Virginia Woolf and Neuropsychiatry

  • Filename: virginia-woolf-and-neuropsychiatry.
  • ISBN: 9789400757486
  • Release Date: 2013-01-12
  • Number of pages: 214
  • Author: Maxwell Bennett
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This book, written by one of the leaders in the field of the neurosciences, will give an explanation of the symptoms and eventual untimely suicide of one of literatures greatest authors; Virginia Woolf. The sources used are letters and statements from Woolf herself, the literature she wrote and comments, letters and any other documentation that referred to her mental state and her medical status. The author will use current insight into depression, the mental consequences of child abuse and drug interactions/effects to illustrate this case study. The book should appeal to researchers in the neurosciences, psychology and psychiatry as well as to a broader audience, mainly individuals who are interested in the (external and internal) forces that drove Woolf to write her material.

The Letters of Virginia Woolf 1912 1922

  • Filename: the-letters-of-virginia-woolf-1912-1922.
  • ISBN: 0156508826
  • Release Date: 1978-04
  • Number of pages: 656
  • Author: Virginia Woolf
  • Publisher: Harvest Books

First published under title: The question of things happening : the letters of Virginia Woolf, vol. II: 1912-1922.

The Answer to the Riddle Is Me

  • Filename: the-answer-to-the-riddle-is-me.
  • ISBN: 9780547519937
  • Release Date: 2014-01-14
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: David Stuart MacLean
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

“A mesmerizing, unsettling memoir about the ever-echoing nature of identity—written in vivid, blooming detail.” —Gillian Flynn, best-selling author of Gone Girl On October 17, 2002, David MacLean “woke up” on a train platform in India with no idea who he was or why he was there. No money. No passport. No identity. Taken to a mental hospital by the police, MacLean then started to hallucinate so severely he had to be tied down. He could remember song lyrics, but not his family, his friends, or the woman he was told he loved. His illness, it turned out, was the result of the commonly prescribed antimalarial medication he had been taking. Upon his return to the United States, he struggled to piece together the fragments of his former life in a harrowing, absurd, and unforgettable journey back to himself. “[MacLean] is an exceedingly entertaining psychotic . . . [A] raw, honest and beautiful memoir.”—New York Times “A deeply moving account of amnesia that explores the quandary of the self . . . MacLean has written a memoir that combines the evocative power of William Styron’s Darkness Visible, the lyric subtlety of Michael Ondaatje’s Running in the Family and the narrative immediacy of a Hollywood action film. He reminds us how we are all always trying to find a version of ourselves that we can live with.”—Los Angeles Times DAVID STUART MACLEAN is a PEN/American Award–winning writer. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Ploughshares, and on the radio program This American Life. He has a PhD from the University of Houston and is a cofounder of the Poison Pen Reading Series.

The Return of the Soldier

  • Filename: the-return-of-the-soldier.
  • ISBN: 0486422070
  • Release Date: 2002-04-10
  • Number of pages: 77
  • Author: Rebecca West
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation

A shell-shocked officer retreats to his home, the wife he can't remember, and the first love he can't forget. A perceptive view of the devastating social effects of World War I.

Developmental Disorders of the Frontostriatal System

  • Filename: developmental-disorders-of-the-frontostriatal-system.
  • ISBN: 1841692271
  • Release Date: 2002-05-01
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: John L. Bradshaw
  • Publisher: Psychology Press

In this book, the author discusses a range of common neurodevelopmental disorders affecting young people - autism, depression, schizophrenia, ADHD, Tourette's Syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder - from the unique perspective of their proposed common origin in the function and dysfunction of the brain's frontostriatal system. Throughout the book, the author systematically compares and contrasts them from a biological, clinical and evolutionary standpoint, viewing them as extensions of normal personality attributes, which, in less extreme form, may possess certain behavioural advantages, explaining their persistence in the general population. The result is a unique, up-to-date, and wide-ranging discussion of these disorders that draws upon biology, genetics, neuropsychology, neuropathology, neuroimaging, and clinical presentation and treatment. It will be of interest to advanced students, researchers and practitioners in neuropsychology, neuropsychiatry, psychiatry, and clinical psychology.

The Neurological Patient in History

  • Filename: the-neurological-patient-in-history.
  • ISBN: 9781580464123
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 264
  • Author: L. S. Jacyna
  • Publisher: University Rochester Press

Essays from noted contributors trace the evolution of the neurological patient's role, treatment, and place in the history of medicine.

The Noonday Demon

  • Filename: the-noonday-demon.
  • ISBN: 9781451676884
  • Release Date: 2011-11-16
  • Number of pages: 576
  • Author: Andrew Solomon
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

With uncommon humanity, candor, wit, and erudition, award-winning author Andrew Solomon takes the reader on a journey of incomparable range and resonance into the most pervasive of family secrets. His contribution to our understanding not only of mental illness but also of the human condition is truly stunning. The Noonday Demon examines depression in personal, cultural, and scientific terms. Drawing on his own struggles with the illness and interviews with fellow sufferers, doctors and scientists, policymakers and politicians, drug designers and philosophers, Solomon reveals the subtle complexities and sheer agony of the disease. He confronts the challenge of defining the illness and describes the vast range of available medications, the efficacy of alternative treatments, and the impact the malady has had on various demographic populations around the world and throughout history. He also explores the thorny patch of moral and ethical questions posed by emerging biological explanations for mental illness. The depth of human experience Solomon chronicles, the range of his intelligence, and his boundless curiosity and compassion will change the reader's view of the world.

Virginia Woolf

  • Filename: virginia-woolf.
  • ISBN: 0375701362
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 893
  • Author: Hermione Lee
  • Publisher: Vintage

Traces the life of the British novelist and discusses her major works

Pediatric and Adolescent Concussion

  • Filename: pediatric-and-adolescent-concussion.
  • ISBN: 9780387895451
  • Release Date: 2011-12-15
  • Number of pages: 216
  • Author: Jennifer Niskala Apps
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Between the growing numbers of children and adolescents playing sports and the increased attention to head injuries by the larger sports community and the general public, pediatric concussions are emerging as a major concern. And as practitioners are seeing more young clients with head injuries, questions arise about age-appropriate assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and return to activity. Pediatric and Adolescent Concussion: Diagnosis, Management, and Outcomes offers evidence-based guidelines where few previously existed. This comprehensive volume clearly explains the effects of traumatic injury on the developing brain in sports- and non-sports-related contexts, and establishes a framework for immediate and long-term management, especially the crucial first 24 hours. Chapters provide a basic grounding in its subject with a history of concussion as a medical entity and a review of definitional and classification issues, take the reader through the steps of a neuropsychological evaluation, pinpoint post-injury issues, and offer strategies for the prevention of further or future injury. Pediatric and Adolescent Concussion: Diagnosis, Management, and Outcomes serves as both educational resource and practical framework for a wide array of professionals, including neuropsychologists, sports medicine physicians, child psychologists and psychiatrists, pediatric and family physicians, athletic trainers, social workers, and educators.

Proust Was a Neuroscientist

  • Filename: proust-was-a-neuroscientist.
  • ISBN: 0547394284
  • Release Date: 2008-09-01
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Jonah Lehrer
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

In this technology-driven age, it’s tempting to believe that science can solve every mystery. After all, science has cured countless diseases and even sent humans into space. But as Jonah Lehrer argues in this sparkling debut, science is not the only path to knowledge. In fact, when it comes to understanding the brain, art got there first. Taking a group of artists — a painter, a poet, a chef, a composer, and a handful of novelists — Lehrer shows how each one discovered an essential truth about the mind that science is only now rediscovering. We learn, for example, how Proust first revealed the fallibility of memory; how George Eliot discovered the brain’s malleability; how the French chef Escoffier discovered umami (the fifth taste); how Cézanne worked out the subtleties of vision; and how Gertrude Stein exposed the deep structure of language — a full half-century before the work of Noam Chomsky and other linguists. It’s the ultimate tale of art trumping science. More broadly, Lehrer shows that there’s a cost to reducing everything to atoms and acronyms and genes. Measurement is not the same as understanding, and art knows this better than science does. An ingenious blend of biography, criticism, and first-rate science writing, Proust Was a Neuroscientist urges science and art to listen more closely to each other, for willing minds can combine the best of both, to brilliant effect.

Neuropsychiatry of Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Filename: neuropsychiatry-of-traumatic-brain-injury.
  • ISBN: 0880485388
  • Release Date: 1994-01-01
  • Number of pages: 893
  • Author: Jonathan M. Silver
  • Publisher: Amer Psychiatric Pub Incorporated

Presents practical aspects of the neuropsychiatric treatment of patients who have experienced traumatic brain injury, including specific clinical guidelines for treatment.

Philosophical Foundations of Neuroscience

  • Filename: philosophical-foundations-of-neuroscience.
  • ISBN: 140510838X
  • Release Date: 2003-04-18
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Author: M. R. Bennett
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

In this provocative survey, a distinguished philosopher and a leading neuroscientist outline the conceptual problems at the heart of cognitive neuroscience. Surveys the conceptual problems inherent in many neuroscientific theories. Encourages neuroscientists to pay more attention to conceptual questions. Provides conceptual maps for students and researchers in cognitive neuroscience and psychology. Written by a distinguished philosopher and leading neuroscientist. Avoids the use of philosophical jargon. Constitutes an essential reference work for elucidation of concepts in cognitive neuroscience and psychology.

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