The End of Mental Illness

In The End of Mental Illness, Dr. Amen draws on the latest findings of neuroscience to challenge an outdated psychiatric paradigm and help readers take control and improve the health of their own brain, minimizing or reversing conditions ...

Author: Daniel G. Amen

Publisher: Tyndale Momentum

ISBN: 1496438159

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 448

View: 455

New hope for those suffering from conditions like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, addictions, PTSD, ADHD and more. Though incidence of these conditions is skyrocketing, for the past four decades standard treatment hasn't much changed, and success rates in treating them have barely improved, either. Meanwhile, the stigma of the "mental illness" label--damaging and devastating on its own--can often prevent sufferers from getting the help they need. Brain specialist and bestselling author Dr. Daniel Amen is on the forefront of a new movement within medicine and related disciplines that aims to change all that. In The End of Mental Illness, Dr. Amen draws on the latest findings of neuroscience to challenge an outdated psychiatric paradigm and help readers take control and improve the health of their own brain, minimizing or reversing conditions that may be preventing them from living a full and emotionally healthy life. The End of Mental Illness will help you discover: Why labeling someone as having a "mental illness" is not only inaccurate but harmful Why standard treatment may not have helped you or a loved one--and why diagnosing and treating you based on your symptoms alone so often misses the true cause of those symptoms and results in poor outcomes At least 100 simple things you can do yourself to heal your brain and prevent or reverse the problems that are making you feel sad, mad, or bad How to identify your "brain type" and what you can do to optimize your particular type Where to find the kind of health provider who understands and uses the new paradigm of brain health

The End of Mental IllnessThe End of Mental Illness

Brain specialist and bestselling author Dr. Daniel Amen is on the forefront of a new movement within medicine and related disciplines that aims to change all that.

Author: Daniel Amen

Publisher: Tyndale Momentum

ISBN: 9781496438164

Category: Health & Fitness

Page:

View: 879

PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY and USA TODAY BESTSELLER! New hope for those suffering from conditions like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, addictions, PTSD, ADHD and more. Though incidence of these conditions is skyrocketing, for the past four decades standard treatment hasn't much changed, and success rates in treating them have barely improved, either. Meanwhile, the stigma of the "mental illness" label--damaging and devastating on its own--can often prevent sufferers from getting the help they need. Brain specialist and bestselling author Dr. Daniel Amen is on the forefront of a new movement within medicine and related disciplines that aims to change all that. In The End of Mental Illness, Dr. Amen draws on the latest findings of neuroscience to challenge an outdated psychiatric paradigm and help readers take control and improve the health of their own brain, minimizing or reversing conditions that may be preventing them from living a full and emotionally healthy life. The End of Mental Illness will help you discover: Why labeling someone as having a "mental illness" is not only inaccurate but harmful Why standard treatment may not have helped you or a loved one--and why diagnosing and treating you based on your symptoms alone so often misses the true cause of those symptoms and results in poor outcomes At least 100 simple things you can do yourself to heal your brain and prevent or reverse the problems that are making you feel sad, mad, or bad How to identify your "brain type" and what you can do to optimize your particular type Where to find the kind of health provider who understands and uses the new paradigm of brain health

The Stigma of Mental Illness End of the Story

This book makes a highly innovative contribution to overcoming the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness – still the heaviest burden both for those afflicted and those caring for them.

Author: Wolfgang Gaebel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319278398

Category: Medical

Page: 656

View: 418

This book makes a highly innovative contribution to overcoming the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness – still the heaviest burden both for those afflicted and those caring for them. The scene is set by the presentation of different fundamental perspectives on the problem of stigma and discrimination by researchers, consumers, families, and human rights experts. Current knowledge and practice used in reducing stigma are then described, with information on the programmes adopted across the world and their utility, feasibility, and effectiveness. The core of the volume comprises descriptions of new approaches and innovative programmes specifically designed to overcome stigma and discrimination. In the closing part of the book, the editors – all respected experts in the field – summarize some of the most important evidence- and experience-based recommendations for future action to successfully rewrite the long and burdensome ‘story’ of mental illness stigma and discrimination.


Mental Health Mental Illness

Geared toward LPN/LVN students, the book's format reflects the nursing model and the shift of psychiatric nursing care from hospitals to community-based settings .

Author: Patricia D. Barry

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781731386

Category: Medical

Page: 512

View: 339

Now in its Seventh Edition, this psychiatric and mental health nursing text covers both care of patients with psychiatric disorders and the psychosocial aspects of physiological disorders. Geared toward LPN/LVN students, the book's format reflects the nursing model and the shift of psychiatric nursing care from hospitals to community-based settings . New content includes care planning and psychotropic drug monitoring and the DSM-IV-TR. Other features include an increased emphasis on com munication, and a family and resource support list that includes selec ted Web resources. End-of-chapter review questions allow the reader to balance knowledge-based, analysis and application questions. The Anci llary package consists of a printed Instructor's Manual and Test Bank on disk.

The Disordered Mind

Revised and updated throughout, this second edition includes new discussions of grief and psychopathy, the problems of the psychophysical basis of disorder, the nature of selfhood, and clarification of the relation between rationality and ...

Author: George Graham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415501245

Category: Philosophy

Page: 287

View: 312

The Disordered Mind: An Introduction to Philosophy of Mind and Mental Illness, second edition examines and explains, from a philosophical standpoint, what mental disorder is: its reality, causes, consequences, and more. It is also an outstanding introduction to philosophy of mind from the perspective of mental disorder. Revised and updated throughout, this second edition includes new discussions of grief and psychopathy, the problems of the psychophysical basis of disorder, the nature of selfhood, and clarification of the relation between rationality and mental disorder. Each chapter explores a central question or problem about mental disorder, including: what is mental disorder and can it be distinguished from neurological disorder? what roles should reference to psychological, cultural, and social factors play in the medical/scientific understanding of mental disorder? what makes mental disorders undesirable? Are they diseases? mental disorder and the mind–body problem is mental disorder a breakdown of rationality? What is a rational mind? addiction, responsibility and compulsion ethical dilemmas posed by mental disorder, including questions of dignity and self-respect. Each topic is clearly explained and placed in a clinical and philosophical context. Mental disorders discussed include clinical depression, dissociative identity disorder, anxiety, religious delusions, and paranoia. Several non-mental neurological disorders that possess psychological symptoms are also examined, including Alzheimer's disease, Down's syndrome, and Tourette's syndrome. Containing chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter, The Disordered Mind, second edition is a superb introduction to the philosophy of mental disorder for students of philosophy, psychology, psychiatry, and related mental health professions.

Schizophrenia

The book provides a welcome source of information and advice both for families of schizophrenics and those involved in caring for them.

Author: Ming T. Tsuang

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199600910

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 140

View: 779

Schizophrenia is one of the most traumatic psychiatric disorders, both for the affected person and their family. It also carries an unfortunate stigma and suffers from frequent misinterpretation by the popular media. The disorder usually manifests itself through significant periods of hallucinations, bizarre delusions, and disorganized behaviour, but the individuals who suffer from this brain disorder are not generally violent, and do have periods of remission. However it is often difficult for these individuals to maintain a regular lifestyle and relationships at home and at work, and many individuals with schizophrenia end up unable to live independently or, worse, homeless. This new edition in the popular Facts series provides a concise and up-to-date account of the underlying causes and symptoms of schizophrenia, as well as current theories about the disorder. The authors look at all the current treatment options, both medical and psychological, together with likelyside-effects and the problem of compliance with treatment. The role of the family and the community in caring for individuals with schizophrenia is also considered. The authors are experienced psychiatrists and psychologists with many years' experience in the treatment and study of schizophrenia. This book will provide a welcome source of information for individuals with schizophrenia, their family members, and those involved in caring for them.

The Brain Warrior s Way

But you can turn things around. The Brain Warrior's Way is a scientific program designed by Daniel and Tana Amen to help you master your brain and body for the rest of your life.

Author: Daniel G. Amen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101988479

Category: HEALTH & FITNESS

Page: 358

View: 940

When your brain works right, your body works right, and your decisions tend to be thoughtful and goal-directed. But when it's bombarded with things like fear mongering from the news media, advertisements for unhealthy foods, or technical gadgets that distract you from loved ones, you are more likely to make bad choices that can cause damage in your body. But you can turn things around. The Brain Warrior's Way is a scientific program designed by Daniel and Tana Amen to help you master your brain and body for the rest of your life.

Never Let Go

Combining Suzanne's honest personal experience with expert input from psychologists, this book provides parents with the methods and knowledge they need to support, shield and strengthen their child as they progress towards recovery.

Author: Suzanne Alderson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473580749

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 536

How to help your child with mental illness through partnering, not parenting. Never Let Go is a supportive and practical guide for parents looking after a child with a mental illness. Suzanne Alderson understands the agonising struggle of bringing a child back from the brink of suicide, having spent three years supporting her own daughter through recovery. Her method of ‘partnering, not parenting’ has now helped thousands of other parents through her charity, Parenting Mental Health. Combining Suzanne's honest personal experience with expert input from psychologists, this book provides parents with the methods and knowledge they need to support, shield and strengthen their child as they progress towards recovery. Chapters include a background to the mental health epidemic, why a new method of parenting is crucial, how to change your thinking about mental health and practical advice on solutions to daily problems including accepting the new normal, dealing with others, and looking after yourself as well as your child.

A Cause for Alarm

This book examines the many factors that contribute to limited access to treatment of mental illness, and lays out the costs resulting from this lack of access, both human and fiscal.

Author: Joseph Vanable

Publisher: DartFrog Plus

ISBN: 9781951490485

Category:

Page: 182

View: 597

When a person has a heart attack or stroke, the response is immediate: a 911 call, a rush to the hospital, with emergency treatment in the ambulance, and urgent efforts at the hospital to restore the health of the stricken person. In contrast, when someone is dealing with a serious mental illness, attempts to find help are more often than not met with intense frustration and limited success. When seeking an appointment with a psychiatrist, assuming one accepting new patients can be found, the response is often not unlike that associated with scheduling cosmetic surgery: "The first appointment that we have available is not until three weeks from now." The alternative is the local hospital's emergency room, but will there be a doctor there who has an adequate background in psychiatry? And if hospitalization is in fact the answer, is there a bed available at a suitable psychiatric facility? Roughly half of those living with mental illness end up not receiving any treatment at all, and, as a result, may wind up in jail or prison, or dead. The number of persons affected by serious mental illness is not trivial; its prevalence is even greater than many may realize. 1 in 10 people in the United States live with either clinical depression, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia. That amounts to more than 3,000,000 individuals! There is no question that it is imperative to treat a heart attack or stroke with urgency. But serious mental illness, even schizophrenia, is as treatable as cardiovascular disease; in some cases, such as with bipolar disorder, these illnesses are even more treatable than others that are taken much more seriously by society as a whole. This book examines the many factors that contribute to limited access to treatment of mental illness, and lays out the costs resulting from this lack of access, both human and fiscal. It is a jeremiad of the misconceptions about mental illness and the misguided public policies that contribute to this serious problem. It also provides some suggestions for how to begin solving it. The hope is that it will energize enough readers to do something about this deplorable situation, and to provide them with the wherewithal to accomplish this task.

Opioids in Mental Illness

... evidence for both a deficiency and an excess of endorphin activity in
schizophrenia . However , the reports of Kline et al . led us to predict that patients
would show improvement after B - END administration ; thus , we used a
onetailed test .

Author: New York Academy of Sciences

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780897661867

Category: Medical

Page: 512

View: 622


A Treatise on Nervous and Mental Diseases

To find the lower end of the fissure of Rolando, mark off a line from the
stephanion to the asterion, and another from the bregma to the external auditory
meatus, and the point of intersection of these two lines will be just over the lower
end of the ...

Author: Landon Carter Gray

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Mental illness

Page: 687

View: 735


Models of Mental Illness

The envisaged continuum stretches from the ideal of perfect mental health at the
positive end to severe mental illness at the negative end . The ideal of perfect
mental health coincides with the state of full self - actualization , which is also
only ...

Author: Thaddeus E. Weckowicz

Publisher: Springfield, Ill., U.S.A. : C.C. Thomas

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 396

View: 524


Psychiatric Neuroethics

This book will be of interest to a multidisciplinary audience, including psychiatrists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, philosophers, psychologists and legal theorists.

Author: Walter Glannon

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198758855

Category: Neurosciences

Page: 408

View: 147

Advances in psychiatric research and clinical psychiatry in the last 30 years have given rise to a host of new questions that lie at the intersection of psychiatry, neuroscience, philosophy and law. Such questions include: -Are psychiatric disorders diseases of the brain, caused by dysfunctional neural circuits and neurotransmitters? -What role do genes, neuro-endocrine, neuro-immune interactions and the environment play in the development of these disorders? -How do different explanations of the etiology and pathophysiology of mental illness influence diagnosis, prognosis and decisions about treatment? -Would it be rational for a person with a chronic treatment-resistant disorder to request euthanasia or assisted suicide to end their suffering? -Could psychiatric disorders be predicted and prevented? Psychiatric Neuroethics explores these questions in a comprehensive and systematic way, discussing the medical and philosophical implications of neuroscience and the Research Domain Criteria (RDoc) in the fields of psychiatry and mental health. It examines the extent to which circuit-based criteria can offer a satisfactory explanation of psychiatric disorders and how they compare with the symptom-based criteria of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSMV). This book will be of interest to a multidisciplinary audience, including psychiatrists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, philosophers, psychologists and legal theorists.

Nobody s Normal How Culture Created the Stigma of Mental Illness

Grinker infuses the book with the personal history of his family’s four generations of involvement in psychiatry, including his grandfather’s analysis with Sigmund Freud, his own daughter’s experience with autism, and culminating in ...

Author: Roy Richard Grinker

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393531651

Category: Psychology

Page: 448

View: 468

A compassionate and captivating examination of evolving attitudes toward mental illness throughout history and the fight to end the stigma. For centuries, scientists and society cast moral judgments on anyone deemed mentally ill, confining many to asylums. In Nobody’s Normal, anthropologist Roy Richard Grinker chronicles the progress and setbacks in the struggle against mental-illness stigma—from the eighteenth century, through America’s major wars, and into today’s high-tech economy. Nobody’s Normal argues that stigma is a social process that can be explained through cultural history, a process that began the moment we defined mental illness, that we learn from within our communities, and that we ultimately have the power to change. Though the legacies of shame and secrecy are still with us today, Grinker writes that we are at the cusp of ending the marginalization of the mentally ill. In the twenty-first century, mental illnesses are fast becoming a more accepted and visible part of human diversity. Grinker infuses the book with the personal history of his family’s four generations of involvement in psychiatry, including his grandfather’s analysis with Sigmund Freud, his own daughter’s experience with autism, and culminating in his research on neurodiversity. Drawing on cutting-edge science, historical archives, and cross-cultural research in Africa and Asia, Grinker takes readers on an international journey to discover the origins of, and variances in, our cultural response to neurodiversity. Urgent, eye-opening, and ultimately hopeful, Nobody’s Normal explains how we are transforming mental illness and offers a path to end the shadow of stigma.

Doctoring the Mind

Arguing passionately for a future of mental health treatment that focuses as much on patients as individuals as on the brain itself, this is a book set to redefine our understanding of the treatment of madness in the twenty-first century.

Author: Richard P. Bentall

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814787236

Category: Psychology

Page: 388

View: 877

Toward the end of the twentieth century, the solution to mental illness seemed to be found. It lay in biological solutions, focusing on mental illness as a problem of the brain, to be managed or improved through drugs. We entered the "Prozac Age" and believed we had moved far beyond the time of frontal lobotomies to an age of good and successful mental healthcare. Biological psychiatry had triumphed. Except maybe it hadn’t. Starting with surprising evidence from the World Health Organization that suggests that people recover better from mental illness in a developing country than in the first world, Doctoring the Mind asks the question: how good are our mental healthcare services, really? Richard P. Bentall picks apart the science that underlies our current psychiatric practice. He puts the patient back at the heart of treatment for mental illness, making the case that a good relationship between patients and their doctors is the most important indicator of whether someone will recover. Arguing passionately for a future of mental health treatment that focuses as much on patients as individuals as on the brain itself, this is a book set to redefine our understanding of the treatment of madness in the twenty-first century.

An East End Directory

The PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION ASSOCIATION is at : 2la , Kingsland High
Rd , E8 . Tel : ( 01 ) 254 9753 . It has issued a number of reports : The mental
health of East London . 1966 . 48pp , charts . Mental illness in four London ...

Author: Peter Marcan

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: East End (London, England)

Page: 143

View: 262


Same Time Next Week

People suffering from a wide range of mental illnesses, from depression, bipolar disorder and OCD describe their personal stories recounting the challenges they had to overcome and highlight their relationships with their therapists and how ...

Author: Lee Gutkind

Publisher: In Fact Books

ISBN: 9781937163198

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

View: 527

People suffering from a wide range of mental illnesses, from depression, bipolar disorder and OCD describe their personal stories recounting the challenges they had to overcome and highlight their relationships with their therapists and how they were given hope. Original.

Sensory Gating in Schizophrenia

... Lindsay Schenkel , Bernie O'Connor and Lisa Hems for assistance with data
collection . This research was supported by the Committee to Aid Research to
End Schizophrenia ( CARES ) . REFERENCES American Psychiatric Association
.

Author: Gregory Arden Light

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Psychophysiology

Page: 336

View: 995

Anomalies in the perception and processing of sensory stimuli have been consistently observed in patients with schizophrenia. Event-related potential (ERP) methods allow investigators to sample physiologic brain activity that underlies the early information processing of sensory stimuli permitting the quantification of stimulus processing. In this context, P50 ERP suppression has been viewed as an operational measure of sensory gating presumed to be linked to experiences of sensory inundation, reflecting a neural substrate of active inhibitory mechanisms. Jin et al (1998), however, found that schizophrenia patients who reported frequent experiences of perceptual anomalies (PA) had higher levels of P50 suppression compared to patients who rarely or never experienced PA. We hypothesized (Light and Braff, 2000) that level of insight, negative symptoms, and neuropsychological performance would account for the dissociation between P50 suppression and PA. Thus, in the present study, 52 patients with schizophrenia (20 paranoid, 32 nonparanoid) were assessed on the following measures: P50 suppression; Structured Interview for Assessing Perceptual Anomalies; the Scale to Assess Unawareness of Mental Disorder; Scale to Assess Positive Symptoms; Scale to Assess Negative Symptoms; and neuropsychological tests of vocabulary, and executive functioning. Patients were classified using previously established cutoffs on the basis of the presence of PA at least "half the time" (n = 25) vs. "rarely or never" experiencing PA (n = 27). Subjects were also classified on level of awareness of illness (27 aware vs. 25 unaware). Patients who reported PA's were relatively more aware of their illness, had fewer negative symptoms, and performed relatively better on neuropsychological tests of executive functioning. Contrary to expectations, however, PA status did not significantly relate to P50 suppression. These results support the hypothesis that self-reports of phenomenological experiences of sensory inundation are associated with level of insight and other clinical characteristics, but not P50 suppression. Seven additional studies of gating in this dissertation describe other findings: amphetamine reduces P50 suppression in normals, P50 suppression and prepulse inhibition can be concurrently measured one session, schizotypal personality disordered subjects have P50 suppression deficits, and antipsychotic medications may affect P50 suppression in schizophrenia patients.

End Mental Disorders with Vitamin Therapy

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Author: Patricia Carlisle

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781794114623

Category:

Page: 50

View: 346

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