Psych Central http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:14:12 +0000 PhotoPost ReviewPost 3.0 Take Charge of Bipolar http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=233 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=233" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: shortandcute<br /><br />Description: This is a great book. I learned a lot from the introduction alone. Very thorough. Highly recommended. shortandcute Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:57:36 +0000 The Depression Cure: The 6-Step Program to Beat Depression without Drugs http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=230 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=230" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: solluxcaptor<br /><br />Description: In the past decade, depression rates have skyrocketed, and one in four Americans will suffer from major depression at some point in their lives. Where have we gone wrong? Dr. Stephen Ilardi sheds light on our current predicament and reminds us that our bodies were never designed for the sleep-deprived, poorly nourished, frenzied pace of twenty-first century life. Inspired by the extraordinary resilience of aboriginal groups like the Kaluli of Papua New Guinea, Dr. Ilardi prescribes an easy-to-follow, clinically proven program that harks back to what our bodies were originally made for and what they continue to need. The Depression Cure program has already delivered dramatic results, helping even those who have failed to respond to traditional medications. solluxcaptor Thu, 23 Jan 2014 19:32:39 +0000 Mental Stability http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=226 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=226" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: silver2row<br /><br />Description: This is my first piece of literature I made with booksmart software from Blurb.com. It still needs to be edited more. I am working on recreating it once more, i.e. to fit the format of a traditional book. silver2row Thu, 29 Nov 2012 01:53:30 +0000 Here and Now http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=225 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=225" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: silver2row<br /><br />Description: This is a psychedelic art book of photography that has been edited in a way that brings out boasting colors. silver2row Thu, 29 Nov 2012 01:47:18 +0000 hgjhgjhgjjgh http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=222 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=222" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: slashman<br /><br />Description: jghjjjjjjjjjjj slashman Mon, 27 Aug 2012 12:03:12 +0000 Undoing Depression http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=220 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=220" target="_blank"><img title="app_full_proxy.gif" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/5/thumbs/app_full_proxy.gif" alt="app_full_proxy.gif" /></a><br /><br />by: PH03N1X<br /><br />Description: Undoing Depression, What Therapy Doesn't Teach You And Medication Can't Give You. A new book. The first book to focus on prevention of depression. Written in clear, compelling language to patients, therapists, family and friends. Offers hope, help and education. ISBN 0-425-16679-1 PH03N1X Sat, 14 Apr 2012 17:39:43 +0000 Courage to Heal (and Courage to Heal Workbook) http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=214 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=214" target="_blank"><img title="Courage_to_heal.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/5/thumbs/Courage_to_heal.jpg" alt="Courage_to_heal.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Christina86<br /><br />Description: Come to terms with your past while moving powerfully into the future The Courage to Heal is an inspiring, comprehensive guide that offers hope and a map of the healing journey to every woman who was sexually abused as a child—and to those who care about her. Although the effects of child sexual abuse are long-term and severe, healing is possible. Weaving together personal experience with professional knowledge, the authors provide clear explanations, practical suggestions, and support throughout the healing process. Readers will feel recognized and encouraged by hundreds of moving first-person stories drawn from interviews and the authors' extensive work with survivors, both nationally and internationally. This completely revised and updated 20th anniversary edition continues to provide the compassionate wisdom the book has been famous for, as well as many new features: * Contemporary research on trauma and the brain * An overview of powerful new healing tools such as imagery, meditation, and body-centered practices * Additional stories that reflect an even greater diversity of survivor experiences * The reassuring accounts of survivors who have been healing for more than twenty years * The most comprehensive, up-to-date resource guide in the field * Insights from the authors' decades of experience Cherished by survivors, and recommended by therapists and institutions everywhere, The Courage to Heal has often been called the bible of healing from child sexual abuse. This new edition will continue to serve as the healing beacon it has always been. Christina86 Mon, 02 Aug 2010 21:57:41 +0000 Girl, Interrupted http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=213 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=213" target="_blank"><img title="150px-Girl_interrupted_book.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/5/thumbs/150px-Girl_interrupted_book.jpg" alt="150px-Girl_interrupted_book.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Indie'sOK<br /><br />Description: This book, as well as the movie, absolutely changed my life. In 1967, at 18 years old, Susanna Kaysen was hospitalized for depression after attempting suicide. What follows is her 18 month stay in Boston's McLean Hospital, where she is diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and eventually learns a lesson about herself that helps her break free from the grasp of her illness. Five stars. Indie'sOK Sun, 20 Jun 2010 16:31:02 +0000 Eat, Pray, Love http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=212 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=212" target="_blank"><img title="9780747585664.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/5/thumbs/9780747585664.jpg" alt="9780747585664.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Indie'sOK<br /><br />Description: Wonderful memoir by a very funny and talented woman about her search for new meaning in life after a heartbreaking divorce and breakup. In Italy, Liz learns the art of pleasure. In India, she discovers the secret to letting go of past demons. And in Bali, Indonesia, love makes its way into her life again, this time for good. Indie'sOK Sun, 20 Jun 2010 14:58:47 +0000 Labyrinths http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=211 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=211" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: Ygrec23<br /><br />Description: This is a book of wonderful fantasy stories by a world-reknowned, blind Argentine auther who was the director of the Argentine National Library. Thinking of the way that PC is arranged makes me think of his stories. All of his works are available in English, though he wrote in Spanish. He is tremendously popular all around the world. When you read him, you may have my reaction: there is no one else like him other than those setting out specifically to imitate his style. Ygrec23 Sun, 20 Jun 2010 14:11:21 +0000 Broken Mirror http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=203 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=203" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: Rhapsody<br /><br />Description: Understanding and Treating Body Dysmorphic Disorder - BDD. Rhapsody Wed, 23 Sep 2009 16:07:46 +0000 The Wildest Colts Make the Best Horses http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=202 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=202" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: jennie<br /><br />Description: &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.wildestcolts.com/adhd/book.shtml&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;http://www.wildestcolts.com/adhd/book.shtml&lt;/a&gt; Begin your journey of awareness regarding the oppressive &quot;treatment&quot; of our spirited children labeled with a mental disorder. Author: John Breeding Ph.D. Published: 1996 jennie Thu, 09 Apr 2009 17:13:11 +0000 The Silver Boat http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=199 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=199" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: Orange_Blossom<br /><br />Description: The Silver Boat describes the journey that all of us must take in order to leave our pain behind and reach the healing place of &quot;the warm and sunny land&quot;. This therapeutic metaphor, originally published in 1990, has both delighted and comforted thousands of people struggling with fears or the aftermath of abuse and trauma. For more info go to: http://www.sidran.org/store/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&amp;Product_ID=31 Orange_Blossom Sat, 25 Oct 2008 19:32:21 +0000 The Scarred Soul: Understanding &amp; Ending Self-Inflicted Violence http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=197 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=197" target="_blank"><img title="10409image.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/5/thumbs/10409image.jpg" alt="10409image.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Christina86<br /><br />Description: Written by Tracy Alderman, Ph.D. (Written review/synopsis found online) Clinical psychologist Tracy Alderman takes a caring and compassionate look at why between one and two million people in the U.S. engage in acts of self-inflicted violence. She helps readers see that for some, SIV can be a means of breaking out of psychological numbness, while for others, physical pain is a way of focusing and controlling overwhelmingly chaotic feelings. The Scarred Soul is a step-by-step guide that helps victims of self-inflicted violence closely examine this behavior and take steps to reduce or eliminate it. This is the first book on the subject written for a general audience, the first to help educate those who have friends or relatives who are victims of self-inflicted violence, and the first to help victims understand they are not alone. Christina86 Mon, 23 Jun 2008 04:21:18 +0000 Man's Search for Meaning - Viktor Frankl http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=192 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=192" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: ten_new_songs<br /><br />Description: very uplifting book, one that celebrates humanity's ability to rise above sadness and hardship. ten_new_songs Mon, 02 Jun 2008 01:25:20 +0000 The Aware Baby http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=189 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=189" target="_blank"><img title="1529solter.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/5/thumbs/1529solter.jpg" alt="1529solter.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jennie<br /><br />Description: THE AWARE BABY by Aletha Solter, Ph.D. This book will teach you how to: * Bond with your infant. * Respond to your baby's crying. * Enhance your baby's intelligence. * Help your baby sleep better. * Find alternatives to punishment. * Raise your child to be nonviolent. For more info &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.awareparenting.com/books.htm&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;THE AWARE BABY&lt;/a&gt; jennie Thu, 27 Mar 2008 21:48:50 +0000 Why Am I Afraid to Tell You Who I Am?: Insights Into Personal Growth http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=188 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=188" target="_blank"><img title="104097323_detail_a.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/5/thumbs/104097323_detail_a.jpg" alt="104097323_detail_a.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Christina86<br /><br />Description: Only when we face our fears can we learn to like ourselves and trust that others will accept us. This extraordinary book has changed countless lives. This book is written from a (mildly) Christian perspective, and has a lot of helpful advice about how to change how we see ourselves, and how we relate to others. Christina86 Sat, 08 Mar 2008 22:26:57 +0000 Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=181 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=181" target="_blank"><img title="1897221lu2Irl_WL_PIsitb-dp-arrow_TopRight_21_-23_SH30_OU01_AA115_.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/5/thumbs/1897221lu2Irl_WL_PIsitb-dp-arrow_TopRight_21_-23_SH30_OU01_AA115_.jpg" alt="1897221lu2Irl_WL_PIsitb-dp-arrow_TopRight_21_-23_SH30_OU01_AA115_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: wbl526<br /><br />Description: Dr. Burns describes how to combat feelings of depression so you can develop greater self-esteem. This best-selling book has sold over 4 million copies worldwide to date. In a recent national survey of mental health professionals, Feeling Good was rated #1--out of a list of 1000 books--as the most frequently recommended self-help book on depression in the United States. wbl526 Fri, 07 Sep 2007 10:25:37 +0000 The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What You and Your Family Need to Know http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=180 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=180" target="_blank"><img title="18972amazonbook.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/5/thumbs/18972amazonbook.jpg" alt="18972amazonbook.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: wbl526<br /><br />Description: From Library Journal Hard on the heels of Fuller Torrey and Michael B. Knable's excellent Surviving Manic Depression: A Manual on Bipolar Disorder for Patients, Families and Providers (LJ 1/02) comes another strong title. Both books cover the origins, symptoms, and treatments for bipolar disorder, with emphasis on current medications. The main difference between the two books is that the current title by Miklowitz (psychology, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder) is intended for patients. It spends a good deal of time on issues exclusive to the sufferer how to come to terms with the diagnosis, whom to confide in, and how to recognize one's own mood swings. More concise in its treatment of the issues just mentioned, Torrey and Knable's title is addressed to a more general audience, spends more time reviewing the scientific evidence concerning the origins of the disease, and has a much more useful resource list. On the whole, Surviving Manic Depression would be the first choice for most libraries, with Miklowitz's book recommended for patient education libraries and medium and large public libraries. Mary Ann Hughes, Neill P.L., Pullman, WA Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. Demitri F. Papolos, MD, and Janice Papolos, authors of Overcoming Depression and The Bipolar Child &quot;This book should be required reading for people with the disorder, their family members, and the therapists who treat them.&quot; --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. wbl526 Tue, 28 Aug 2007 00:05:32 +0000 The Suicidal Mind http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=171 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=171" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: DePressMe<br /><br />Description: The Suicidal Mind by Edwin Schneidman. Well written book for the lay person or professional. Dr. Schneidman compassionately and insightfully explores 10 common psychological themes of suicide such as loneliness and isolation. He examines 3 cases of individuals who attempted suicide, but lived. He also proposes 24 psychotherapeutic tools for recovery for the suicidal person. You might find this book to be a useful tool in therapy. DePressMe Thu, 05 Jul 2007 15:05:44 +0000 The Self-Esteem Workbook http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=168 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=168" target="_blank"><img title="10409ProductImage.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/5/thumbs/10409ProductImage.jpg" alt="10409ProductImage.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: canders7<br /><br />Description: (New Harbinger Pubns) Presents a course in self-esteem based on new research and sound principles. Includes checklists, fill-ins, and exercises to show readers how thoughts, emotions, physical health, and behavior impact their self-esteem. canders7 Wed, 13 Jun 2007 02:50:03 +0000 It's Not My Fault - The No-Excuse Plan to Put You in Charge of Your Life http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=167 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=167" target="_blank"><img title="10409Jacket.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/5/thumbs/10409Jacket.jpg" alt="10409Jacket.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: canders7<br /><br />Description: &quot;It's not my fault&quot; The most common excuse. The most dangerous trap. (taken from back cover) It seems like just a common, no-harm-done excuse. It can even seem like the truth. But according to Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend, it's really a dangerous, self-destructive trap that keeps you from the life you want to live. canders7 Wed, 13 Jun 2007 02:43:06 +0000 memoirs of a gesha http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=162 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=162" target="_blank"><img title="17744mogesha.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/5/thumbs/17744mogesha.jpg" alt="17744mogesha.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: nyc11<br /><br />Description: this book is amazing, i couldnt get my head out of it. it sucks your mind into the world of a gesha and its great to imagine what its like living in another culture. nyc11 Wed, 23 May 2007 14:52:19 +0000 Less than Zero - Bret Easton Ellis http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=160 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=160" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: Morningview<br /><br />Description: Set in affluent Los Angeles, Less than Zero is a raw and powerful portrayal of a young generation that has experienced sex, drugs and disaffection at too early an age. The narrator, Clay, returns home to Los Angeles for Christmas, but his holiday turns into a dizzying spiral of desperation that takes him through the rich suburban homes, the relentless parties, the seedy bars and the glitzy rock clubs. Morally barren, ethically bereft and tinged with implicit violence, Less than zero is the shocking coming-of-age novel about the casual nihilism that comes with youth and money 'This is the novel your mother warned you about, Jim Morrison would be proud' [Eve Babitz] Morningview Sun, 22 Apr 2007 18:21:35 +0000 Toxic Parents http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=156 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=156" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: mr_wrencher<br /><br />Description: This book can be helpful for people deal with abuse. It deals with different forms of abusive situations and it should be read completely, not by one section that may apply to your situation. The book is set up with different chapters covering different forms of abuse. As a survivor of child abuse, it helped me deal with some difficult issues. As a parent I saw mistakes I have made while raising my children so I bought a copy of this book for a child of mine that was having difficulty dealing with me. mr_wrencher Fri, 13 Apr 2007 03:27:34 +0000 An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=149 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=149" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: goofygirl<br /><br />Description: Her autobiography of her life with bipolar goofygirl Fri, 30 Mar 2007 05:18:10 +0000 Bloodletting: A Memoir of Secrets, Self-Harm, &amp; Survival http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=146 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=146" target="_blank"><img title="181851741141575l.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/5/thumbs/181851741141575l.jpg" alt="181851741141575l.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ForeverDamned<br /><br />Description: &quot;On the outside, she appears to have it all. She is creative, beautiful, confident. But inside Victoria Leatham struggles with silent, secret, and unbearable pain. In her late teens, Leatham is struck with an undeniable urge to cut herself. Oddly, the wounds she inflicts on herself mute the pain she feels inside. This memoir, a compelling and often chilling account, vividly details Leatham’s ordeal and reveals her most intimate thoughts as she struggles with cutting and a range of other psychological problems including eating disorders, sexual promiscuity, substance abuse, and bipolar disorder. And finally, it describes her discovery of the psychological secret that helps her escape from this spiral of self-destruction. Breathless readers won’t be able to put down this odyssey through one of the darkest realms of human experience.&quot; --Amazon.com ForeverDamned Thu, 01 Mar 2007 20:25:30 +0000 A Bright Red Scream http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=145 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=145" target="_blank"><img title="18185redscream_l_hardcover.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/5/thumbs/18185redscream_l_hardcover.jpg" alt="18185redscream_l_hardcover.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ForeverDamned<br /><br />Description: &quot;“A bright red scream” is how one of the subjects Marilee Strong interviews in this chilling yet compassionate study of self-mutilation describes the sensation of intentionally inflicting pain upon oneself. It is a compulsion that, while shocking and bewildering to most people, affects 2 million or more Americans and countless others around the globe–one of whom, the late Princess Diana, also suffered from the eating disorders that characterize between 35 to 80 percent of all cutters. Rejecting the classic psychiatric wisdom that views self-mutilation as a species of suicidal behavior, Strong links the phenomenon instead to the will to live — often in the face of such overwhelming childhood abuse that the resulting dissociative behaviors are something akin to posttraumatic stress disorder. Strong touches on other issues as well: Why are most cutters women? And is the current fascination with tattooing and piercing, from its most extreme forms in the “alternative” culture to its growing mainstream acceptance, a sublimation of the cutters’ instinct? Through interviews with more than 50 self-injurers, Strong tells the moving story not only of their rage and self-punishment, but also of the courageous journey towards reintegration. (The book also contains an introduction by psychiatrist Armando R. Favazza, author of Bodies Under Seige, one of the leading clinical experts on self-mutilation.)&quot; --Amazon.com Review ForeverDamned Thu, 01 Mar 2007 20:15:08 +0000 I Hate You Don't Leave me http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=144 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=144" target="_blank"><img title="181850380713055_01_SCLZZZZZZZ_V1122536321_.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/5/thumbs/181850380713055_01_SCLZZZZZZZ_V1122536321_.jpg" alt="181850380713055_01_SCLZZZZZZZ_V1122536321_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ForeverDamned<br /><br />Description: Understanding the Borderline Personality written by: Jerold J. Kreisman and, Hal Straus ForeverDamned Thu, 01 Mar 2007 20:07:55 +0000 Search For The Real Self : Unmasking The Personality Disorders Of Our Age http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=143 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=143" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: WinterRose<br /><br />Description: Discussion of Personality Disorders and treatment thereof. WinterRose Thu, 22 Feb 2007 22:04:11 +0000 &quot;Mellow Out,&quot; They Say. If I Only Could http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=134 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=134" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: WinterRose<br /><br />Description: The purpose of this book is to give voice to the emotional life of bright young people, to show how their intensities and sensitivities make them more alive, more creative, and more in love with the world and its wonders. The book discusses the overexcitabilities from Dabrowski's theory of positive disintegration as a part of personality development. WinterRose Fri, 26 Jan 2007 23:53:27 +0000 Bodily Harm http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=132 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=132" target="_blank"><img title="16060BodilyHarm.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/5/thumbs/16060BodilyHarm.jpg" alt="16060BodilyHarm.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ArH1<br /><br />Description: Hardcover: 317 pages Publisher: Hyperion Books (October 1998) Language: English ISBN-10: 0786864648 ISBN-13: 978-0786864645 by Karen Conterio and Wendy Lader From Publishers Weekly Operating a clinic in the Chicago area since 1985, Conterio and Lader have developed a program for people who cut, burn and otherwise mutilate themselves. This behavior, in their view, is neither a disease nor an addiction, but rather &quot;a matter of choice... a mechanism to cope with stress, relieve inexpressible feelings, and gain attention.&quot; The authors take this view not to blame the afflicted, but to emphasize that, in their &quot;S.A.F.E. (Self Abuse Finally Ends) Alternatives&quot; program, patients can and do &quot;learn to make a different choice.&quot; This tack differs somewhat from those of some other recent books on the subjectAfor example, Steven Levenkron's Cutting (Forecasts, April 20)Ain rejecting the disease model that establishes self-injury as a disorder akin to obsessive-compulsive disorder or alcoholism. The line Conterio and Lader draw is a fine one, though, as they refer to self-injury as a &quot;compulsion,&quot; and as the questions they pose to identify a self-injurer includes such phrases as &quot;compulsively drawn,&quot; &quot;get a 'high'&quot; and &quot;consume your thoughts.&quot; The authors describe an impressive treatment program, using a &quot;toolbox&quot; consisting of psychotherapy, a No-Harm Contract, an Impulse Control Log, Five Alternatives and many writing assignments. In a four-week program with follow-up care, they teach patients self-acceptance and verbal expression as a healthier alternative to self-injury. This is a thorough and helpful guide for patient, loved ones and therapists alike. Author tour. Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. ArH1 Thu, 28 Dec 2006 08:28:32 +0000 get me out of here My Recovery From BPD http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=130 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=130" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: tita<br /><br />Description: borderline personality disorder. &quot;What in the hell was that?&quot;raged Rachel Reiland after discovering the term on her discharge papers from the hospital psychiatric ward.As the 29 year old accountant, wife,and mother of young children would soon learn,borderline personality disorder (bpd)was the diagnosis that explained her explosive anger,manipulative behaviors,and self destructive bent,including devasting episodeds of substance abuse,anorexia,and sexual promiscuity. tita Mon, 11 Dec 2006 06:33:57 +0000 The Noonday Demon-An Atlas of Depression http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=129 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=129" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: 1996sj<br /><br />Description: The books's author is Andrew Solomon,whose father is the head of the company that makes Celexa;it is vey well written and it is from the personal viewpoint of a man and his journey with depression and what he has learned.One of the best books on the subject and one of the best books period;a fabulous book for those who suffer from depression and for those who want to learn more abt it. 1996sj Sun, 10 Dec 2006 20:45:33 +0000 Learned Optimism http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=121 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=121" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: _Sky<br /><br />Description: This text guides the reader into learning how optimism enhances the quality of life and how to practice it (optimism.) &quot;Dr. Seligman explains how to break an &quot;I-give-up&quot; habit, develop a more constructive explanatory style for interpreting your behavior, and experience the benefits of a more positive interior dialogue.&quot; _Sky Tue, 07 Nov 2006 04:15:09 +0000 Authentic Happiness by Martin E P Seligman http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=120 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=120" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: _Sky<br /><br />Description: This text is a practical guide for a reader looking to learn how to make positive choices in life. Based upon the Positive Psychology pillars of the study of positive emotion, positive traits, and positive institutions, Dr Seligman provides the tools needed to ascertain your most positive strengths, moving from the focus on mental illness towards positive emotion and mental health. _Sky Tue, 07 Nov 2006 04:02:37 +0000 The Dissociative Identity Disorder Sourcebook http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=119 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=119" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: _Sky<br /><br />Description: This comprehensive sourcebook is a practical and sensitve guide for persons with the disorder, their families, and their therapists. Easy read. _Sky Tue, 07 Nov 2006 03:51:54 +0000 A Red Heart of Memories http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=118 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=118" target="_blank"><img title="13682red.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/5/thumbs/13682red.jpg" alt="13682red.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Perna<br /><br />Description: Best novel I've ever read that helps with identity and sexual abuse issues. Extremely creative use of &quot;dreams&quot; and fantasy. A grown up's fairy tale. Perna Fri, 20 Oct 2006 15:32:11 +0000 The Stranger in the Mirror: Dissociation -- the Hidden Epidemic http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=116 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=116" target="_blank"><img title="1529stranger.gif" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/5/thumbs/1529stranger.gif" alt="1529stranger.gif" /></a><br /><br />by: jennie<br /><br />Description: &lt;font size=&quot;+1&quot;&gt; &lt;b&gt; &lt;i&gt;The Stranger in the Mirror: Dissociation -- the Hidden Epidemic&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/b&gt; by Dr. Marlene Steinberg &quot;. . . &lt;i&gt;The Stranger in the Mirror: Dissociation -- the Hidden Epidemic&lt;/i&gt; is the story not only of these scientific advances, but also the hundreds of trauma survivors whom I have had the privilege of working with over the past eighteen years. Their extraordinary stories provide insight into how we often respond to trauma-and inspiration for overcoming it.&quot; Marlene Steinberg, M.D. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.strangerinthemirror.com/&quot;&gt;view webpage&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/font&gt; jennie Fri, 13 Oct 2006 21:35:30 +0000 Pin Down By Teresa Cooper http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=115 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=115" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: fragilemind<br /><br />Description: Thrust into care at six months of age because of an alcoholic father and mentally ill mother, Teresa Cooper's life began in a less than perfect way. But little did she know that things would only go from bad to worse. Teresa spent her unsettled childhood in a variety of children's homes before eventually being sent at the age of thirteen to Kendal House in Gravesend, Kent, which was to become the prison in which her worst nightmares would come true. Before her first day within these prison walls had ended, Teresa found herself a victim not only of the terrible 'pin-down' regime, but also a regime during which she was injected with dangerously high doses of drugs and then raped and seriously abused fragilemind Sat, 30 Sep 2006 22:52:21 +0000 Man's Search for Meaning http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=112 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=112" target="_blank"><img title="1529frankl.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/5/thumbs/1529frankl.jpg" alt="1529frankl.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jennie<br /><br />Description: &lt;font size=&quot;+1&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Man's Search for Meaning&lt;/b&gt; by Viktor Frankl &lt;i&gt;We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.&quot; &lt;/i&gt;&lt;/font&gt; jennie Sat, 23 Sep 2006 17:23:13 +0000 The Search for Significance http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=111 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=111" target="_blank"><img title="1529search_significance.gif" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/5/thumbs/1529search_significance.gif" alt="1529search_significance.gif" /></a><br /><br />by: jennie<br /><br />Description: &lt;font size=&quot;+1&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;The Search for Significance&lt;b&gt; by Robert S. McGee This book is a must have for the Christian with a low self-worth. The authors describe four types of distorted thinking that contributes to a Christian's feeling of negative feel of self, which are: 1. Performance Trap 2. Approval Addict 3. Blame Game 4. Shame Thinking If you are looking for a good non-secular psychological self-help book, this book is definitely for you. It contains New Testament scriptures to help you on your way to a healthier, more fulfilling life in Christ. There's a few editions of this effective book, including a WORKBOOK that can be used in therapy or group settings (i.e. Fellowship groups).&lt;/font&gt; jennie Sat, 23 Sep 2006 16:56:41 +0000 Secret Survivors: Uncovering Incest and Its Aftereffects in Women http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=104 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=104" target="_blank"><img title="1529secretsurvivors.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/5/thumbs/1529secretsurvivors.jpg" alt="1529secretsurvivors.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: jennie<br /><br />Description: Secret Survivors: Uncovering Incest and Its Aftereffects in Women by E. Sue Blume Copyright 1990 New York Publisher: Ballantine Books Paperback, 352 pages $7.99 ISBN: 978-0-345-36979-6 (0-345-36979-3) Preface Excerpt: &quot;This book is about the aftereffects of incest. It is not about what incest is, but what incest does.&quot; Blume describes a Post-Incest Syndrome, coping mechanisms and sensitivities shared by incest survivors. And she emphasizes survivors aren't crazy for such feelings and behaviors. The author concludes the book with valuable incest-related resources. jennie Sun, 17 Sep 2006 20:28:51 +0000 Cutting - Understanding and Overcoming Self-Mutilation http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=92 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=92" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: canders7<br /><br />Description: (Taken from back cover) Written for self-mutilators, parents, friends, and therapists, this book explains why the disorder manifests in self-harming behaviors and, most of all, describes how self-mutilators can be helped. canders7 Sun, 30 Jul 2006 01:52:57 +0000 Cut the Strings a True Story of Soul Reclaimed http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=91 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=91" target="_blank"><img title="12972my_bk_cover.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/5/thumbs/12972my_bk_cover.jpg" alt="12972my_bk_cover.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Grocott3<br /><br />Description: Cut the Strings- The true Story of a soul reclaimed Author, Lynn Grocott a Staffordshire woman, married and mother of three daughters shares her story of life. “Cut the Strings” is one women’s story of human strength and determination to overcome life’s stumbling blocks. Whether it is childhood abuse, multiple sclerosis, eating disorders, drug abuse or just living life in general, Lynn Grocott has shared her trials and tribulations through her writings with hopes that somewhere in this world, someone may benefit from her experiences. Lynn tells of her father and mother’s negative parenting and abuse. She reveals just how her inability to overcome the past continues to control her life, &quot;Pulling her strings&quot; as she mentions several times throughout her book. Lynn Grocott uses the analogy of Pinocchio and how she felt like a puppet all her life, having her strings controlled by firstly her father, to just about every aspect of her life. Grocott3 Sat, 29 Jul 2006 14:56:59 +0000 Silent No More (Edited by John Grohol, PsyD) http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=89 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=89" target="_blank"><img title="1529snm.jpeg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/5/thumbs/1529snm.jpeg" alt="1529snm.jpeg" /></a><br /><br />by: jennie<br /><br />Description: &lt;font size=&quot;+1&quot;&gt;Psych Central's Support Community's collection of poetry compiled by DocJohn. Cost per book: $12.95 Proceeds from the sale of this book contribute directly to the Psych Central Community Fund which is available to members on an as-needed basis upon request. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.amazon.com/Silent-No-More-John-Grohol/dp/B0025UVJZ8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;s=books&amp;qid=1239195946&amp;sr=8-1&quot;&gt;Purchase here&lt;/a&gt; &lt;/font&gt; jennie Sat, 22 Jul 2006 19:15:43 +0000 I Can't Get Over It http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=88 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=88" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/5/thumbs/120881" /></a><br /><br />by: Ohlostme<br /><br />Description: This is the first book to guide trauma survivors through the healing process one step at a time. It helps readers cope with memories and emotions, explains secondary wounding, and identifies the triggers that reactivate traumatic stress. Written for people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and their families. Ohlostme Wed, 19 Jul 2006 05:06:29 +0000 Nasty People: How to Stop Being Hurt By Them Without Becoming One of Them http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=87 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=87" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: Ohlostme<br /><br />Description: This book is about bullies - the author calls them invalidators. He talks, generally, about those who are compelled to be nasty to others. He also talks about those who intimidate their significant others in relationships (when you're under the same roof with a bully). I found it interesting, and refer to it when I've been victimized, but I found it slightly lacking. My bullies were schoolyard peers, as well as adult bullies -- co-workers, neighbors, nasty drivers, etc. He didn't cover those much or at all. (I emailed him about that. I suspect his next book will cover them) I do recommend it, anyway. The basic psychology is the same for all abusers -- they need to put down others to make themselves feel superior. It's not about YOU, it's about THEM. Ohlostme Wed, 19 Jul 2006 05:03:04 +0000 Skills Training Manual For Treating Borderline Personality Disorder http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=86 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=86" target="_blank"><img title="4108DBT.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/5/thumbs/4108DBT.jpg" alt="4108DBT.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Lexicon78<br /><br />Description: This book is used in the treatment of those with Borderline Personality Disorder. Lexicon78 Sat, 15 Jul 2006 06:31:17 +0000 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=79 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=79" target="_blank"><img title="1529ptsd.jpeg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/5/thumbs/1529ptsd.jpeg" alt="1529ptsd.jpeg" /></a><br /><br />by: jennie<br /><br />Description: &lt;FONT SIZE=&quot;+1&quot;&gt;&lt;B&gt;Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook&lt;/B&gt; By: Schiraldi, Glenn R. &lt;/FONT&gt; ISBN: 0737302658 DOI: 10.1036/0737302658 Format: BC 446 pages Pub Date: 2000-01-01 Copyright: 2000 Edition:1 $18.95 USD Product Line:McGraw-Hill McGraw-Hill &lt;FONT SIZE=&quot;+1&quot;&gt; Description For the millions who suffer from the effects of a traumatic experience, this book offers help and hope and provides the diverse elements needed for lasting recovery. Trauma can take many forms, from the most disturbing of circumstances such as witnessing a murder or violent crime to the subtle trauma of living with the effects of abuse or alcoholism. Deep emotional wounds often seem like they will never heal, but Schiraldi has helped and witnessed survivors recover, grow, and find happiness. By helping people recognize the coping mechanisms and by dealing directly with the effects of a traumatic experience, there is a great reason for hope. The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook is a guide for both survivors and their loved ones, helping them to see that on the other side of their pain is recovery and growth. * Explains the psychic defenses that can go into effect to protect a victim from further emotional harm * Provides information on triggers and the debilitating effects of post-traumatic stress disorder * Addresses how the healing process can begin and how fear diminishes through a variety of medic and nonmedicinal treatment methods Contents Part I: About PTSD Chapter 1. PTSD Basics Chapter 2. Making Sense of the Bewildering Symptoms: Understanding Anxiety and Dissociation Chapter 3. Associated Features Chapter 4. Frequently Asked Questions Part II: About Healing, Recovery, Growth Chapter 5. Principles of Healing, Recovery, and Growth Chapter 6. Treatment Approaches: Professional, Medication, Group, and Self-Managed Part III: Preparations Chapter 7. Stabilization and Balance Chapter 8. Taking Care of Your Health Part IV: Managing Symptoms Chapter 9. Affect Management Chapter 10. Reducing General Arousal Chapter 11. Breathing Retraining Chapter 12. About Relaxation Chapter 13. Progressive Muscle Relaxation Chapter 14. Autogenic Training Chapter 15. Meditation Chapter 16. Managing Anger Chapter 17. Eye Movement Chapter 18. Intrusion Management Part V: Treatment Chapter 19. Principles of Memory Work Chapter 20. Cognitive Restructuring Chapter 21. Confiding Concealed Wounds Chapter 22. Resolving Guilt Chapter 23. Thought Field Therapy Chapter 24. The Rewind Technique Chapter 25. Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) Chapter 26. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Chapter 27. The Counting Method Chapter 28. Dream Management and Processing Chapter 29. Healing Imagery Chapter 30. Healing Rituals Chapter 31. Grieving Losses Chapter 32. Making Sense of Trauma: Coming to Terms with Suffering Chapter 33. Hypnosis Chapter 34. Expressive Art Therapies Chapter 35. Life Review Chapter 36. Building Self-Esteem Chapter 37. Unfinished Business: Resolving Anger Chapter 38. Prolonged Exposure Chapter 39. Complementary Approaches Part VI: Moving On Chapter 40. Transitioning Chapter 41. Intimacy and Sexuality Chapter 42. Meaning and Purpose Chapter 43. Spiritual and Religious Growth Chapter 44. Happiness, Pleasure, and Humor Chapter 45. Relapse Prevention Chapter 46. Summing Up Appendices Appendix 1. The History of PTSD Appendix 2. Assessing Abuse Appendix 3. The Brain and Memory Appendix 4. Psychiatric Disorders Appendix 5. 72-Hour Emergency Preparedness Appendix 6. Time Management Appendix 7. Rape and Sexual Assault Facts and Myths Appendix 8. Medication Facts and Guidelines Appendix 9. Victim, Survivor, Thriver Appendix 10. Resources&lt;/FONT&gt; jennie Sun, 25 Jun 2006 14:14:55 +0000