Category Archives: Mental Health

Familicidal Hearts: The Emotional Styles of 211 Killers (Interpersonal Violence)

Oscar, physically and sexually abusive, stabbed his partner and two stepdaughters to death, buried the bodies, and fled the state with his two younger children. Paul, a respected investment banker, donned a Halloween mask and shot his wife and two … Continue reading

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Endocrine Psychiatry: Solving the Riddle of Melancholia

The riddle of melancholia has stumped generations of doctors. It is a serious depressive illness that often leads to suicide and premature death. The disease’s link to biology has been intensively studied. Unlike almost any other psychiatric disorder, melancholia sufferers … Continue reading

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Social Anxiety and Social Phobia in Youth: Characteristics, Assessment, and Psychological Treatment (Series in Anxiety and Related Disorders)

The youngster who won’t talk to anyone. The child who avoids social and extracurricular activities. The teenager who has trouble performing before others. Many children experience social anxiety in certain settings. Some, however, perhaps as many as 4%, experience a … Continue reading

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Using Time, Not Doing Time: Practitioner Perspectives on Personality Disorder and Risk (The Wiley Series in Personality Disorders)

This book offers a wide variety of health care professionals an invaluable and long-awaited resource for the proper assessment, treatment, and management of personality disordered individuals. Addresses clinical practice issues related to the understanding, assessment and treatment of people who … Continue reading

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The Emperor’s New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth

Do antidepressants work? Of course?everyone knows it. Like his colleagues, Irving Kirsch, a researcher and clinical psychologist, for years referred patients to psychiatrists to have their depression treated with drugs before deciding to investigate for himself just how effective the … Continue reading

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Personality: What Makes You the Way You Are

It is one of the great mysteries of human nature. Why are some people worriers, and others wanderers? Why are some people so easy-going and laid-back, while others are always looking for a fight? Written by Daniel Nettle–author of the … Continue reading

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The Depression Answer Book: Professional Answers to More than 275 Critical Questions About Medication, Therapy, Support, and More

Depression affects 14.8 million American adults every year. How do I know if my sadness is actually depression? What conditions often coexist with depression? How can I help a family member or friend who is depressed? Depression is not merely … Continue reading

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Trauma and Physical Health: Understanding the effects of extreme stress and of psychological harm

Trauma research and clinical practice have taught us much about the widespread problems of child maltreatment, partner violence, and sexual assault. Numerous investigations have documented links between such trauma exposure and long-term negative mental health consequences. As we learn more … Continue reading

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Music that works: Contributions of biology, neurophysiology, psychology, sociology, medicine and musicology

Many different disciplines are analyzing the impact of music today. How and why this ancient cultural asset molds, empowers and makes use of us can only become apparent in a synopsis and exchange involving scientific research. With this perspective as … Continue reading

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The Encyclopedia of Trauma and Traumatic Stress Disorders (Facts on File Library of Health and Living)

Given the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the steady stream of terror bombings and mass shootings, it seems that a title on trauma and related disorders would have an audience wanting to understand more about the … Continue reading

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