616. Books on diseases
Susan Pease Banitt The Trauma Tool Kit: Healing PTSD from the Inside Out, 2012.
As social worker and psychotherapist, Susan Pease Bannit proves, post-traumatic stress disorder affects almost everyone. Soldiers, of course, are prone to its effects, but so are adults who were abused as children, people who have been in accidents, and even people suffering from chronic diseases. Banitt shares the traditional and alternative treatments available. There is hope if you suffer from PTSD.
Richard P. Brown and Pat Gerbarg Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD: New Options for Kids, Adults, and Clinicians, 2012.
ADHD affects all aspects of a child’s development. While it’s too disruptive to ignore, many parents are hesitant to use drugs to treat their children’s symptoms. Clinical psychologists Brown and Gerbarg provide information on dealing with the condition, from diagnosis to causes. They offer non-drug interventions proven to work. A generous collection of additional sources is provided.
Melinda Dennis and Daniel A. Leffler Real Life Celiac Disease: Troubleshooting and Thriving Gluten-Free, 2010.
Fifty experts share information about celiac disease and other disorders related to gluten sensitivity.
Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions, and the Battle for Truth, 2013.
Two ESPN investigative reporters examine how, for decades, the NFL ignored mounting evidence that concussions were causing irreparable harm to a large number of players. The cover-up has been compared to the tobacco industry with its denial of the evidence that smoking causes lung cancer.
Judy Foreman A Nation in Pain: Healing Our Biggest Health Problem, 2014.
While the abuse of pain medications has been rightly decried in the media, Judy Foreman argues that the other side of the pain issue has been ignored. Under-treated chronic pain is an epidemic in America. She says the failure to manage it can be compared to torture. By offering treatments from exercise to prescription painkillers, she helps you explore your options for dealing with pain.
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