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The 7 Domestic Sins
What with neurotic mothers and absent fathers, the family unit itself can be held accountable for most childhood psychological problems.
The 7 Domestic Sins
Based on clinical studies and his own long practice in the field, in this book Alameda shows how each family suffering from psychological problems can become its own best therapist, once it relearns to use the resources paralysed by history and modern culture. Far from being general, guilt-mongering, or infantilizing, Alameda's book concretely examines the seven situations that, today, are the most common reasons for seeking family therapy. Antoine Alameda is director at the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic at the Hospital of Toulon-la-Seyne.
Jacques Barillon, Paul Bensussan
A Criminal Desire
Jacques Barillon and Paul Bensussan show, on a European scale, the ravages caused by an overly psychological approach to the law. They resolutely denounce the extremes and excesses of the new moral and sexual order that is now being proposed for the general good. It will mean tolerating that the judicial system, primarily concerned with the victims well-being, will renounce enforcing the Law, with the approval of psychiatrists and psychologists. This is an indispensable and disturbing book that should help to awaken our anaesthetised critical sense. Jacques Barillon is an internationally renowned lawyer specialising in criminal law. Paul Bensussan, a psychiatrist, sexologist and legal expert, specialises in sex crimes.
Chantal Joffrin Le Clerc
A Little Sadness, or Severe Depression? Knowing When to See a Shrink
Eating, memory, moods, excesses of all kinds…: a clear presentation of the truly alarming signs that indicate changes in mental illness. More broadly, a beneficial redefinition of the difference between the normal and the pathological.
An Alternative View of Autism
To provide the best possible care for autistic children, here is a thorough exploration of all the available therapies
Another day, another patient Memoirs of a Neuropsychiatrist
The author has chosen an unconventional tone and format to describe the experiences of a doctor specialized in mental illness, as well as those of his patients. Exceptional access to day-to-day psychiatric consultations, which is rarely possible to achieve.
Arrangements of Memory Self-Portrait of a Deranged Psychiatrist
An original attempt to blend biographical and professional experiences, by a psychiatrist who promotes a humanist approach to psychiatric illness.
What do we know about autism today ? How can it be treated ? What is the cause ? In this book, the author offers a clear appraisal of the contributions and failures of various disciplines (psychoanalysis, neurobiology, genetics, chemical and drug treatment, and behavioural and cognitive therapies), and makes a case for a multidisciplary type of medicine. It offers both parents and professionals a great source of strength with which to fight against autism. Michel Lemay is a psychiatrist and professor of child and adolescent psychiatry. A world-renowned specialist in autism, he is the director of the clinic on autism and invasive development disorders at the Hôpital Sainte-Justine in Montreal.
Autism: Explaining the Enigma
Why do certain children live walled in by silence, cut off from the world and others? For the first time, this book offers a general theory on autism, a profound disorder in cognitive development rather than one resulting from family conflict or an attention deficit. Uta Frith is a psychologist and member of a cognitive development study group at the Medical Research Council of Cambridge.
Autisms Autism, cerebral tempo and consciousness
Hope for autistics: a new approach recommends reducing noise levels and visual stimulation in their environment
Temple Grandin, Richard Panek
The Autistic Brain
A cutting-edge account of the latest science of autism, from the best-selling author and advocate
Bernard Granger, Daria Karaklic
Borderline Personality Disorder
If you suffer from borderline personality disorder take heart — it is not irreversible!
The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Washing The Experience and Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
At the age of fourteen, Charles spent three hours a day in the shower and it took him two hours to get dressed. He suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder, a strange and secretive illness that affects the lives of hundreds of thousand of people. For the first time, they speak out, accompanied by their doctors, and invite us to reflect on this mysterious illness which we are just only beginning to be able to treat. Psychiatrist Judith Rapoport directs the children's psychiatric services program at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland (United States).
Déborah Ducasse, Véronique Brand-Arpon
BPD Sufferers: Overcoming the Daily Challenges A practical guide to home therapy
A guide based on the daily clinical practice of the University Hospital of Montpellier, one of the French centres of excellence in the management of borderline disorder. A practical self-care guide that allows you to follow a programme to overcome the difficulties that a borderline person encounters on a daily basis.
Caring for an Autistic Child
What is the life of an autistic child like ? What kind of relationships will he have with others ? What does the learning experience mean to an autistic child ?