Author: Henry Marsh
Release Date: 2015-04-27
Bekenntnisse eines Hirnchirurgen Wie arbeitet ein Hirnchirurg? Wie fühlt es sich an, in das Organ zu schneiden, mit dem Menschen denken und träumen? Wie geht man damit um, wenn das Leben eines Patienten von der eigenen Heilkunst abhängt? Und wie, wenn man scheitert? Mehr noch als in anderen Bereichen der Medizin ist es in der Hirnchirurgie so gut wie unmöglich, nie einem Patienten zu schaden, denn Operationen am Innersten des Menschen sind immer mit unkalkulierbaren Risiken verbunden. Henry Marsh, einer der besten Neurochirurgen Großbritanniens, erzählt beeindruckend offen, selbstkritisch und humorvoll von den Ausnahmesituationen, die seinen Arbeitsalltag ausmachen. Seine Geschichten handeln vom Heilen und Helfen, vom Hoffen und Scheitern, von fatalen Fehlern und von der Schwierigkeit, die richtige Entscheidung zu treffen.
Author: Suzanne O'Sullivan
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2015-06-04
WINNER OF THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE 2016 Pauline first became ill when she was fifteen. What seemed to be a urinary infection became joint pain, then life-threatening appendicitis. After a routine operation Pauline lost all the strength in her legs. Shortly afterwards, convulsions started. But Pauline’s tests are normal: her symptoms seem to have no physical cause whatsoever. This may be an extreme case, but Pauline is not alone. As many as a third of people visiting their GP have symptoms that are medically unexplained. In most, an emotional root is suspected which is often the last thing a patient wants to hear and a doctor to say. We accept our hearts can flutter with excitement and our brows can sweat with nerves, but on this journey into the very real world of psychosomatic illness, Suzanne O'Sullivan finds the secrets we are all capable of keeping from ourselves.
Maria McCutchen did not have time to be sick. With a husband who had just lost a job, two young sons, and a cross-country move on the horizon, who had time to be sick? Maria didn't have time for a common cold, let alone a major medical condition. But one day while shopping in the grocery store where she had shopped hundreds of times before, she couldn't find the milk. It was then she knew what she was feeling was more than just stress or exhaustion. There was something very wrong. After consulting a few doctors, Maria discovered she had a rare brain cyst known as a posterior fossa arachnoid cyst-a very large brain cyst. Hearing these cysts were normally asymptomatic was of little comfort, especially because she felt her mind and body slipping away more and more every day. Normal mental and physical functions were becoming harder to control. Even if the doctors didn't believe the cyst was a problem, she knew it was. It would take months of living inside a shell of a person that she'd become, months of living in a mental fogginess and sometimes even physical pain, before she would finally get the medical attention she needed. It's All in Your Head chronicles her harrowing medical odyssey and her attempts to regain some sort of semblance of her old life after treatment.
Author: Susan Laura Barrett
Publisher: Free Spirit Pub
Release Date: 1992-10-01
Presents a variety of enrichment activities, discussion questions, and resources to help teach students about their brains, the physiology and evolution of the brain, definitions and measuring of intelligence, problem solving, and other related topics.
Author: Prof. Dr. Valter Longo
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
Release Date: 2018-02-19
Altersforscher Prof. Dr. Valter Longo gibt zum ersten Mal einen umfassenden Überblick über seine bahnbrechenden Forschungsergebnisse, wie man mit der richtigen Ernährung ein gesundes langes Leben erreicht. Er zeigt, wie man Bauchfett reduzieren, körperlich jünger werden und damit das Risiko für Krebs, Herz-Kreislauf-Erkrankungen, Diabetes und Alzheimer senken kann. Außerdem erläutert er die positiven Effekte von Fastenphasen. Seine Longevità-Diät nutzt die heilende Wirkung der Nahrung und revolutioniert unser Verhältnis zum Essen.
Author: Gordon J. G. Asmundson
Publisher: Guilford Press
Release Date: 2005-05-05
Where do you go for help when no one believes you're really sick? The doctors can’t explain your symptoms, but you know there’s something wrong because you can sense it in your body. Living with the specter of an unresolved health issue isn't just painful, it's isolating. The preoccupation and stress it causes can disrupt your career or interfere with personal relationships. If you continually experience symptoms of illness, or worry a lot about disease, you may be suffering from health anxiety--a condition that can produce physical effects of its own, including muscle tension, nausea, and a quickened heart rate. In this compassionate and empowering book, noted psychologists Gordon J. G. Asmundson and Steven Taylor provide simple and accurate self-tests designed to help you understand health anxiety and the role it might be playing in how you feel. Concrete examples and helpful exercises show you how to change thought and behavior patterns that contribute to the aches, pains, and anxiety you're experiencing. The authors also explain how to involve friends and family--and when to seek professional help--as you learn to stay well without worry. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit
Author: Stephen M. Pollan
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Here are the simple truths that motivate people of any age to find and accept lasting happiness, illustrated with the stories of real people, and illuminated with the observations of spiritual leaders and great philosophers. For more than three decades, attorney, financial consultant, and life coach Stephen M. Pollan has been advising clients and readers on the business of living—everything from home buying and employment contracts to marriage and parenting. He has taught his clients and readers to Die Broke (use assets rather than build up an estate), to stage Second Acts (reinvent their lives), and, most recently, to Fire Your Boss (take charge of their own work lives). Throughout these books, Pollan stresses that attitudes as well as actions are essential to success. Indeed, over the years he realized that the happiest and most successful people he'd met were also those who were the most energetic and exuberant, regardless of their age. By noting these attributes and incorporating them in his own life, Pollan came to understand that our attitudes are not just one element of succeeding at the business of living, they are in fact the foundation of leading a happy life. Attitude is everything. Those attitudes most essential to our deepest satisfaction and happiness reflect what our spiritual leaders and philosophers from every major tradition have taught us. We don't have to look to external forces to validate us and give us self-worth. We already have within us all we need to find fulfillment and lead happy, satisfying lives—lives without regrets. To finally be happy we need to accept responsibility for our own happiness. When we know the secrets are already inside us, all we have to do is start living them. With this book, we can begin now.
IT'S ALL IN YOUR HEAD is the true story of whatmakes up your mind. It's the interactive, easy-to-read, stupendously sourced,user's guide to your brain. This immersive book tackles the questions that keepyou up at night: Is your smartphone wrecking your memory? Are believers' andatheists' brains different? Who's smarter: your baby or your dog? Hwo is yuorbiarn albe to raed tihs crzay quseotin? Neil deGrasse Tyson calls the humanbrain the most complicated object we know, and there's way too much information,mystery, and discovery to cover in just a book. That's why It's All In YourHead is the centerpiece of a fun, illuminating franchise spanning acrossdigital, experiential, broadcast and more-all devoted to the awesomeness of yourbrain. KEITH BLANCHARD is the authorof two novels and has contributed in various capacities to a wide range ofpublishing and production enterprises, from The Week to Cosmopolitan,Rolling Stone to The Drew Carey Show, The Wall Street Journalto Yourtango.com. Most recently the chief digital officer of the WorldScience Festival, Keith was the longtime editor-in-chief and creative directorof Maxim. WICKED COW STUDIOSis a new content studio that starts first with book publishing while securingdynamic, world-class partnerships around its book content simultaneously. WickedCow is also Derek Jeter's co-founder and co-publisher in Jeter Publishing, theircontent studio that includes a joint venture partnership with publishing giantSimon & Schuster. Previously Wicked Cow managed beloved pop culture brandsincluding Wiffle�, The Roberto Clemente Estate, Big League Chew,and the Notorious B.I.G. Estate.
Author: Hal A. Huggins
Release Date: 1993-07-01
Genre: Health & Fitness
Mercury is one of the world’s most poisonous substances, and yet dentists routinely use it in amalgams to fill our teeth. Forty years ago, Dr. Hal Huggins questioned this practice, and now legions of dentists, researchers, and citizens are adding their voices of concern. It’s All in Your Head looks at past research on mercury toxicity and dental amalgams as well as current scientific findings that can no longer be ignored. It describes the possible effects of mercury toxicity, including multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Hodgkin’s disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and virtually all autoimmune disorders. Written in easy-to-understand language, It’s All in Your Head explodes the claim that mercury amalgams are safe. If you think your worries are all in your head, you may be right.
Author: Mara Buchbinder
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 2015-06-05
Genre: Social Science
Although pain is a universal human experience, many view the pain of others as private, resistant to language, and, therefore, essentially unknowable. And, yet, despite the obvious limits to comprehending another’s internal state, language is all that we have to translate pain from the solitary and unknowable to a phenomenon richly described in literature, medicine, and everyday life. Without denying the private dimensions of pain, All in Your Head offers an entirely fresh perspective that considers how pain may be configured, managed, explained, and even experienced in deeply relational ways. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork in a pediatric pain clinic in California, Mara Buchbinder explores how clinicians, adolescent patients, and their families make sense of puzzling symptoms and work to alleviate pain. Through careful attention to the language of pain—including narratives, conversations, models, and metaphors—and detailed analysis of how young pain sufferers make meaning through interactions with others, her book reveals that however private pain may be, making sense of it is profoundly social.
Eine faszinierende Reise an die brüchige Grenze zwischen Normalität und Wahnsinn. »Mein Interesse am Gehirn wurde geweckt, als ich die Frontallappen meiner Großmutter auf dem Fußboden ihres Wohnzimmers verspritzt sah.« Tanya Byron, heute renommierte Professorin für Klinische Psychologie, war 15, als ihre Großmutter von einer heroinabhängigen schwangeren jungen Frau erschlagen wurde. Das Bild der Sterbenden hat sich der Enkelin für immer eingebrannt. Mit 20 begann Tanya Byron 1989 ihre Ausbildung zur klinischen Psychologin – weil sie verstehen wollte. Sie arbeitete mit Kindern, die sich selbst oder anderen Unfassbares zuleide taten, mit Familien, die so dunkle Geheimnisse hüteten, dass es fast unerträglich schien, darüber nachzudenken, mit Menschen, die mit Drogenabhängigkeit oder Suizidabsichten zu kämpfen hatten. Ihre brillant erzählten Fallgeschichten aus ihren Anfangsjahren als Psychologin führen uns an die Grenze zwischen Normalität und Wahnsinn – und lassen uns begreifen, dass sie nicht existiert. Die verletzlichsten Menschen können Kraft geben, wer stabil erscheint kann eine zerrüttete Innenwelt verbergen.