No Comfort Zone exposes a jagged slice of humanity that is all too present, but often shielded from our view. The author challenges us to see life as she does, so we can understand a bit of what it’s like to live with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). With insight and humor, she describes the fear and unpredictability of growing up in an unstable household, the terror of being raped as a young adult, and the confusion and shame of living with perceptions and reactions that are often so very different from others’. After years of treatment for depression, a diagnosis of PTSD came as a surprise. Isn’t this something that only happens to combat veterans? But it made sense. In writing this highly personal account, Marla Handy helps the rest of us understand what PTSD is and that it happens here at home, too.
|Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time|
by Rick Hanson PhD (Author)
You've heard the expression, It’s the little things that count.” It's more than a simple platitude. Research has shown that integrating little daily practices into your life can actually change the way your brain works.
This guide offers simple things you can do routinely, mainly inside your mind, that will support and increase your sense of security and worth, resilience, effectiveness, well-being, insight, and inner peace. For example, they include: taking in the...
|I Am Not Sick, I Don't Need Help! How to Help Someone with Mental Illness Accept Treatment. 10th Anniversary Edition.|
by Xavier Amador (Author)
'This book fills a tremendous void...' wrote E. Fuller Torrey, M.D., about the first edition of I AM NOT SICK, I Don't Need Help! Ten years later, it still does. Dr. Amador's research on poor insight was inspired by his attempts to help his brother Henry, who developed schizophrenia, accept treatment. Like tens of millions of others diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, Henry did not believe he was ill. In this latest edition, 6 new chapters have been added, new research on...
|Psychiatric Nursing: Contemporary Practice|
by Mary Ann Boyd PhD DNS RN PMHCNS-BC (Author)
Psychiatric Nursing: Contemporary Practice, 5th edition, Enhanced Update provides thorough coverage of psychiatric mental health nursing organized around the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria. With an emphasis on the recovery model, the book follows DSM-5 guidelines and has expanded content.
The 5th edition, Enhanced Update addresses the changes in the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria in a response to market needs. This Update includes core DSM-5 changes, select reference updates, and integration...
|Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving: A GUIDE AND MAP FOR RECOVERING FROM CHILDHOOD TRAUMA|
by Pete Walker (Author)
I have Complex PTSD [Cptsd] and wrote this book from the perspective of someone who has experienced a great reduction of symptoms over the years. I also wrote it from the viewpoint of someone who has discovered many silver linings in the long, windy, bumpy road of recovering from Cptsd. I felt encouraged to write this book because of thousands of e-mail responses to the articles on my website that repeatedly expressed gratitude for the helpfulness of my work. An often echoed comment sounded...
|Public Health Nursing - Revised Reprint: Population-Centered Health Care in the Community, 8e (Public Health Nursing: Population-Centered Health Care in the Community)|
by Marcia Stanhope RN DSN FAAN (Author), Jeanette Lancaster RN PhD FAAN (Author)
This Revised Reprint of our 8th edition, the "gold standard" in community health nursing, Public Health Nursing: Population-Centered Health Care in the Community, has been updated with a new Quality and Safety Education in Nursing (QSEN) appendix that features examples of incorporating knowledge, skills, and attitudes to improve quality and safety in community/public health nursing practice. As with the previous version, this text provides comprehensive and up-to-date content...
|I Am Not Sick I Don't Need Help: How to Help Someone with Mental Illness Accept Treatment|
by Xavier Amador (Author)
About 50% of all people with schizophrenia and manic-depression do not understand that they are ill and refuse treatment.
Whether you are a family member or a therapist, in this book you will find hope in what the new research is revealing about the problem of poor insight into illness.
Prepare to be surprised and to have new hope. There is much you can do to conquer denial.
|Thinking in Pictures, Expanded Edition: My Life with Autism|
by Temple Grandin (Author), Oliver Sacks (Foreword)
Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is a gifted animal scientist who has designed one third of all the livestock-handling facilities in the United States. She also lectures widely on autism—because Temple Grandin is autistic, a woman who thinks, feels, and experiences the world in ways that are incomprehensible to the rest of us.
In this unprecedented book, Grandin delivers a report from the country of autism. Writing from the dual perspectives of a scientist and an autistic person, she tells us...
|What's That Pig Outdoors?: A Memoir of Deafness|
by Henry Kisor (Author)
Henry Kisor lost his hearing at age three to meningitis and encephalitis but went on to excel in the most verbal of professions as a literary journalist. This new and expanded edition of Kisor's engrossing memoir recounts his life as a deaf person in a hearing world and addresses heartening changes over the last two decades due to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and advancements in cochlear implants and modes of communication. Kisor tells of his parents' drive to raise him as a...
|I Can't Get Over It: A Handbook for Trauma Survivors|
by Aphrodite T. Matsakis PhD (Author)
In this ground-breaking book, Dr. Matsakis explains that post-traumatic stress disorder affects not just soldiers, but also suruvivors of many other types of trauma including: crime vehicular accidents rape family violence sexual abuse natural catastrophes
I Can’t Get Over It directly addresses survivors of trauma. It explains the nature of PTSD and describes the healing process. This book will help you: Find out whether you have PTSD Cope with post-traumatic anger,...
|The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness|
by Lori Schiller (Author), Amanda Bennett (Author)
Moving, harrowing, and ultimately uplifting, Lori Schiller's memoir is a classic testimony to the ravages of mental illness and the power of perseverance and courage.
At seventeen Lori Schiller was the perfect child-the only daughter of an affluent, close-knit family. Six years later she made her first suicide attempt, then wandered the streets of New York City dressed in ragged clothes, tormenting voices crying out in her mind. Lori Schiller had entered the horrifying world of...