Ninety-five days, and then I'll be safe. I wonder whether the procedure will hurt. I want to get it over with. It's hard to be patient. It's hard not to be afraid while I'm still uncured, though so far the deliria hasn't touched me yet. Still, I worry. They say that in the old days, love drove people to madness. The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don't. Lauren Oliver astonished readers with her stunning debut, Before I Fall. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly called it "raw, emotional, and, at times, beautiful. An end as brave as it is heartbreaking." Her much-awaited second novel fulfills her promise as an exceptionally talented and versatile writer.
Author: Nancy L. Cohen
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
Release Date: 2012-09-01
Genre: Political Science
“Perhaps if the Pill had never been invented, American politics would be very different today,” Nancy L. Cohen writes in her prescient new book, Delirium: The Politics of Sex in America The 2012 election was supposed to be about the economy, but over the last few months it turned into a debate about sex and women’s rights. In Delirium, Cohen takes us on a gripping journey through the confounding and mysterious episodes of our recent politics to explain how we and why we got to this place. Along the way she explores such topics as why Bill Clinton was impeached over a private sexual affair; how George W. Bush won the presidency by stealth; why Hillary lost to Obama; why John McCain chose Sarah Palin to be his running mate; and what the 2012 presidential contest tells us about America today. She exposes the surprising role of right-wing women in undermining women’s rights, as well as explains how liberal men were complicit in letting it happen. Cohen uncovers the hidden history of an orchestrated, well-financed, ideologically powered shadow movement to turn back the clock on matters of gender equality and sexual freedom and how it has played a leading role in fueling America’s political wars. Delirium tells the story of this shadow movement and how we can restore common sense and sanity in our nation’s politics.
In this remarkably nuanced novel, both a gripping detective story and a passionate, devastating tale of eros and insanity in Colombia, internationally acclaimed author Laura Restrepo delves into the minds of four characters. There's Agustina, a beautiful woman from an upper-class family who is caught in the throes of madness; her husband Aguilar, a man passionately in love with his wife and determined to rescue her from insanity; Agustina's former lover Midas, a drug-trafficker and money-launderer; and Nicolás, Agustina's grandfather. Through the blend of these distinct voices, Restrepo creates a searing portrait of a society battered by war and corruption, as well as an intimate look at the daily lives of people struggling to stay sane in an unstable reality. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Zbigniew Jerzy Lipowski
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press
Release Date: 1990
Now in a completely rewritten version, this definitive work covers all aspects of delirium, a frequent complication of physical illness, especially in the elderly. Unique in its range of coverage, the book traces the history of delirium from the 5th century B.C. to the present, and offers detailed discussions of its clinical features, diagnosis, pathophysiology, etiology, and treatment. This new edition fully reflects the substantial progress in understanding the disorder made over the last decade. Delirium will be very useful to geriatricians, neurologists, psychiatrists, and other clinicians as it offers detailed practical guidance on diagnosis and management of the disorder. The only English-language monograph on this subject, it contains over 2,300 references.
Author: Douglas Cooper
Publisher: Hyperion Books
Release Date: 1998-02
When renowned architect Ariel Price receives a letter from a biographer stating that he is going forth with an unauthorized biography, Ariel decides the biographer must die, in a novel that introduces a scintillating cast of character that transcend reality.
Author: Dee Shulman
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2013-05-02
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Delirium is the gripping second instalment in the thrilling Parallon Trilogy that began with Fever - by award-winning author and illustrator Dee Shulman. Two worlds. Two millennia. One love . . . A fearless Roman gladiator. A reckless twenty-first-century girl. A mysterious virus unites them . . . Seth and Eva have survived the virus that brought them together, but when Eva's health deteriorates,they must find the source before it's too late. As more and more people succumb to the lethal fever, Seth must begin the perilous journey across time to try and stop its spread. But even he can't predict the devastating chain of events the virus has unleashed. A raging fever. A consuming passion. A love worth dying for. www.feverbook.co.uk 'Full of twists, immaculately researched, it is very exciting and unpredictable' Independent on Sunday 'It's a great ride with evocative settings and intense emotion' SFX (4 stars) 'WOW ... that rare gem of a book that I can't stop thinking about and will read again and again...Outstanding! It's 10 times better than Twilight' Waterstones, Cardiff. 'Vivid . . . captivating and passionate' London and South East Libraries 'It's a page-turning intellectual teen read that ANY adult would enjoy. Open the page, open your mind and go with the flow. TIP TOP TERRIFIC!' Waterstones, Thanett 'Completely addictive and if I could have read it in one sitting I would have done . . . an excellent and compulsive read which has left me wanting more **** ' goodreads.com (4 stars) 'Oh my god! What a book . . . This is one of the best love stories I have read' Best Books (5 stars) 'I had my socks blown off by this book - it was so addictive and just so much fun! I stormed through it, loving every second . . .' The Book Addicted Girl About the author: Dee Shulman writes in a studio overlooking a school quadrangle that bears a striking resemblance to the one at St Magdalene's. She has a degree in English from York University and went on to study Illustration at Harrow School of Art. She has written and /or illustrated about 50 books, including the popular, highly original My Totally Secret Diary series. She has been translated into many languages, including Japanese, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Welsh, Dutch, and Finnish. Her books have frequently been highly recommended in the press and on radio and she's been shortlisted for numerous awards. The Parallon Trilogy are her first books for teenagers. Dee is based in London and is available for school, bookshop, online and festival events in the UK.
Author: Randell Alonso
Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Delirium is an acute change in mental status, which has the features of a fluctuating mental status, inattention, and either disorganised thinking or altered level of consciousness. It is a common development particularly in hospitalised elderly patients. Delirium is independently associated with adverse sequelae including increased mortality, institutionalisation and cognitive decline. Despite this, case identification remains poor, with up to two-thirds being missed or mis-attributed to dementia, depression and other neuropsychiatric diagnoses. This book discusses how delirium affects the critically ill; early detection of delirium; delirium in surgical patients; and delirium's connection to eating disorders.
Author: Augusto Caraceni
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2011-01-06
This volume provides palliative care physicians, specialist nurses, neurologists, psychiatrists, and other health professionals with a clear account of how to recognise and treat delirium, the most common neuro-psychiatric complication encountered by patients in the terminal phase of illness.
Author: J. Allan Hobson
Publisher: MIT Press
Release Date: 1999
With a new foreword by the author. In this book, J. Allan Hobson sets out a compelling -- and controversial -- theory of consciousness. Our brain-mind, as he calls it, is not a fixed identity but a dynamic balancing act between the chemical systems that regulate waking and dreaming. Drawing on his work both as a sleep researcher and as a psychiatrist, Hobson looks in particular at the strikingly similar chemical characteristics of the states of dreaming and psychosis. His underlying theme is that the form of our thoughts, emotions, dreams, and memories derive from specific nerve cells and electrochemical impulses described by neuroscientists. Among the questions Hobson explores are: What are dreams? Do they have any hidden meaning, or are they simply emotionally salient images whose peculiar narrative structure refects the unique neurophysiology of sleep? And what is the relationship between the delirium of our dream life and psychosis? Originally published by Little, Brown under the title The Chemistry of Conscious States.
Author: Lauren Oliver
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2012-02-28
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
The second book in Lauren Oliver’s New York Times bestselling trilogy about forbidden love, revolution, and the power to choose. Now with a brand-new cover and an exclusive-to-this-book sneak peek at her next novel for teens: the ambitious, wholly original masterwork Replica. In this electrifying follow-up to Delirium, Lena is on a dangerous course that takes her through the unregulated Wilds and into the heart of a growing resistance movement. This riveting, brilliant novel crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, romance, and the sparks of a revolution about to ignite. Supports the Common Core State Standards
Author: Valerie J. Page
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2015-03-12
The fully updated second edition of this popular handbook concisely summarises all current knowledge about delirium in critically ill patients and describes simple tools the bedside clinician can use to prevent, diagnose and manage delirium. Chapters discuss new developments in assessing risk and diagnosis, crucial discoveries regarding delirium and long-term cognitive outcomes, and dangers of sedation and death. Updated management advice reflects new evidence about antipsychotics and delirium. This book explains how to minimise the risks of delirium, drugs to avoid, drugs to use and when to use them, as well as current theories regarding pathophysiology, different motoric subtypes leading to missed diagnosis, and the adverse impact of delirium on patient outcomes. While there are still unanswered questions, this edition contains all the available answers. Illustrated with real-life case reports, Delirium in Critical Care is essential reading for trainees, consultants and nurses in the ICU and emergency department.
Author: J.F. Penn
Publisher: Curl Up Press via PublishDrive
Release Date: 2018-08-14
“Those who the Gods wish to destroy, they first make mad.” From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author J.F.Penn LONDON. When a prominent psychiatrist is found murdered in the old hospital of Bedlam, Detective Sergeant Jamie Brooke finds herself investigating the history of madness to fathom the motive. Blake Daniel, a reluctant psychic, helps her to research the case, only to discover that his own family are entwined with the shadowy forces that seek to control the minds of the mad. As the body count rises, and those she loves are threatened, Jamie discovers that the tendrils of conspiracy wind themselves into the very heart of the British government. Can she stop the killer before madness takes its ultimate revenge? A thriller with an edge of the supernatural, Delirium is a story of love for family, revenge for injustice and the question of whether we all sit on the spectrum of madness somewhere. The London Crime Thriller series in order: * Desecration * Delirium * Deviance