How Sadness Survived

Author: Paul Keedwell
Editor: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 1846190134
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'What I am offering is a critical overview of ideas about depression, some new, some old, which fall under the discipline of 'evolutionary psychology' (EP). Do most types of depression represent an adaptation - an evolved mechanism which has improved our survival and reproductive value in our ancestral environment? Has depression be selected? Could it still be usseful to us today? This book makes a contribution to the field while communicating the issues to a wider audience that EP currently receives and deserves. There are important implications for how we should prevent or treat increasingly common condition, and how we might view the condition in more constructive way."

Evolution 2 0

Author: Martin Brinkworth
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642204968
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These essays by leading philosophers and scientists focus on recent ideas at the forefront of modern Darwinism, showcasing and exploring the challenges they raise as well as open problems. This interdisciplinary volume is unique in that it addresses the key notions of evolutionary theory in approaches to the mind, in the philosophy of biology, in the social sciences and humanities; furthermore it considers recent challenges to, and extensions of, Neo-Darwinism. The essays demonstrate that Darwinism is an evolving paradigm, with a sphere of influence far greater than even Darwin is likely to have imagined when he published ‘On the Origin of Species’ in 1859.

Out Of The Blue Six Non Medication Ways To Relieve Depression

Author: Bill O'Hanlon
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393709167
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Medication doesn't always work for - or isn't always desired by depression sufferers. This book provides therapists with concise and easy to implement strategies to keep their client's treatment medication-free. These include identifying repeating patterns, shifting their relationship to depression, imagining future possibilities and restarting brain growth.

The Complete Overcoming Series

Author: Peter Cooper
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472106415
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The complete set of self-help guides from the popular Overcoming series. Each guide is based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), an evidence-based therapy which is recommended by the NHS for the treatment of a large number of psychological difficulties. Each guide comprises a step-by-step self-help programme based on CBT and contains: -Useful information about the disorder -Practical strategies and techniques based on CBT -Advice on how to keep recovery going -Further resources The Complete Overcoming Series contains 31 titles: Overcoming Anger and Irritability Overcoming Anorexia Nervosa Overcoming Anxiety Overcoming Body Image Problems including Body Dysmorphic Disorder Overcoming Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-Eating Overcoming Childhood Trauma Overcoming Chronic Fatigue Overcoming Chronic Pain Overcoming Compulsive Gambling Overcoming Depersonalization & Feelings of Unreality Overcoming Depression Overcoming Grief Overcoming Health Anxiety Overcoming Insomnia and Sleep Problems Overcoming Low Self-Esteem Overcoming Mood Swings Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Overcoming Panic and Agoraphobia Overcoming Paranoid and Suspicious Thoughts Overcoming Perfectionism Overcoming Problem Drinking Overcoming Relationship Problems Overcoming Sexual Problems Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness Overcoming Stress Overcoming Traumatic Stress Overcoming Weight Problems Overcoming Worry Overcoming Your Child's Fears & Worries Overcoming Your Child's Shyness and Social Anxiety Overcoming You Smoking Habit

Philosophical Issues In Psychiatry Iii

Author: Kenneth S. Kendler
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191038865
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Psychiatry has long struggled with the nature of its diagnoses. The problems raised by questions about the nature of psychiatric illness are particularly fascinating because they sit at the intersection of philosophy, empirical psychiatric/psychological research, measurement theory, historical tradition and policy. In being the only medical specialty that diagnoses and treats mental illness, psychiatry has been subject to major changes in the last 150 years. This book explores the forces that have shaped these changes and especially how substantial "internal" advances in our knowledge of the nature and causes of psychiatric illness have interacted with a plethora of external forces that have impacted on the psychiatric profession. It includes contributions from philosophers of science with an interest in psychiatry, psychiatrists and psychologists with expertise in the history of their field and historians of psychiatry. Each chapter is accompanied by an introduction and a commentary. The result is a dynamic discussion about the nature of psychiatric disorders, and a book that is compelling reading for those in the field of mental health, history of science and medicine, and philosophy.

The Meaning Of Madness

Author: Neel Burton
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ISBN: 9780956035301
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This book proposes to open up the debate on mental disorders, to get people interested and talking, and to get them thinking. For example, what is schizophrenia? Why is it so common? Why does it affect human beings and not animals? What might this tell us about our mind and body, language and creativity, music and religion? What are the boundaries between mental disorder and 'normality'? Is there a relationship between mental disorder and genius? These are some of the difficult but important questions that this book confronts, with the overarching aim of exploring what mental disorders can teach us about human nature and the human condition. Dr Neel Burton qualified in neuroscience and medicine from the University of London and is a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He is the the author of several books, including a prize-winning textbook of psychiatry and a prize-winning self-help book for people with schizophrenia. He lives and teaches in Oxford.

Business Week

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Choice

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Child Nurturance

Author: Hiram E. Fitzgerald
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461336058
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The underlying theme uniting the papers of this volume is the quest for a further understanding of human behavior. The similarities between the behaviors of other primates and humans have captivated us even before a science arose. But what is the justification for making such comparisons? Comparisons, like classifications, can be made on any basis whatever. The aim in making any scientific comparison is the same as doing a classification. That is, one attempts to make the comparison on a "natural" basis. Natural, in this case, means that the comparison reflects processes that occur in nature. The fundamental paradigm for making natural comparisons in biology is based on evolutionary theory. The evolutionary paradigm is inherently one of comparisons between and within species. Conversely, it is impossible to begin to make cross species comparisons without making, implicitly at least, evolutionary arguments. But evolution is a complex construct of theories (Lewis, 1980), and comparisons can be made out of different theoretical bases. F or the sake of this discussion we can combine varieties of sub-theories into two categories: those having to do with descent with modification, and those concerned with the mechanics of evolutionary change--notably natural selection.

The Noonday Demon

Author: Andrew Solomon
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451676883
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With uncommon humanity, candor, wit, and erudition, award-winning author Andrew Solomon takes the reader on a journey of incomparable range and resonance into the most pervasive of family secrets. His contribution to our understanding not only of mental illness but also of the human condition is truly stunning. The Noonday Demon examines depression in personal, cultural, and scientific terms. Drawing on his own struggles with the illness and interviews with fellow sufferers, doctors and scientists, policymakers and politicians, drug designers and philosophers, Solomon reveals the subtle complexities and sheer agony of the disease. He confronts the challenge of defining the illness and describes the vast range of available medications, the efficacy of alternative treatments, and the impact the malady has had on various demographic populations around the world and throughout history. He also explores the thorny patch of moral and ethical questions posed by emerging biological explanations for mental illness. The depth of human experience Solomon chronicles, the range of his intelligence, and his boundless curiosity and compassion will change the reader's view of the world.