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A Voice in the Distance
  • Author : Tabitha Suzuma
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781407042879
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In his final year at the Royal College of Music, star pianist Flynn Laukonen has the world at his feet. He has moved in with his girlfriend Jennah and is already getting concert bookings for what promises to be a glittering career. Yet he knows he is skating on thin ice - only two small pills a day keep him from plunging back into the whirlpool of manic depression that once threatened to destroy him. Unexpectedly his friends seem to be getting annoyed with him for no apparent reason, he needs less and less sleep, he is filled with unbridled energy. Events begin to spiral out of control and Flynn suddenly finds himself in hospital, heavily sedated, carnage left behind him. The medication isn't working any more, the dose needs to be increased, and depression strikes again, this time with horrific consequences. His freedom is snatched away and the medicine's side-effects threaten to jeopardize his chances in one of the biggest piano competitions of his life. It seems like he has to make a choice between the medication and his career. But in all this he has forgotten the one person he would give his life for, and Flynn suddenly finds himself facing the biggest sacrifice of all.

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    A Note Of Madness
  • Author : Tabitha Suzuma
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781446431399
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Life as a student is good for Flynn. As one of the top pianists at the Royal College of Music, he has been put forward for an important concert, the opportunity of a lifetime.But beneath the surface, things are changing. On a good day he feels full of energy and life, but on a bad day being alive is worse than being dead. Sometimes he wants to compose and practise all night, at other times he can't get out of bed. His flatmate Harry tries to understand but is increasingly confused by Flynn's erratic mood swings. His friend Jennah tries to help, but Flynn finds it difficult to be around her as he struggles to control his feelings and behaviour. With the pressure of the forthcoming concert and the growing concern of his family and friends, emotions come to a head. Sometimes things can only get worse before they get better.

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    Hurt
  • Author : Tabitha Suzuma
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9781446452134
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • At seventeen, Matheo Walsh is Britain’s most promising diving champion. He is wealthy, popular - and there's Lola, the girlfriend of his dreams. But then there was that weekend. A weekend he cannot bring himself to remember. All he knows is that what happened has changed him. Mathéo is faced with the most devastating choice of his life. Keep his secret, and put those closest to him in terrible danger. Or confess, and lose Lola for ever . . .

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    Forbidden
  • Author : Tabitha Suzuma
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 446
  • ISBN : 9781442419964
  • Reader Reviews : 65
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Sixteen-year-old Maya and seventeen-year-old Lochan tell, in their separate voices, of their confusion and longing as they fall in love with one another after years of functioning as parents to three younger siblings due to their alcoholic mother's neglect.

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    Without Looking Back
  • Author : Tabitha Suzuma
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781407048666
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Twelve-year-old Parisian boy Louis Whittaker has a lot on his plate - his parents are locked in a custody battle over him and his brother and sister, Mum's always working late and Dad's rarely allowed to visit them. Louis finds release in his dance classes and discovers he has a real talent for ballet. But suddenly, Dad whisks them away on a surprise holiday to England, right in the middle of the school term. Something isn't right - Dad is acting strangely again: could it be he has not fully recovered from his mental breakdown? The rented farmhouse in the Lake District is nice, but why is Dad furnishing it and why won't he let them call home? Then Louis comes across a poster - a missing person's poster. And it has his face on it.

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    From Where I Stand
  • Author : Tabitha Suzuma
  • Publisher : Definitions
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1909531626
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Books
  • Raven is a deeply disturbed teenager, who, after witnessing the death of his mother, is placed in foster care. The Russells do their best to earn his trust, but only little Ella manages to get through to him. Meanwhile, at school, bullies are making his life a living hell. An unexpected companion comes in the form of Lotte, a classmate bored by her 'ordinary' friends. Together, they track down Raven's mum's killer, with the goal of exposing him to the police. But their carefully crafted plan goes dangerously wrong and suddenly nothing is as it seems. Everything is falling apart and, ultimately, there is only one, final way out.

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    Rapids
  • Author : Anna Bowles
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1916204236
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  • Genre : Books
  • Rapids Yan Harris is VERY EXCITED.Well, of course she is. It's summer, she's got over her depression and she's in London for a week with her BFF Chelsea. After seventeen years in a sleepy village where everybody just knows them as The Chinese One and The Brainy One... life is calling.It's a pretty cool prospect... if Chel can stop worrying about discourse in the Nordhelm fandom long enough to enjoy it. Chelsea's worried about Yan, too, to Yan's annoyance.Barely sleeping, barely eating, getting increasingly gobby, having an - ahem - close encounter in a toilet, giving a Tory MP a good kick in the shins, and running around kind of literally screaming... well, it's all just good summer fun, isn't it?Isn't it?In the desperate battle of Yan vs. bipolar disorder, does the poor disease really stand a chance?Written by an author who lives with bipolar herself, this is a hilarious yet edge-of-your-seat ride, with friendship at its heart. Perfect for fans of Holly Bourne and Alice Oseman."This book nails it--not just the vertiginous flights of bipolar, but also the pure joy of youth." - Marya Hornbacher, author of Wasted and Madness: a Bipolar Life"Cleverly written, fast-paced and engaging. I rattled through it, desperate to know what happened." - Nicola Morgan, author of Blame My Brain "You don't want to miss this story, it will hit you like a tidal wave." - Lucas Maxwell, UK School Librarian of the Year 2017 "It's impossible not to fall in love with Yan." - Tabitha Suzuma, author of Forbidden and A Note of Madness "Authentic, dazzling and a vivid demonstration of why neurodivergent "own voices" are so important." - Eric Lindstrom, author of Not if I See You First and A Tragic Kind of Wonderful "Witty, inventive and incredibly immersive. Yan is a brilliant, heart-breaking character." -Elen Caldecott, author of The Short Knife

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    Brain On Fire: My Month of Madness
  • Author : Susannah Cahalan
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780141975351
  • Reader Reviews : 3803
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • 'My first serious blackout marked the line between sanity and insanity. Though I would have moments of lucidity over the coming days and weeks, I would never again be the same person ...' Susannah Cahalan was a happy, clever, healthy twenty-four-year old. Then one day she woke up in hospital, with no memory of what had happened or how she had got there. Within weeks, she would be transformed into someone unrecognizable, descending into a state of acute psychosis, undergoing rages and convulsions, hallucinating that her father had murdered his wife; that she could control time with her mind. Everything she had taken for granted about her life, and who she was, was wiped out. Brain on Fire is Susannah's story of her terrifying descent into madness and the desperate hunt for a diagnosis, as, after dozens of tests and scans, baffled doctors concluded she should be confined in a psychiatric ward. It is also the story of how one brilliant man, Syria-born Dr Najar, finally proved - using a simple pen and paper - that Susannah's psychotic behaviour was caused by a rare autoimmune disease attacking her brain. His diagnosis of this little-known condition, thought to have been the real cause of devil-possessions through history, saved her life, and possibly the lives of many others. Cahalan takes readers inside this newly-discovered disease through the progress of her own harrowing journey, piecing it together using memories, journals, hospital videos and records. Written with passionate honesty and intelligence, Brain on Fire is a searingly personal yet universal book, which asks what happens when your identity is suddenly destroyed, and how you get it back. 'With eagle-eye precision and brutal honesty, Susannah Cahalan turns her journalistic gaze on herself as she bravely looks back on one of the most harrowing and unimaginable experiences one could ever face: the loss of mind, body and self. Brain on Fire is a mesmerizing story' -Mira Bartók, New York Times bestselling author of The Memory Palace Susannah Cahalan is a reporter on the New York Post, and the recipient of the 2010 Silurian Award of Excellence in Journalism for Feature Writing. Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times, and is frequently picked up by the Daily Mail, Gawker, Gothamist, AOL and Yahoo among other news aggregrator sites.

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    A Gentle Madness
  • Author : Nicholas A. Basbanes
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 635
  • ISBN : 0979949157
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • A Gentle Madness continues to astound and delight readers about the passion and expense a collector is willing to make in pursuit of the book. The book captures that last moment in time when collectors pursued their passions in dusty bookshops and street stalls, high stakes auctions, and the subterfuge worthy of a true bibliomaniac. An adventure among the afflicted, A Gentle Madness is vividly anecdotal and thoroughly researched. Nicholas Basbanes brings an investigative reporter's heart to illuminate collectors past and present in their pursuit of bibliomania. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

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    A Kingdom of Madness
  • Author : Linda Levy
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Pages : 339
  • ISBN : 9781453501580
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • A highly respected Philadelphia doctor's act of personal greed and folly leads to the near destruction of his four children. When his first born, Spec Davis, seeks answers from the father who abandoned him at the age of six, he discovers a bizarre scene of squalor and dysfunction. Spec escapes into an alcoholic decline, living in his truck, when a peculiar stroke of fate gives him a second chance. A stunning first novel of love and redemption. CLICK HERE to view reviews for this book.

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    Call of Cthulhu and At the Mountains of Madness
  • Author : H. P. Lovecraft
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Pages : 177
  • ISBN : 9780486826813
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Includes "The Call of Cthulhu," praised by Conan the Barbarian creator Robert E. Howard as "a masterpiece," and "At the Mountains of Madness," hailed by critic Theodore Sturgeon as "first-water, true-blue science fiction."

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    Spaces of Madness
  • Author : Eunice Rojas
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : 9780739190876
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Spaces of Madness examines the role of the insane asylum in Argentine prose works published between 1889 and 2011. From a place of existential exile at the turn of the twentieth century to a symbolic representation of Argentine society during and immediately subsequent to the Dirty War, the figure of the asylum in Argentine literature has evolved along with the institution itself. The authors studied in Spaces of Madness include Manuel T. Podestá, Roberto Arlt, Leopoldo Marechal, Julio Cortázar, Adolfo Bioy Casares, Juan José Saer, Abelardo Castillo, Ricardo Piglia, and Luisa Valenzuela.

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    Madness Is Better Than Defeat
  • Author : Ned Beauman
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780385353007
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In 1938, two rival expeditions descend on an ancient temple recently discovered in the jungles of Honduras, one intending to shoot a huge Hollywood production on location there, the other to disassemble the temple and ship it back to New York. A seemingly endless stalemate ensues. Twenty years later, a rogue CIA agent sets out to exploit the temple for his own ends, unaware that it is a locus of conspiracies far grander than anyone could ever have guessed. Shot through with intrigue, ingenuity, and adventure, and showcasing Beauman’s riotous humor, spectacular imagination, and riveting prose, Madness Is Better Than Defeat is a novel without parallel: inventive, anarchic, and delightfully insane.

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    Madness
  • Author : Petteri Pietikäinen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN : 9781317484455
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  • Genre : History
  • Madness: A History is a thorough and accessible account of madness from antiquity to modern times, offering a large-scale yet nuanced picture of mental illness and its varieties in western civilization. The book opens by considering perceptions and experiences of madness starting in Biblical times, Ancient history and Hippocratic medicine to the Age of Enlightenment, before moving on to developments from the late 18th century to the late 20th century and the Cold War era. Petteri Pietikäinen looks at issues such as 18th century asylums, the rise of psychiatry, the history of diagnoses, the experiences of mental health patients, the emergence of neuroses, the impact of eugenics, the development of different treatments, and the late 20th century emergence of anti-psychiatry and the modern malaise of the worried well. The book examines the history of madness at the different levels of micro-, meso- and macro: the social and cultural forces shaping the medical and lay perspectives on madness, the invention and development of diagnoses as well as the theories and treatment methods by physicians, and the patient experiences inside and outside of the mental institution. Drawing extensively from primary records written by psychiatrists and accounts by mental health patients themselves, it also gives readers a thorough grounding in the secondary literature addressing the history of madness. An essential read for all students of the history of mental illness, medicine and society more broadly.

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    Heights of Madness
  • Author : Jonny Muir
  • Publisher : Metro Publishing
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781844546640
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Swapping the nine-to-five grind for the freedom of the great outdoors, Johnny Muir set off on a 5,000-mile cycling and walking odyssey. His mission? To visit the summit of the United Kingdom's 92 countries--in 92 days. Never mind unexploded shells in Yorkshire, biting bugs in the Cairngorms, or the grueling task of climbing the equivalent of 14 Everests, The Heights of Madness is a celebration of Britain's high places. If you've ever wondered what the highest point in Norfolk is, or why 500,000 people climb Snowdon every year, this is the book for you.

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    In the Mouth of Madness
  • Author : Michael Blyth
  • Publisher : Liverpool University Press
  • Pages : 111
  • ISBN : 9781800347106
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  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Neglected upon its initial release in 1995, John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness has since developed a healthy cult reputation. It now appears as one of his most thematically complex and stylistically audacious pieces of work, prescient and more essential than ever. This book seeks to position this overlooked masterpiece as essential Carpenter.

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    At the Mountains of Madness
  • Author : Lovecraft Howard Phillips
  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Pages : 97
  • ISBN : 9785519028622
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  • Genre : Fiction
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    At the Mountains of Madness
  • Author : Lovecraft H.
  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9785521051151
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Увлекательное повествование в документальной манере от американского короля ужаса Говарда Филлипса Лавкрафта сделает вас свидетелем событий, завораживающих в своей кошмарной реалистичностью. Герои романа отправляются в исследовательскую экспедицию в Антарктиду, где находят останки неизвестных науке живых существ и встречают необычных созданий, странных и пугающих, способных на убийство. Но не являются ли они плодом фантазии на границе безумия? Читайте зарубежную литературу в оригинале!

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    Method of Madness
  • Author : Brad Kelln
  • Publisher : Insomniac Press
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN : 9781897414293
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • After the explosive capture of serial rapist Edward Carter, it seems the city of Halifax has survived one of the greatest evils it has ever witnessed. However, just less than a year later, frightening things begin to happen to normal people. Expert forensic psychologist Dr. Michael Wenton and Sergeant Mitchell Wa of the Halifax Regional Police find themselves struggling to put the Carter case behind them.

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    Madness and Civilization
  • Author : Michel Foucault
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780307833105
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : History
  • Michel Foucault examines the archeology of madness in the West from 1500 to 1800 - from the late Middle Ages, when insanity was still considered part of everyday life and fools and lunatics walked the streets freely, to the time when such people began to be considered a threat, asylums were first built, and walls were erected between the "insane" and the rest of humanity.

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    Madness
  • Author : Marya Hornbacher
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 315
  • ISBN : 9780547348193
  • Reader Reviews : 20
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • In the vein of An Unquiet Mind comes a storm of a memoir that will take you deep inside bipolar disorder and change everything you know. When Marya Hornbacher published her first book, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia, she did not yet have the piece of shattering knowledge that would finally make sense of the chaos of her life. At age twenty-four, Hornbacher was diagnosed with Type I rapid-cycle bipolar, the most severe form of bipolar disorder. In Madness, in her trademark wry and utterly self-revealing voice, Hornbacher tells her new story. Through scenes of astonishing visceral and emotional power, she takes us inside her own desperate attempts to counteract violently careening mood swings by self-starvation, substance abuse, numbing sex, and self-mutilation. How Hornbacher fights her way up from a madness that all but destroys her, and what it is like to live in a difficult and sometimes beautiful life and marriage—where bipolar always beckons—is at the center of this brave and heart-stopping memoir. Madness delivers the revelation that Hornbacher is not alone: millions of people in America today are struggling with a variety of disorders that may disguise their bipolar disease. And Hornbacher's fiercely self-aware portrait of her own bipolar as early as age four will powerfully change, too, the current debate on whether bipolar in children actually exists. New York Times“Humorous, articulate, and self-aware…A story that is almost impossible to put down.”— “With the same intimately revelatory and shocking emotional power that marked [Wasted], Hornbacher guides us through her labyrinth of psychological demons.”—Elle

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    The Great Pretender
  • Author : Susannah Cahalan
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781538715260
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Psychology
  • "One of America's most courageous young journalists" and the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Brain on Fire investigates the shocking mystery behind the dramatic experiment that revolutionized modern medicine (NPR). Doctors have struggled for centuries to define insanity--how do you diagnose it, how do you treat it, how do you even know what it is? In search of an answer, in the 1970s a Stanford psychologist named David Rosenhan and seven other people--sane, healthy, well-adjusted members of society--went undercover into asylums around America to test the legitimacy of psychiatry's labels. Forced to remain inside until they'd "proven" themselves sane, all eight emerged with alarming diagnoses and even more troubling stories of their treatment. Rosenhan's watershed study broke open the field of psychiatry, closing down institutions and changing mental health diagnosis forever. But, as Cahalan's explosive new research shows in this real-life detective story, very little in this saga is exactly as it seems. What really happened behind those closed asylum doors?

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    The Madness of Crowds
  • Author : Louise Penny
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9781250145284
  • Reader Reviews : 33
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller AARP The Magazine – Recommended Summer Reading CNN – A Most Anticipated Book of August Bustle – A Most Anticipated Book of August Chief Inspector Armand Gamache returns to Three Pines in #1 New York Times bestseller Louise Penny's latest spellbinding novel You’re a coward. Time and again, as the New Year approaches, that charge is leveled against Armand Gamache. It starts innocently enough. While the residents of the Québec village of Three Pines take advantage of the deep snow to ski and toboggan, to drink hot chocolate in the bistro and share meals together, the Chief Inspector finds his holiday with his family interrupted by a simple request. He’s asked to provide security for what promises to be a non-event. A visiting Professor of Statistics will be giving a lecture at the nearby university. While he is perplexed as to why the head of homicide for the Sûreté du Québec would be assigned this task, it sounds easy enough. That is until Gamache starts looking into Professor Abigail Robinson and discovers an agenda so repulsive he begs the university to cancel the lecture. They refuse, citing academic freedom, and accuse Gamache of censorship and intellectual cowardice. Before long, Professor Robinson’s views start seeping into conversations. Spreading and infecting. So that truth and fact, reality and delusion are so confused it’s near impossible to tell them apart. Discussions become debates, debates become arguments, which turn into fights. As sides are declared, a madness takes hold. Abigail Robinson promises that, if they follow her, ça va bien aller. All will be well. But not, Gamache and his team know, for everyone. When a murder is committed it falls to Armand Gamache, his second-in-command Jean-Guy Beauvoir, and their team to investigate the crime as well as this extraordinary popular delusion. And the madness of crowds.

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    Delirium
  • Author : Laura Restrepo
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780385521512
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In this remarkably nuanced novel, both a gripping detective story and a passionate, devastating tale of eros and insanity in Colombia, internationally acclaimed author Laura Restrepo delves into the minds of four characters. There's Agustina, a beautiful woman from an upper-class family who is caught in the throes of madness; her husband Aguilar, a man passionately in love with his wife and determined to rescue her from insanity; Agustina's former lover Midas, a drug-trafficker and money-launderer; and Nicolás, Agustina's grandfather. Through the blend of these distinct voices, Restrepo creates a searing portrait of a society battered by war and corruption, as well as an intimate look at the daily lives of people struggling to stay sane in an unstable reality.

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    Madness
  • Author : Kate Richards
  • Publisher : Penguin Group Australia
  • Pages : 151
  • ISBN : 9780670074778
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Physicians
  • Winner of the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature 2014 nonfiction prize. Shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards 2013 nonficiton prize. It's not every day you get to admit you're mad. The thing with psychosis is that when I'm sick I believe the delusional stuff to the same degree that you might know the sky is above and the earth below. And if someone were to say to me that the delusional thinking is, in fact, delusional, well that's the same as if I assure you now that we walk on the sky. Of course you wouldn't believe me, and that's why it's sometimes so hard for people who are sick like this to know that they need treatment. Psychosis and severe depression have a huge effect on how you relate to other people and how you see the world. It's a bit like being in a vacuum, or behind a wall of really thick glass . . . you lose any sense of connectedness. You're cast adrift from everyone and everything that matters. I've lived with acute psychosis and depression for the best part of twenty years. This is the story of my journey from chaos to balance, and from limbo to meaning. Kate Richards is a trained doctor currently working in medical research. 'Demands to be read' Sunday Age 'Heart wrenching, mind bending' Daily Telegraph 'A mysteriously beautiful book' Michael McGirr, The Age 'A gifted writer and storyteller' Courier-Mail 'Astonishing' Herald Sun

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    Hurry Down Sunshine
  • Author : Michael Greenberg
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781554689163
  • Reader Reviews : 21
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • At the age of 15, during one long and difficult summer, Michael Greenberg’s daughter, Sally, was struck mad. Her visionary crack-up occurred on the streets of Greenwich Village and continued, among other places, in the lost-in-time world of a Manhattan psychiatric ward during New York City’s most sweltering months. Hurry Down Sunshine is Greenberg’s journey toward comprehending mental illness in his own family. With touching honesty and intimacy, he reveals the effect of Sally’s mania on those closest to her, including her easygoing brother, her stalwart grandmother, her new-age mother, her artistic, loving stepmother—and, finally, on himself. Unsentimental, nuanced and deeply humane, Hurry Down Sunshine is a transcendent memoir about mental illness and the restorative power of one father’s love for his daughter.

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    Marijuana and Madness
  • Author : David Castle,Robin M. Murray,Deepak Cyril D'Souza
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781139502672
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Medical
  • The second edition of this critically acclaimed and award-winning text provides a comprehensive overview of the psychiatry and neuroscience of Cannabis sativa (marijuana). It outlines the very latest developments in our understanding of the human cannabinoid system, and links this knowledge to clinical and epidemiological facts about the impact of cannabis on mental health. Clinically focused chapters review not only the direct psychomimetic properties of cannabis, but also the impact consumption has on the courses of evolving or established mental illnesses such as schizophrenia. Effects of cannabis on mood are reviewed, as are its effects on cognition. This new edition has been extensively updated and expanded with 10 new chapters to incorporate major new research findings. This book will be of interest to all members of the mental health team, as well as to neuroscientists, epidemiologists, public health specialists and those involved in drug and alcohol research.

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    The Madness Underneath
  • Author : Maureen Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN : 9780399256615
  • Reader Reviews : 37
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • After her near-fatal encounter with a Jack the Ripper copycat, Rory Devereaux is back in London to help solve a new string of mysterious deaths plaguing the city, in the follow-up to the Edgar Award-nominated The Name of the Star. 75,000 first printing.

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    At the Mountains of Madness
  • Author : H.P. Lovecraft
  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781588364753
  • Reader Reviews : 39
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Introduction by China Miéville Long acknowledged as a master of nightmarish visions, H. P. Lovecraft established the genuineness and dignity of his own pioneering fiction in 1931 with his quintessential work of supernatural horror, At the Mountains of Madness. The deliberately told and increasingly chilling recollection of an Antarctic expedition’s uncanny discoveries–and their encounter with untold menace in the ruins of a lost civilization–is a milestone of macabre literature. This exclusive new edition, presents Lovecraft’s masterpiece in fully restored form, and includes his acclaimed scholarly essay “Supernatural Horror in Literature.” This is essential reading for every devotee of classic terror.

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    Asfuriyyeh
  • Author : Joelle M Abi-Rached
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 9780262361187
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  • Genre : History
  • The development of psychiatry in the Middle East, viewed through the history of one of the first modern mental hospitals in the region. &ʿA&ṣf&ūriyyeh (formally, the Lebanon Hospital for the Insane) was founded by a Swiss Quaker missionary in 1896, one of the first modern psychiatric hospitals in the Middle East. It closed its doors in 1982, a victim of Lebanon's brutal fifteen-year civil war. In this book, Joelle Abi-Rached uses the rise and fall of &ʿA&ṣf&ūriyyeh as a lens through which to examine the development of modern psychiatric theory and practice in the region as well as the sociopolitical history of modern Lebanon.

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    Some Kind of Madness
  • Author : Robyn Donald
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 187
  • ISBN : 0263771512
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  • Genre : Books
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    The Madness of Crowds
  • Author : Douglas Murray
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781635579994
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Political Science
  • THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Updated with a new afterword "An excellent take on the lunacy affecting much of the world today. Douglas is one of the bright lights that could lead us out of the darkness." – Joe Rogan "Douglas Murray fights the good fight for freedom of speech ... A truthful look at today's most divisive issues" – Jordan B. Peterson Are we living through the great derangement of our times? In The Madness of Crowds Douglas Murray investigates the dangers of 'woke' culture and the rise of identity politics. In lively, razor-sharp prose he examines the most controversial issues of our moment: sexuality, gender, technology and race, with interludes on the Marxist foundations of 'wokeness', the impact of tech and how, in an increasingly online culture, we must relearn the ability to forgive. One of the few writers who dares to counter the prevailing view and question the dramatic changes in our society – from gender reassignment for children to the impact of transgender rights on women – Murray's penetrating book, now published with a new afterword taking account of the book's reception and responding to the worldwide Black Lives Matter protests, clears a path of sanity through the fog of our modern predicament.

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    Darkness Visible
  • Author : William Styron
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN : UOM:39076002858194
  • Reader Reviews : 233
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • The author offers a depiction of his fight with the mental anguish of depression

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    If This Book Exists, You're in the Wrong Universe
  • Author : Jason Pargin
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN : 9781250195845
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • New York Times bestselling author Jason Pargin’s hilarious and horrifying John Dies at the End series continues with If This Book Exists, You’re in the Wrong Universe. "Pargin once again delights with scathing social commentary thinly disguised as an outrageous action novel...This is a feast."—Publishers Weekly "Within the snarky humor is an incisive commentary on social media and the state of our connected world, and a story about trauma and how people lash out when they’re hurt...This isn’t just a funny tale of inept supernatural investigators; it’s a story of people struggling through pain to find a better path. Pargin offers us a welcome note of hope." — Booklist If the broken neon signs, shuttered storefronts, and sub-standard housing didn’t tip you off, you’ve just wandered into the city of “Undisclosed”. You don’t want to be caught dead here, because odds are you just might find yourself rising from the grave. That hasn’t stopped tourists from visiting to check out the unusual phenomena that hangs around our town like radioactive fallout. Interdimensional parasites feeding on human hosts, paranormal cults worshipping demonic entities, vengeful teenage sorcerers, we’ve got it all. Did I mention the possessed toy? It’s a plastic football-sized egg that’s supposed to hatch an adorable, colorful stuffed bird when a child “feeds” it through a synchronized smartphone app. What’s actually inside is an otherworldly monstrosity that’s enticing impressionable wayward youth into murdering folks and depositing their body parts inside the egg as if it’s a hungry piggy bank to trigger the end of the world. That’s where Dave, John, and Amy come in. They face supernatural threats so the rest of us don’t have to—and sometimes even earn a couple of bucks to so do. But between the bloody ritual sacrifices and soul-crushing nightmares, our trio realizes this apocalypse is way above their pay grade.

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    Daughters of Madness
  • Author : Susan Nathiel
  • Publisher : Praeger
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN : 0275990427
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  • Genre : Psychology
  • Including interviews with women from a variety of backgrounds who grew up with mentally ill mothers, this book explains how the experience can thwart a daughter's needed developmental milestones, and includes steps that such daughters or the ones who love them can take to heal that damage and protect their own mental health.

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    Rethinking Creativity
  • Author : Robert W. Weisberg
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 515
  • ISBN : 9781108479400
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Discover how creativity depends on inside-the-box thinking-that's right, not outside the box-and a new perspective on creative thinking.

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    Hegel's Theory of Madness
  • Author : Daniel Berthold-Bond
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN : 0791425053
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • This book shows how an understanding of the nature and role of insanity in Hegel's writing provides intriguing new points of access to many of the central themes of his larger philosophic project. Berthold-Bond situates Hegel's theory of madness within the history of psychiatric practice during the great reform period at the turn of the eighteenth century, and shows how Hegel developed a middle path between the stridently opposed camps of "empirical" and "romantic" medicine, and of "somatic" and "psychical" practitioners. A key point of the book is to show that Hegel does not conceive of madness and health as strictly opposing states, but as kindred phenomena sharing many of the same underlying mental structures and strategies, so that the ontologies of insanity and rationality involve a mutually illuminating, mirroring relation. Hegel's theory is tested against the critiques of the institution of psychiatry and the very concept of madness by such influential twentieth-century authors as Michel Foucault and Thomas Szasz, and defended as offering a genuinely reconciling position in the contemporary debate between the "social labeling" and "medical" models of mental illness.

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    The Politics of Culture and Other Essays
  • Author : Roger Scruton
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : UVA:X000324029
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  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Brings together Scruton's best essays from many sources, arranging them thematically. The book has four sections: Language and Art, Writers in Context, Architecture, and Culture and Anarchy. Though the essays are diverse, certain themes are developed in particular and then in general ways, and there are several important essays on writers and critics, that contribute to the reappraisal of their work -- among them Dante, Andre Breton, Graham Greene, James Joyce, Sylvia Plath, Jacques Lacan, and Yukio Mishima.

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    Touched With Fire
  • Author : Kay Redfield Jamison
  • Publisher : Free Press
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 068483183X
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Psychology
  • The definitive work on the profound and surprising links between manic-depression and creativity, from the bestselling psychologist of bipolar disorders who wrote An Unquiet Mind. One of the foremost psychologists in America, “Kay Jamison is plainly among the few who have a profound understanding of the relationship that exists between art and madness” (William Styron). The anguished and volatile intensity associated with the artistic temperament was once thought to be a symptom of genius or eccentricity peculiar to artists, writers, and musicians. Her work, based on her study as a clinical psychologist and researcher in mood disorders, reveals that many artists subject to exalted highs and despairing lows were in fact engaged in a struggle with clinically identifiable manic-depressive illness. Jamison presents proof of the biological foundations of this disease and applies what is known about the illness to the lives and works of some of the world's greatest artists including Lord Byron, Vincent Van Gogh, and Virginia Woolf.