Archive | October 2012

Clinical Manual of Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders are among the most prevalent, persistent, disabling, and costly psychiatric disorders, yet they are often underdiagnosed and undertreated. Fortunately, there have been major advances in understanding and treating these conditions in recent years; this is one of the most exciting areas in modern medicine.This clinical manual has earned its place in the literature as one of just a few volumes that covers all of the major anxiety disorders and presents integrated contributions from both psychopharmacologists and psychotherapists — all in one compact work written for busy clinicians.Though concepts of anxiety have long enjoyed a central position in philosophical and psychoanalytic theories, empirical research on anxiety disorders has a relatively short history. Here, 16 experts discuss advances in diagnosis, assessment (including relevant rating scales), pharmacotherapy, and psychotherapy.This volume begins by reviewing recent important diagnostic, epidemiological, neurobiological, and treatment findings — all of which have significant implications for clinicians. Subsequent chapters cover ? Panic disorder and agoraphobia — Laboratory studies of fear have significantly advanced our understanding of the neurocircuitry and neurochemistry of panic. Furthermore, panic disorder is now readily treated with both medications and psychotherapy. ? Specific phobia — Viewed for many years as mild and even trivial, this common disorder is now recognized for its very real associated distress and impairment. Exposure therapy is the treatment mainstay, though pharmacotherapy should be considered particularly when there is comorbidity.? Social phobia (or social anxiety disorder) — In the past few years, the first FDA-approved medications for this disorder have been made available. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is also effective for the treatment of this underdiagnosed and undertreated condition.? Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) — OCD was the first disorder where it was shown that both specific medications and cognitive-behavioral techniques resulted in normalization of activity in particular brain structures. It is now possible to provide patients with integrated treatment approaches.? Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) — Once viewed as a normal reaction to trauma, PTSD is increasingly understood as a pathological response, characterized by specific psychobiological dysfunctions. Again, there have been exciting advances in the treatment of this disorder, with the release of the first FDA-approved agents for PTSD.? Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) — For a number of years GAD was thought of as a residual disorder occasionally seen in combination with more primary conditions. Nowadays, we know that GAD is an independent condition that is prevalent, persistent, and disabling. Busy residents and psychiatrists in active clinical practice, psychologists, primary care practitioners, and other mental health professionals will find this clinical manual — with its integrated approach of both pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy — a valuable tool in their everyday practices.
Now I’m gonna have to go back and read his previous works, and I can’t wait!
Clinical Manual of Anxiety Disorders By unknown
I’ve read a lot of books, but this is one of my all time favorites. I promise you, unless you have a heart of stone, you will love this book.

Trichotillomania Skin Picking and Other Body Focused Repetitive

Trichotillomania Skin Picking and Other Body Focused Repetitive By Dan J. Stein
Underestimated, under-researched, and often poorly understood, the body-focused repetitive disorders nevertheless cause human suffering that is serious, persistent, and pervasive. These disorders can occur in both adults and children and manifest themselves as hair pulling (trichotillomania), pathologic skin picking, thumb sucking, and nail biting. Although these disorders are common, very few medical students and residents hear them addressed in lectures or know where to begin when confronted with a patient presenting with these behaviors. Trichotillomania, Skin Picking, and Other Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors seeks to remedy this situation by synthesizing the latest research on body-focused repetitive disorders and presenting it in a systematic, easy-to-grasp manner.Much has changed in the more than a decade since the last book on this topic was published. This new volume reflects the most current and substantive research into the etiology and symptoms of body-focused repetitive disorders and therapeutic options. Organized in logical fashion, it begins with a review of the clinical characteristics, moves on to diagnosis and evaluation, and concludes with a full review of treatment options. Special features include: ? Extensive material to help clinicians and patients understand the underlying purpose of engaging in these behaviors, which include, reducing tension, regulating strong emotion, and alleviating boredom.? Separate chapters on adults and children, who may have a different presentation and a different set of treatment options. An additional chapter focuses on the role of the child patient’s family in the diagnosis and treatment of the disorder.? Thorough coverage of the full range of treatments — including psychotherapy, medication, and alternative treatments — which provides the clinician with an evidence-based approach to treating patients.? Discussion of the psychobiology of hair pulling and skin picking, which allows the reader to understand and contextualize the disorder from a neurological perspective and offers clues that may assist in optimizing treatment.? A presentation style that is detailed enough for clinicians, yet accessible enough for a lay audience, including patients with the disorder and the families who seek to understand and support them. Trichotillomania, Skin Picking, and Other Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors fills a critical gap in the literature by addressing this common and frequently debilitating disorder in an utterly current, highly practical, and wholly compassionate manner.
I loved Trichotillomania Skin Picking and Other Body Focused Repetitive. Its one of those books, I got to the last page and just wanted to start reading it again. So good!
It was an easy Trichotillomania Skin Picking and Other Body Focused Repetitive to read kinda knew what was going to happen next. Liked the story and the finish

O Brien Pocket History of Gaelic Sport

A clear, concise and fascinating introduction to Gaelic sport, covering Gaelic football, hurling, camogie and handball. The two greatest finals, the All Ireland Hurling and Football finals, are the largest amateur events in the world, drawing huge crowds and bringing many parts of the country to a standstill. This book deals with the origins of these games and their revival, the history of the championships and the GAA, the main rules and scoring systems, famous teams and players, great GAA grounds, All-Star awards and tours, the women’s games, famous commentators, the gear and the trophies, compromise games with Aussie rules. A compendium of information on the fastest field sports in the world.
Highly recommend O Brien Pocket History of Gaelic Sport. Loved it and plan to read the other books in the series. Could not put the book down.
O Brien Pocket History of Gaelic Sport By Eamonn Sweeney
Great story. Having been involved from a different vantage point I find experiences unique and inspiring.

Home For Christmas Dr Seuss Cat in the Hat

Fans of the hit PBS Kids’ holiday special The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! can relive the fun over and over with this Step 3 adaptation of the complete episode, written for children who are ready to read independently. From the Cat’s Christmas Eve Party (with animal guests from all over the world), through his mishaps while attempting to return a young reindeer home in time to pull Santa’s sled, readers will be introduced to a herd of elephants with an uncanny ability to smell water, a pod of dolphins who can communicate across far distances, and a single-minded army of Christmas Island crabs—all of whom demonstrate how working together is the best way to solve a problem, and how being home for the holidays is the best place to be!
All in a good Home For Christmas Dr Seuss Cat in the Hat not regretting having read it.
Home For Christmas Dr Seuss Cat in the Hat By Tish Rabe
Enjoyable and thought provoking-Home For Christmas Dr Seuss Cat in the Hat will end up costing me a fortune by the time I read many of the titles discussed in it

Sea Stars Stars of the Sea

Sea Stars Stars of the Sea By Caitlind Alexander
Sea stars are strange animals. They crawl along the sea floor on their spiny arms. Sea stars used to be called starfish. But they are not fish. That is why their name has now been changed to sea stars. A lot of people think sea stars only have five arms. Lots of them do. But they can have as few as four arms and as many as 18. Find out more about these strange sea creatures in this fun 15-minute book. Find out the answers to these questions: How does a sea star turn itself over? How does a sea star eat? How does a sea star breathe? What do sea stars eat? Learn what a sea star looks like, where it lives, what it eats, what eats it, how babies are born, and other fun facts. Ages 7 to 10 All measurements in American and metric. believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Many books are appropriate for hi-lo readers. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.
honestly couldn’t put it down- it’s a really wonderful Sea Stars Stars of the Sea
Sea Stars Stars of the Sea was very good I liked it and I would definitely read it again. It was one of the best books I’ve ever read!! 🙂

Alyssa s Needs Volume One

Alyssa s Needs Volume One By Olivia M. Ravensworth
A novel of cuckolding and femdom fiction.Married and devoted to the gorgeous Alyssa, Brad is about to be told he is not enough for her and must put his wife’s needs first.Given an ultimatum of no sex until he agrees to his wife having multiple partners, Brad tries to hold out but, when he finally caves in, he finds himself becoming more and more enslaved to his wife and her needs.A femdom ebook from Femdom Cave containing cuckold husband, obedient cuckold, dominant wife, oral servitude and tease and denial.
I bought this for my grandson, but when I got to readidng the samples pages, I GOT HOOKED on Alyssa s Needs Volume One.
Alyssa s Needs Volume One started out very good but dragged on forever. The ending left me little disappointed. I think a good book.

Around Great Moose Lake

Around Great Moose Lake By Brenda Seekins
Athens, Harmony, Hartland, and St. Albans surround the 3,500-acre Great Moose Lake in central Maine, and this volume reveals the fascinating history found here. Sportsmen discovered this land in the mid-1800s and established hunting lodges on the lake’s shore, which continued for more than 60 seasons. In their heyday, the lodges provided employment for locals and planted alluring mysteries for later generations. Citizens later thrived on the farming and manufacturing in the late 19th and early 20th century. The colorful past left a rich heritage of seasonal and year-round residents and visitors that shaped the personality of the area. Around Great Moose Lake unravels some mysteries of the lodges and focuses on the changing culture around the lake and its four towns.
I enjoy Brenda Seekins writing style. The book moves along at a pace that will keep your interest.
Now I’m gonna have to go back and read his previous works, and I can’t wait!