Finding Your Emotional Balance

Author: Merry Noel Miller
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421418355
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Women are twice as likely as men to become depressed. While they seek help for mental disorders more often than men, they also seek to help others, trying to keep everyone happy while taking care of parents, spouses, and children. Sometimes, doing it all is doing too much. In Finding Your Emotional Balance, Dr. Merry Noel Miller offers women of all ages advice for coping with life’s challenges while increasing its joys. Drawing on her three decades of experience as a psychiatrist specializing in women’s mental health—as well as her own personal struggles with depression and grief—she explains the special vulnerabilities and strengths of women during adolescence, the childbearing years, menopause, and late in life. Dr. Miller opens each chapter with stories about women who are dealing with issues related to their stage in life. She discusses common mental disorders in the context of life stages, exploring the symptoms of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, bipolar disorder, and unresolved grief. She also offers a variety of remedies, suggesting medical and nonmedical approaches to finding emotional balance even in the most stressful times. Each chapter ends with a list of suggested readings and websites. -- Jennifer L. Payne, MD, Women's Mood Disorders Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Menopause Matters

Author: Julia Schlam Edelman
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801893828
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A guide for improving a woman's physical and mental health from age 35 and on. It covers topics of vital interest to perimenopausal and postmenopausal women: hot flashes, vaginal dryness, poor sleep, memory loss, mood changes, depression, hormone replacement therapy, sleep, diet, exercise, weight control, and healthy sex.

Parkinson S Disease

Author: William J. Weiner
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 142141077X
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Recent innovations, including deep brain stimulation and new medications, have significantly improved the lives of people who have Parkinson's disease. Nevertheless, patients and families continue to face many challenges. They have long relied on this book for reliable advice about medical, emotional, and physical issues. Bringing this trusted guide up to date, three expert neurologists describe • New understandings gained by five years of additional research on Parkinson’s disease• New focus on the importance of exercise• New information about imaging techniques such as SPECT Scan and DATScan that are aiding in the diagnosis• New findings about the genetics of the disease• Promising uses of new technologies such as tablet devices for people who have trouble communicating• Information about impulse control disorders caused by some drugs used to address the symptoms of the disease• A complete update on treatments such as medications, surgery, and more

Seizures And Epilepsy In Childhood

Author: John M. Freeman
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 9780801870507
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The award-winning Seizures and Epilepsy in Childhood is the standard resource for parents in need of comprehensive medical information about their child with epilepsy. Now in its third edition, this highly praised book has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the latest approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy in childhood, including the use of the ketogenic diet as a treatment for children who either do not respond to traditional drug therapy or who suffer intolerable side effects from medications. In addition to providing up-to-date information about new diagnostic techniques as well as new drugs, diet, and surgical treatments, the authors have included a chapter addressing routine health care for children with epilepsy and a new chapter on complementary and alternative therapies. Also new to this edition are discussions of the progress made in the evaluation for surgery, a chapter on insurance issues, and a section detailing additional resources. "No child's life should be defined by seizures. If we understand how the brain works, what happens during seizures, and how to cope with epilepsy, we can overcome the mythology of epilepsy and fight society's prejudices, allowing every child with epilepsy to reach his or her full potential."—From Seizures and Epilepsy in Childhood

Managing Your Depression

Author: Susan J. Noonan
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421409488
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As a physician who personally suffers from depression, Susan J. Noonan draws on her own expertise and empathy to create a guide for people who suffer from the disease. Explaining the basics of mental health—including sleep hygiene, diet and nutrition, exercise, routine and structure, and avoiding isolation— Managing Your Depression empowers people to participate in their own care, offering them a better chance of getting, and staying, well. Noonan’s depression management strategies draw on the best available educational resources, psychoeducational programs, seminars, expert health care providers, and patient experiences. The book is specifically designed to be highly readable for people who are finding it difficult to focus and concentrate during an episode of depression. Cognitive exercises and daily worksheets help track progress and response to therapy and provide valuable information for making treatment decisions. A relapsing and remitting condition, depression affects nearly 15 percent of people in the United States. Managing Your Depression will bring depression management strategies to people who do not have access to mental health programs or who want to learn new skills. -- Francis M. Mondimore, M.D., The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Depression The Mood Disease

Author: Francis Mark Mondimore
Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
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Depression is a mood disorder that affects one in ten Americans in any given year. At one time too stigmatized to be mentioned in polite conversation, depression is now discussed frankly in the media, and advertisements for drug therapy appear everywhere. The third edition of this widely acclaimed book reflects changes in how mood disorders are thought about, and how they are treated. Dr. Francis Mark Mondimore, author of the best-selling book Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Patients and Families, here explains depression -- its causes and symptoms, and its treatment. He discusses depression in all age groups and in both sexes, as well as bipolar disorder, seasonal affective disorders, and depression that accompanies illness. This edition encompasses more than a decade of new research, advances in pharmacology, and changes in public perception. The past ten years have seen the release of new forms of the major antidepressants as well as other promising new avenues in pharmaceutical treatments. For example "atypical" or "second generation" antidepressants, such as venlafaxine and duloxetine, provide different ways of manipulating the chemical systems in the brain concerned with mood. And there have been significant advances in the use of MAO inhibitors, now available in patch form. Dr. Mondimore reviews these and other pharmacological therapies as part of a comprehensive approach to treatment that includes psychotherapy, family and community support, and lifestyle changes. Full of information compassionately presented, this guide provides hope and help to patients and their families.

Bipolar Disorder

Author: Francis Mark Mondimore
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421412055
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For persons with bipolar disorder and their families, here is a comprehensive, practical, compassionate guide to the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. 22 illustrations.

Food Allergies

Author: Scott H. Sicherer
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421408457
Size: 61.48 MB
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Offers readers guidance on living with food allergies, discussing how the allergies develop, symptoms of a reaction, and recommendations for tests for diagnosing the allergies and the chronic health problems they can cause.

Borderline Personality Disorder

Author: Francis Mark Mondimore
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421404753
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With proper treatment, people with borderline personality disorder can enjoy long remissions and improved quality of life.