ups” and “downs.” You may also have difficulty with depression and irritabi...

Published: Nov 2007

The Science of Evil: On Empathy and t...

Simon Baron-Cohen

orderline personality disorder, autism, narcissism, psychosis, Asperger's: All of these syndromes have one thing in common--lack of empathy. In some cases, this absence can be dangerous, but in others it can simply mean a different wa...

Published: Sep 2012

The Essential Anatomy of Melancholy

Robert Burton

One of the richest, most inexhaustible books in the English language,The Anatomy of Melancholy is an elaborately systematized medical treatise dealing with various morbid mental states — their causes, symptoms, and cures — as wel...

Published: May 2002

They Say You're Crazy: How The World'...

Paula J. Caplan

How are decisions made about who is normal? As a former consultant to those who construct the “bible of the mental-health professions,” the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), Paula Caplan offers and inside...

Published: Mar 1996

The Dark Side of Innocence: Growing U...

Terri Cheney

The New York Times bestselling author blends a pitch-perfect childlike voice with keen adult observation as she shares her heartrending, groundbreaking insider’s look into the fascinating and frightening world of childhood bipolar d...

Published: Mar 2012


Ken Dychtwald

Beginning to curl corners only flaw. No markings.

Published: Apr 1986

Mental Illness and Psychology

Michel Foucault

This seminal early work of Foucault is indispensable to understanding his development as a thinker. Written in 1954 and revised in 1962, Mental Illness and Psychology delineates the shift that occurred in Foucault's thought during thi...

Published: Aug 2010

Reality Therapy: A New Approach to Ps...

William Glasser

Glasser's classic bestseller, with more than 500,000 copies sold, examines his alternative to Freudian psychoanalytic procedures, explains the procedure, contrasts it to conventional treatment, and describes different individual cases...

Published: Nov 1989

Crazy Love: Dealing with Your Partner...

W. Brad Johnson

Sheds light on the odd but surprisingly common disorders of personality. Psychologists Johnson and Murray tell us why so many of us are attracted to personality disordered partners, and offer strategies for detecting and avoidin...

Published: Apr 2007


Janet Malcolm

Through an intensive study of "Aaron Green," a Freudian analyst in New York City, New Yorker writer Janet Malcolm reveals the inner workings of psychoanalysis.

Published: Sep 1982

Search for the Real Self: Unmasking t...

James F. Masterson

Personality disorders - borderline, narcissistic and schizoid - have become the classic psychological disorders of our age. Outwardly successful, charming and powerful, personality-disordered individuals have long confounded their col...

Published: Mar 1990

Children of Trauma: Rediscovering You...

Jane Middelton-Moz

Imagine what it would be like to become the healthiest person you could be..... This is the inherent right of each individual but when lingering emotional trauma from our childhood blocks the normal developmental process, we get st...

Published: Jun 1989

In Sickness and in Mental Health: Liv...

Diane Mintz

"In Sickness and in Mental Health" is a personal journey through the madness of living with mental illness and the uncommon discovery to the road back to health. Author Diane Mintz shares her terrifying experience with bipol...

Published: Sep 2013

Jemma's Journey: This thoughtfully wr...

Janet Peters

This illustrated picture book, has been thoughtfully written by a psychologist, to help children who have a parent with mental health issues.

Published: Nov 2013

Nutrition and Mental Illness: An Orth...

Carl Curt Pfeiffer

Believing that drugs and psychoanalysis were not always the best course of treatment for a variety of mental illnesses, Dr. Carl Pfeiffer began an extensive program of research into the causes and treatment of mental illness, and in 1...

Published: Apr 1988

Madness: A Very Short Introduction

Andrew Scull

Madness is something that frightens and fascinates us all. It is a word with which we are universally familiar, and a condition that haunts the human imagination. In this Very Short Introduction, Andrew Scull provides a provocative an...

Published: Sep 2011

Is There No Place on Earth for Me?

Susan Sheehan

This renowned journalist's classic Pulitzer Prize winning investigation of schizophrenia—now reissued with a new postscript—follows a flamboyant and fiercely intelligent young woman as she struggles in the throes of mental illness...

Published: Dec 2013

What is Autism?: Understanding Life w...

Chantal Sicile-Kira

International autism advocate and bestselling author Chantal Sicile-Kira provides this simple, concise explanation of one of the most prevalent disorders in America.Each year, 1 in every 100 children in America are diagnosed with auti...

Published: Apr 2012

Insanity Offense

Fuller Torrey

"Vital for all working in the mental health field . . . . Fascinating reading for anyone." —ChoiceE. Fuller Torrey, the author of the definitive guides to schizophrenia and manic depression, chronicles a disastrous swing i...

Published: Jan 2012

Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of t...

Ethan Watters

The most devastating consequence of the spread of American culture across the globe has not been our golden arches or our bomb craters, but our bulldozing of the human psyche itself. American-style depression, post-traumatic stress di...

Published: May 2011

Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets...

Robert Whitaker

In this astonishing and startling book, award-winning science and history writer Robert Whitaker investigates a medical mystery: Why has the number of disabled mentally ill in the United States tripled over the past two decades? Every...

Published: Aug 2011
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