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Nothing was the Same
Nothing was the Same: A Memoir
Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D., 2009

Perhaps no one but Kay Redfield Jamison—who combines the acute perceptions of a psychologist with a writerly elegance and passion—could bring such a delicate touch to the subject of losing a spouse to cancer. In direct, straightforward, and at times strikingly lyrical prose, Jamison looks back at her relationship with her husband, Richard Wyatt, a renowned scientist who battled debilitating dyslexia to become one of the foremost experts on schizophrenia. And with her characteristic honesty, candor, wit, and simplicity, she describes his death, her own long, difficult struggle with grief, and her efforts to distinguish grief from depression.

But she also recalls the great joy that Richard brought her during the nearly twenty years they had together. Wryly humorous anecdotes mingle with bittersweet memories of a relationship that was passionate and loving—if troubled on occasion by her manic-depressive (bipolar) illness—as Jamison reveals the ways in which her husband encouraged her to write openly about her mental illness and, through his courage and grace taught her to live fully.

An Unquiet Mind

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness
Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D.  1995

As a co-author of a standard text on mood disorders, Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison is an authority on manic-depressive illness. She is also one of its survivors.  And it is this dual perspective — as healer and healed — that makes her memoir so learned and affecting.

Even as she was pursuing her psychology training, Dr. Jamison found herself succumbing to the exhilarating highs and paralyzing lows that afflicted many of her patients.Though the disorder brought her seemingly boundless energy and creativity, it also propelled her into spending sprees, episodes of violence, and an attempt at suicide.

Intellectual Disability
Intellectual Disability: A Guide for Families and Professionals
Oxford University Press USA, 2010
James C. Harris, M.D.

Approximately 2.5 million people in the United States--one percent of the population--have an intellectual disability (previously referred to as mental retardation). These conditions range from genetic disorders such as Down syndrome to disabilities caused by infectious diseases and brain injury. Intellectual Disability: A Guide for Families and Professionals , by one of the country's foremost authorities on intellectual disability, is a comprehensive resource that will be of importance to anyone with a personal connection to a child or adult with a neurodevelopmental disorder.

Emphasizing the humanity of persons with intellectual and related developmental disabilities, psychiatrist and pediatrician James Harris provides essential information on assessment and diagnosis of intellectual disability, treatments for specific disorders, and ways to take advantage of the wide array of services available today. The focus throughout is on the development of the person, the positive supports necessary for self-determination, and, to the extent possible, independent decision making. Harris also surveys historical attitudes toward intellectual disability, the medical community's current understanding of its causes and frequency, and the associated physical, behavioral, and psychiatric conditions (such as seizure disorder, depression, and autism) that often accompany particular types of intellectual disability. The book addresses legal, medical, mental health, and research-related issues as well as matters of spirituality, highlighting the ways in which individuals with intellectual disability can meaningfully participate in the spiritual lives of their families and their communities. Each chapter ends with a series of key points to remember, and the book concludes with a list of additional resources of further interest.
Intellectual Disability is a must-read for parents and families of those with neurodevelopmental disorders, providing guidance and essential information to help their family members effectively, and to make a significant, positive difference in their lives now and in the future.

Developmental Neuropsychiatry 1
Developmental Neuropsychiatry:
Volume I: Fundamentals

James C. Harris, M.D. 1998

Although developmental concepts have held a prominent place in American psychiatry for over fifty years because of the dominance of psychodynamic theory, it is only in recent years that advances in neuroscience have begun to affect developmental psychiatry. James Harris's two-volume work on developmental neuropsychiatry sets the agenda for this emerging clinical specialty.
In Volume I, Part I discusses basic neural science, including aspects of molecular neurobiology, developmental neuroanatomy, neurotransmitter systems and neuronal signaling mechanisms, sleep and circadian rhythms, and basic genetics. Part II provides background on cognitive neuroscience that relate to attention, emotion, language, memory, neural networks, and consciousness. Part III emphasizes the developmental perspective which is crucial to an understanding of neurodevelopmental disorders. It offers an ethological framework as well as background information on cognitive development, emotion expression and regulation, language development, temperament and personality, and the emergence of the self.

Developmental Neuropsychiatry 2
Developmental Neuropsychiatry:
Volume II: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Developmental Disorders

James C. Harris, M.D.  1998

In Volume II, Dr. Harris provides a comprehensive review of the developmental neuropsychiatric disorders. Throughout the text current DSM-IV diagnostic criteria are provided. Part I outlines the diagnostic process and the genetic history, provides details on the conduct of neuropsychological testing, and offers a detailed review of brain imaging techniques, moving from CT and MRI scanning to the most recent developments in functional MRI and PET scanning. Part II discusses mental retardation, cerebral palsy, the learning disorders, the pervasive developmental disorders, and traumatic brain injury. Part III describes behavioral phenotypes in cytogenetic and other genetic disorders, genetic metabolic disorders, and disorders that result from gestational substance abuse. Part IV is devoted to developmental psychopathology and includes attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, schizophrenia, Tourette's disorder, sleep disorders, and the syndromes of aggression and self-injury primarily occurring in mentally retarded persons. Part V covers treatment and includes detailed descriptions of psychotherapy, behavior therapy, pharmacological interventions, genetic counseling, and gene therapy. Finally, Part VI deals with legal and ethical issues as they pertain to developmentally disabled persons.

Getting Old Without Getting Anxious
Getting Old Without
Getting Anxious

Peter V. Rabins, M.D., M.P.H.
and Lynn Lauber  2006

Getting Old Without Getting Anxious assists older people and their caregivers in overcoming one of the more crippling and misunderstood human afflictions: anxiety. Geriatric psychiatrist and co-author of The 36-Hour Day, Dr. Rabins explains that the many changes that occur as a person ages can trigger anxiety. Stories from patients encourage and motivate both those suffering from anxiety and their caregivers.

Neurobiology of Primary Dementia
Neurobiology of Primary Dementia

Folstein, Marshal F., M.D. (Editors) 1998

This book examines the frequency and characteristics of dementia and cognitive impairment. The contributors base their observations and conclusions on data collected within an ethnically diverse population of elderly people who use community-based health care services. Contributing authors explore topics ranging from familial Alzheimer’s disease, prion diseases, and dementia associated with poststroke major depression, to vascular dementia, dementia pugilistica, and head trauma as a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. They also discuss diagnostic and treatment issues, as well as ethical questions involving dementia and dementia as it relates to health care reform.

Practitioners in health care and related services and policy makers will find the research, interpretation, and collective wisdom presented here helpful in decision-making about how to deal with dementia in the elderly.

Practical Dementia Care
Practical Dementia Care
Peter V. Rabins, M.D., M.P.H., Constantine Lyketsos, M.D., M.H.S., and Cynthia Steele, RN  2006

This is a comprehensive guide to the care of patients with dementia from the time of diagnosis to the end of life. It is intended for the increasing number of physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, rehabilitation therapists, and long-term care givers responsible for the care of individuals with dementia. For this second edition, the authors have added a chapter on mild cognitive impairment. The sections that received the most extensive revision or expansion include those on drug therapy; the pathophysiology of several causes of dementia; psychiatric symptoms of dementia and their treatment (especially drug treatment); and dementia in special environments (especially assisted living and nursing homes).

Psychiatric Aspects of Neurologic DiseasesPsychiatric Aspects of Neurological Diseases:
Practical Approaches to Patient Care
Constantine Lyketsos, M.D., M.H.S.Peter Rabins, M.D., M.P.H.John R. Lipsey, M.D.; Phillip Slavney, M.D. (Editors) 2008

This compendium is targeted at neurologists, psychiatrists, and other physicians who care for patients with the most common neurologic diseases ranging from Alzheimer's to stroke to headaches to multiple sclerosis to epilepsy. The book provides a practical approach to the evaluation and treatment of the psychiatric conditions that affect the vast majority of these patients and are as disabling as the neurologic symptoms.

Parkinson's Disease
Psychiatric Issues in Parkinson's Disease:
A Practical Guide

Menza, Matthew and Laura Marsh, M.D. (Editors) 2005

A practical guide to the management of various clinical issues seen in patients with Parkinson’s disease, this text emphasizes the need for coordinated care between the various professionals, as well as between professionals and caregivers.

Providing an update on current developments in the neurology and management of Parkinson's disease, as well as the understanding and treatment of non-motor aspects of Parkinson's disease, the book also includes a variety of topics such as depression, psychosis, and anxiety.

36-Hour Day
The 36-Hour Day

Fourth Edition 
Mace, Nancy L., MA, and Peter V. Rabins, M.D., M.P.H.

Revised in 2006 for its twenty-fifth anniversary, this best-selling book is the "bible" for families caring for people with Alzheimer disease, offering comfort and support to millions worldwide. In addition to the practical and compassionate guidance that have made The 36-Hour Day invaluable to caregivers, the fourth edition is the only edition currently available that includes new information on medical research and the delivery of care. The new edition includes: new information on diagnostic evaluation; resources for families and adult children who care for people with dementia; updated legal and financial information; the latest information on nursing homes and other communal living arrangements; new information on research, medications, and the biological causes and effects of dementia.

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Mental Health and Productivity
Mental Health and Productivity in the Workplace

Second Edition
Kahn, JP, and Alan M. Langlieb, M.D., M.B.A., (Editors) 2002

Mental Health and Productivity in the Workplace is a comprehensive and practical guide to identifying, understanding, preventing, and resolving individual and organizational mental health problems in the workplace. Originally published as Mental Health in the Workplace (Van Nostrand/Wiley, 1993), this revised, updated, and expanded edition represents the most current thinking in the field and contains contributions from an expert panel of organizational and occupational psychiatrists.  This new edition adds essential material on creating systems and cultures that encourage organizational productivity and employee mental health, and on finding cost-effective, quality mental health care. The book focuses on problems that start "at the top" (executive dysfunction) as well as on the effects of organizational structure, office politics, chronic change, downsizing and employment uncertainty, office wide emotional crises, and aspects of organizational development. In addition, it includes information about such basic issues as anxiety, stress, burnout, depression, drug and alcohol abuse, violence, and psychosis.

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Pain and DepressionPain and Depression: An Interdisciplinary
Patient-Centered Approach  

Michael R. Clark, M.D., and Glenn J. Treisman, M.D., Ph.D., (Editors)  2004

Pain and depression are very common complaints and often occur together. This book discusses the relationship between chronic pain and depression, and how best to treat them when they occur together. The topics covered include the use of opioids in chronic pain, complex regional pain syndrome, and psychological well-being in the face of pain. This book is intended both for researchers investigating chronic nonmalignant pain and for physicians dealing with patients suffering from chronic pain.


Borderline Personality Disorder coverBorderline Personality Disorder: New Reasons for Hope
by Francis Mark Mondimore, M.D., and Patrick Kelly, M.D.

Borderline personality disorder is a severe and complex psychiatric condition that, until recently, many considered nearly untreatable. But this optimistic guide provides information that will bring newfound hope to those who have this painful disorder, and to their family and friends.

People with borderline personality disorder have problems coping with almost everything, and therefore anything can provoke them to impulsive actions, angry outbursts, and self-destructive behaviors. Their personal relationships are simultaneously overly dependent and strained, if not openly hostile, and frequently explosive. Incorporating the latest research and thinking on the disorder, Johns Hopkins psychiatrists Francis Mark Mondimore and Patrick Kelly conceptualize it in an original way. They explain that symptoms are the result of biological and behavioral problems, extremes of temperament, and impaired psychological coping, all of which may have a relationship with traumatic life events.

The authors advocate a therapeutic approach incorporating compassion and optimism in the face of what is often a tumultuous disease. With proper treatment, people with borderline personality disorder can enjoy long remissions and improved quality of life.

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Exuberance: The Passion for Life 

Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D.  2005

In this book, Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, the author of the bestselling An Unquiet Mind explores the phenomenon of exuberance and how it fuels our creative and scientific achievements.

John Muir’s passion to save America’s wild places, Wilson Bentley’s dedication to record for posterity the beauty of individual snowflakes, the scientific curiosity behind Watson and Crick’s discovery of DNA, sea lions that surf and porcupines that dance --- Dr. Jamison shows how these and many more examples both human and animal define the nature of exuberance, and how this exuberance relates to intellectual searching, risk-taking, creativity, and survival itself. She examines the hereditary predisposition to exuberance; the role of the brain chemical dopamine; the connection between positive moods and psychological resilience; and the differences between exuberance and mania. She delves into some of the phenomena of exuberance --- the contagiousness of laughter, the giddiness of new love, the exhilarating effects of music and of religious ecstasy --- while also addressing the dangerous desire to simulate exuberance by using drugs or alcohol. In a coda to the rest of the book, renowned scientists, writers, and politicians share their thoughts on the forms and role of exuberance in their own lives.
Systematic Psychiatric EvaluationSystematic Psychiatric Evaluation:
A Step-by-Step Guide to Applying The Perspectives of Psychiatry
Margaret S. Chisolm, M.D.; and Constantine G. Lyketsos, M.D., M.H.S.;
foreword by Paul R. McHugh, M.D., and Phillip R. Slavney, M.D.

The Perspectives approach to psychiatry focuses on four aspects of psychiatric practice and research: disease, dimensional, behavior, and lifestory. In Systematic Psychiatric Evaluation, Drs. Margaret S. Chisolm and Constantine G. Lyketsos underscore the benefits of this approach, showing how it improves clinicians' abilities to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients.

Drs. Chisolm and Lyketsos use increasingly complex case histories to help the mental health provider evaluate patients demonstrating symptoms of bipolar disorder, psychosis, suicidal ideation, depression, eating disorders, and cutting, among other conditions. The book also includes an exercise that simulates the Perspectives approach side by side with traditional methods, revealing the advantages of a method that engages not one but four points of view.

Featuring a foreword by Drs. Paul R. McHugh and Phillip R. Slavney, the originators of the Perspectives approach, this innovative book will be used in psychiatric training programs as well as by practicing mental health clinicians.

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Trouble in MindTrouble in Mind: An Unorthodox Introduction to Psychiatry
by Dean F. MacKinnon, M.D. 2010

Orthodox psychiatric texts are often rich in facts, but thin in concept. Depression may be defined as a dysfunction of mood, but of what use is a mood? How can anxiety be both symptom and adaptation to stress? What links the disparate disabilities of perception and reasoning in schizophrenia? Why does the same situation push one person into drink, drugs, danger, or despair and bounce harmlessly off another? Trouble in Mind is unorthodox because it models adaptive mental function along with mental illness to answer questions like these. From experience as a Johns Hopkins clinician, educator, and researcher, Dean F. MacKinnon offers a unique perspective on the nature of human anguish, unreason, disability, and self-destruction. He shows what mental illness can teach about the mind, from molecules to memory to motivation to meaning.

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Try to RememberTry to Remember: Psychiatry's Clash Over Meaning, Memory, and Mind
McHugh, Paul R., M.D.  2008

In this thought-provoking account, McHugh explains why trendy diagnoses and misguided treatments have repeatedly taken over psychotherapy. He recounts his participation in court battles that erupted over diagnoses of recovered memories and the frequent companion diagnoses of multiple-personality disorders. He also warns that diagnoses of post-traumatic stress disorder today may be perpetuating a similar misdirection, thus exacerbating the patients’ suffering. He argues that both the public and psychiatric professionals must raise their standards for psychotherapy, in order to ensure that the incorrect designation of memory as the root cause of disorders does not occur again. Psychotherapy, McHugh ultimately shows, is a valuable healing method—and at the very least an important adjunct treatment—to the numerous psychopharmaceuticals that flood the drug market today.

Perspectives of Psychiatry
The Perspectives of Psychiatry
Second Edition
McHugh, Paul R., M.D., and Phillip R. Slavney, M.D.

This work, substantially revised in its second edition, brings structure to a fragmented and amorphous discipline. The authors propose an approach that emphasizes psychiatry's unifying concepts while accommodating its diversity. Recognizing that there may never be a single, all-encompassing theory for the field, the book distills psychiatric practice into four explanatory methods: diseases, dimensions of personality, goal-directed behaviors, and life stories. The authors argue that these methods, which have different strengths and weaknesses, can be combined to provide an understanding of psychiatric disorders and a rationale for their treatment.

Sociology of Mental Disorders
The Sociology of Mental Disorders

Third Edition
Eaton, William, Ph.D.  2000

This thoroughly revised edition of The Sociology of Mental Disorders presents a biosocial model for understanding mental disorders.  It integrates the sociological paradigm with current research on the epidemiology of mental disorders and on the biological features of mental disorders. It shows the many ways in which macrosocial factors — such as stratification, integration, and culture — and microsocial factors — such as self-concept formation, socialization, and imitation — influence the distribution of mental disorders throughout the population, in combination with psychological and biological factors. The author adopts an epistemological point of view, comparing and contrasting various frameworks for comprehending the phenomena that are categorized as mental disorders, including a definition of mental disorder that is purely sociological. He introduces new data and frameworks concerning the process of social stratification and mental disorders, the diffusion of somatoform disorders, mental disorders in the modern world, and the "insane" society. Original data from classic research studies in the field are introduced and discussed to illustrate the application of sociological frameworks to the problem of bizarre deviance. Carefully selected first-person accounts add depth to the presentation, along with examples of official diagnostic criteria.

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Persuasion and Healing
Persuasion and Healing

Third Edition
Frank, Jerome D., M.D., Ph.D., and Julia B. Frank, M.D.

This influential study of psychological healing treats topics ranging from religious revivalism and magical healing to contemporary psychotherapies, from the role of the shaman in nonindustrialized societies to the traditional mental hospital. Jerome and Julia Frank (father and daughter) contend that these therapies share common elements that improve the morale of sufferers. And in combating the demoralizing meaning that people attach to their experiences, the authors argue, many therapies are surprisingly similar to rhetoric (the art of persuasion) and to hermeneutics (the study of meanings).

Highly acclaimed in previous editions, Persuasion and Healing has been revised and expanded. In addition to a broadened exploration of the role of demoralization in illness, this latest edition offers updated information on topics including self-help, family therapy, psychopharmacology, psychotherapy for the mentally ill, and techniques such as primal therapy and bioenergetics.

Psychotherapy: An Introduction for Psychiatry Residents and Other Mental Health Trainees

Slavney, Phillip R., M.D.  2005

Many psychiatry residents and other mental health trainees begin their careers as psychotherapists with a mixture of enthusiasm and apprehension: enthusiasm at the prospect of using only words and actions to help someone in distress; apprehension about whether they are capable of doing it. In his latest book, Dr. Slavney helps these students get started by discussing such fundamental issues as what makes psychotherapy work, what is important in a psychotherapeutic relationship, and whether psychotherapists should have their own psychotherapy.
Natural History of Homosexuality
A Natural History of Homosexuality

Francis Mark Mondimore, M.D.  1996

In A Natural History of Homosexuality, Dr. Mondimore synthesizes thinking in biology, history, psychology, and politics to explain how homosexuality has been understood and defined from ancient times until the present. Dr. Mondimore explores themes of discrimination and bigotry in settings as diverse as ancient Greece and Victorian England, early America and fin de siecle Vienna.  He also describes societies which accepted, incorporated, or institutionalized homosexuality into mainstream culture. 

After exploring sexual development in the human fetus, Dr. Mondimore reviews biological research into the nature of sexual orientation.  He then reflects on people and their individual experiences, and on how an individual comes to identify himself or herself as having a sexual orientation.  He also explains our current understanding of bisexuality and the transgender phenomena of transsexualism and transvestism.

In the last section of the book, Dr. Mondimore moves from a discussion of sexual identity to a discussion of sexual politics, with examples of topics that include the anti-homosexual trials of Oscar Wilde and Philip von Eulenberg, Nazi persecution of homosexuals during the Holocaust, the Stonewall riots, AIDS, and the emergence of gay pride. 

Sexual Disorders
Sexual Disorders

Fagan, Peter J., Ph.D.   2003

Sexual disorders arise from multiple causes. Their assessment, diagnosis, and treatment must take into account the patient's underlying biology, history, and behaviors. Using an approach developed at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Dr. Fagan applies the four "perspectives of psychiatry" (diseases, dimensions of personality, goal-directed behaviors, and life stories) to the diagnosis and treatment of sexual disorders. After an introduction, each chapter offers a case study followed by an analysis based on one perspective, as well as a discussion of the clinical implications of that perspective. The book closes with a chapter integrating the approaches.

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Understanding Sleeplessness
Understanding Sleeplessness

David N. Neubauer, M.D.  2003

Seemingly the most natural and necessary of pursuits, a good night’s sleep eludes a remarkable number of people—up to 50 percent of the general population, according to studies, while 10 to 15 percent suffer from severe or chronic sleep disorders. Because the causes and nature of sleeplessness are so many and varied, the author believes that the diagnosis and treatment of insomnia require a flexible, multifaceted approach.  Building on the "four perspectives" conceptualized by Paul R. McHugh and Phillip R. Slavney in The Perspectives of Psychiatry, he offers understanding of what insomnia is and what should be done about it. He begins by surveying what is currently known about the mechanisms of normal sleep and, in this light, describing the problems of defining, assessing, and measuring insomnia. Drawing examples from patients studied at the Johns Hopkins Sleep Disorders Center, he then applies each of the four perspectives—diseases, dimensions of personality, goal-directed behaviors, and life stories—to the varied kinds and degrees of sleeplessness. Finally, calling on the full range of perspectives on insomnia, he outlines an integrated approach to evaluation and treatment.

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Reinforcement-Based Treatment for Substance Use Disorders

Reinforcement-Based Treatment for Substance Use Disorders: A Comprehensive Behavioral Approach
L. Michelle Tuten, MSW, LCSW-C; Hendree E. Jones, PhD; Cindy M. Schaeffer, PhD; and Maxine L. Stitzer, Ph.D.

Substance use disorders typically take years to develop and to become entrenched. Thus, for users, creating a new and sustainable drug-free life takes time, intensive effort, and extensive ongoing support.

This book is a clinician-friendly manual for implementing Reinforcement-Based Treatment (RBT), an intensive, evidence-based model for treating substance use disorders in community settings.

RBT integrates the most effective behavioral techniques with motivational interviewing, highly individualized treatment plans, and case management. The goal is to help clients avoid substance use triggers and develop recreational outlets and support systems that are incompatible with substance use. Additionally, the model emphasizes customer service — a concept underemphasized in most programs — to ensure that clients receive positive reinforcement for attending treatment.

Using a step-by-step approach that takes the reader through each treatment component, the authors provide clear, detailed, and practical case illustrations and a variety of useful forms and therapist scripts.

RBT is a comprehensive approach that can be used with various populations to help clients initiate abstinence, prevent relapses early in the recovery process, and maintain sobriety on an ongoing basis. It is therefore an ideal model for clinicians, administrators, case management professionals, and others who work with substance abusers.

Addiction Treatment

Addiction Treatment:
Science and Policy for the Twenty-first Century
Henningfield, Jack E., Ph.D., Santora, Patricia B.,Ph.D., and Bickel, Warren K.  (Editors) 2007

Addiction to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs is one of the major public health issues of our time. In the United States, addictive drug use is involved in one in five deaths. This book critically examines drug addiction treatment in the United States. It explores specific challenges (scientific, medical, social, and legal) to reaching the goal that treatment for drug addiction should be as accessible as treatments for diseases of the heart, liver, and lungs which often result from the use of addictive drugs. These essays, written by leaders in addiction science, medicine, and health policy, present diverse and often opposing points of view to foster thought and discussion. Addiction Treatment provides a foundation for understanding addiction as a treatable illness and for establishing a framework for effective treatment in the twenty-first century.

Contingency Management in Substance Abuse TreatmentContingency Management in Substance Abuse Treatment
Stephen T. Higgins, Ph.D., Kenneth Silverman, Ph.D., and Sarah H. Heil, Ph.D. (Editors) 2007
Foreword by Joseph V. Brady, Ph.D.
Timely and authoritative, this volume brings together leading clinical researchers to describe contemporary applications of contingency management principles across a wide range of substance use disorders and patient populations. Contingency management uses a system of incentives and disincentives to motivate patients to meet their treatment goals, and has been implemented successfully in community treatment clinics, drug courts, and other settings. Featuring illustrative case material, the book presents a cogent empirical rationale and practical strategies for targeting major drugs of abuse and working with specific populations, including adolescents, pregnant women, and dually diagnosed and homeless individuals. Also addressed are the nuts and bolts of developing and funding contingency management programs.

Cigarettes, Nicotine and HealthCigarettes, Nicotine, and Health:
A Biobehavioral Approach
Brigham, Janet, Jack E. Henningfield, Ph.D. and Lynn T. Kozlowski   2001

When smokers inhale smoke into their lungs, they take the drug nicotine into their bodies and brains, where it affects how the smokers feel and act.  And when smokers smoke, they put themselves at risk, often knowingly, of early disability or death. Smoking is one of the world’s most pressing public health problems. Cigarettes, Nicotine, and Health reviews the problems caused by smoking and examines individual and public health approaches to reducing smoking and its attendant health problems.

Motivating Change
Motivating Behavior Change Among Illicit-Drug Abusers: Research on Contingency Management Interventions

Higgins, ST, Ph.D., and Kenneth Silverman, Ph.D., (Editors) 1999

Overcoming drug addiction requires great personal motivation on the part of the addict: the drug abuser must want to break the habit before change can occur. Contingency management interventions represent one of the most effective ways to enhance motivation among substance abusers. This book describes the use of contingency management with individuals addicted to cocaine, heroin, and other illicit-drugs.

Contingency management is a scientifically based process of providing incentives for abstaining from drug abuse. Techniques involved in this treatment include positive reinforcement for drug abstinence. Motivating Behavior Change Among Illicit Drug Abusers reviews literature describing the use of contingency management techniques with a wide range of individuals, including pregnant women, homeless people, and drug abusers with schizophrenia. This comprehensive volume is intended for researchers, clinicians, and policy-makers alike. 

Substance Abuse
The Substance Abuse Handbook

Ruiz Pedro., Eric C. Strain, Ph.D., Langrod J.G. (Editors) 

The Substance Abuse Handbook succinctly presents the most clinically relevant information from Lowinson, Ruiz, Millman and Langrod's Substance Abuse: A Comprehensive Textbook, Fourth Edition. In a user-friendly format, this  handbook provides health care professionals with information needed to diagnose and treat addictive disorders and associated medical conditions. Major sections cover etiological factors, substances of abuse, compulsive and addictive behaviors, evaluation and diagnostic classification, treatment modalities, management of associated medical conditions, substance abuse in children, adolescents, and the elderly, women's issues, special groups and settings, models of prevention, training and education, and policy issues.

Tobacco Science, Policy and Public Health

Boyle P., Gray N., Jack E. Henningfield, PhD., Seffrin J., Zatonski W. (Editors) 2004

This book covers the science and policy issues relevant to one of the major public health problems of modern times. It pulls together the etiology and burden of the myriad of tobacco-related diseases with the successes and failures of tobacco control policies. The book looks at lessons learned to help set health policy for reducing the burden of tobacco-related diseases. It also deals with the international public health policy issues which bear on control of the problem of tobacco use and which vary between continents.

Treatment of Opioid Dependence
The Treatment of Opioid Dependence

Eric C. Strain, M.D. and Maxine L. Stitzer, Ph.D. (Eds.)

The successor to Strain and Stitzer's Methadone Treatment for Opioid Dependence (Johns Hopkins, 1999), this expanded and updated volume reflects new developments in treatment protocols. Methadone is still the most widely used medication for the treatment of opioid dependence, and the authors provide an extensive section on methadone treatment. Three chapters cover the pharmacology and clinical use of buprenorphine as well as the latest research on naltrexone, clonidine, and lofexidine. The volume also includes chapters on pain and prescription opioids as well as medication-free treatment and medically supervised alternatives to opioid substitute treatments, including withdrawal. The Treatment of Opioid Dependence will be a valuable resource for methadone counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, mental health nurses, and addiction counselors, as well as physicians interested in office-based buprenorphine treatment.

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Night Falls Fast
Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide

Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D.   2000

Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison is the author of the bestselling memoir, An Unquiet Mind. In Night Falls Fast, Dr. Jamison examines the phenomenon of suicide, which is one of the most common killers of Americans between the ages of 15 and 45.

Dr. Jamison has known suicide firsthand: after years of struggling with manic-depression, she tried at age twenty-eight to kill herself. In this book she undertakes an historical and scientific exploration of the subject, with personal essays on individual suicides. The work helps the reader to understand the suicidal mind, to recognize and come to the aid of those at risk, and to comprehend the profound effects on those left behind.

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