Three times best-selling author in new release books, Amy Perez MS Psychology, number one best seller in forensic psychology Come get locked away in a low budget mental hospital in Miami. Take this ride with the newest psych patient and see everything from her perspective. The shots, the pills, the mania. The FBI gets involved. A deadly virus takes over the facility. People are shuffling in. Who can be trusted? The world is coming to an end. All the while the love of her life is doing everything to save her. You will have to take the ups with the downs during this psychological thriller. This series is based on a true story. Episodes 1-18.About the Author: Amy Perez has a master's degree in general psychology. She has worked in Miami, Florida, with people living with various mental illnesses. She has spent many hours inside mental health facilities with a firsthand patient perspective. Amy lives in Florida with her family and orange tabby. She enjoys reading, writing, cooking and spending time in nature. Instagram: avidauthor Twitter: @Psychologyamy Facebook Groups: Mental health encouragement, I love books, and Psychology facts 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katrina Medina. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/183613/bk_acx0_183613_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Reagan Darby crams her dad's urn into an overflowing backpack. His last wish: deliver the urn to Rocky Mountain National Park and release his ashes into Lake Nanita. To find closure, she'll hike the same route they completed after her latest involuntary stay at the hospital. But not alone, as she'd hoped. Her cousin Dalton surprises her at the trailhead and insists on tagging along. Soon, his eerie stares and half-volume mutterings set her on edge. As they trudge further into the mountains, dodging moose and lightning strikes, she catches him rifling through her backpack multiple times. She confronts him, but he shrugs it off. His claims that he came along for support wear thin, but she's too deep into the park simply to turn around. When Reagan discovers a hidden compartment in the lid of the urn, a tiny silver key tumbles onto the floor of her tent. But there's no telling what lock the key might open. More unsettling, however, is that her lithium has gone missing. With only a meager Swiss Army knife for protection, she'll have to fend off her cousin, resist the creeping mania, and escape the forest to find the lock. If the man Dalton works for locates it first, he'll reduce Reagan to the same pile of dust and ash. Reagan's Ashes combines wilderness survival thriller with amateur sleuth mystery. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Fisher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036455/bk_acx0_036455_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Surviving Schizophrenia chronicles a path where biochemical intervention is not the sole factor relevant to mental illness. Varied "world views" - Christianity, Maori Pacifika lore, or the credo of a New Age, which have influenced myself - demand a broad approach to mental health. Reckless prescription of drugs should not substitute exclusively for alternative therapies. As schizophrenia appears in early adulthood, recognition of the vice of youth - alcohol, sex, drugs - should compel professionals to tackle the degenerate social effects of mental illness - alcohol abuse, drug abuse, itinerancy, prostitution. Suffering schizophrenia for 30 years, I sojourned from the depths of madness to the sobriety of recovery. Plagued with hallucinatory voices, hyperbolic mania, irrational phobia, and inexplicable ideas of magical influence, I entered psychiatric institutions on numerous occasions. I traversed the New Zealand public health system - hospitals, outpatient clinics, hospice services. I spent nine months in a forensic hospital. Despite these trials, I have never received a conviction for contravention of the law. Graduating with a bachelor's degree in management studies from the University of Waikato, I have since participated in the consumer advocacy movement of former "clients" of mental health services. In particular, I was a supporter in the 1990s of the Schizophrenia Fellowship NZ (now known as Supporting Families), the Aotearoa Network of Psychiatric Survivors, and Psychiatric Survivors Auckland Inc. New Zealand, with Great Britain, the USA and the Netherlands, is a leader of mental health consumer advocacy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: JoAnna Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092880/bk_acx0_092880_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Até que ponto uma decisão tomada há décadas reverbera em nossa existência? Ricardo paga suas dívidas emocionais do passado em um prostíbulo de Copacabana, pois era “nessas horas que se fortalecia, como se, ausentando-se de si mesmo, encontrasse mais força para fazer-se Ricardo”. Após um acidente de moto em que é obrigado a convalescer no hospital, recebe a inesperada visita de Rafaela, filha de sua irmã Rosana, uma garota “com mania de sonhos e afetos”. Estaria o destino lhe reservando a chance de reescrever sua história? Ao se aproximar do tio, Rafaela nunca imaginaria que encenaria a via-crúcis do corpo corrompido, do autoabandono engendrado - pois para Ricardo o desejo nada mais é do que o reflexo de seguidos golpes do passado, numa alma que deixou de reconhecer no amor o idioma primordial de todas as relações humanas. Advogado exitoso, Ricardo trabalha para Otto, empresário com alta influência na esfera política que exalta em nosso protagonista duas especialidades: o cinismo e a ausência de moralidade. Em Azul e Sombra sabemos que no meio da escuridão, na mesma escuridão em que todos os desejos são absolvidos e se harmoniza cada frêmito de prazer, há alguém que chora de dor. Marília Passos estreia na literatura com uma obra densa, crua, em que o passado sangra no presente, a luz insiste em habitar na sombra e o dia e a noite brindam e se confundem, entre doses de uísque nada baratos. Tim-tim Marília, a sua Corte agradece. Márcio Menezes.Please note: This audiobook is in Portuguese. 1. Portuguese. Fernando Paz. http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/053141/bk_adbl_053141_sample.mp3.
A chance visit from Andre North's mother and her high school sweetheart sends the young bipolar patient on a rambling streak through the history of his bipolar illness in this autobiographical odyssey of mania and depression. The first memories stirred up include Andre's untimely birth to a drunk and a depressive in front of an audience of doctors who hardly seem to care that the young child is dying from oxygen deprivation. Then Andre grows up in the face of drunken parties and suicide attempts, living face-to-face with the poisonous lives of parents gone wrong. Enter bipolar disorder. Now a young man, Andre winds up at university, writing furiously while in the throes of inspiration until he meets the teaching assistant who tricks him into going to the mental hospital. Stuck behind shatter-proof glass for three months, Andre finally meets his match: the dreaded lithium. All it takes is one salty pill to transform the vibrant Adonis into a tranquilized zombie. Determined to get his life and mind back, Andre travels cross-country to face the real demon lurking behind his illness - the stigma of manic depression itself. A Personal Note from the Author: This memoir blends the first 10 years of my experiences with bipolar disorder following the initial diagnosis in 1998 with a personal story of self-discovery and family revelation. I know the emotions around facing a diagnosis of mental illness are sometimes more challenging than learning that you have a fatal disease. I used to torture myself with questions like, "What have I done bring this down upon myself?" I often felt like crying when I saw what I perceived to be normal, healthy people living out their daily lives. That's why I've released this memoir. It was written during an actual manic episode and has all the tell-tale signs of the disorder in its diction and grammar. I know that listening to this audiobook will help heal the pain, ease the frustration, and give hope t 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Broussard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007358/bk_acx0_007358_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book has grown out of a previous publication, the Mini-compendium (Bech et al. 1986), which was developed as a guide both for clinical research and for the documentation of routine activities in assessing psychiatric disability, whether in a general hospital, by a district psychiatrist or a nurse, by a liaison-consultant psy chiatrist, by a clinical psychologist, by a health worker, or in general practice. One of its outstanding merits was that its scales were authoritative: During its prepara tion Max Hamilton corrected and finally accepted the English versions of his scales and Ole Rafaelsen corrected the English versions of the remaining scales. While preparing this publication we were constantly reminded of how difficult it is to accept that Max and Ole are no longer with us. _ One indication of the success of the Mini-compendium is the fact that it was ttanslated into a number of languages, including Spanish (Ballus and Tressera, 1988), Italian (Fava and Grandi, 1988), French (pichot et al. 1989), Dutch (D'haenen and Verhoeven, 1989), and German (Maier et al. 1991). Another indi cation was its correspondence to the DSM-III (APA, 1980) criteria for anxiety, depression, mania and schizophrenia. This volume refers to DSM-III-R (APA, 1987) and ICD-IO (WHO, 1992).
In the U.S. approximately one percent of the population (2.6 million) have a bipolar disorder - also called manic-depressive illness - characterized by mood cycles of depression and mania (excessive elation, activity, talkativeness, etc.). In this book, the 'pieces' that compose the 'bipolar puzzle' come together in a unique question-and-answer format. Written by a bipolar sufferer, coauthor Bryan L. Court, typical questions heard in bipolar support groups are provided and each is followed by an in-depth answer. Each topical section also includes an extensive 'Psychiatrist's Response' by coauthor Gerald E. Nelson, M.D., who has been working with bipolar disordered individuals for over 20 years. Answering questions about bipolar illness and how to live with it, this book addresses 187 recovery-related questions over the broad range of interest to the patient, family, and friend, and utilizes the same question-and-answer format heard in bipolar support groups. Subjects cover a wide spectrum, including: understanding the illness; treatment methods; medications; attitudes; acceptance; faith; living with the disorder; relationships with friends, family, and psychiatrists; support groups; disability; hospitalization; and employment difficulties. The answers were obtained from a psychiatrist, a labor law attorney, and a hospital worker. A psychiatrist (Nelson) reviewed the answers to the questions and provided a response to each section of the book.
In the tradition of Kay Redfield Jamison's An Unquiet Mind, Acquainted with the Night is a powerful memoir of one man's struggle to deal with the adolescent depression and bipolar disorder of his son and his daughter. Seven years ago Paul Raeburn's son, Alex, eleven, was admitted to a psychiatric hospital after leaving his fifth-grade classroom in an inexplicable rage. He was hospitalized three times over the next three years until he was finally diagnosed by a psychiatrist as someone exhibiting a clear-cut case of bipolar disorder. This ended a painful period of misdiagnosis and inappropriate drug therapy. Then Raeburn's younger daughter, Alicia, twelve, was diagnosed as suffering from depression after episodes of self-mutilation and suicidal thoughts. She too was repeatedly admitted to psychiatric hospitals. All during this terrible, painful time, Raeburn's marriage was disintegrating, and he had to ask what he and his wife might have done, unwittingly, to contribute to their children's mental illness. And so, literally to save his children's lives, he used all the resources available to him as a science reporter and writer to educate himself on their diseases and the various drugs and therapies available to help them return from a land of inner torment. In Paul Raeburn's skilled hands, this memoir of a family stricken with the pain of depression and mania becomes a cathartic story that any reader can share, even as parents unlucky enough to be in a similar position will find it of immeasurable practical value in their own struggles with the child psychiatry establishment.
Andrew and his friend Benji are two ordinary twenty-somethings with extraordinary true stories to share. Through a series of meetings, Andrew and Benji candidly discuss their lives with mental illness, exploring everything from their inner experience of madness to their successful strategies of coping. Nothing is barred from this tell-all account inside the real lives of two 'severe and persistent' mentally ill men. Through the conversations you will learn about their: Early Symptoms; Thoughts and Feelings of Psychosis and Mania; Hospital and Treatment Experiences; Family, Friend, and Romantic Relationships; Disability and Stigma; Faith and Coping; And More!