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Sexuality can be one of the most fulfilling pleasures in life. Yet it is an aspect of relationships that is complex and sometimes fraught with difficulty. Given the mixed messages about sexuality that exist in our culture, it is hardly surprising that men and women find intimate relationships hard to discuss and negotiate. Furthermore, therapy for sexual dysfunction has tended to emphasize physiological and technical issues over the psychological ones that the authors believe are at the root of many couples' problems. In Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships , Firestone and his coauthors help therapists help their clients. Drawing on their forty years of combined clinical experience and a unique longitudinal study of couples and families, they propose that sexual problems are largely related to defenses acquired through painful childhood experiences. The self-sabotaging effects of this fantasy bond - an illusion of connection to the mother or primary caregiver - give rise to critical internal voices. These voices support negative views of the self and others, interfering with closeness and intimacy. In accessible language and through the liberal use of case material from therapy sessions, the authors show how clients can be helped to overcome these challenges and become physically and emotionally closer to their partners. Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships is thought-provoking reading for anyone interested in what sustains a loving and fulfilling sexual relationship.
In a series of dramatic essays and photographs by the renowned San Francisco-based Photographer Amelia Davis, My Story is an evocative description of what it is like to live with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a disease that affects about 350,000 Americans and whose cause is still not entirely known. The essays and accompanying photographs in this highly engaging, beautifully illustrated book poignantly portray the lives of thirty-two men and women from the ages of seventeen to seventy and of various ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds who share the challenge of living with MS. Some, like Amelia, use no mobility aids, while others use canes, wheelchairs or electric scooters. All have had to face the challenges and limitations that MS has imposed upon their lives and each has devised unique and often creative coping strategies. Accompanying each essay are commentaries by family members and friends that express their own personal feelings and experiences of living with this disease. Here are the inspirational stories of women, men and children who live with this disease. Many have children; one or two are currently expecting them. Treatments and therapies for slowing the progression of the disease are revealed and shared, from the latest advances in prescription medication to alternative methods of coping, including yoga, exercise and competitive sports, creative activities such as writing and art and even community activism. A wide range of accompanying stories by spouses, children and other loved ones depict the ups and downs of living and caring for someone who has MS, from the moment of first diagnosis to dealing with its ongoing challenges. All are strong reminders of the selflessness of the human spirit and its ability to nurture and remain strong under even adverse circumstances. Highly motivating and deeply inspirational, My Story will be welcomed by anyone who lives with or shares the life of someone who has MS.
Clinical Supervision is a comprehensive, up-to-date scholarly resource for training and supervising mental health practitioners. It guides readers through a science-informed process of supervision that clearly delineates the competencies required for good practice. The authors have geared this integrative approach to mental health professionals who currently provide supervision in academic, training, and treatment settings as well as to students and practitioners who are studying the supervision research and theory for the first time.
Written for busy practitioners and trainees, Practical Epilepsy is the only concise yet exhaustive reference encompassing the broad scope of clinical epilepsy. It contains core information for professionals who wish gain a breadth and depth of knowledge about epilepsy in a shorter amount of time than is required to read large reference books, and is a valuable review tool for self-assessment or exam preparation. Designed to be read cover-to-cover, this highly practical reference covers basic science, assessment, and treatment and uses clear, succinct narratives, lists, tables, and illustrations to present the essential information needed to understand all aspects of epilepsy. The first section of the book introduces the clinical aspects of the science of epileptology with chapters on pathophysiology, genetics, classification, syndromes, epidemiology, etiology, and differential diagnosis. The second section is devoted to diagnostic evaluation, including instrumentation, normal and abnormal EEG, ICU EEG monitoring, scalp and intracranial video EEG monitoring, brain mapping, seizure semiology, neuroimaging, and other techniques. Section three covers treatment with a thorough review of basic principles, all classes of antiepileptic drugs, stimulation therapy, surgery, and dietary and alternative therapies. The final section focuses on special situations and associated concerns, ranging from status epilepticus and psychogenic nonepileptic seizures to migraines and reproductive issues. Key Features: Delivers a concise yet thorough review of the clinical science and current practice of epilepsy medicine. Chapter contributions come from a wide array of specialists. Presents information in crisp, formatted chapters that distill must-know information for maximum utility. Useful for practitioners at any level, from trainees to more experienced clinicians. Illustrated with over 100 figures, including EEG readouts and other clinical images. Serves as a valuable review tool for self-study or exam preparation.
Reasoning: The Neuroscience of How We Think is a comprehensive guide to the core topics related to a thorough understanding of reasoning. It presents the current knowledge of the subject in a unified, complete manner, ranging from animal studies, to applied situations, and is the only book available that presents a sustained focus on the neurobiological processes behind reasoning throughout all chapters, while also synthesizing research from animal behavior, cognitive psychology, development, and philosophy for a truly multidisciplinary approach. The book considers historical perspectives, state-of-the-art research methods, and future directions in emerging technology and cognitive enhancement. Written by an expert in the field, this book provides a coherent and structured narrative appropriate for students in need of an introduction to the topic of reasoning as well as researchers seeking well-rounded foundational content. It is essential reading for neuroscientists, cognitive scientists, neuropsychologists and others interested in the neural mechanisms behind thinking, reasoning and higher cognition.
Although there appears to be a general understanding that the human brain functions similarly in women and in men, an increasing body of knowledge indicates that neuronal connectivity, recruitment, and disease patterns exhibit gender differences. There are clear gender differences in genetic expression, physiologic function, metabolism, hormonal makeup and psychosocial profile, which often modify the clinical expression of neurologic and other diseases. In addition, ethnic, cultural and economic factors are frequently overlooked in dealing with health problems of women, even though they undoubtedly have a strong influence on the clinical course of the illness. The second edition of Neurologic Disease in Women, the only text to specifically cover this important topic, will help Physicians and other medical personnel seeking information relevant to clinical care. Sections address general anatomic, hormonal, epidemiologic and drug aspects of women's health; neurologic conditions that arise during childhood, pregnancy, adulthood and old age in females; and particular neurologic conditions that present differently or predominantly in females. There have been important advances in several areas prompting new chapters, new approaches and additional information provided in chapters on hormonal effects in women and the use of HRT; the adverse effects of antiepileptic drugs on hormonal homeostasis, weight and bone health; and cardiovascular diseases in women. New chapters include ones on reproductive and metabolic disorders with AED use and on movement disorders.
How to comfort? How to help? are questions often asked by persons providing care to individuals suffering from dementia. According to Hoffman and Platt - a warm smile, gentle touch, and soothing voice tone can help toward improving quality of life. The authors believe caregivers should be encouraged to emphasize non-verbal aspects of their communication throughout their daily care of the demented. Hoffman and Platt provide research-based, practical guidelines for communicating with dementia patients and offer strategies for responding to depression, aggression, wandering, and other behavioral problems. New to the Second edition are chapters addressing: Feeding strategies; Falls and Use of Mechanical Restraints; Special Care Units; and Dying and Grieving. Each chapter features learning objectives, a pretest, a posttest, and learning exercises. The book is a valuable tool for inservice training and a practical resource for professionals.
Because most people who are diagnosed with MS are between the ages of 15-55 years, the disease has a significant impact, not only on the individual with the disease, but also on the family members and loved ones whose lives are interwoven with them. Families experiencing Multiple Sclerosis often find themselves in uncharted territory. Prior patterns of interacting with each other may no longer work; roles often shift with dramatic emotional impact; guilt, anger, sadness and a sense of burden may create a barrier to intimacy, joy, growth and family unity. There are ways out of this debilitating situation and many families have restored their balance, humour, productivity and family solidarity. Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide for Families can lead the way for your family to strengthen its coping skills and to receive targeted information about the disease and its ramifications. This complete yet highly readable guide for families living with Multiple Sclerosis addresses these issues and more. Families must learn how to strike a reasonable balance between the interests and needs of its members and to accommodate the limitations imposed by MS without allowing them to impact every aspect of family life. This is easier said than done and extensive discussions consider how the basic goals of living with this chronic disease can be met.
Neuropsychological assessments are now widely used to identify learning disabilities and shape educational interventions. However, many special education teachers, speech therapists, lawyers, pediatricians, psychiatrists, rehabilitation counselors, and a host of other helping professions know very little about how to interpret and act on information contained in neuropsychological assessments. The neuropsychological evaluations discussed in this text help shed light on a wide variety of psychiatric and medical conditions, including learning disabilities, severe and persistent mental illness, traumatic brain injury, neuropsychiatric disorders with accompanying chronic cognitive deficits, and acquired or congenital neurological conditions. This book emphasizes the breadth and depth of neuropsychological assessments and the many practical uses they have, such as treatment planning, diagnosis, interventions, and many more. The authors offer practical guidance on neuropsychological testing and assessment across the lifespan, from pediatric through geriatric patients. The book is designed specifically for those professionals with little to no training in neuropsychology that need to apply knowledge gleaned from neuropsychological assessments. Key topics discussed: Neuropsychological testing and psychoanalysis Using neuropsychological instruments in school settings: possibilities and limitations Using neuropsychological information in vocational rehabilitation planning Neuropsychology and speech/language therapy
Parkinson's Disease is an elegant, noteworthy book that instructs the reader on using charitable giving strategies for loved ones with Parkinson's Disease. While the concept is simple and the focus is narrow, the book will be of great interest to those with Parkinson's Disease, their friends, family and loved ones. Funding the Cure tells the reader how he/she can specifically tailor charitable giving to not only accomplish tax and charitable goals, but to also achieve vital personal and human goals like protecting a relative living with Parkinson's Disease, or leaving property to fund Parkinson's Disease research. The book is written in easy to understand language and offers practical examples of charitable giving geared to The Michael J. Fox Foundation - not generic tax jargon.
With over 800 illustrations, the majority in full colour, Clinical Neurology reflects the major contribution of neuroradiology to medical neurology and combines the advantages of a colour atlas and a textbook. Each condition is described on a page or a spread of pages, using a structured text and integrating colour photographs, radiographs and line diagrams. The book is both comprehensive and practical, with material organised according to the presenting complaint of the patient or according to a logical pathophysiologic and anatomic classification scheme. For each disorder there is a clear definition, discussion of etiology, clinical features and investigations. The text is concise and, where appropriate, a bulleted topic format is used, making information easy to retrieve. High-quality illustrations present anatomic drawings, radiographs and pathologic specimens. This approach logically leads the reader through different clinical scenarios from presentation to diagnosis and treatment. This volume is must reading for all Neurologists and Neuroradiologists; its clarity of presentation also makes it an ideal reference work for Residents in these specialties. Programme or Course Directors will find this text extremely useful, as it can also serve as the primary source for course work in advanced clinical neuroscience.