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Book Review: Birth of a New Brain: Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder Book Review: Birth of a New Brain: Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder“I was caught in a whirl of racing, obsessive thoughts, which is how many people describe their bouts of mania. Instead of noticing my baby girl’s sweet scent or feeling her rose-petal soft skin, all I could think was, I must write this idea down, ...

Book Review: The Inflamed Mind: A Radical New Approach to Depression Book Review: The Inflamed Mind: A Radical New Approach to DepressionThrough discoveries in immunology, we know that inflammation has an impact on physical illness. What remains unclear is how inflammation influences thoughts and behaviors — a question that intersects the fields of immunology, neuroscience, psychology, and psychiatry. In The Inflamed Mind: A Radical New Approach ...

Book Review: Breakdown: A Clinician's Experience in a Broken System Book Review: Breakdown: A Clinician's Experience in a Broken SystemThere is no such thing as a perfect system and in the case of the mentally ill, nothing could be truer. The mentally ill face an uphill battle to secure appropriate services, avoid being caught up in the criminal justice system, and most of all, ...

Book Review: The Disordered Mind Book Review: The Disordered Mind“Self-awareness leads us to question who we are and why we exist,” writes Eric R. Kandel. Seeking answers to questions like this is what makes us human, but how do we explain how our consciousness arises from the physical matter that is our brain? In his new ...

Book Review: Owning Bipolar Book Review: Owning BipolarThe subtitle of Michael Pipich’s new book, Owning Bipolar: How Patients and Families Can Take Control of Bipolar Disorder, should be enough for those with bipolar disorder and their family members to want to pick up this book and embrace it. Bipolar disorder takes away ...

Book Review: Ethics Challenges in Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology Book Review: Ethics Challenges in Forensic Psychiatry & PsychologyI used to work at a community mental health center. A client could be there totally on his or her own (which was the exception) or could have been referred by any of the following, and sometimes by more than one: state probation and parole ...

Book Review: Understanding Antidepressants Book Review: Understanding AntidepressantsOne in five Americans will have a major depressive episode in their lives and many will seek help from a mental health provider, which may include treatment with medication. As with all medication, there is no one-size-fits-all treatment plan when it comes to antidepressants. The ...

Book Review: Saving Talk Therapy Book Review: Saving Talk Therapy“Nowadays, people don’t ‘go into therapy’…they ‘receive mental health interventions,’” writes Enrico Gnaulati in a cynical introduction to his new book Saving Talk Therapy: How Health Insurers, Big Pharma, and Slanted Science are Ruining Good Mental Health Care. Years ago, people viewed therapy as a place where ...

Book Review: The Diagnostic System Book Review: The Diagnostic SystemWhile it’s true that many illnesses are foreign to the average person, many of the core symptoms of mental illness are familiar to virtually everyone. “Not only does the public have a reasonable sense about what the symptoms of mental illness feel like, it also has ...

Book Review: Addiction Treatment Book Review: Addiction TreatmentSpanning across all socioeconomic statuses, races, cultures and ages, addiction is one of the largest and most insidious problems our society faces today. And yet, for the medical doctors who are often tasked with treating addiction, identifying and treating it is not always a straight forward ...

Book Review: The Anti-Depressant Book Book Review: The Anti-Depressant BookTeenage suicides can leave us all feeling helpless — especially when they happen in epidemic proportions. But for teenagers who suffer from the sort of depression that might make them want to take their own life, there are few books written just for them. Adolescent psychiatrist ...

Book Review: The Silenced Child Book Review: The Silenced ChildOliver Sacks described listening as the only cardinal rule a practitioner must have. In her new book, The Silenced Child: From Labels, Medications, and Quick-Fix Solutions to Listening, Growth and Resilience, Claudia M. Gold, MD, describes listening as the only cardinal rule to parenting — ...

Book Review: Spectrum Approach to Mood Disorders Book Review: Spectrum Approach to Mood DisordersA decade ago, the director of the Harvard-associated mood disorders clinic suggested that rather than asking, “Does this patient have Bipolar Disorder or not?” we should be asking, “How bipolar is he?” In James Phelps’s comprehensively researched and engaging book, A Spectrum Approach to Mood ...

Book Review: Calming Your Anxious Child Book Review: Calming Your Anxious ChildAs a child and adolescent therapist with experience working with anxious children and teens, I have seen my fair share of anxious kiddos and their frustrated parents. What seems to be most frustrating for parents and families of anxious youths is the reality that the ...

Book Review: Treatment Plans & Interventions for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Book Review: Treatment Plans & Interventions for Obsessive-Compulsive DisorderPeople sometimes make jokes about being OCD or anal retentive or type A and might even see the terms as interchangeable. You might run across articles in popular magazines like Women’s Health that explain the difference between the terms. But despite the term’s popularity as ...

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Grohol, J. (2019). Medications Book Reviews. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 18, 2019, from https://psychcentralreviews.com/medications-book-reviews/
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