Wasted Updated Edition

Wasted Updated Edition
Author: Marya Hornbacher
Publsiher: Harper Perennial
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-05-27
ISBN: 9780062327031
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wasted Updated Edition Book Excerpt:

A classic of psychology and eating disorders, now reissued with an important and perhaps controversial new afterword by the author, Wasted is New York Times bestselling author Marya Hornbacher's highly acclaimed memoir that chronicles her battle with anorexia and bulimia. Vivid, honest, and emotionally wrenching, Wasted is the story of how Marya Hornbacher willingly embraced hunger, drugs, sex, and death—until a particularly horrifying bout with anorexia and bulimia in college forever ended the romance of wasting away. In this updated edition, Hornbacher, an authority in the field of eating disorders, argues that recovery is not only possible, it is necessary. But the journey is not easy or guaranteed. With a new ending to her story that adds a contemporary edge, Wasted continues to be timely and relevant.

Wasted

Wasted
Author: Marya Hornbacher
Publsiher: Harper Perennial
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2006-01-31
ISBN: 9780060858797
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wasted Book Excerpt:

Why would a talented young woman enter into a torrid affair with hunger, drugs, sex, and death? Through five lengthy hospital stays, endless therapy, and the loss of family, friends, jobs, and all sense of what it means to be "normal," Marya Hornbacher lovingly embraced her anorexia and bulimia -- until a particularly horrifying bout with the disease in college put the romance of wasting away to rest forever. A vivid, honest, and emotionally wrenching memoir, Wasted is the story of one woman's travels to reality's darker side -- and her decision to find her way back on her own terms.

Addiction Treatment

Addiction Treatment
Author: Katherine van Wormer,Diane Rae Davis
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 696
Release: 2016-12-05
ISBN: 1337514101
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Addiction Treatment Book Excerpt:

ADDICTION TREATMENT covers the biological, psychological, and social aspects of alcoholism, eating disorders, compulsive gambling, and other addictions. The authors bridge the gap between the popular twelve-step and harm-reduction approaches, thus illuminating how practitioners can guide clients down a trusted path that is tailored towards the client's particular needs. Through a number of first-person narratives about the experience of addiction, students will discover a realism and depth not commonly found in textbooks. In addition, the authors include student-friendly topics, such as the case against so-called underage drinking laws, to draw students into the material and illustrate the importance of reducing harm within the biopsychological framework that ties the text together. Updated to reflect the DSM-5, this edition also includes the latest insights into social determinants of health, trauma-informed care, working with transgender populations, and other timely topics. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Psychology of Love and Hate in Intimate Relationships

The Psychology of Love and Hate in Intimate Relationships
Author: Katherine Aumer
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2016-06-23
ISBN: 3319392778
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psychology of Love and Hate in Intimate Relationships Book Excerpt:

Social psychology has made great advancements in understanding how our romantic relationships function and to some extent, dissolve. However, the social and behavioral sciences in much of western scholarship often focus exclusively on the more positive aspects of intimate relationships--and less so on more controversial or unconventional aspects. The goal of this volume is to explore and illuminate some of these underrepresented aspects: aspects such as non-monogamy, female orgasm, sadism, and hate, that often function alongside love in intimate relationships. Ultimately, by looking at intimate relationships in this way, the volume contributes to and advocates for a more holistic and comprehensive view of intimate relationships. Throughout the volume, contributors from social, clinical, and evolutionary psychology cover love and hate from a variety of (sometimes opposing) perspectives. The first section, covers love and the changing landscape of intimate relationships. Its chapters review the current literature and research of understudied topics like non-monogamy, female orgasm, sexual fantasies, and the viewpoint of love as something other than positive. The second section explores hate and how hate can operate in intimate relationships--for example, the appearance of sadistic behavior and debates the nature of hate as either a motivation or emotion. The volume concludes, by looking at ways in which the appearance of hate in relationships can be dealt with and overcome successfully. Taken together, these two sections reflect the full variety of experiences within intimate relationships. With the aim of exploring how love and hate can-and frequently do-work together, The Psychology of Love and Hate in Intimate Relationships is a fascinating psychological exploration of intimate relationships in modern times. It is an invaluable resource to academics and students specializing in psychology, gender, and sociology, including clinicians and therapists, and all those interested in increasing our knowledge of intimate relationships.

Abnormal Psychology

Abnormal Psychology
Author: William J. Ray
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 1379
Release: 2019-12-17
ISBN: 1544362781
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Abnormal Psychology Book Excerpt:

In Abnormal Psychology, best-selling author William J. Ray brings together current perspectives concerning the manner in which the human mind, behavior, and experience can be understood. In addition to the traditional psychological literature, this book draws from work in the cognitive and affective neurosciences, epidemiology, ethology, and genetics. Ray focuses on unifying and integrating the biopsychosocial understandings of human behavior within a broader consideration of human culture and language as it applies to abnormal psychology. With coverage of DSM–5, ICD–11, and RDoC, the fully revised Third Edition puts even greater emphasis on the range of human experiences and medical comorbidities and includes additional references to representations of mental health in popular culture to connect readers with familiar examples. This title is accompanied by a complete teaching and learning package.

Madness

Madness
Author: Marya Hornbacher
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 379
Release: 2008
ISBN: 0618754458
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Madness Book Excerpt:

An award-winning journalist and author of the best-selling Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia describes the painful impact on her life of bipolar disease, from the initial diagnosis of the ailment, to her desperate efforts to control violently careening mood swings, to her continuing struggle to cope with the ailment in every aspect of her life.

Starving for Salvation

Starving for Salvation
Author: Michelle Mary Lelwica
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2002-04-15
ISBN: 9780195151664
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Starving for Salvation Book Excerpt:

In recent years, eating disorders among American girls and women have become a subject of national concern. Conventional explanations of eating problems are usually framed in the language of psychology, medicine, feminism, or sociology. Although they differ in theory and approach, these interpretations are linked by one common assumption--that female preoccupation with food and body is an essentially secular phenomenon. In Starving for Salvation, Michelle Lelwica challenges traditional theories by introducing and exploring the spiritual dimensions of anorexia, bulimia, and related problems. Drawing on a range of sources that include previously published interviews with sufferers of eating disorders, Lelwica claims that girls and women starve, binge, and purge their bodies as a means of coping with the pain and injustice of their daily lives. She provides an incisive analysis of contemporary American culture, arguing that our dominant social values and religious legacies produce feelings of emptiness and dissatisfaction in girls and women. Trapped in a society that ignores and denies their spiritual needs, girls and women construct a network of symbols, beliefs, and rituals around food and their bodies. Lelwica draws a parallel between the patriarchal legacy of Christianity, which associates women with sin and bodily cravings, and the cultural preference for a thin female body. According to Lelwica, these complimentary forces form a popular salvation myth that encourages girls and women to fixate on their bodies and engage in disordered eating patterns. While this myth provides a sense of meaning and purpose in the face of uncertainty and injustice, Lelwica demonstrates that such rigid and unhealthy devotion to the body only deepens the spiritual void that women long to fill. Although Lelwica presents many disturbing facts about the origins of eating disorders, she also suggests positive ways that our society can nourish the creative and spiritual needs of girls and women. The first step, however, is to acknowledge that female preoccupation with thinness and food signifies a strong desire for fulfillment. Until we recognize and contest the religious legacies and cultural values that perpetuate eating disorders, many women will continue to turn to the most accessible symbolic and ritual resources available to them--food and their bodies--in an attempt to satiate their profound spiritual hunger.

Voices of Mental Health

Voices of Mental Health
Author: Martin Halliwell
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2017-10-02
ISBN: 0813576792
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Voices of Mental Health Book Excerpt:

This dynamic and richly layered account of mental health in the late twentieth century interweaves three important stories: the rising political prominence of mental health in the United States since 1970; the shifting medical diagnostics of mental health at a time when health activists, advocacy groups, and public figures were all speaking out about the needs and rights of patients; and the concept of voice in literature, film, memoir, journalism, and medical case study that connects the health experiences of individuals to shared stories. Together, these three dimensions bring into conversation a diverse cast of late-century writers, filmmakers, actors, physicians, politicians, policy-makers, and social critics. In doing so, Martin Halliwell’s Voices of Mental Health breaks new ground in deepening our understanding of the place, politics, and trajectory of mental health from the moon landing to the millennium.

New Directions in 21st Century Gothic

New Directions in 21st Century Gothic
Author: Lorna Piatti-Farnell,Donna Lee Brien
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2015-04-24
ISBN: 1317609018
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Directions in 21st Century Gothic Book Excerpt:

This book brings together a carefully selected range of contemporary disciplinary approaches to new areas of Gothic inquiry. Moving beyond the representational and historically based aspects of literature and film that have dominated Gothic studies, this volume both acknowledges the contemporary diversification of Gothic scholarship and maps its changing and mutating incarnations. Drawing strength from their fascinating diversity, and points of correlation, the varied perspectives and subject areas cohere around a number of core themes — of re-evaluation, discovery, and convergence — to reveal emerging trends and new directions in Gothic scholarship. Visiting fascinating areas including the Gothic and digital realities, uncanny food experiences, representations of death and the public media, Gothic creatures and their popular legacies, new approaches to contemporary Gothic literature, and re-evaluations of the Gothic mode through regional narratives, essays reveal many patterns and intersecting approaches, forcefully testifying to the multifaceted, although lucidly coherent, nature of Gothic studies in the 21st Century. The multiple disciplines represented — from digital inquiry to food studies, from fine art to dramaturgy — engage with the Gothic in order to offer new definitions and methodological approaches to Gothic scholarship. The interdisciplinary, transnational focus of this volume provides exciting new insights into, and expanded and revitalised definitions of, the Gothic and its related fields.

Self Help That Works

Self Help That Works
Author: John C. Norcross,Linda F. Campbell,John M. Grohol, PsyD,John W. Santrock,Florin Selagea, M.S.,Robert Sommer, Ph.D.
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 611
Release: 2013-04-11
ISBN: 0199915156
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Self Help That Works Book Excerpt:

Previously published under title: Authoritative guide to self-help resources in mental health.

Reading Autobiography

Reading Autobiography
Author: Sidonie Smith,Julia Watson
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2010-07-02
ISBN: 1452931089
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Autobiography Book Excerpt:

With the memoir boom, life storytelling has become ubiquitous and emerged as a distinct field of study. Reading Autobiography, originally published in 2001, was the first comprehensive critical introduction to life writing in all its forms. Widely adopted for undergraduate and graduate-level courses, it is an essential guide for students and scholars reading and interpreting autobiographical texts and methods across the humanities, social sciences, and visual and performing arts. Thoroughly updated, the second edition of Reading Autobiography is the most complete assessment of life narrative in its myriad forms. It lays out a sophisticated, theoretical approach to life writing and the components of autobiographical acts, including memory, experience, identity, embodiment, space, and agency. Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson explore these components, review the history of life writing and the foundations of autobiographical subjectivity, and provide a toolkit for working with twenty-three key concepts. Their survey of innovative forms of life writing, such as autographics and installation self-portraiture, charts recent shifts in autobiographical practice. Especially useful for courses are the appendices: a glossary covering dozens of distinct genres of life writing, proposals for group and classroom projects, and an extensive bibliography.

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders
Author: Jeff Hill
Publsiher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 106
Release: 2012-09-07
ISBN: 1420507192
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eating Disorders Book Excerpt:

Teens face powerful pressures to look a certain way. Body image is one of the most fragile areas to take hits on, especially if you're not pencil thin or the picture of athletic health. This volume talks candidly about eating disorders. It describes the different types of eating disorders, their prevalence in society, and what research suggests about causes and risk factors for having an eating disorder. Readers will learn how eating disorders are treated, the likelihood of recovery, and how people with eating disorders live with the disorder.

Purge

Purge
Author: Nicole Johns
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-03-17
ISBN: 0786744456
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Purge Book Excerpt:

Purge is a beautifully crafted memoir that has a Girl, Interrupted feel. In this raw and engaging account of her months in rehab, Nicole Johns documents her stay in a residential treatment facility for eating disorders. Her prose is lucid and vivid, as she seamlessly switches verb tenses and moves through time. She unearths several important themes: body image and sexuality, sexual assault and relationships, and the struggle to piece together one's path in life. While other books about eating disorders and treatment may sugarcoat the harsh realities of living with and recovering from an eating disorder, does not hold back. The author presents an honest, detailed account of her experience with treatment, avoiding the clichéd happily-ever-after ending while still offering hope to those who struggle with eating disorders, as well as anyone who has watched a loved one fight to recover from an eating disorder. Purge sends a message: though the road may be rough, ultimately there is hope.

Trigger Warnings

Trigger Warnings
Author: Emily J. M. Knox
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2017-05-23
ISBN: 1442273720
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trigger Warnings Book Excerpt:

This edited volume looks at the history and theories of trigger warnings, the ethics of use, and presents case studies from instructors and students describing instances when trigger warnings were and were not used. By exploring the issue through scholarly lenses and examples, Trigger Warnings provides rigorous analysis of the controversy.

Great Displays for Your Library Step by Step

Great Displays for Your Library Step by Step
Author: Susan P. Phillips
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2015-03-21
ISBN: 1476601828
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Great Displays for Your Library Step by Step Book Excerpt:

Need ideas for library displays? Here is an effective tool for designing and creating unique visual statements for library spaces. It offers practical advice on utilizing everyday materials to create lively but economical presentations on all sorts of topics including authors, world cultures, traditions, natural habitats and book genres. Each of 46 featured displays includes a brief introduction to the subject; an explanation of the genesis of the idea; specifics regarding the information included and its source; step-by-step instructions for assembly; and ideas on how to customize the display to any available space. Various display elements including unique color combinations, interesting graphics, balance, emphasis and intended audience are also discussed. A “Month-by-Month Display Ideas” appendix contains 77 additional nifty display ideas. There is a very lengthy bibliography for further research and inspiration. The book is thoroughly indexed.

Chronicle of Separation

Chronicle of Separation
Author: Michal Ben-Naftali
Publsiher: Fordham Univ Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2015-05-01
ISBN: 0823265811
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chronicle of Separation Book Excerpt:

A unique feminist approach to the legacy of Jacques Derrida, Chronicle of Separation is a disparate yet beautifully interwoven series of distinct readings, genres, and themes, offering a powerful reflection of love in—and as—deconstruction. Looking especially at relationships between women, Ben-Naftali provides a wide-ranging investigation of interpersonal relationships: the love of a teacher, the anxiety-ridden bond between a mother and daughter as manifested in anorexia, passion between two women, love after separation and in mourning, the tension between one’s self and the internalized other. Traversing each of these investigations, Chronicle of Separation takes up Derrida’s Memoires for Paul de Man and The Post Card, Lillian Hellman’s famed friendship with a woman named Julia, and adaptations of the biblical Book of Ruth. Above all, it is a treatise on the love of theory in the name of poetry, a passionate book on love and friendship.

Family Culture and Self in the Development of Eating Disorders

Family  Culture  and Self in the Development of Eating Disorders
Author: Susan Haworth-Hoeppner
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2016-07-28
ISBN: 1317274148
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Family Culture and Self in the Development of Eating Disorders Book Excerpt:

This book takes a unique approach to the examination of the eating disorder, anorexia nervosa (and bulimia). White, middle-class, heterosexual women share their insights into the emergence of their illnesses through detailed interviews that consider perceptions of the role of family, the influence of cultural messages regarding thinness and beauty, the agency these women exert in the use of weight control to cope with life’s stressors, the meaning they attach to their eating disorders and how these issues together perpetuate their disease. The book uses a Symbolic Interactionist framework and a grounded theory approach to examine the narratives which emerge from these women’s stories. Themes of family, culture, and self arise in their narratives; these form the theoretical underpinnings for this book, and combine to shape the comprehensive model of eating disorders that emerges from this study. Haworth-Hoeppner’s book will appeal to researchers and advanced students of sociology, women’s studies, family studies, social psychology, and gender studies.

Memoir

Memoir
Author: G. Thomas Couser
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2012-01-19
ISBN: 0199826900
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memoir Book Excerpt:

A compact, pithy guide to the most popular form of life-writing, Memoir: An Introduction provides a primer to the ubiquitous literary form and its many subgenres.

Reading the Social in American Studies

Reading the Social in American Studies
Author: Astrid Franke,Stefanie Mueller,Katja Sarkowsky
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2022-03-12
ISBN: 3030935515
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading the Social in American Studies Book Excerpt:

Reading the Social in American Studies offers a unique exploration of the advantages and benefits in using sociological terms and concepts in American literary and cultural studies and, conversely, in using literature—understood broadly—to uncover a microlevel of the social. Its temporal scope ranges from the early 19th to the 21st century, providing a historical dimension that is otherwise often missing from studies on the conjunction of literature and sociology. The contributors’ approaches include genre reflections as well as close readings, theoretical discussions of crucial sociological terms, and literary observations backed up by empirical sociological studies. The book will familiarize international readers with ideas on the social from both sides of the Atlantic, including scholarship of such figures as John Dewey, Georg Simmel, Norbert Elias, and Pierre Bourdieu.

The Truth of Memoir

The Truth of Memoir
Author: Kerry Cohen
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2014-10-31
ISBN: 1599638053
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Truth of Memoir Book Excerpt:

Baring the Truth in Your Memoir When you write a memoir or personal essay, you dare to reveal the truths of your experience: about yourself, and about others in your life. How do you expose long-guarded secrets and discuss bad behavior? How do you gracefully portray your family members, friends, spouses, exes, and children without damaging your relationships? How do you balance your respect for others with your desire to tell the truth? In The Truth of Memoir, best-selling memoirist Kerry Cohen provides insight and guidelines for depicting the characters who appear in your work with honesty and compassion. You'll learn how to choose which details to include and which secrets to tell, how to render the people in your life artfully and fully on the page, and what reactions you can expect from those you include in your work--as well as from readers and the media. Featuring over twenty candid essays from memoirists sharing their experiences and advice, as well as exercises for writing about others in your memoirs and essays, The Truth of Memoir will give you the courage and confidence to write your story--and all of its requisite characters--with truth and grace. "Kerry Cohen's The Truth of Memoir is a smart, soulful, psychologically astute guide to first-person writing. She reveals everything you want to know--but were afraid to ask--about telling your life story." --Susan Shapiro, author of eight books including Only As Good as Your Word, and co-author of The Bosnia List