It s All in Your Head

Author: Suzanne O'Sullivan
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781473511439
Release Date: 2015-06-04
Genre: Psychology

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.

Unlike the Heart

Author: Nicola Redhouse
Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press
ISBN: 9780702261909
Release Date: 2019-04-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

After the birth of her first child, Nicola Redhouse experiences an unrelenting anxiety that quickly overwhelms her. Her immense love for her child can't protect her from the dread that prevents her leaving the house, opening the mail, eating. Nor, it seems, can the psychoanalytic thinking she has absorbed through her family and her many years of therapy. In an attempt to understand the source of her panic, Nicola starts to thread together what she knows about herself and her family with explorations of the human mind in philosophy, science and literature. What role do genetics play in postnatal anxiety? Do the biological changes of motherhood offer a complete explanation? Is the Freudian idea of the mind outdated? Can more recent combined theories from neuroscientists and psychoanalysts provide the answers? How might we be able to know ourselves through our genes, our biology, our family stories and our own ever-unfolding narratives? In this compelling and insightful memoir, Nicola blends her personal experiences with the historical progression of psychoanalysis. In the end, much like in analysis, it is the careful act of narrative construction that yields the answers.

Systematic Desensitisation for Panic and Phobia

Author: Rhona M. Fear
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780429905414
Release Date: 2018-05-08
Genre: Psychology

Panic disorder and phobia are difficulties that are commonly encountered in our consulting rooms. There is an ongoing debate concerning the lack of provision within the NHS to help those with mental health problems. This book puts forward a different method of recovery called systematic desensitisation, which is rarely covered by the many books that are available on the subject. The author presents this method both as a former patient and as a therapist of almost thirty years' standing. It can be learned and used highly successfully by practitioners to help alleviate panic disorder and phobia. Having described the common physiological and psychological symptoms of panic disorder and phobia, the author then familiarises the reader with how to utilise this method. Two extended case studies are also presented: one of agoraphobia, the other of driving phobia.Whilst this book aims to appeal to counsellors, psychotherapists, and psychologists, it may also be useful for sufferers themselves to readand adopt this programme of recovery for themselves.

The Optimist s Handbook

Author: Nick Inman
Publisher: Harriman House Pub
ISBN: PSU:000063020427
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Business & Economics

Inman pulls together 100 positive things for people to feel good about. Intended to offer readers a little hope in their daily lives, this book reminds them there is always something to smile about.

Guang Hua

ISBN: UVA:X002017648
Release Date: 1991-01
Genre: Taiwan

ISBN: UOM:39015019953713
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Taiwan

Video Sourcebook

Author: Thomson Gale
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 1414400993
Release Date: 2007-10
Genre: Performing Arts

From classroom aids to corporate training programs, technical resources to self-help guides, children's features to documentaries, theatrical releases to straight-to-video movies, The Video Source Book continues its comprehensive coverage of the wide universe of video offerings with more than 130,000 complete program listings, encompassing more than 160,000 videos. All listings are arranged alphabetically by title. Each entry provides a description of the program and information on obtaining the title. Six indexes -- alternate title, subject, credits, awards, special formats and program distributors -- help speed research.


Author: Royal Society of Health (Great Britain)
ISBN: UIUC:30112008467174
Release Date: 1985