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The Philosophy of Insanity

By: A Late Inmate of the Glasgow Royal Asylum for Lunatics at Gartnavel; Fromm-Reichmann, Frieda

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Fireside Press, London / The Windmill Press: 1947

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2056725


First thus. Page ridges a bit foxed, 2 inch stain on front board, jacket edges rubbed with a few chips. 1947 Hard Cover. xii, 116 pp. 8vo. An autobiography of mental illness by an inmate in a Scottish insane asylum, notable for the clarity of the author's insight into his own condition. Reissued with a new introduction by Frieda Fromm-Reichmann. View more info

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Psychotherapy with Schizophrenics (Monograph Series on Schizophrenia, No. 3)

By: Brody, Eugene B.; Redlich, Fredrick C.; Knight, Robert P.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: International Universities Press, Inc.: 1952

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2208422


2nd printing. No jacket, lettering on spine lightly rubbed, pages faintly toned. 1952 Hard Cover. 246 pp. CONTENTS: Preface by the Editors; Robert P. Knight - Introduction; Fredrick C. Redlich - The Concept of Schizophrenia and Its Implications for Therapy; Eugene B. Brody - The Treatment of Schizophrenia: A Review; Frieda Fromm-Reichmann - Some Aspects of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Schizophrenics; Jacob A. Arlow - Discussion of Dr. Fromm-Reichmann's Paper; David ... View more info

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Nineteenth Annual Report of the Board of Commissioners of Public Charities of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 1888; Also the Report of the General Agent and Secretary Statistics, and The Report of the Committee on Lunacy. (Official Document, No. 12.)

By: Dickinson, Mahlon H.; Biddle, Cadwalader

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Office of Eastern Executive Committee: 1888

Seller ID: 2159936


Boards rubbed, rear hinge beginning to loosen, ink initials and pencil gift note on front endpaper ('M.F. Kooser, Presented by The Hon. J.L. Pugh'). 1888 Hard Cover. cxlv, 226 pp. 8vo. An early source of statistical information related to jails and penitentiaries, insane asylums, miners' hospitals, immigration, almshouses, and other institutions related to rehabilitation or special needs (e.g., The Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind). View more info

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Madness & Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason

By: Foucault, Michel; Howard, Richard

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Vintage Books: 1988

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2261952


5th printing. Ink note on half-title page, pages faintly toned. 1988 Trade Paperback. xiii, 299 pp. In recent years the question of madness and how to define it has become the centre of a great deal of discussion. This is the question the distinguished French psychologist and philosopher Michel Foucault seeks to answer by studying madness from 1500 to 1800 - from the Middle Ages when insanity was considered part of everyday life and fools and madmen walked the streets, t... View more info

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Attention Deficit Disorder and Learning Disabilities: Reality, Myths and Controversial Treatments

By: Ingersoll, Barbara; Goldstein, Sam

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 1993

Seller ID: 1295985


Minor wear. 1993 Trade Paperback. Two experts on these much-misunderstood, debilitating problems explain how parents can spot telltale symptoms and select the best treatment for their children -- a practical handbook for parents, teachers, and medical professionals alike. View more info

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The Horse Boy: A Father's Quest to Heal His Son

By: Isaacson, Rupert

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2266440


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Autographed Copy sticker on front wrapper. 2009 Hard Cover. x, 357 pp. When his son Rowan was diagnosed with autism, Rupert Isaacson was devastated, afraid he might never be able to communicate with his child. But when Isaacson, a lifelong horseman, rode their neighbor's horse with Rowan, Rowan improved immeasurably. He was struck with a crazy idea: why not take Rowan to Mongolia, the one place in the world where horse... View more info

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The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons With Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, and Memory Loss in Later Life

By: Mace, Nancy L.; Rabins, Peter V.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Warner Books: 2001

Seller ID: 2206698


Spine-based very lightly bumped, pages very faintly toned. 2001 Mass Market Paperback. xxx, 479 pp. View more info

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Ten Ways Not to Commit Suicide: A Memoir

By: McDaniels, Darryle; Dawsey, Darrell

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Amistad: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201902


First edition. A fine copy.Near Fine. 2016 Hard Cover. viii, 225 pp. In this surprising and moving memoir, the legendary rap star and co-founder of Run D.M.C. keeps it a hundred percent, speaking out about his battle with depression and overcoming suicidal thoughts—one of the most devastating yet little known health issues plaguing the black community today.As one third of the legendary rap group Run D.M.C., Darryl “DMC” McDaniels—aka Legendary MC, The Devastatin... View more info

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A Child Called It: One Child's Courage to Survive

By: Pelzer, Dave

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Omaha Press: 1995

Seller ID: 2201239


Minor wear to corners. 1995 Trade Paperback. xi, 184 pp., 4-page terminal publisher ad. This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games--games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because... View more info

The Depression Sourcebook

By: Quinn, Brian P.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Lowell House / Contemporary Books: 1997

Seller ID: 1313054


Crease on rear jacket edge.Very Good. 1997 Hard Cover. 266 pp. The Depression Sourcebook is an informative and empathetic guide for anyone who suffers from one of these mood disorders. From the dysthemic patient who lives with chronic, mild depression, to one who experiences manic depression and its characteristic wide swings in mood, energy level, and sleep, The Depression Sourcebook helps those with depressive illnesses not only evaluate and make sense of their conditi... View more info

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Medical Inquiries and Observations, upon the Diseases of the Mind.

By: Rush, Benjamin

Price: $700.00

Publisher: Kimber & Richardson: 1812

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2161394


First edition, second issue. Recently rebound, cloth over marbled boards, new endpapers & flyleaves. Library blind stamp on title page, no other library marks. Three light spots on title page, pages a bit toned. 1812 Hard Cover. viii, 367, [4] pp. 8vo. An important work by the father of American psychiatry, who was also instrumental in the founding of the United States. Garrison-Morton 4924: 'The first American textbook on psychiatry, and, considering the state of that s... View more info

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Skin and Bones

By: Shahan, Sherry

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company: 2015

Seller ID: 2206254


A very nice copy. 2015 Trade Paperback. 259 pp. Sixteen-year-old Jack, nicknamed Bones, won't eat. His roommate in the eating disorder ward has the opposite problem and proudly goes by the nickname Lard. They become friends despite Bones's initial reluctance. When Bones meets Alice, a dangerously thin dancer who loves to break the rules, he lets his guard down even more. Soon Bones is so obsessed with Alice that he's willing to risk everything–even his recovery.KEYWORD... View more info

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Out for Character: Twenty-Six Articles Written by Twenty-Six Thoughtful and Eminent Persons Interested in the Vital Questions Concerning the Mental and Moral Well-Being of Young Men and Women

By: Sharp, F.C.; Barbour, Clarence A.; Brewster, Benjamin; Wilbur, Ray Lyman; Foster, Wm. T.; Adkins, Grace Reese; Philipson, David; Vance, James I.; Jordan, David Starr; Mullins, E.Y.; Pohlman, A.; King, Wm. Wirt; Gault, Robert H.; Ainslie, Peter; Goss, Cha

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Vir Publishing Company: 1922

Seller ID: 2263121


Page ridges lightly foxed, pencil name on front endpaper. 1922 Hard Cover. 112 pp. Twenty-six articles written by twenty-six thoughtful and eminent persons interested in the vital questions concerning the mental and moral well-being of young men and women. View more info

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Lincoln's Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness

By: Shenk, Joshua Wolf

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Mariner Books: 2006

Seller ID: 2207185


Pages very faintly toned. 2006 Trade Paperback. xiv, 350 pp. Giving shape to the deep depression that pervaded Lincoln's adult life, Joshua Wolf Shenk's Lincoln's Melancholy reveals how this illness influenced both the president's character and his leadership. Lincoln forged a hard path toward mental health from the time he was a young man. Shenk draws from historical record, interviews with Lincoln scholars, and contemporary research on depression to understand the na... View more info

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Lincoln's Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness

By: Shenk, Joshua Wolf

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Mariner Books: 2006

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2269882


2nd printing. An exceptional copy. 2006 Trade Paperback. xiv, 350 pp. Giving shape to the deep depression that pervaded Lincoln's adult life, Joshua Wolf Shenk's Lincoln's Melancholy reveals how this illness influenced both the president's character and his leadership. Lincoln forged a hard path toward mental health from the time he was a young man. Shenk draws from historical record, interviews with Lincoln scholars, and contemporary research on depression to understa... View more info

Image for Extraordinary People: Understanding Idiot Savants -- Spectacularly Gifted Musicians, Artists, Calculators, and Mnemonists Who Have Severe Mental Disabilities

Extraordinary People: Understanding Idiot Savants -- Spectacularly Gifted Musicians, Artists, Calculators, and Mnemonists Who Have Severe Mental Disabilities

By: Treffert, Darold A.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Harper & Row Publishers: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1534982


First edition. Includes original jacket. Lightly rubbed & toned.Very Good. 1988 Hard Cover. 291 pp. A psychiatrist and director of a mental health center in Wisconsin, Treffert, in this compelling report, analyzes the Savant Syndrome. Now considered pejorative, the scientific term idiot savant has been changed to savant, and describes a mentally or otherwise handicapped person whose genius in a particular field is inexplicable. The Savant syndrome is so rare that only 20... View more info

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Stranger and Traveler: The Story of Dorothea Dix, American Reformer

By: Wilson, Dorothy Clarke

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Little Brown: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2124598


First edition. Jacket edges rubbed, jacket spine faded. 1975 Hard Cover. xxiii, 360 pp. The story of Dorothea Dix's battle against the inhumane treatment of the mentally ill. View more info

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Farewell Darkness: A Veteran's Triumph over Combat Trauma

By: Zaczek, Ron

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2041255


First edition. 1/4 inch tear to jacket corner, owner bookplate with name inked out on front endpaper. 1994 Hard Cover. xiv, 344 pp. 8vo. From the jacket: ''I want to give something back,' the author insisted. His counselor at the Vet Center suggested, 'You can give the guys in treatment hope. You know what PTSD looks like from both sides. You can tell these guys what it's like, and what's different when you get beyond it.' Ron Zaczek had been a good crewchief. He was 'Za... View more info