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9/11: Mental Health in the Wake of Terrorist Attacks

Author(s):  Yuval Neria (Editor)  Ezra Susser (Editor)  Randall Marshall (Editor)  Raz Gross (Editor)

Publisher Link: Cambridge University Press

Date: July, 2006

The attacks on the World Trade Center left many grappling with its psychological impact. While some New Yorkers showed resilience, others suffered from enduring mental health problems. In the most comprehensive work published to date focusing on the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, 9/11: Mental Health in the Wake of Terrorist Attacks, compiles reports from numerous experts on the subject of trauma and examines the response to the 9/11 attacks.

A Cell-Biological Approach to Learning. Grass Lecture Monograph I.

Author(s):  Kandel, Eric R.

Publisher Link: Bethesda, MD: Society for Neuroscience

Date: 1978

A Family of Doctors

Author(s):  David Hellerstein, MD

Publisher Link: Hill and Wang

Date: 1995

Five generations of physicians in one family, covering the period from the Civil War to the 1990s.

As Dr. Hellerstein recounts his family history--the story of five generations of physicians--it evolves into something larger: a chronicle of the changes in medicine from the 19th century to the present as seen through the experiences of his family.

His narrative begins with Marcus Rosenwasser in 1864 and ends with the medical career choices of four of Hellerstein's siblings, who confront the dilemmas and opportunities of contemporary medicine.

Along the way, Hellerstein presents much medical and social history, encompassing the dramatic technological and educational metamorphoses that transformed the practice of medicine from a craft to the medical science of today.

A map of the mind

Author(s):  Richard Brockman

Publisher Link: International Universities Press, Incorporated

Date: February, 1998

A Residential Interpersonal Treatment for Social Phobia

Author(s):  Hoffart A, Abrahamsen G, Bonsaksen T, Borge FM, Ramstad R, Markowitz JC

Publisher Link:

Date: 2007

This book describes the application of interpersonal psychotherapy (in comparison to cognitive behavioral therapy) as treatment in a residential setting for refractory social phobia.

Adolescence and Alcohol: An International Perspective

Author(s):  Isack Kandel (editor) Joav Merrick (editor) Leo Sher (editor)

Publisher Link: Freund Publishing House, LTD.

Date: June 2006
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The book comprehensively presents a wide-ranging clinical picture of adolescent alcohol use disorders covering epidemiology, neurobiology, behavioral phenomena, diagnostic and assessment issues, prevention and treatment data.

Alcohol and Suicide: Research and Clinical Perspectives

Author(s):  Leo Sher, MD(editor)  Isack Kandel, PhD(editor) Joav Merrick, MD (editor)

Publisher Link: Trafford Publishing

Date: July 2007

Alcohol use is associated with suicide risk. It plays two different roles. Ongoing alcohol use disorders can contribute to suicide risk by effects on mood and impulsive-aggressive traits. Acute alcohol consumption at the time of a suicide attempt can have a disinhibiting effect. Epidemiological, clinical, and neurobiological aspects of suicidal behavior in individuals with alcohol use disorders are discussed in this book.

Bipolar II

Author(s):  Ronald R. Fieve, MD

Publisher Link:

Date: 2006 & 2009

In his brilliant new book, Fieve- a pioneer for lithium treatment of bipolar illness in America- now reveals a new breakthrough that enhances your hypomanic creativity and prevents recurrent episodes of depression.

Blind Faith: The Unholy Alliance of Religion and Medicine

Author(s):  Richard P. Sloan

Publisher Link: St. Martin's Press

Date: October, 2006

In an America that increasingly turns its back on the teachings of science, the worlds of religion and medicine have grown disconcertingly close. A majority of Americans now see prayer and other religious activities as a substitute for well-researched methods of curing disease. Many ask, "So, what's the problem with prayer?" By taking a hard look at the scientific evidence. Richard Sloan believes there is no proven curative power to prayer and that the use of it as a medical treatment undermines effective patient care. In Blind Faith, Sloan exposes the questionable research practicies and unfounded claims made by ethical scientists who manipulate scientific data and research results to support their claim of effective mystical intervention in healing.

Brain Stimulation in Psychiatric Treatment

Author(s):  Sarah H. Lisanby, MD

Publisher Link: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.

Date: January, 2004
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Edited by Sarah H. Lisanby, M.D. Series Editors: John M. Oldham, M.D., M.S., and Michelle B. Riba, M.D., M.S.

The past two decades have seen rapid progress in new and less invasive ways to stimulate the brain to study and treat psychiatric disorders. This authoritative reference provides an introduction to this emerging field of brain stimulation in psychiatry. Eight recognized experts present the latest research and results—and future challenges—for new techniques to electrically stimulate the central nervous system, including transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), magnetic seizure therapy (MST), deep brain stimulation (DBS), and vagus nerve stimulation (VNS). This is the first book to both review these new techniques and place them in the context of existing somatic therapies in psychiatry.

Unlike electroconvulsive therapy (ECT, the standard choice for patients with treatment-resistant depression), these breakthrough methods enable us to affect selectively higher cognitive processes and mood systems by electrically stimulating—directly or indirectly—focal regions of the cortex and subcortical structures in the brain.