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Tired of Yourself Depression and Society
Examining the changes that have occurred since the 19th century in both psychiatry and society at large, this book shows how the internal collapse that is depression is the ultimate symbol of our culture of powerlessness. The depressed person cannot rise above the demands imposed on him or that he imposes on himself. He has no recourse but fatigue, inhibition, and indecision. But what does it mean to learn to be oneself? Is our society merely creating huge numbers of hypochondriacs? Can we any longer draw a line between the small unhappinesses and frustrations of daily life, and pathological suffering? Alain Ehrenberg is a sociologist.
Thought, Memory, Madness
What shapes thought and what explains its dysfunctions?
The Tales of an Ordinary Psychiatrist
Visiting a psychiatrist is still a frightening prospect. Taboos surround psychological illnesses and psychiatry is viewed with suspicion. Using true cases as examples, F. Lelord presents the expressions and mechanisms of various psychological problems: stress, agoraphobia, depression, bulimia, anorexia, schizophrenia, autism... With each case we dive further into the psyche, and emerge with an honest assessment of the pluses and minuses of psychiatric treatment.
The Suicide Understanding and Helping Those at Risk
Understanding the causes of fragility, in order to identify vulnerability to suicidal behaivours
Stress and Mental Health The Odyssey of the 2020 Lockdown
Scientific and historical data to better understand the nature of confinement, this extreme experience imposed on a population.
Boris Cyrulnik, Patrick Lemoine
Stories of Madness before Psychiatry
An original reflection on the future of the treatment of psychiatric illnesses based on its past mistakes.
So, Is It OCD or Not? Recognising the Disorder and Helping Sufferers
An important reference work on obsessive-compulsive disorder, by a major French specialist
Sin and Madness The Psychopathology of the Deadly Sins
A unique and fascinating approach to psychiatry and psychic suffering
Silent Child The Story of a Schizophrenic
This largely autobiographical book recounts the story of a family brutally shaken their sons violence and mental illnessthough nothing had previously seemed to distinguish him from other teenagers. It is a highly moving chronicle of the world of schizophrenia which remains little known by the general public. The mother of a schizophrenic child, Françoise Salomon is an active member of the French Union nationale des amis et des familles des malades mentaux.