Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche

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Free Press #ad - But is it possible america's most troubling impact on the globalizing world has yet to be accounted for? In Crazy Like Us, Ethan Watters reveals that the most devastating consequence of the spread of American culture has not been our golden arches or our bomb craters but our bulldozing of the human psyche itself: We are in the process of homogenizing the way the world goes mad.

America has been the world leader in generating new mental health treatments and modern theories of the human psyche. Over the last decades, mental illnesses popularized in America have been spreading across the globe with the speed of contagious diseases. Crazy like us documents how American interventions have discounted and worked to change those indigenous beliefs, often at a dizzying rate.

Watters reveals the truth about a multi-million-dollar campaign by one of the world's biggest drug companies to change the Japanese experience of depression -- literally marketing the disease along with the drug. Watters travels from china to tanzania to bring home the unsettling conclusion that the virus is us: As we introduce Americanized ways of treating mental illnesses, we are in fact spreading the diseases.

Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche #ad - We categorize disorders, thereby defining mental illness and health, and then parade these seemingly scientific certainties in front of the world. We export our psychopharmaceuticals packaged with the certainty that our biomedical knowledge will relieve the suffering and stigma of mental illness. In hong kong, he retraces the last steps of the teenager whose death sparked an epidemic of the American version of anorexia nervosa.

By setting aside our role as the world's therapist, we may come to accept that we have as much to learn from other cultures' beliefs about the mind as we have to teach.

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Recovered Not Cured

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Allen & Unwin #ad - There must be hundreds of loudspeakers projecting secret messages at me, and umpteen video cameras tracking every move I make. They will tie me up, soak my feet in water and have goats lick my feet down to the bone. Melbourne, 2003 'nowadays I say that I am recovered, not cured. They can t see me here, so for the moment I am safe.

Recovered Not Cured #ad - His words and pictures give us a unique and poignant insight into a hidden, internal world. I can live with that. Mental illness is common, and often devastating. I have a job, i have my band, I have my friends and my family. Richard mcLean is one of the lucky ones. A couple of pills a day keep me slightly lethargic yet sane.

I pay my taxes and do the dishes; I'm independent. Edinburgh, 1994 I am crouching in an alleyway. In this day and age it is a treatable condition, yet many are left untreated, misunderstood.

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Abnormal Psychology: Contrasting Perspectives

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Red Globe Press #ad - Contemporary and well-balanced, this book provides an even-handed and holistic foundation, allowing students to develop a strong critical mindset while retaining a robust research-driven orientation. This book is ideal for undergraduate and postgraduates students on abnormal psychology, psychopathology, mental health or clinical psychology modules.

The book retains important diagnostic perspectives, biological, historical, but also widens the scope of coverage beyond mainstream psychiatric models to include psychological, ICD-10, ICD-11 and PDM, including the DSM-5, sociocultural and therapeutic approaches. This groundbreaking core textbook offers a comprehensive overview of different approaches to the assessment and treatment of psychological disorders.

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Crisis Intervention Strategies HSE 225 Crisis Intervention

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Cengage Learning #ad - Authoritative and based on the authors' extensive experience teaching crisis intervention courses, this best-selling text presents the latest skills and techniques for handling real crisis situations. The author's six-step model clearly illustrates and elucidates the process of dealing with people in crisis: Defining the Problem, Making Plans, Providing Support, Ensuring Client Safety, Examining Alternatives, and Obtaining Commitment.

Using this model, the author then builds specific strategies for handling a myriad of different crisis situations, accompanied in many cases with the dialogue that a practitioner might use when working with the individual in crisis. New videos, available through a dvd and through coursemate both of which are available for packaging with the text, correlate with the text and demonstrate crisis intervention techniques for students who must not only understand the theoretical underpinnings of crisis intervention theories, but also apply them in crisis situations.

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What Really Matters: Living a Moral Life amidst Uncertainty and Danger

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Oxford University Press #ad - These individuals found themselves caught in circumstances where those things that matter most to them--their desires, status, resources, relationships, political and religious commitments, life itself--have been challenged by the society around them. A chinese doctor trying to stay alive during Mao's cultural revolution, discovering that the only values that matter are those that get you beyond the next threat.

A french-american woman aiding refugees in sub-Saharan Africa, facing the utter chaos of a society where life has become meaningless. In this moving and thought-provoking volume, Arthur Kleinman tells the unsettling stories of a handful of men and women, some of whom have lived through some of the most fundamental transitions of the turbulent twentieth century.

What Really Matters: Living a Moral Life amidst Uncertainty and Danger #ad - Here we meet an american veteran of World War II, tortured by the memory of the atrocities he committed while a soldier in the Pacific. Each is caught up in existential moral experiences that define what it means to be human, with an intensity that makes their life narratives arresting. These stories reveal just how malleable moral life is, and just how central danger is to our worlds and our livelihood.

Indeed, globalization, poverty, examining "who we are" through some of the most disturbing issues of our time--war, Kleinman offers in this book a groundbreaking approach to ethics, social injustice--all in the context of actual lived moral life.

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Mad in America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill

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Basic Books #ad - In what is perhaps whitaker's most damning revelation, mad in America examines how drug companies in the 1980s and 1990s skewed their studies to prove that new antipsychotic drugs were more effective than the old, while keeping patients in the dark about dangerous side effects. A haunting, the meaning of “insanity, deeply compassionate book—now revised with a new introduction—Mad in America raises important questions about our obligations to the mad, ” and what we value most about the human mind.

Mad in America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill #ad - . The widespread use of lobotomies in the 1920s and 1930s gave way in the 1950s to electroshock and a wave of new drugs. In mad in america, medical journalist robert Whitaker argues that modern treatments for the severely mentally ill are just old medicine in new bottles, and that we as a society are deeply deluded about their efficacy.

Schizophrenics in the United States currently fare worse than patients in the world's poorest countries.

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Psychoanalytic Diagnosis, Second Edition: Understanding Personality Structure in the Clinical Process

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The Guilford Press #ad - Highly readable, the book features a wealth of illustrative clinical examples. New to this edition*Reflects the ongoing development of the author's approach over nearly two decades. Incorporates important advances in attachment theory, neuroscience, and the study of trauma. Coverage of the contemporary relational movement in psychoanalysis.

Winner--canadian psychological Association's Goethe Award for Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Scholarship. This acclaimed clinical guide and widely adopted text has filled a key need in the field since its original publication. Nancy mcwilliams makes psychoanalytic personality theory and its implications for practice accessible to practitioners of all levels of experience.

Psychoanalytic Diagnosis, Second Edition: Understanding Personality Structure in the Clinical Process #ad - She explains major character types and demonstrates specific ways that understanding the patient's individual personality structure can influence the therapist's focus and style of intervention. Guidelines are provided for developing a systematic yet flexible diagnostic formulation and using it to inform treatment.

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Letters to a Young Therapist

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Basic Books #ad - Through an exhilarating mix of storytelling and sharp-eyed observation, free of dogma or psychobabble, Pipher reveals her refreshingly inventive approach to therapy-fiercely optimistic, and laced with generous warmth and practical common sense. From "one of america's best-known psychologists" chicago tribune and the bestselling author of Women Rowing North and Reviving Ophelia, " Reviving Ophelia, an essential and inspiring book for therapists and anyone seeking to live a good lifeMary Pipher's groundbreaking investigation of America's "girl-poisoning culture, established its author as one of the nation's foremost authorities on family issues.

. With a preface by the author addressing recent changes in therapy and the surprising challenges of the digital age, Letters to a Young Therapist is a powerfully engaging guide to living a healthy life. Whether she's recommending daily swims for a sluggish teenager, or simply bearing witness to a bereaved parent's sorrow, encouraging a timid husband to become bolder, Pipher's compassion and insight shine from every page.

Letters to a Young Therapist #ad - In letters to a young therapist, pipher shares what she has learned in thirty years of clinical practice, helping warring families, alienated adolescents, and harried professionals restore peace and beauty to their lives.

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Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America

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Broadway Books #ad - So why can’t such change happen here in the united states? why have the results from these long-term studies—all of which point to the same startling conclusion—been kept from the public? Our nation has been hit by an epidemic of disabling mental illness, as Anatomy of an Epidemic reveals, and yet, the medical blueprints for curbing that epidemic have already been drawn up.

Praise for anatomy of an epidemic“the timing of Robert Whitaker’s Anatomy of an Epidemic, a comprehensive and highly readable history of psychiatry in the United States, couldn’t be better. Salon. Com“anatomy of an epidemic offers some answers, charting controversial ground with mystery-novel pacing.

Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America #ad - Time. Com“lucid, pointed and important,  Anatomy of an Epidemic should be required reading for anyone considering extended use of psychiatric medicine. Updated with bonus material, including a new foreword and afterword with new research, this New York Times bestseller is essential reading for a time when mental health is constantly in the news.

In this astonishing and startling book, award-winning science and history writer Robert Whitaker investigates a medical mystery: Why has the number of disabled mentally ill in the United States tripled over the past two decades? Interwoven with Whitaker’s groundbreaking analysis of the merits of psychiatric medications are the personal stories of children and adults swept up in this epidemic.

Whitaker is at the height of his powers. Greg critser, author of Generation Rx.

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Who Cares?: Rediscovering Community

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Routledge #ad - Who Cares?: Rediscovering Community #ad - David schwartz examines the roles of both informal communities and sectarian communities for. A wonderfully engaging and accessible book, Who Cares? emphasizes finding humane responses to developmentally and physically disabled individuals that are community driven rather than solely reliant on problem-solution oriented social service organizations.

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A Borderlands View on Latinos, Latin Americans, and Decolonization: Rethinking Mental Health

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Jason Aronson, Inc. #ad - And latin americans are a combination of diverse populations that differ on a range of factors including, geographical location, length of time in the country, ethnicity, migration background, socio-economic status and so on. It offers a rich and alternative foundation for approaching trauma, and resilience through the integration of a decolonization paradigm, borderlands theory, identity, and social justice approaches in couple and family therapy.

The reader will find perspectives of those of us who live in the borderlands—that is, those of us whom Gloria Anzaldúa identified as [email protected], the spaces in between souls, who inhabit the intersticios, minds, identities, and geographies. Latinos in the U. S. This book assists new generations of latino/as and of those involved in Latino Culture and Latin America in understanding how the colonization of the Americas is still tied to current issues of migration from the South to the North and how mental health practices have been maintained, emerged and created out of the wound of coloniality.

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