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  • Healthy volunteers in commercial clinical drug trials : when human beings become guinea pigs / Shadreck Mwale
    RM301.27

  • Challenges in health and development : from global to community perspectives / Sandy A. Johnson
    RA 441 J65 2017eb

  • Laparoscopic Liver Resection : Theory and Techniques / by Rong Liu
    RD33.9
    This book provides a comprehensive guide to the use of laparoscopic resection in the treatment of surgical liver lesions. As it introduces the steps and key techniques of laparoscopic anatomical liver resection, it will be of great interest to surgeons and physicians working in this area. Though each chapter covers a different technique, all chapters are written in a uniform style, including indications and contraindications, surgical steps, key techniques, complications and notes. This book provides readers with an overview of the current state of the art and deeper understanding of laparoscopic liver resections.

  • Next generation point-of-care biomedical sensors technologies for cancer diagnosis / Pranjal Chandra, Yen Nee Tan, Surinder P. Singh, editors
    RC270

  • Cutaneous adnexal neoplasms / Luis Requena, Omar Sangueza
    RC280.S5

    This superbly illustrated book is the most comprehensive available guide to adnexal neoplasms of the skin. More than 70 entities are described in individual chapters that follow a uniform structure: historical review, clinical features, histopathology, histogenesis, immunohistochemistry, molecular anomalies, and treatment. Readers will find state of the art knowledge on all aspects, including the cytogenetic and chromosomal abnormalities associated with each neoplasm. Without exception, the illustrations are high-quality, full-color, original digital pictures. The histopathology images are taken from perfectly cut and stained sections and the immunohistochemistry illustrations are of an unrivalled quality among textbooks of dermatology and dermatopathology. A complete list of references from original description to the present day is also supplied for each neoplasm. Cutaneous adnexal neoplasms are a large and heterogeneous group of benign and malignant lesions. This book will assist the reader in early and correct recognition, which is essential for appropriate choice of treatment and prognostic assessment.


  • Translational research in breast cancer : biomarker diagnosis, targeted therapies and approaches to precision medicine / Erwei Song, Hai Hu, editors
    RC280.B8

  • Case studies in medical toxicology : from the American College of Medical Toxicology / Leslie R. Dye, Christine Murphy, Diane P. Calello, Michael D. Levine, Aaron Skolnik, editors
    RA1219

  • JIMD reports. Eva Morava, editor-in-chief ; Matthias Baumgartner, Marc Patterson, Shamima Rahman, Johannes Zschocke, editors ; Verena Peters, managing editor
    RC627.8

  • Aesthetic and functional labiaplasty / Stefan Gress
    RG104

  • Hydrocephalus : what do we know? and what do we still not know? / Ahmed Ammar, editor
    RC391

  • Translational research in stroke / Paul A. Lapchak, Guo-Yuan Yang, editors
    RC388.5

  • Fragility fractures of the pelvis / Pol Maria Rommens, Alexander Hofmann, editors
    RD549

  • Congenital deformities of the hand and upper limb / Wei Wang, Jianmin Yao, editors
    RD778

  • Latissimus dorsi transfer / Gianezio Paribelli, editor
    RD557.5

  • The social determinants of health in India : concepts, processes, and indicators / Devaki Nambiar, Arundati Muralidharan, editors ; with forewords by Mirai Chatterjee and Gita Sen
    RA407.5.I4

  • Sex and gender factors affecting metabolic homeostasis, diabetes and obesity / Franck Mauvais-Jarvis, editor
    RB212

  • Advances in personalized nanotherapeutics / Ajeet Kaushik, Rahul Dev Jayant, Madhavan Nair, editors
    R857.N34

  • Resistance to targeted therapies in breast cancer / Jenifer R. Prosperi, editor
    RC280.B8

  • Rare diseases epidemiology : update and overview / Manuel Posada de la Paz, Domenica Taruscio, Stephen C. Groft, editors
    RC 48.8 R37 2017eb

  • Bioequivalence requirements in various global jurisdictions / Isadore Kanfer, editor
    RM301.45

  • Neuro-geriatrics : a clinical manual / Babak Tousi, Jeffrey Cummings, editors
    RC346

  • Mobile e-Health / Hannah R. Marston, Shannon Freeman, Charles Musselwhite, editors
    R858

  • In vivo reprogramming in regenerative medicine / Açelya Yilmazer, editor
    R856

  • Anesthesiology : Clinical Case Reviews / edited by Linda S. Aglio, Richard D. Urman
    RD78.3-87.3

  • Nuclear endocrinology / Doina Piciu
    R1

  • Distracted doctoring : returning to patient-centered care in the digital age / Peter J. Papadakos, Stephen Bertman, editors
    R727.3

    Examining-room computers require doctors to record detailed data about their patients, yet reduce the time clinicians can spend listening attentively to the very people they are trying to help. This book presents original essays by distinguished experts in their fields, addressing this critical problem and making an urgent case for reform, because while electronic technology has revolutionized the practice of medicine, it also poses a unique challenge to health care. Smartphones in the hands of doctors and nurses have become dangerously seductive devices that can endanger their patients.

    Distracted Doctoring is written for anesthesiologists and surgeons, as well as general practitioners, nurses, and health care administrators and students. Chapters include Electronic Challenges to Patient Safety and Care; Distraction, Disengagement, and the Purpose of Medici≠ and Managing Distractions through Advocacy, Education, and Change.

  • Acute heart failure : putting the puzzle of pathophysiology and evidence together in daily practice / Wolfgang Krüger
    RC685.C53

  • Radiation therapy for liver tumors : fundamentals and clinical practice / Jeffrey Meyer, Tracey E. Schefter, editors
    RC280.L5

  • Inflammatory bowel disease : diagnosis and therapeutics / edited by Russell D. Cohen
    RC 862 I53 I527 2017eb

  • Debates about neuroethics : perspectives on its development, focus, and future / Eric Racine, John Aspler, editors
    RC 343 D43 2017eb

  • Per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) / Kevin M. Reavis, editor ; introduction by Haruhiro Inoue
    RD33.53

  • Cellular therapies for retinal disease : a strategic approach / Steven D. Schwartz, Aaron Nagiel, Robert Lanza, editors ; foreword by Mark S. Blumenkranz
    RE551
    This book familiarizes the reader with the current landscape of cell-based therapies for the treatment of retinal disease, including diseases that affect the choriocapillaris, retinal pigment epithelium, photoreceptors, and retinal ganglion cells. Instead of utilizing a disease-centric approach to the topic, this book--edited by two world-renowned stem cell scientists--focuses on strategies for developing and transplanting the cells. This includes the creation of replacement cells, cell-based neuroprotection, and in vitro disease modeling and testing. The final chapters briefly review parallel approaches that do not directly utilize cellular transplantation.
    The use of cellular transplantation to treat retinal disease has recently become a viable and exciting therapeutic approach. The visibility of the retina and its laminar cellular architecture render it an ideal organ for the development of surgically delivered cellular therapies. Having an in-depth understanding of the current state of cell therapy for the eye is an essential first step toward utilizing similar approaches in other organs. Ophthalmologists, translational clinician-scientists, stem cell scientists, and researchers interested in eye disease will find Cellular Therapies for Retinal Disease: A Strategic Approach essential reading and it is also suitable for workshops or courses at the undergraduate or Ph.D. level.

  • Atlas of robotic urologic surgery / Li-Ming Su, editor
    RD572

  • Sexually transmitted infections in HIV-infected adults and special populations : a clinical guide / Laura Hinkle Bachmann, editor
    RC201.1

  • Tuberculosis of the central nervous system : pathogenesis, imaging, and management / Mehmet Turgut, Ali Akhaddar, Ahmet T. Tugut, Ravindra K. Garg, editors
    RC 361 T83 2017eb

  • Clinical cases in psoriasis / Jashin J. Wu, editor
    RL321

  • Complicated war trauma and care of the wounded : the Israeli experience in medical care and humanitarian support of syrian refugees / Salman Zarka, Alexander Lerner, editors
    RD153

  • Oral anticoagulation therapy : cases and clinical correlation / Kathryn Kiser, editor
    RM340

  • Disorders of the scapula and their role in shoulder injury : a clinical guide to evaluation and management / W. Ben Kibler, Aaron D. Sciascia, editors
    RC 939 D57 2017eb

  • Atlas of airway surgery : a step-by-step guide using an animal model / Angelo Ghidini, Francesco Mattioli, Sergio Bottero, Livio Presutti, editors
    RC732

    This superbly illustrated atlas provides step-by-step descriptions of surgical procedures to the airways based on use of the sheep as an animal model, which has been demonstrated scientifically to be comparable to the human. The procedures covered - tracheotomy, laryngotracheoplasty, slide tracheoplasty, tracheal reconstruction, partial cricotracheal reconstruction, and main endoscopic techniques - are relevant to a range of frequent surgical indications, such as stenosis, laryngotracheomalacia, and tracheal tumor. The book is the first to describe such surgery on the basis of this animal model and includes a full description of preparation of the model. The practical guidance provided will equip surgical trainees with the knowledge required before embarking on these procedures in humans, but will also be highly relevant to more experienced surgeons wishing to upgrade their skills. The book is the outcome of a successful collaboration between the Head and Neck Surgery Departments of the University Hospital of Modena and the Bambino Ges#65533; Hospital in Rome.


  • Sepsis : definitions, pathophysiology and the challenge of bedside management / Nicholas S. Ward, Mitchell M. Levy, editors
    RC182.S4

    This book is designed to provide a comprehensive and state-of-the-art resource for clinicians who care for patients with sepsis and research scientist alike, . Patients with severe sepsis requiring ICU admission have very high rates of ICU and overall hospital mortality, with estimates ranging from 18 to 50%. Risk factors for death from sepsis include underlying illness, increased age, and multi-system organ failure. This is compounded by the significant variation in the management of early severe sepsis. Care of these patients and clinical conditions can be quite complex, and materials are collected from the most current, evidence-based resources. Book sections have been structured to review the overall definitions and epidemiology of sepsis as well as current insights into the pathophysiology of sepsis. This review summarizes the evidence for the international consensus guidelines for the identification and management of sepsis. The latter part of this book reviews emerging concepts and approaches in the diagnosis and management of sepsis that may significantly reduce mortality in the future. Sepsis: Pathophysiology, Definitions and the Challenge of Bedside Management represents a collaboration between authors drawn from a variety of disciplines and contributions from basic scientists and highly recognized clinical opinion leaders with expertise in clinical trials.​


  • Upper endoscopy for GI fellows / Douglas G. Adler, editor
    RC815.7

  • Cellular injury in liver diseases / Wen-Xing Ding, Xiao-Ming Yin, editors
    RC846

  • Pediatric psychogenic non-epileptic seizures : a treatment guide / Rochelle Caplan, Julia Doss, Sigita Plioplys, Jana E. Jones
    RJ496.C7

  • Complications of regional anesthesia : principles of safe practice in local and regional anesthesia / Brendan T. Finucane, Ban C.H. Tsui, editors
    RD84

    Reflecting the rapid growth of pain medicine and of ultrasound as a tool, this Third Edition is more comprehensive and inclusive than previous editions and features additional pages, tables, diagrams, and color illustrations. In addition to the discipline of Anesthesiology, other specialists, who use local and regional anesthesia techniques, (surgeons, ophthalmologists, emergency medicine physicians and dentists), have also contributed to this edition of the book. Complications of Regional Anesthesia , with its newly added subtitle, Principles of Safe Practice in Local and Regional Anesthesia , stresses the relatively new emphasis and importance on safety and prevention and broadens the discussion to include the practice and administration of not just regional but also local anesthesia.

    Each chapter has been thoroughly revised, brought up-to-date, and features full color images. Individual chapters cover complications associated with specific nerve blocks; IV and catheter methods; obstetric regional anesthesia; pediatric regional anesthesia; ophthalmic regional anesthesia; and treatment of acute and chronic pain.


  • Practical pelvic floor ultrasonography : a multicompartmental approach to 2D/3D/4D ultrasonography of the pelvic floor / S. Abbas Shobeiri, editor
    RC946

  • Pediatric anesthesiology review : clinical cases for self-assessment / Robert S. Holzman, Thomas J. Mancuso, Joseph P. Cravero, James A. DiNardo, editors
    RD139

    This text is designed for those who may become consultants in pediatric anesthesia. It is based on a curriculum developed since 1992 to illustrate the breadth and depth of the practice of pediatric anesthesia and the program is an integral part of the didactic series in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital.

    This second edition has the same purpose as the first - to accompany the reader's journey in attaining proficiency, expertise and finally, mastery in pediatric anesthesiology. The format of the book is designed to encourage the readers' free flow of ideas and the written examinations, seen at the beginning of the text as a baseline in pediatric medicine, are primarily knowledge-based, reflecting factual medical information necessary for the subspecialty practice of pediatric anesthesiology. With this basic guidance, the reader can bring him or herself "into the operating room" and manage the patient in an expert fashion.



  • Operative dictations in ophthalmology / Eric D. Rosenberg, Alanna S. Nattis, Richard J. Nattis, editors
    RE80

  • Herpes Zoster : postherpetic neuralgia and other complications : focus on treatment and prevention / C. Peter N. Watson, Anne A. Gershon, Michael N. Oxman, editors
    RC147.H6

    Representing a state-of-the-art appraisal of this viral infection and its complications, this book comprises contributions from international authorities in infectious diseases, varicella-voster virus infections, and neuropathic pain. Important new information is presented on the role of the virus in terms of vascular risk, notably in heart attack, stroke and granulomatous angiitis (temporal arteritis). Similarly, new information on gastrointestinal involvement, often in the absence of rash and as seen with vasculopathies, is covered. The reader will benefit from new research into the pathology, pathophysiology and treatment of postherpetic neuralgia and its complications, and special attention is paid to prevention through zoster vaccination using the current zoster vaccine, and a novel, broader option that can be used in immunocompromised patients.

    This book follows the two editions of the book, Herpes Zoster and Postherpetic Neuralgia , and is divided into sections for the convenience of the reader. A section on herpes zoster includes epidemiology and natural history of the varicella zoster virus, herpes zoster ophthalmicus, neurological complications, the role of varicella zoster virus in giant cell arteritis, concern about increased vascular risk of heart attack and stroke, antiviral therapy, and treatment of skin manifestations. A section on postherpetic neuralgia includes important information on the effect of herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia on quality of life, the neuropathology and pathophysiological mechanisms in postherpetic neuralgia, and the new concept of persistent ganglionitis as the cause of postherpetic neuralgia. A comparison is made between facial postherpetic neuralgia and trigeminal neuralgia. There is an extensive section on treatment, including the role of opioids, the general treatment of postherpetic neuralgia, intervention and neurosurgical approaches, and covering guidelines for clinical trial designs in postherpetic neuralgia. A final section addresses the questions of whether aggressive treatment of acute herpes zoster can prevent postherpetic neuralgia and includes a critically important chapter on herpes zoster vaccines.


  • Molecular oncology : underlying mechanisms and translational advancements / Ammad Ahmad Farooqi, Muhammad Ismail, editors
    RC268.4

  • Bacterial infections and the kidney / Anjali A. Satoskar, Tibor Nadasdy, editors
    RC903.9

  • Anal fissure : symptoms, diagnosis and therapies / Volker Wienert, Franz Raulf, Horst Mlitz
    RC864

    This highly informative monograph offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary reference guide for the management and treatment of the whole spectrum of painful tears in the anus and anal canal. Based upon a systematic review of all relevant papers on the topic since 1865, it addresses primary, acute and chronic anal fissures - providing a new definition of the last form - and secondary anal fissures in detail, particularly their medical history, etiology, signs and symptoms, medical findings, therapy and its evaluation, and differential diagnosis. The book also covers all available evidence-based therapeutic strategies. As such, it will appeal to a wide readership, from proctologists and surgeons to gynecologists, urologists, dermatologists and gastroenterologists.


  • Complications of anorectal surgery : prevention and management / Herand Abcarian, Jose Cintron, Richard Nelson, editors
    RD544
    This text provides a comprehensive, sate of the art review of complications related to anorectal surgical procedures old and new. As anorectal surgery has evolved throughout the decades, newer and at times unexpected complications arise as of necessity. Any surgeon not familiar with these, may be perplexed as to how to manage these specific complications and more importantly how to avoid such complications in the course of their future practice. Complications of Anorectal Surgery: Prevention and Management provides a very helpful resource for all surgeons performing anorectal surgery and will be particularly useful for general surgeons practicing in rural or small urban settings where access to a colon and rectal specialist, a large medical center or a resource medical library may be scarce or limited.

  • Internet addiction : neuroscientific approaches and therapeutical implications including smartphone addiction / Christian Montag, Martin Reuter, editors
    RC569.5.I54
    The second edition of this successful book provides further and in-depth insight into theoretical models dealing with Internet addiction, as well as includes new therapeutical approaches. The editors also broach the emerging topic of smartphone addiction. This book combines a scholarly introduction with state-of-the-art research in the characterization of Internet addiction. It is intended for a broad audience including scientists, students and practitioners. The first part of the book contains an introduction to Internet addiction and their pathogenesis. The second part of the book is dedicated to an in-depth review of neuroscientific findings which cover studies using a variety of biological techniques including brain imaging and molecular genetics. The third part of the book focuses on therapeutic interventions for Internet addiction. The fourth part of the present book is an extension to the first edition and deals with a new emerging potential disorder related to Internet addiction - smartphone addiction.

    Moreover, in this second edition of the book new content has been added. Among others, the reader will find an overview of theoretical models dealing with Internet addiction, results from twin studies in the context of Internet addiction and additional insights into therapeutic approaches to Internet addiction.


  • Atlas of ultrasonography in urology, andrology, and nephrology / Pasquale Martino, Andrea B. Galosi, editors
    RC78.7.U4
    This book provides the latest recommendations for ultrasound examination of the entire urogenital system, particularly in the male. The coverage encompasses the role of ultrasound in imaging of disorders of the kidneys, urinary tract, prostate, seminal vesicles, bladder, testes, and penis, including male infertility disorders. In addition, detailed consideration is given to intraoperative and interventional ultrasound and recently developed ultrasound techniques. Each chapter defines the purpose of and indications for ultrasound, identifies its benefits and limitations, specifies the technological standards for devices, outlines performance of the investigation, establishes the expected accuracy for differential diagnosis, and indicates the reporting method. Most of the recommendations are based on review of the literature, on previous recommendations, and on the opinions of the experts of the Imaging Working Group of the Italian Society of Urology (SIU) and the Italian Society of Ultrasound in Urology, Andrology, and Nephrology (SIEUN). The book will be of value for all physicians involved in the first-line evaluation of diseases of the renal/urinary system and male genital disorders.

  • Immunotherapy / Aung Naing, Joud Hajjar, editors
    RM275

  • International Conference on Advancements of Medicine and Health Care through Technology ; 12th-15th October 2016, Cluj-Napoca, Romania : MEDITECH 2016 / edited by Simona Vlad, Nicolae Marius Roman
    R855.2

  • Locomotion and posture in older adults : the role of aging and movement disorders / Fabio Augusto Barbieri, Rodrigo Vitório, editors
    RC376.5

    This book is an attempt to advance the discussion and improve our understanding about the effects of aging and movement disorders on motor control during walking and postural tasks. Despite these activities are performed daily, there is a high requirement of motor and neural systems in order to perform both tasks efficiently. Both walking and posture require a complex interaction of musculoskeletal and neural systems. However, the mechanisms used to control these tasks, as well as how they are planned and coordinated, are still a question of discussion among health professionals and researchers. In addition, this discussion is more interesting when the effects of aging are included in the context of locomotion and the postural control. The number of older individuals is 841 million in 2015, which is four times higher than the 202 million that lived in 1950. Aging causes many motor, sensorial and neural deficits, which impair locomotion and postural control in the elderly. The severity of this framework is worsened when the aging goes along with a movement disorder, such as Parkinson disease, Chorea, Dystonia, Huntington disease, etc.

    Therefore, the aim of this book is to highlight the influence of different aspects on planning, controlling and performing locomotion and posture tasks. In attempting to improve current knowledge in this field, invited authors present and discuss how environmental, sensorial, motor, cognitive and individual aspects influence the planning and performance of locomotor and postural activities. The major thrust of the book is to address the mechanisms involved in controlling and planning motor action in neurological healthy individuals, as well as in those who suffer from movement disorders or face the effects of aging, indicating the aspects that impair locomotion and postural control. In addition, new technologies, tools and interventions designed to manage the effects of aging and movement disorders are presented in the book.


  • The amazing language of medicine : understanding medical terms and their backstories / Robert B. Taylor
    R123

  • Handbook of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis / Aaron Miller, editor
    RC377
    This pocketbook is an evidence-based educational resource that provides a concise overview of diagnosis, treatment and long-term management of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. An ideal clinical handbook for a wide range of medical professionals, this handbook includes international guidelines, clinically relevant clinical trial data, and an introduction to emerging therapies.  Handbook of Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis is a comprehensive overview of recent advances in this indication, enhanced by high quality figures and clinical images.

  • Melanoma development : Molecular biology, genetics and clinical application / Anja K. Bosserhoff, editor
    RC280.M37

    This book focuses on malignant melanoma, discussing the current state of scientific knowledge and providing insights into the underlying basic mechanisms, the molecular changes, genetics and genomics.

    Human Melanoma is a dangerous type of skin cancer affecting an increasing population, and a better understanding of its development will help in finding sophisticated targeted therapies.

    The second revised edition features the latest research findings and offers updates on the latest advances and potential novel melanoma therapies.

    It is a valuable resource for researchers and clinicians working in the fields of melanoma, cancer research and therapy as well as dermatology.


  • Image-based multilevel biomechanical modeling for fall-induced hip fracture / Yunhua Luo
    RD549

  • Silica-coated magnetic nanoparticles : an insight into targeted drug delivery and toxicology / Mariela A. Agotegaray, Verónica L. Lassalle
    RS201.N35

  • Hospital medicine : perspectives, practices and professional development / Robert J. Habicht, Mangla S. Gulati, editors
    RA972
    ​This practical resource provides hospitalists of all levels a comprehensive foundation for understanding the critical elements of hospital medicine. Beginning with an overview of the healthcare system, chapters provide relevant insights on management, regulations, evidence-based approaches, an awareness of safety and economic concerns and professional development skills. Perspectives on how hospitalist and hospital medicine teams can effectively engage this system to provide cost-effective, high-quality care are offered throughout this volume. With real-world guidance on the major tenets of hospital medicine, Hospital Medicine will serve as the definitive guide to a successful career in this rapidly evolving specialty.

  • Bipolar disorder in older age patients / Susan W. Lehmann, Brent P. Forester, editors
    RC516
    This book provides a comprehensive but practical understanding of the clinical approach to evaluating and caring for older people with bipolar disorder. Aspects of aging that impact the diagnosis, clinical course, and management of bipolar disorder are explained; in particular, attention is drawn to the implications of comorbidities and medical complexity for the psychiatric care of older individuals with the disorder. On the other hand, similarities to treatment in younger patients are also identified. The coverage includes thorough review of current research in the field. Clinical case vignettes are used throughout to highlight practical points, and each chapter includes "clinical pearls" that summarize key points for the clinician. The book closes by examining anticipated research directions and the future needs of this patient population. Bipolar Disorder in Older Age Patients will be an ideal update for the practicing community or geriatric psychiat rist working with older patients with bipolar disorder.

  • Internet of things and big data technologies for next generation healthcare / Chintan Bhatt, Nilanjan Dey, Amira S. Ashour, editors
    R858

    This comprehensive book focuses on better big-data security for healthcare organizations. Following an extensive introduction to the Internet of Things (IoT) in healthcare including challenging topics and scenarios, it offers an in-depth analysis of medical body area networks with the 5th generation of IoT communication technology along with its nanotechnology. It also describes a novel strategic framework and computationally intelligent model to measure possible security vulnerabilities in the context of e-health. Moreover, the book addresses healthcare systems that handle large volumes of data driven by patients' records and health/personal information, including big-data-based knowledge management systems to support clinical decisions. Several of the issues faced in storing/processing big data are presented along with the available tools, technologies and algorithms to deal with those problems as well as a case study in healthcare analytics.

    Addressing trust, privacy, and security issues as well as the IoT and big-data challenges, the book highlights the advances in the field to guide engineers developing different IoT devices and evaluating the performance of different IoT techniques. Additionally, it explores the impact of such technologies on public, private, community, and hybrid scenarios in healthcare. This book offers professionals, scientists and engineers the latest technologies, techniques, and strategies for IoT and big data.


  • Psychotherapy : a practical guide / Jeffery Smith
    RC480
    This title combines the many schools of thought on psychotherapy into one reader-friendly guide that coaches psychotherapists through the various techniques needed as the field expands. Unlike any other book on the market, this text considers all of the simultaneous advances in the field, including the neurobiology of emotions, the importance of the therapeutic relationship, mindfulness meditation, and the role of the body in healing. Written with genuine respect for all traditions from CBT to psychodynamics, the book unifies views of psychopathology and cure based on the notion of the mind-brain as an organ of affect regulation. The book accounts for the tasks that characterize psychotherapist activity in all therapies, how they are performed, and how they result in therapeutic change. The book also reviews the various pathologies seen in general practice and guides the reader to the specific therapist-patient interactions needed for their resolution.
    With its big-picture focus on clinical practice, Psychotherapy: A Practical Guide is a concise resource for students, psychotherapists, psychologists, residents, and all who seek to integrate what is new in psychotherapy.

  • Japanese Psychotherapies : Silence and Body-Mind Interconnectedness in Morita, Naikan and Dohsa-hou / Velizara Chervenkova
    RC480.5

    The book presents three Japanese psychotherapeutic approaches, Morita, Naikan, and Dohsa-hou, in the chronological order of their development, giving a thorough account of both their underlying concepts and practical applications. In addition to describing their idiosyncrasies, a major focus of the book is also to elucidate as to how the deeply imprinted cultural specificities of these approaches, emanating from their common cultural ground, converge to two focal points--silence and body-mind interconnectedness--that vest the approaches with their therapeutic power. In so doing, the book gives an insight into the intrinsic dynamics of the methods and emphasizes on their potential for universal applicability notwithstanding their indisputable cultural peculiarities. This self-contained and well-structured book fills the gap in the yet scarce English-language literature on Japanese psychotherapies.


  • International Perspectives on Psychotherapy
    RC466.8

    This clear-sighted resource critically examines the status of clinical psychology practice across the diverse regions of the world. Dispatches from North and Latin America, Eastern and Central Europe, China, South Korea, Australia, Africa, the Middle East, and elsewhere illustrate in depth the universality of mental distress and disorders, and the intersection of local knowledge and established standards in providing effective care. Pathology and its treatment are viewed in light of cultural values, belief systems, ethics, and norms, reflecting the evolution of clinical practice toward personalized care and culturally sensitive intervention. This important information serves a number of immediate and long-term goals, including developing culture-specific diagnoses and treatments, improving professional competencies, and the ongoing exchange of ideas within a global field to benefit all patients worldwide.

    Coverage compares key areas such as:

    #65533; Concepts of mental pathology and health.

    #65533; The sociopolitical aspects of psychology, rooted in the history of the country/region.

    #65533; Popularly used approaches to intervention.

    #65533; Types of services and providers.

    #65533; The state of training and credentialing.

    #65533; Relationships between clinical psychology and indigenous healing traditions.

    The audience for Clinical Psychology across the World includes advanced undergraduate and graduate students and trainees/interns in clinical psychology, as well as developers of training programs. It can also serve as a valuable supplementary text for seminars or lectures on clinical psychology.


  • The digitalization of healthcare : electronic records and the disruption of moral orders / Ian P. McLoughlin, Karin Garrety, and Rob Wilson
    R 864 M356 2017eb

  • The snake in the clinic : psychotherapy's role in medicine and healing / Guy Dargert
    R726.7 .D37 2016eb
    This book offers an alternative to the usual view of psychotherapy's role in relation to medicine by proposing that psychotherapy is less an adjunct to mainstream medicine than it is co-partner in the process of deep healing. The chosen emblem of Western scientific medicine is the rod and serpent of the Greek god Asklepios. Its symbolism represents the importance of raising to consciousness those dark chthonic energies that are essential to "deep" and lasting health. The Snake in the Clinic offers a critical re-evaluation of the role of psychotherapy in medicine. It questions the value of quantifiable evidence-based practice; pointing out that the primary aim of this approach is to reduce symptoms rather than to "heal" or "make whole." Instead the author proposes that illness is an unavoidable aspect of the human condition. Psychotherapy's fundamental role is to discover and work with the energy that underlies and sustains pathology in order to allow it to find a more direct and conscious expression. It argues that illness is more than a personal concern and that it is embedded in the social and environmental context in which it occurs. Worked with in this way illness can have a deeply healing or "wholing" effect both for the individual and for the society of which he or she is a part. Drawing on psychological theory, scientific research, mythology, Buddhist and Eastern ideas, shamanism and case work, it aims to put our understanding of the work of psychotherapy into a broader global and historic context. It aims to show how this broader vision relates to everyday practice with the individuals who come to psychotherapy.

  • The open door : homelessness and severe mental illness in the era of community treatment / Carol L.M. Caton
    RC 451.4 H64 C38 2017eb

  • Neuropsychological rehabilitation : the international handbook / edited by Barbara A. Wilson, Jill Winegardner, Caroline M. van Heugten and Tamara Ownsworth
    RC 387.5 N4847 2017eb

  • Neurology image-based clinical review / Jonathan Howard, Anuradha Singh
    RC 346 H68 2017eb

  • Mental illness defined : continuums, regulation, and defense / Brad Bowins
    RC 454.4 B726 2016eb

  • Melanie Klein : the basics / Robert D. Hinshelwood, Tomasz Fortuna
    RC 438.6 K58 H58 2018eb

    Melanie Klein: The Basics provides an accessible and concise introduction to the life and work of Melanie Klein, whose discoveries advanced those of Freud and other analysts, deepening our insight into the unconscious domain of psychology in human beings. Klein began her work by developing a method of psychoanalysis for children, who suffer from anxiety and other, often unrecognised, conflicts, which enabled understanding of those crucial early steps in the development of human mind and identity. Although she initiated one strand of clinical and theoretical developments, many of her discoveries are well-regarded by other schools of psychoanalysis.

    The book contains four parts, as well as further reading suggestions and a helpful glossary of key terms. Part I introduces Melanie Klein in the context of her life, her early interest in psychoanalysis and her first discoveries; Part II takes up the development of her technique of child analysis and discusses the ways in which her insights and conclusions in this area influenced the technique of adult analysis and the more general understanding of the human mind; Part III focuses on further scientific and clinical developments in psychoanalytic technique - especially those referring to the understanding and treatment of serious emotional disturbance, e.g. psychosis or affective disorders; Part IV focuses on contemporary developments in Kleinian and post-Kleinian psychoanalysis, considering clinical, cultural, and socio-political applications. Each chapter poses a basic question at the outset, provides an account of how Klein faced this question and worked with it to develop her ideas, and ends by posing a follow up question to be addressed in the subsequent chapter.

    This book will greatly appeal to readers from any field seeking a clear and concise introduction to Melanie Klein. It will also interest researchers and professionals working within the field of psychoanalysis seeking a succinct overview of Melanie Klein's contribution.


  • Meaning systems and mental health culture : critical perspectives on contemporary counseling and psychotherapy / James T. Hansen
    RC 437.5 H366 2016eb
    Meaning Systems and Mental Health Culture: Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Counseling and Psychotherapy examines the intersection of meaning systems, mental health culture, and counseling and psychotherapy. By viewing mental health care through the lenses of culture and history, James T. Hansen argues that a defining element of mental health culture, throughout various eras, is the relative value placed on meaning systems. Contemporary mental health care, with its idealization of symptom-based diagnostics, biological reductionism, and the medical model, severely devalues meaning systems. This devaluation has led modern counselors and psychotherapists to largely abandon the factors that should be central to their work. Meaning Systems and Mental Health Culture weaves together empirical, historical, cultural, and philosophical perspectives to raise awareness of the need for counseling and psychotherapy to revalue meaning systems, even while operating within a culture that disregards them.

  • A guide to mental health issues in girls and young women on the autism spectrum : diagnosis, intervention and family support / Dr. Judy Eaton
    RC 553 A88 E27 2018eb
    This book addresses the specific mental health needs of girls and young women with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Looking at the ways autism presents differently in girls than in boys, and the mental health conditions that occur most frequently in girls with ASD, this is the essential guide for clinicians and educators on tailoring interventions and support to meet girls' needs.Describing the current assessment process for autism diagnosis, the book explains why girls are under- or mis-diagnosed, leading to later mental health issues. It outlines the types of intervention that are particularly helpful for working with girls to reduce anxiety, improve social interaction skills, and manage self-harm. The book also covers how to manage eating disorders and feeding difficulties, focusing on working with girls with sensory processing difficulties. There is advice on how to deal with the emotional impact on parents, carers and families, and the challenges they face when negotiating appropriate psychological and educational support.

  • The confabulating mind : how the brain creates reality / Armin Schnider
    RC 455.2 F35 S48 2018eb

  • Midwives and mothers : the medicalization of childbirth on a Guatemalan plantation / Sheila Cosminsky
    RG 963 G9 C67 2016

    The World Health Organization is currently promoting a policy of replacing traditional or lay midwives in countries around the world. As part of an effort to record the knowledge of local midwives before it is lost, Midwives and Mothers explores birth, illness, death, and survival on a Guatemalan sugar and coffee plantation, or finca , through the lives of two local midwives, Do#65533;a Maria and her daughter Do#65533;a Siriaca, and the women they have served over a forty-year period.

    By comparing the practices and beliefs of the mother and daughter, Sheila Cosminsky shows the dynamics of the medicalization process and the contestation between the midwives and biomedical personnel, as the latter try to impose their system as the authoritative one. She discusses how the midwives syncretize, integrate, or reject elements from Mayan, Spanish, and biomedical systems. The midwives' story becomes a lens for understanding the impact of medicalization on people's lives and the ways in which women's bodies have become contested terrain between traditional and contemporary medical practices. Cosminsky also makes recommendations for how ethno-obstetric and biomedical systems may be accommodated, articulated, or integrated. Finally, she places the changes in the birthing system in the larger context of changes in the plantation system, including the elimination of coffee growing, which has made women, traditionally the primary harvesters of coffee beans, more economically dependent on men.

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