Blame My Brain

Nicola Morgan's accessible and humourous examination of the ups and downs of the teenage brain deals with powerful emotions, the need for more sleep, the urge to take risks, the difference between genders, the reasons behind addiction and ...

Author: Nicola Morgan

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781406346930

Category: Adolescent psychology

Page: 208

View: 949

Nicola Morgan's accessible and humourous examination of the ups and downs of the teenage brain deals with powerful emotions, the need for more sleep, the urge to take risks, the difference between genders, the reasons behind addiction and depression, and what lies ahead.

Blame It on the Brain

Discusses Alzheimer's disease and dementia, head injury, depression, attention deficit disorder, homosexuality, and alcoholism.

Author: Edward T. Welch

Publisher: Presbyterian & Reformed Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780875526027

Category: Medical

Page: 204

View: 273

Discusses Alzheimer's disease and dementia, head injury, depression, attention deficit disorder, homosexuality, and alcoholism.

The Teenage Guide to Friends

Now The Teenage Guide to Friends - written for teenagers but essential for adults who want to understand - tackles the all-important subject of teen friendships.

Author: Nicola Morgan

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781406369779

Category: Friendship

Page: 208

View: 654

A comprehensive guide to teenage friendships, by award-winning author and well-being expert Nicola Morgan. Essential reading for teenagers and the adults who care about them. Nicola Morgan is an established expert on the teenage brain and adolescent stress, known for her engaging, clear style. She is author of the internationally renowned Blame My Brain: The Amazing Teenage Brain Revealed (shortlisted for the Aventis prize for science) and The Teenage Guide to Stress (winner of the School Library Association Award 2015, with both the judges' and readers' awards). Now The Teenage Guide to Friends - written for teenagers but essential for adults who want to understand - tackles the all-important subject of teen friendships. Contents include a section on making friends, keeping friendships strong, and what happens when they break down - as well as a look at online friendships, cyber-bullying, toxic friendships and frenemies, and empathy. There is also a section on personality types - introverts and extroverts - and quizzes to help you discover what sort of person you are, how you relate to others and how to deal with difficult situations. Complete with a list of helpful resources in the back.

The Teenage Guide to Life Online

This is a book for families to share: a way for teenagers, their parents and carers to inform themselves about the many advantages and risks of life online.

Author: Nicola Morgan

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781406377903

Category: Cyberbullying

Page: 192

View: 979

"Award-winning author Nicola Morgan provides a balanced and well-researched look at what happens to us all, young and old, when we spend time on our screens; the wonderful positives and worrying negatives. This book will empower you to take control of your time online- to keep it from controlling you!"--Back cover.

Why The Brain Matters

more suitable for secondary school age pupils, though older primary pupils may
also rise to the challenge of some of the technical language and ... Blame My
Brain We have already encountered Nicola Morgan's Blame My Brain in Chapter
1.

Author: Jon Tibke

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526479095

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 607

Educational neuroscience is one of the most hotly debated areas of research and is often misrepresented with grand claims for what it means for teaching and learning. Is each side of the brain responsible for different types of mental activity? Can listening to Mozart improve long-term brain function? Can neuroscience help with reading, or student motivation? In this book, teacher, education consultant and researcher Jon Tibke fact-checks prevailing 'neuromyths' by shining a light on what scientific research is truly relevant for the classroom and exploring the current limits of our understanding. Evidence-informed and complemented by thought-provoking practical tasks, this book will challenge readers to think critically about the human body's most complex organ.

Positively Teenage

The media so often portray adolescence negatively but this book shows you how to approach these years far more positively so that you can really flourish and be in control.

Author: Nicola Morgan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1445158930

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 165

Positively Teenage gives you tools to approach your teenage years with optimism and understanding and to develop real wellbeing for life. The media so often portray adolescence negatively but this book shows you how to approach these years far more positively so that you can really flourish and be in control. You'll find simple strategies to develop a positive attitude, growth mindset, self-understanding, determination and resilience and you'll see how those strengths will help you cope with any challenges, enjoy life and achieve your potential. Full of practical, proven strategies for physical and mental health, Positively Teenage will show you lots of ways to flourish physically and mentally - from doing things you enjoy to learning new skills; looking after your diet, exercise and attitude to being healthy online; getting great sleep to understanding your personality - allowing you to take control of many areas of your life. With these new strengths and skills, you can survive any storms and thrive on the challenges of your exciting life. Scattered throughout are POSITIVE BOOSTS: quick ideas for actions you can take to build positivity and well-being. Add them into your life and use your imagination and your new understanding to invent others. Positively Teenage gives you the power to let yourself flourish, achieve and be who you want to be. Use your powers well! Be truly, positively, teenage! Stand tall, stretch your arms wide, take a deep breath and say, loudly (or in your head), 'I can do this!' "Nicola Morgan has that rare gift of being able to communicate science and make it fun." Professor Simon Baron Cohen, University of Cambridge

Fleshmarket

It is Edinburgh, 1822, and young Robbie is eight years old when he witnesses his mother's pain and subsequent death from an operation - without anaesthetic - to remove a tumour from her breast at the hands of Dr Knox.

Author: Nicola Morgan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444932284

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 812

It is Edinburgh, 1822, and young Robbie is eight years old when he witnesses his mother's pain and subsequent death from an operation - without anaesthetic - to remove a tumour from her breast at the hands of Dr Knox. Haunted by this terrible event, Robbie, his hapless father and baby sister Essie attempt to move on with their lives. But when Robbie's father loses all their money and disappears, Robbie is left to look after himself and his sister in the Edinburgh slums. Somehow he falls in with Burke and Hare, the two men whom Knox employs to 'collect' bodies for medical research. Robbie sees a way to avenge his mother's death. Convincing himself that Knox is having people killed for him to experiment on, Robbie eventually confronts him. But Robbie comes to realise that for all his hard-heartedness and corrupt methods, Knox's motives are ultimately for the good: to improve surgical conditions, and operate on patients with the greatest speed and therefore minimum risk. Robbie eventually trains to be a surgeon, finally giving meaning to his mother's tragic death.

Positively Teen

Breezy and compassionate, Positively Teen teaches teens how to approach their adolescent years with optimism and understanding, giving them the skills they need to develop long-term well-being.

Author: Nicola Morgan

Publisher: Poppy

ISBN: 9780316528887

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 915

An uplifting and optimistic guide to navigating the ups and downs of teen years and preparing for adulthood. Author Nicola Morgan is an international expert on teen development and mental health. During her talks to parents of pre-teens, she immediately sensed two overriding emotions: fear and pessimism. Parents were worried about their children becoming teenagers, assuming that it would be a negative experience. Not only is that a sad outlook on the teenage experience--it doesn't have to be true! Breezy and compassionate, Positively Teen teaches teens how to approach their adolescent years with optimism and understanding, giving them the skills they need to develop long-term well-being. Full of practical, proven strategies, it includes advice on how to flourish both physically and mentally--from learning to do things you enjoy, to understanding how to look after your diet, exercise and attitude, to understanding your personality. With these strengths and skills in hand, teens will learn to weather any storm and thrive on the challenges of this time in their lives.

The Man Who Couldn t Stop

Some scans find differences in the ratio of grey (functional) to white (supporting)
brain tissue. Some of ... illness like to blame the brain, not the mind, as it implies
that their problem lies beyond their consciousness and so beyond their control.

Author: David Adam

Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books

ISBN: 0374710511

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

View: 304

An intimate look at the power of intrusive thoughts, how our brains can turn against us, and living with obsessive compulsive disorder Have you ever had a strange urge to jump from a tall building or steer your car into oncoming traffic? You are not alone. In this captivating fusion of science, history, and personal memoir, David Adam explores the weird thoughts that exist within every mind, and how they drive millions of us toward obsession and compulsion. Adam, an editor at Nature and an accomplished science writer, has suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder for twenty years, and The Man Who Couldn't Stop is his unflinchingly honest attempt to understand the condition and his experiences. What might lead an Ethiopian schoolgirl to eat a wall of her house, piece by piece, or a pair of brothers to die beneath an avalanche of household junk that they had compulsively hoarded? At what point does a harmless idea, a snowflake in a clear summer sky, become a blinding blizzard of unwanted thoughts? Drawing on the latest research on the brain, as well as historical accounts of patients and their treatments, this is a book that will challenge the way you think about what is normal and what is mental illness. Told with fierce clarity, humor, and urgent lyricism, this extraordinary book is both the haunting story of a personal nightmare and a fascinating doorway into the darkest corners of our minds.

Loving with the Brain in Mind Neurobiology and Couple Therapy Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

that allow couples to use their plastic brains to develop relational plasticity. ...
Carol Dweck shares the following anecdote about the blame game in her own
relationship: “As a legacy of my fixed mindset, I still have an irresistible urge to
defend ...

Author: Mona DeKoven Fishbane

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393709116

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 585

Facilitating change in couple therapy by understanding how the brain works to maintain—and break—old habits. Human brains and behavior are shaped by genetic predispositions and early experience. But we are not doomed by our genes or our past. Neuroscientific discoveries of the last decade have provided an optimistic and revolutionary view of adult brain function: People can change. This revelation about neuroplasticity offers hope to therapists and to couples seeking to improve their relationship. Loving With the Brain in Mind explores ways to help couples become proactive in revitalizing their relationship. It offers an in-depth understanding of the heartbreaking dynamics in unhappy couples and the healthy dynamics of couples who are flourishing. Sharing her extensive clinical experience and an integrative perspective informed by neuroscience and relationship science, Mona Fishbane gives us insight into the neurobiology underlying couples’ dances of reactivity. Readers will learn how partners become reactive and emotionally dysregulated with each other, and what is going on in their brains when they do. Clear and compelling discussions are included of the neurobiology of empathy and how empathy and selfregulation can be learned. Understanding neurobiology, explains Fishbane, can transform your clinical practice with couples and help you hone effective therapeutic interventions. This book aims to empower therapists— and the couples they treat—as they work to change interpersonal dynamics that drive them apart. Understanding how the brain works can inform the therapist’s theory of relationships, development, and change. And therapists can offer clients “neuroeducation” about their own reactivity and relationship distress and their potential for personal and relational growth. A gifted clinician and a particularly talented neuroscience writer, Dr. Fishbane presents complex material in an understandable and engaging manner. By anchoring her work in clinical cases, she never loses sight of the people behind the science.

Agents In My Brain

But specifically I felt it was the stress due to my dad's behavior. Dr. Kelly returned
to his mute stance of failing to give information about the genetic aspect of it, the
symptoms to watch for, or all the appropriate drugs. I continued to blame my ...

Author: Bill Hannon

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812697871

Category: Psychology

Page: 258

View: 842

What is it like to be at the mercy of biochemical agents in your brain that make you think you are working in league with secret agents? In Agents in My Brain, Bill Hannon guides you into a world in which crossword puzzles are coded messages from the CIA and a scrap of masking tape on your car windshield means that your conversations are being monitored. Never before has anyone described the bizarre though processes of a manic-depressive so clearly. Hannon shares glimpses of his life as a happy, well-adjusted high school student with many friends, a member of the high school swim team, then as a young man going off to college and wondering what he should tell his roommates and potential girlfriends about the unpredictable behavior brought on by his illness. In this authentic, gutsy, sometimes humorous, first-person account of surviving manic depression, one that hasn't been prettified or romaticized, Hannon tells what is ultimately a success story. He describes how he eventually finds a competent doctor who prescribes medications that help prevent mania and depression with minimal side-effects.

This Is My Brain in Love

My. Brain. on. Summer. Vacation. WILL It's the last day before summer vacation,
and I may be the only one at St. Agnes High School who's apprehensive about ...
have a headline, and the worst thing about it is that I have only myself to blame.

Author: I. W. Gregorio

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 031642384X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 384

View: 340

Told in dual narrative, This Is My Brain in Love is a stunning YA contemporary romance, exploring mental health, race and, ultimately, self-acceptance, for fans of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter and Emergency Contact. Jocelyn Wu has just three wishes for her junior year: To make it through without dying of boredom, to direct a short film with her BFF Priya Venkatram, and to get at least two months into the year without being compared to or confused with Peggy Chang, the only other Chinese girl in her grade. Will Domenici has two goals: to find a paying summer internship, and to prove he has what it takes to become an editor on his school paper. Then Jocelyn's father tells her their family restaurant may be going under, and all wishes are off. Because her dad has the marketing skills of a dumpling, it's up to Jocelyn and her unlikely new employee, Will, to bring A-Plus Chinese Garden into the 21st century (or, at least, to Facebook). What starts off as a rocky partnership soon grows into something more. But family prejudices and the uncertain future of A-Plus threaten to keep Will and Jocelyn apart. It will take everything they have and more, to save the family restaurant and their budding romance.

Daydreams and Diaries

Blame. It. on. the. Brain. Tumor. Obviously there is nothing humorous about a
brain tumor right? One would think so, but for Taylor the brain tumor did have
some amusing benefits; it became her catchall excuse for her mistakes, and even
her ...

Author: Taylor Black

Publisher: Untreed Reads

ISBN: 1611871298

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 148

View: 453

Entries from the diaries of high school senior Taylor Black, augmented by narrative by her father, Tim Black, detail how she coped as a brain cancer patient and grew as a person through her illness.

Excuse Me My Brains Have Stepped Out

I now, officially, have a tube running from my brain to my stomach. ... falls short or
turns out differently, we forget about questioning our expectations and instead
run head-on to blame the factors, that we think, contributed to the outcome. And
so ...

Author: Pandora Poikilos

Publisher: Heart Press

ISBN: 0983197873

Category:

Page: 220

View: 645


Emotions

People who are mentally healthy can realize their potential, cope with the normal
stresses of life, work productively and fruitfully, and make a contribution to their
community. ... Find out more Books Blame My Brain: The Amazing Teenage. 59.

Author: Richard Spilsbury

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1406250228

Category: Emotions

Page: 64

View: 770

This thought-provoking series looks at how our bodies change as we grow and get older, and how that affects the way we live and things we need. It also looks at how everyone experiences emotions every day. Some emotions are simple feelings about things that happen, such as excitement at a live concert.

Manual of the Core Value Workshop

Blame v . Responsibility You cannot blame and find good solutions at the same
time . You must choose between blame and making things better . Blame comes
from the limbic system or child brain . ( Toddlers blame because they don't know
 ...

Author: Steven Stosny

Publisher: Steven Stosny

ISBN: 9780974439013

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 126

View: 180

Designed for family abusers or people on the path of becoming abusers, this innovative treatment uses compassion for self and loved ones as an incompatible response to the motivation to control and abuse. One of the most effective treatments in the world, its theoretical and empirical foundations, and research evaluation are presented in the director's book, Treating Attachment Abuse: A Compassionate Approach, published by Springer.

How to Survive Having a Crush

... Look and Feel Mark Victor Hansen (Vermilion, 1999) Fantastic by Alice Hart-
Davis (Walker, 2012) The Rough Guide to Girl Stu by Kaz Cooke Blame My
Brain by Nicola Morgan (Rough Guides, 2009) (Walker, 2007) The Smart Girl's
Guide ...

Author: Lisa Miles

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1477707123

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 568

Every teen girl comes to a point in her life where she begins to develop crushes. And that's the easy part. This quirky, colorful, informative, and fun guide on navigating the sometimes tricky situation of dealing with crushes is a must read for every teen girl. The engaging photos and sparkling humor make this volume stand out among similar guides, covering "what to do when it works out," "what do to when it doesn't," and everything in between. It also includes some first-person quotes from real teenage girls and sidebars that address various situations.

How to Survive Dating

... Look and Feel The Girls' Guide to Guys: Straight Talk for Teens Fantastic by
Alice Hart-Davis (Walker, 2012) on Flirting, Dating, Breaking Up, Making Up &
Finding True Love by Julie Taylor (Three Blame My Brain by Nicola Morgan (
Walker, ...

Author: Lisa Miles

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1477707115

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 342

Readers get the truth about dating in this frank and insightful volume, including real-life experiences and guidance about determining whether an individual is ready to date. Tips are given on how to handle peer pressure, what to do when feelings change about friends, how to handle flirting, how to read body language, what to do when one is asked out and on the first date and beyond, what to do about other friendships once you are dating, how to talk to parents, and what to do when a relationship ends. Additional suggestions for dealing with specific dating situations are offered in sidebars and fact boxes.

Sex in the Brain

Our brains. Yet there is surprisingly little research into the ways our brains influence our sex drive. Extraordinary insights into how the brain works can be gained when something goes wrong through brain injury or disease.

Author: Amee Baird

Publisher: NewSouth

ISBN: 174224453X

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 172

What controls our sex lives? Our brains. Yet there is surprisingly little research into the ways our brains influence our sex drive. Extraordinary insights into how the brain works can be gained when something goes wrong through brain injury or disease. In Sex in the Brain, clinical neuropsychologist Dr Amee Baird takes readers on an entertaining and informative tour of the sexiest bits of the human brain. Spiced with real case studies, the book reveals pathologies no longer hidden in medical journals or the bedrooms of people whose sex lives are undergoing dramatic change, for better and worse. In the style of popular neurology guru Oliver Sacks, Baird captures the humanity and complexity of patients, even when their neurological challenges have rendered them permanently or temporarily unlikeable. Drawing from true stories, this revealing and sometimes heartbreaking book unfolds a better understanding of the links between brain function and our sexual selves. 'The taboo on talking about changes in sex drive and sexual behaviours following brain damage is over! Neuropsychologist Amee Baird’s engaging case studies exploring this topic will move as well as educate the general reader, and inspire professionals to incorporate this central human need into their patient assessments and treatments.' — Jenni Ogden, author of Fractured Minds and Trouble in Mind

Brain on Fire

A bulging area nearby, the pons, plays an important role in the control of facial
expressions, so it made sense that my symptoms might be coming from this area.
Still, it's hard to lay blame. Many areas of the brain are also involved with these ...

Author: Susannah Cahalan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451621396

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 501

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING CHLOË GRACE MORETZ An award-winning memoir and instant New York Times bestseller that goes far beyond its riveting medical mystery, Brain on Fire is the powerful account of one woman’s struggle to recapture her identity. When twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a hospital room, strapped to her bed and unable to move or speak, she had no memory of how she’d gotten there. Days earlier, she had been on the threshold of a new, adult life: at the beginning of her first serious relationship and a promising career at a major New York newspaper. Now she was labeled violent, psychotic, a flight risk. What happened? In a swift and breathtaking narrative, Susannah tells the astonishing true story of her descent into madness, her family’s inspiring faith in her, and the lifesaving diagnosis that nearly didn’t happen. “A fascinating look at the disease that...could have cost this vibrant, vital young woman her life” (People), Brain on Fire is an unforgettable exploration of memory and identity, faith and love, and a profoundly compelling tale of survival and perseverance that is destined to become a classic.