616. Books on diseases
Dennis McGuire and Brian Chicoine Mental Wellness in Adults with Down Syndrome: A Guide to Emotional and Behavioral Strengths and Challenges, 2006.
If you either love or work with an adult with Down Syndrome, this book can help you understand what behavior is normal and what is not among those with the condition. McGuire and Chicoine provide suggestions to aid your efforts in helping these adults lead fulfilling and happy lives.
Lara Pizzorno Your Bones: How You Can Prevent Osteoporosis and Have Strong Bones for Life Naturally, 2011.
Medications prescribed for osteoporosis can have debilitating side effects. Pizzorno lived with osteopenia (loss of bone density) for over a decade. She offers tips to treat these conditions without drugs. Not only is this useful for those with bone loss, but it’s also helpful for anyone wishing to prevent it.
Jon Ronson The Psychopath Test: A Journal Through the Madness Industry, 2012.
Psychopathy is a large industry employing physicians, scientists, and clinicians, among others. Jon Ronson speaks with many of these individuals and discovers that in some cases, those who study the insane are just as mad as those they study.
Andrew Solomon The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, 2001.
Acclaimed writer Andrew Solomon explores depression from every angle possible. He uses personal stories including his own, and scientific studies, medical treatments, and philosophy. Through them, he seeks to get a handle on what causes depression, how to treat it, and what it can teach us about ourselves.
W. Anderson Spickard Jr. The Craving Brain: Science, Spirituality, and the Road to Recovery, 2016.
The author, a medical doctor, W. Andrew Spickard, works with a recovering alcoholic, James B. to answer questions about addiction. Why some people are more susceptible to addiction? What’s the best way to help an addicted person? And why can’t these folks just quit? Using the latest research findings, he explains how addictions can be successfully treated.
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