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The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Fifth Edition (American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Neuropsychiatry)

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Fifth Edition (American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Neuropsychiatry) Lowest new price: $246.15
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Author: Stuart C. Yudofsky

First published over two decades ago as the only multiauthored, comprehensive textbook in the field, the Fifth Edition of this tremendously successful volume expands its focus on the neurosciences to encompass the great strides we've made and their integration into clinical practice. To convey this intensified focus and to acknowledge the recognition by the American Neuropsychiatric Association and the United Council for Neurological Subspecialties of new subspecialty status in neuropsychiatry and behavioral neurology, the editors have added Behavioral Neurosciences to the title. New and expanded chapters cover topics such as the cellular and molecular biology of the neuron, the epidemiology and genetics of neuropsychiatric disorders, neuropsychiatric aspects of delirium, and clinical and functional neuroimaging. In compiling this informative and enjoyable compendium, the editors have crafted each chapter as a complete stand-alone entity, so that clinicians can easily apply the content to the day-to-day challenges of their practices. With a remarkable 82 contributors, 29 of whom are new to this Edition all recognized experts this comprehensive text is clinically relevant and eminently practical for medical students and residents, psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists and neuropsychologists, and a broad range of professionals who work in many different clinical settings (e.g., the general hospital setting, physical medicine/rehabilitation hospitals, psychiatric institutes, community mental health centers, alcohol and chemical dependency programs, and outpatient services and doctors' offices). The accompanying CD in PowerPoint presentation format contains a wealth of material to enhance classroom presentation, study, and clinical use. It includes all 170 tables and all 250 figures, many in color, with their explanatory legends, easy to access and organized chapter by chapter with context provided plus, Highlights for the Clinician summarizing the key clinical points for each chapter; locator menus; useful links; and a topic outline.

The Large, the Small and the Human Mind (Canto)

The Large, the Small and the Human Mind (Canto) Lowest new price: $3.47
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Author: Roger Penrose
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Roger Penrose's views on the large-scale physics of the Universe, the small-scale world of quantum physics and the physics of the mind are controversial and widely discussed. This book is a fascinating and accessible summary of Roger Penrose's current thinking on those areas of physics in which he feels there are major unresolved problems. It is also a stimulating introduction to the radically new concepts that he believes will be fruitful in understanding the workings of the brain and the nature of the human mind.

Will quantum physics let us reduce consciousness to computation? Roger Penrose says "no" with great force and eloquence in The Large, the Small, and the Human Mind. Prepared as a series of three lectures in Cambridge's Tanner Series on Human Values, the material is both meticulously thought out and informally presented, including many illustrations by Penrose and others. For publication, the author sought out rebuttals and commentary by philosophers Abner Shimony and Nancy Cartwright, as well as his own colleague and occasional rival, the well-known theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. Penrose then reserves the last word for himself, an author's prerogative. The result is a sharp but polite argument on the nature of thinking and its reducibility. Readers familiar with The Emperor's New Mind and Shadow of the Mind will find the arguments from quantum physics fleshed out in greater detail, but also attacked with good-natured aplomb. Those who missed out on Penrose's older forays into this territory (or are somehow uninterested in the nature of thought) will find this an excellent broad overview of the modern conception of physics, from subatomic shenanigans to the radius of the universe, as well as a stimulating debate among several great modern thinkers. Despite Penrose's certainty that our brains can't be modeled by computational systems--and hence that strong artificial intelligence will remain in science fiction--the argument continues, and will continue for some time. The Large, the Small, and the Human Mind crystallizes that debate for readers who want to keep up with the latest thinking about thinking. --Rob Lightner


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The Treatment of Disease in Tcm: Diseases of the Eyes, Ears, Nose

The Treatment of Disease in Tcm: Diseases of the Eyes, Ears, Nose Lowest new price: $21.99
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Author: Philippe Sionneau
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This is the second in a seven-volume series titled The Treatment of Disease in TCM by Philippe Sionneau and Lu Gang. In this volume, the authors discuss the disease causes and mechanisms, pattern discrimination, treatment principles, formulas and their modifications, and acupuncture and moxibustion for a wide variety of diseases of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat. Not only are many of these problems (such as itchy eyes, chalazion, otophyorrhea, and bleeding from the ears) not discussed in the current English language literature on TCM, but under each disease category, the authors give the most complete pattern discrimination available in English. Thus, this series of books is a rich mine of clinical information and effective treatments for a wide variety of diseases and their patterns.


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The Great Ideas of Clinical Science: 17 Principles that Every Mental Health Professional Should Understand

The Great Ideas of Clinical Science: 17 Principles that Every Mental Health Professional Should Understand Lowest new price: $50.00
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Brand: Scott O Lilienfeld

The idea that there is a fundamental rift between researchers and practitioners should not come as a surprise to anyone familiar with the current literature, trends, and general feelings in the field of clinical psychology. Central to this scientist-practitioner gap is an underlying disagreement over the nature of knowledge - namely that while some individuals point to research studies as the foundation of truth, others argue that clinical experience offers a more adequate understanding of the causes, assessment, and treatment of mental illness.

The Great Ideas of Clinical Science is an ambitious attempt to dig beneath these fundamental differences, and reintroduce the reader to unifying principles often overlooked by students and professionals alike. The editors have identified 17 such universals, and have pulled together a group of the most prolific minds in the field to present the philosophical, methodological, and conceptual ideas that define the state of the field. Each chapter focuses on practical as well as conceptual points, offering valuable insight to practicing clinicians, researchers, and teachers of any level of experience. Written for student, practitioner, researcher, and educated layperson, this integrative volume aims to facilitate communication among all mental health professionals and to narrow the scientist-practitioner gap.

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The Cranial Nerves (Netter Clinical Science)

The Cranial Nerves (Netter Clinical Science) Lowest new price: $104.95
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Author: Dominique Doyon MD
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Beginning with a useful review of cranial nerve basics, this new atlas includes 204 detailed, original photos and illustrations of cranial nerve structures as well as 12 Netter illustrations. Expert discussions of anatomy, physiology, and pathology support each image. The text also presents a complete glossary of cranial nerves, using international and former nomenclature.


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Women, Girls, and Addiction: Celebrating the Feminine in Counseling Treatment and Recovery

Women, Girls, and Addiction: Celebrating the Feminine in Counseling Treatment and Recovery Lowest new price: $43.93
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Author: Cynthia A. Briggs

Women, Girls, and Addiction is the first book on the efficacy of treatment approaches and interventions that are tailored to working with addicted women, and the first publication of any kind to provide a feminist approach to understanding addiction from the female perspective. Part one provides an overview of feminist theory and addiction counseling, followed by an historical look at women and addiction. Part two gives an in-depth look at the biological, psychological, and social factors. The final section presents a series of chapters spanning the lifespan, which each feature age-specific special issues, treatment strategies, interventions, and commonly encountered topics.

Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood

Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood Lowest new price: $10.70
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Author: Oliver Sacks

From his earliest days, Oliver Sacks, the distinguished neurologist who is also one of the most remarkable storytellers of our time, was irresistibly drawn to understanding the natural world. Born into a large family of doctors, metallurgists, chemists, physicists, and teachers, his curiosity was encouraged and abetted by aunts, uncles, parents, and older brothers. But soon after his sixth birthday, the Second World War broke out and he was evacuated from London, as were hundreds of thousands of children, to escape the bombing. Exiled to a school that rivaled Dickens's grimmest, fed on a steady diet of turnips and beetroots, tormented by a sadistic headmaster, and allowed home only once in four years, he felt desolate and abandoned.

When he returned to London in 1943 at the age of ten, he was a changed, withdrawn boy, one who desperately needed order to make sense of his life. He was sustained by his secret passions: for numbers, for metals, and for finding patterns in the world around him. Under the tutelage of his "chemical" uncle, Uncle Tungsten, Sacks began to experiment with "the stinks and bangs" that almost define a first entry into chemistry: tossing sodium off a bridge to see it take fire in the water below; producing billowing clouds of noxious-smelling chemicals in his home lab. As his interests spread to investigations of batteries and bulbs, vacuum tubes and photography, he discovered his first great scientific heroes, men and women whose genius lay in understanding the hidden order of things and disclosing the forces that sustain and support the tangible world. There was Humphry Davy, the boyish chemist who delighted in sending flaming globules of metal shooting across his lab; Marie Curie, whose heroic efforts in isolating radium would ultimately lead to the unlocking of the secrets of the atom; and Dmitri Mendeleev, inventor of the periodic table, whose pursuit of the classification of elements unfolds like a detective story.

Uncle Tungsten vividly evokes a time when virtual reality had not yet displaced a hands-on knowledge of the world. It draws us into a journey of discovery that reveals, through the enchantment and wonder of a childhood passion, the birth of an extraordinary and original mind.

Oliver Sacks's luminous memoir charts the growth of a mind. Born in 1933 into a family of formidably intelligent London Jews, he discovered the wonders of the physical sciences early from his parents and their flock of brilliant siblings, most notably "Uncle Tungsten" (real name, Dave), who "manufactured lightbulbs with filaments of fine tungsten wire." Metals were the substances that first attracted young Oliver, and his descriptions of their colors, textures, and properties are as sensuous and romantic as an art lover's rhapsodies over an Old Master. Seamlessly interwoven with his personal recollections is a masterful survey of scientific history, with emphasis on the great chemists like Robert Boyle, Antoine Lavoisier, and Humphry Davy (Sacks's personal hero). Yet this is not a dry intellectual autobiography; his parents in particular, both doctors, are vividly sketched. His sociable father loved house calls and "was drawn to medicine because its practice was central in human society," while his shy mother "had an intense feeling for structure ... for her [medicine] was part of natural history and biology." For young Oliver, unhappy at the brutal boarding school he was sent to during the war, and afraid that he would become mentally ill like his older brother, chemistry was a refuge in an uncertain world. He would outgrow his passion for metals and become a neurologist, but as readers of Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat know, he would never leave behind his conviction that science is a profoundly human endeavor. --Wendy Smith


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Neuroanatomy: Text and Atlas

Neuroanatomy: Text and Atlas Lowest new price: $45.00
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Author: John H. Martin
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This book approaches Neuroanatomy from both functional and regional perspectives considering those parts of the nervous system that work together to produce behavior.


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God Isn't Finished With Me Yet!

God Isn't Finished With Me Yet! Lowest new price: $8.43
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Author: Kathy Hughes
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In one brief moment, on a warm August night, Kathy Hughes' life was turned upside down. She was thrown from her sister's car, her head seriously injured when she landed. Kathy's prognosis was bleak. The damage to her brain meant that once the hospital stay was over, she would have to relearn the most basic routines of life. Activities that "Normal" people take for granted-walking, talking, writing a note, listening to the radio- became complex tasks for her. God Isn't Finished With Me Yet is the story of Kathy's long and painful struggle to live with aphasia. Many people would have given up, shrinking before the gigantic frustrating task of regaining lost skills. Kathy Hughes did not. She was driven by conviction that in spite of what seemed a limited hope for recovery, God had not finished with her, had not cast her aside. Kathy Hughes' story is one of inspiration. She has offered us a glimpse into the life of an aphasic, with its struggles and joys. Even more, her story tells us about living each day with determination and trust, in spite of the situations in which we find ourselves.


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Autism Spectrum Disorders: Identification, Education, and Treatment

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Identification, Education, and Treatment Lowest new price: $319.81
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The field of autism has been growing at an unprecedented rate in recent years. In addition to an actual rise in the number of classic DSM-IV cases, broadened diagnostic criteria have uncovered a wider range of autistic behaviors and ability levels. The third edition of this well-known text continues the mission of its predecessors--to present a comprehensive, readable, up-to-date overview of the field of autism, one that links research, theory, and practice in ways that are accessible to both practitioners and parents. Key features include:

*Expanded Coverage--To accommodate the recent explosion of research, the book has been expanded from 11 to 14 chapters that examine the impact of autism on the individual and the family from infancy through adulthood.
*Expertise--Internationally recognized experts offer cutting-edge treatment and educational information on topics such as early diagnosis, medical treatment, assessment, educational methods, language development, behavior regulation, and family support.
*Neurobiological Research--Comprehensive medical research and treatment chapters provide an understandable overview of neurobiological research and current treatments including when and how medication can be employed as part of a treatment plan.
*Focus on Early Years--Old sections I and III have been combined and a new 3-chapter section on early identification and intervention added.
*Focus on Parents and Families--In addition to a chapter on the evolving role of families, a new chapter addresses family needs during the preschool years.
*Integration of Assessment and Intervention--The chapters on assessment and intervention have been reorganized and more closely integrated in keeping with current thinking about their inter-relatedness.
*Future Directions--Two chapters discuss emerging directions in this exploding field and how to make informed decisions among a variety of approaches.

This book is appropriate for anyone--students, practitioners, or parents--who must provide care for an autistic child.


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