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A reflection on society's quest for happiness encourages readers to embrace the benefits of sadness, citing examples from philosophy, medicine, and psychiatry to relate how... Read more
A reflection on society's quest for happiness encourages readers to embrace the benefits of sadness, citing examples from philosophy, medicine, and psychiatry to relate how understanding depression can provide insight into happiness.
On Depression Hardback edition by S. Nassir Ghaemi
PrefacePart I: Entrance1. Lives of Quiet Desperation2. The Varieties of Depressive Experience3. Abnormal Happiness4. The Age of Prozac5. The Unknown HippocratesPart II: Pretenders6. Postmodernism Debunked7. Pharmageddon?8. Creating Major Depressive Disorder9. The DSM WarsPart III: Guides10. Viktor Frankl: Learning to Suffer11. Rollo May and Elvin Semrad: I Am, We Are12. Leston Havens: Holding Opposed Ideas at Once13. Paul Roazen: Being Honest about the Past14. Karl Jaspers: Keeping FaithPart IV: Exit15. The Banality of Normality16. Two O'clock in the MorningAcknowledgmentsAppendix: Listening to Despair: An Interview by Leston HavensNotesBibliographyIndex
Nassir Ghaemi, M.D., M.P.H., is a professor of psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine and the director of the Mood Disorders Program at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He is author of the bestseller A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links between Leadership and Mental Illness, as well as The Rise and Fall of the Biopsychosocial Model: Reconciling Art and Science in Psychiatry and The Concepts of Psychiatry: A Pluralistic Approach to the Mind and Mental Illness, both published by Johns Hopkins.
Historians have long puzzled over the apparent mental instability of great and terrible leaders alike: Napoleon, Lincoln, Churchill, Hitler, and others. This title offers a myth-shattering exploration of the powerful connections between mental illness and leadership.
This book will be of interest to professionals and students in psychiatry, as well as psychologists, social workers, philosophers, and general readers who are interested in understanding the field of psychiatry and its practices at a conceptual level.
Helps residents and clinicians in diagnosing and treating the full spectrum of mood disorders. This book explains how to accurately diagnose unipolar depression and bipolar disorder and offers specific, detailed, evidence-based recommendations on pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy.
Leston Havens posits that psychiatry must adopt a pluralistic stance, for only an inclusive psychiatry can bridge the traditional scientific quest of medicine with a humanistic interest in whole lives, inner states, and relationships with others. The patient should get the treatment he needs, not the one treatment the doctor dispenses.
The author argues that the complexity of psychiatric illnesses means that psychiatry is best understood from a pluralistic perspective. Grounding his approach in the works of Paul McHugh and others, Ghaemi incorporates a philosophical discussion of the strengths of a pluralistic model.
Bipolar Depression introduces a model for diagnosis that allows the clinician to distinguish between bipolar and unipolar depression, addressing problems of misdiagnosis and overdiagnosis, as well as differentiate attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and bipolar disorder.
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