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Mistaken for ADHDParents!The real tragedy in a childs life would be to cause him or her to fail to grow, mature and develop the normal skills needed for success as an adult.Unfortunately, if your child is wrongfully mislabeled as ADHD instead of being properly evaluated and treated for one of the disorders that can act just like ADHD, he or she might:Need medications every day for yearsBe labeled and subjected to discrimination in school as an impaired learner Require thousands of dollars for unneeded doctor visits and therapy Be unable to keep a jobHave multiple legal problemsGrow up to be a socially, emotionally handicapped adult, still living with you at age 30. Most doctors who evaluate children for ADHD are probably not adequately trained to do so! Mistaken for ADHD is your guide to help you take charge and be a strong advocate in making sure your childs behavior problem is thoroughly evaluated and treated.Between the covers of this book youll discover stories of children misdiagnosed as ADHD and how those ADHD-mimicking disorders or Zebras, as Dr. Frank refers to them, were properly diagnosed and treated.
The Journal of the Rosacea Research & Development Institute, the first dedicated rosacea journal, is produced by volunteer rosacea sufferers. Articles by dermatologists, physicians, naturopaths, researchers and patients are included:A new class of topical medications may soon be available to treat facial redness Ocular rosacea, the number one contributor to poor ocular surface health Rheumatic autoimmunity as the cause of rosaceaInside rosacea Optimizing redness reduction, part I: Rosacea and skin care The importance of essential fatty acids for rosacea Food choices for rosacea immunity Rosacea, inflammation, and aging: The inefficiency of stress Psychological stress and rosacea The role of Demodex mites in the pathogenesis of rosacea and blepharitis and their control A molecular link between rosacea and gastrointestinal disease Signal Transduction Modulators to treat rosaceaThe effect of dietary salt on rosaceaIs it possible for rosaceans to do research? Research HighlightsBooks and articles to be published in the future
If one tries to imagine the amounts of money that have been spent by federal and state governments, coupled with what has been spent by private citizens in battling substance abuse over the last thirty years, it would amount to an almost unimaginable figure.There have been many books written that offer criticism regarding the traditional twelve-step treatment approaches to addiction. The problem has been that most of these efforts have failed to offer a viable alternative to traditional treatment. Those that have attempted to do so have merely suggested that singular treatment strategies, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, etc., should be implemented in conjunction with traditional treatment. Misunderstanding Addiction outlines a more holistic treatment method that can be implemented in a variety of environmental contexts that do not require patients to be institutionalized for them to be effective.Misunderstanding Addiction has thepotential to radically alter the way that addictions are treated in this country. At a time when healthcare is foremost in the thoughts of our nations citizens, Misunderstanding Addiction offers a timely and important look at how addiction treatment should be undertaken now and in the future to ensure aneffective outcome for the patient.
Brent admired the chimpanzee he sketched at the zoo. He regarded the animal as contemplative. He was unaware that similar animals in the wilds of Africa were the source of a virus that would lead to his death from AIDS. Brent became infected with HIV from the medicine he infused to treat his hemophilia. At six months of age, his parents were alarmed when they discovered bruises on his chest which led to the discovery of hemophilia. From that moment forward, he received frequent intravenous infusions of concentrate to treat recurrent bleeding episodes. Infusions of the medicine relieved pain and suffering from bleeding. His life seemed normal. Unexpectedly, Brent's life changed after the discovery of HIV contamination of the medicine. The medicine was manufactured from the plasma of paid blood donors. Unbeknownst to Brent, the plasma was polluted with HIV. The SIV in chimpanzees changed to become HIV in humans. But the chimpanzees were not the cause of the transfer of SIV in animals to HIV in humans. The change from SIV in animals to HIV in humans was the result of human activity. The change came about with the production of the hepatitis B vaccine. Who was responsible for the pollution of the hemophilia medicine with HIV and hepatitis viruses? Was Brents death preventable?
Exploring the Psychology, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Neurogenic Communication Disorders is written for those seeking an advanced examination of these oftentimes devastating disorders. Whether the reader is a student, clinician, or a family member of the patient, this book provides current, relevant, and important information about aphasia, apraxia of speech, dysarthria, and the communication disorders associated with traumatic brain injury. This text also examines important psychological aspects of these disorders including depression, anxiety, psychosis, loss, grief, and impaired psychological defense mechanisms and coping styles which occur in many patients. This book is the culmination of more than three decades of research, teaching, and clinical management of neurogenic communication disorders. Neurogenic communication disorders are often controversial clinical entities, sometimes passionate topics of discussion, and never unimportant to students, scientists, clinicians, and family members of the patient. By bringing together the important scientific and clinical issues in one text, the reader will be stimulated, educated, and enlightened about these communication disorders which can have dramatic effects on quality of life for patients and their families.
This is the story of two people, Melvin and Frances, who met while young, fell in love, and married. They raised three sons, enjoyed a loving, warm, and close family life. They traveled extensively in Europe, Canada, and the United States. They were blessed with good health and suffered only minor aches and pains during their middle and early senior years. However, Frances began to have memory problems almost concurrent with turning 80 years of age. An early diagnosis by the family physician and a neurologist identified the symptoms as minor cognitive impairment (MCI). In subsequent years the diagnosis was changed to Alzheimers disease. This is the story of the impact on Frances, Melvin, and the immediate family in dealing with this incurable disease.
This book is an account written by a dentist who lived through and overcame his fear of dentists by becoming a dentist. After many years of helping others overcome their fears, this book is his way of sharing with others how they can overcome their fear by giving them the solutions to their dental problems. As a dentist who knows what dental fear is first-hand Dr. Bonnick "e;speaks the language of the fearful patient!"e;
This book is designed to illuminate the problems facing doctors today and suggest changes that need to be made in order to make the right decision for our countrys healthcare future.Mamas Dont Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Doctors focuses on what Dr. Manes calls the three deadly diseases killing the Amercian healthcare system today; 1) government interference 2) the HMOs beaurocracy and overstepping powers 3) skyrocketing medical malpractice costsDetailing the symptoms of each in their own section, Dr. Manes next expresses a diagnosis of what is ailing the medical community-and patients- as a result of these problems and finally, a prescription for how to solve them.ForeWord Clarion Book ReviewA must read expose for anyone who is considering or presently involved in the health care profession.M. Collett-OmbudsmanGreat book and very timely. The only book that describes the rise to prominence and then the tarnishing of the medical profession.N. Wolfson, M.D.A frank and thoughtful insiders look at what ails the medical profession.B. Backer, Esq.
The first part of the book narrates the story of a single mother from Georgetown in Guyana who made an appeal to help her son dying of kidney failure to obtain a kidney transplant which was not available in their country. They needed help to travel to India to get the transplant. The flyer appealing for help lands in the hands of a Guyanese-American, George Subraj, who is intrigued by this appeal. He seeks the help of Indian-born Transplant Surgeon, Dr. Rahul M. Jindal, who, in turn, organizes a medical team to perform the surgery. This is also a story of how Americans come together to save the life of a young man in Guyana, whose determined single mother refused to give up. In the second part of the book, the social aspects of transplantation are discussed which include medical compliance, anxiety and depression in kidney transplant recipients and social networks pertaining to kidney transplantation. In the third part of the book, the economics of kidney transplantation in developing countries are discussed, along with the economics of peritoneal versus hemodialysis, pre-emptive kidney transplantation for developing countries, health policy for treating renal failure in developing countries and finally commercialization of kidney transplantation - a problem which is increasing world-wide.
Forget everything youve learned about medical terminology! Laymans Terms: The Humorous Guide to Medical Misinterpretation introduces a whole new medical language as patients, family members, and even healthcare workers give their version of the doctor talk. From ammonia (pneumonia) to chex populations (chest palpitations), Laymans Terms serves as your guide to hundreds of medical malapropisms, misspellings, and humorous quotations. Highlights include: - Almost 400 translations of misinterpreted medical terms- Humorous definitions and clinical indicators- Weird medical treatments- Includes original research- Perfectly sized for a lab-coat pocket- Brings some humor to a boring shift or rotation- More funny and less helpful than a medical dictionaryPerfect for both the healthcare student and veteran medical provider, Laymans Terms is your subscription (prescription) for a healthy dose of laughter.
Research has shown that people who participate in their healthcare those who ask questions of their doctors and play an active role with their doctors in making decisions about their care are the ones who get the right care and have the best outcomes. How can you be sure youre receiving the right care? You need to get smart, be informed and take control of your healthcare. This book helps you do that. The Kreisberg's have taken their many years of experience in the healthcare field and distilled the most important lessons you need to learn to get the care you need as an individual. With this book as a guide, youll know how to find the right doctors and ask the right questions so you have the information you need to help you weigh all your treatment options and choose the best course of action. Youll gain an understanding of the risks associated with different diseases, and learn how to select the right hospital so you can maximize the quality of your care. Youll find the information you need to take your prescription medications safely, and youll find guidance in caring for your elderly loved ones who very often need specialized care.
Careers and life can have many twists and turns. The external environment constantly changes and these changes are beyond the control of most of us. Sometimes we have to alter our careers and our goals in order to survive. Change, however, creates opportunities and we must prepare ourselves to be ready to seize opportunities that come our way.Dr. Jack Kushners story reads like another version of Forrest Gump. He was present when civil rights history was made in the South with Rosa Parks. He grew up and played street football with Bart Starr. He volunteered for surgical service in Vietnam. And he was a doctor in the ER when four little girls, victims of the horrible church bombing, were brought in. He has experienced all of these events and more in his fascinating life in addition to making important changes in his careers throughout his life. He believes that to survive and thrive in life, it is imperative to differentiate yourself to be competitive in todays challenging marketplace. In Coping Successfully with Changing Tides and Winds, Kushner offers practical advice to anyone facing job loss or changes.
Is beauty but skin deep? From acne to wrinkles, Skin Sense! is an invaluable resource for anyone concerned about the state of his or her skin. Authored by an internationally recognized, board certified dermatologist, Skin Sense! explores our outermost layer in both health and disease including such diverse topics as:?Complexion dos and donts? Changing moles, indoor tanning, and the skin cancer epidemic? Up-to-date management strategies for acne, psoriasis and eczema? Contagious disorders such as scabies, herpes, MRSA and impetigo? Hot anti-aging therapies: Botox, dermal fillers, microdermabrasion, laser.
Throughout his fifty-year medical practice, Dr. Keith Dahlberg has practiced family medicine both in the United States and abroad. He has focused especially on those who have difficulty getting access to medical care. This book offers a common sense, many-sided approach to America's present medical delivery problems, and the more than forty-five million American citizens who have no medical insurance. Dr. Dahlberg writes both to the family that is searching for better medical care, and to doctors who seek to improve it. Sample chapters include:What Makes Medical Costs RiseThe Costliest Medical ToolThe Medicine She Never TookPayment Up Front: The UninsuredElectronic RecordsMedical Insurance
Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the United States which limits the activities of 19 million adults. There are many different forms of arthritis and each has a different cause. Most all types of arthritis feature pain and inflammation. Arthritis can be secondary to other diseases. There are certain diseases that can also mimic arthritis. As an expert in the field of Rheumatology with over 25 years treating patients in private practice I have written a book which will give you, the reader new and informative information about arthritis, its causes and symptoms. Diagnostic test will be discussed to reveal various forms of arthritis. Various new treatments to help alleviate the symptoms of arthritis including natural remedies will be fully discussed. New information regarding foods that can trigger or aggravate arthritic symptoms will be revealed to avoid and things you can do for yourself to stop the progression of arthritis will be explained using my experience and knowledge over a proven 25 year career.
Sometimes life doesnt always unfold the way you plan. On July 20, 1984 while at USMC Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Virginia, a young Marine was a passenger in a three-ton troop transport vehicle that, while traveling at sixty-five miles per hour, flipped and rolled several times, finally coming to rest upside down. Several Marines were dead, but one man was still alive. He was Terry Smith.After dying twice during brain surgery on that fateful day, Terry Smith has since learned to adjust to the limitations that accompany Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). At Bethesda Naval Hospital, Terry learned to walk, talk, eat, think, and live again, but learning to cope with seizures, anxiety, insomnia, paranoia, and memory loss did not happen overnightor even after two decades. It is only through years of trial and error that Terry has learned to make the transition from pre-TBI to post-TBI, proving that the healing process is never-ending for head trauma patients. Terry Smith is a true survivor who has defied the odds. Today he shares his inspirational story of hope for the future for TBI patients, their families, doctors, and anyone who has insurmountable obstacles to overcome.
When eighteen-year-old Gloria Summers dies unexpectedly after undergoing an elective tubal ligation at Detroits Henry Ford Hospital, the mortality review committee cant determine what went wrong. But three more unexplained deaths of young women sends the hospital administration reeling. Desperate measures ensue, and surgical privileges are suspended. The administration hires renowned forensic pathologist Dr. Cole Buchanan to investigate these suspicious deaths. After reviewing the cases and performing additional autopsies, Buchanan determines that the deaths were murders, but he is stymied by the perpetrators method. Detroit Police Department investigator Detective Joe Braun joins Buchanan in the murder probe; this pairing of a forensic specialist with a seasoned murder investigator provides unique insight into the case. Several possible suspects come to the forefront as the investigation focuses on the victims backgrounds. Could the suspicious deaths be tied to the womens Catholic religion? Or is someone on the hospital staff to blame for the murders? Will Buchanan and Braun be able to unravel the mystery before more women die needlessly after surgery? As the investigation continues, friends become enemies, one involved physician commits suicide, and an old romance is rekindled within the police department.
The surgeons' heads seemed small next to the huge dome-shaped lights. Together heads and lights zoomed in on this sick heart, which looked like a wiggly red ball of flesh. Gloved fingers felt and searched for new possibilities.All of a sudden there was an undeniable knowing that someday I would be a member of such a team and stand at the head of the patient to guard his or her lifeBold and brilliant, Behind the Ether Screen shares the true story of Gabriele F. Roden, a woman whose attempt to break free from a childhood of relentless expectations of performance and perfection, instead ended up choosing a career with similar challenges that resulted in great successes.Born in post-war Germany, Roden was raised with rigorous discipline and motivation to choose a career based on humanitarian principles that would outlast the demolished, chaotic surroundings of her home. But it was a pivotal move to Ireland in her teens and her enrollment at University College Cork that launched her career in medicine.Her early drive to excel in the specialty of anesthesiology brought her to the United States of America as a young graduate. She completed her internship in Worcester, MA, pursued her anesthesia residency at Yale University, and after a few years in private practice at a community hospital, she returned to academic medicine in Boston. Spanning a career of more than thirty-seven years, Dr. Rodens moving account offers insight into the behind-the-scenes struggles and rewards of her specialty.
Helicopter evacuations, teaching West Bank Arab nursing students, life and death medical decisions, aging Holocaust survivors, heart-breaking ethical decisions -- Brooklyn Beginnings immerses the reader in the life stories of Dr. Michael Gordon who helped forge contemporary Geriatrics in his adopted Canada. His Brighton Beach childhood, his initially quiescent Jewish roots, and a unique Lithuanian and Scottish interface profoundly inspired Gordons personal and professional journey. From his early wanderings through Europe to his Scottish medical education, through Eastern European travels and his Israeli immigration, with its associated military service and Holocaust survivor exposure, Gordons arrival in Canada was a culmination of his personal challenges. He drew on his life experiences to help his patients, their families and medical trainees for more than thirty years. Among the life-altering experiences in this personal reflection are: experiencing Israels Six Day War from within an Arab country; confronting the U.S. Selective Service and the Vietnam War; being a physician in the Israeli Air Force; engaging in clinical and educational activities within the Arab world; and fulfilling a seminal professional and educational role as a geriatrician and ethicist. The complex human condition is engagingly and warmly presented against the profound challenges of health and disease.
Over the last 22 years in the New York Office of Chief Medical Examiner, Dr. Schmuter performed thousands of autopsies and testified in courts hundreds of times. Many of these cases present interest for a general reader, especially given the attention to this profession in the last decade in movies, TV shows and fiction books. The first chapter of this book is dedicated to the evolution of the Office of Chief Medical Examiner over the last 20 years, its transformation to one of the largest and best in the world. This tale is presented throughout the prism of the authors individual experiences and closely intertwined with her professional life. It lays the foundation for the following 25 chapters of challenging cases from the authors personal experience. Many of them include captivating stories of homicide investigation with court testimonies. The truth, however, is that the crime related deaths cover fewer than 15% of all cases performed by medical examiners. This book brings up and creates public awareness of many important issues beyond the traditional topic of homicides, among them drug intoxication death, child negligence and abuse, sudden death of young people, misdiagnosis, prophylactics of sudden infant death.
This is the story of how a young high school student, through a quirk of fate, begins walking down a path that leads him to become a rural family doctor in Montana. Having served a close-knit community for fifty years Dr. Robert Whiting recounts a story of a diphtheria outbreak, some interesting cancer outcomes, and several cases requiring difficult decision making. In this personal account, youll learn what the medical textbooks cant teach you: How changes in medicine have directly affected practitioners The bond a small-town doctor forges with his community Creative ways to dealing with ailments The effects of malpractice charges on the profession And much more! Youll also follow Dr. Whitinga sportsman, musician, and a husbandoutside the profession. Somehow, he manages all those roles as he successfully carries out his practice. Take a closer look into just how he did it, and learn how changes in medicine have affected practitioners in From the Bedside to the HMO: A Doctors Journey.
This is a remarkable story of an everyday person who overcame a debilitating injury, reclaiming her life and dignity in the process. Joyce's life was disrupted by an auto accident, causing traumatic brain injury (TBI). When attempting to recover medical expenses she confronted a legal system taht assaulted her on several levels, accusing her of "e;milking the insurance industry"e; while being sexually harassed by her own attorney! Read how her efforts led to the most significant changes in the rules in 25 years for the Georgia State Bar Association. You will learn her character consists of a positive mental attitude, refusal of victim status, faith perseverance, courage, fortitude, creativity, and humor. This is a story of triumph over tragedy, not a dry medical term filled book or a how-to-book. It is extremely inspirational for those with TBI, their loved ones and caregivers. "e;I knew Joyce Fahl was a winner from the frist day I met her in 1986. Her can-do spirit led her to great success in real estate, and empowers her to covercome the challenges of Traumatic Brain Injury. Joyce is a living example of the power of positive thinking!"e; US Senator Johnny Isakson, Georgia"e;I loved it! Our heroine is the victor, despite the villans that abound in "e;TBI: Shaken, But Not Stirred."e; By the end of this page turner, she has overcome her challenges, beaten the legal system and broken the sterotypes that come with traumatic brain injury"e; Suan H. Connors, President/CEO, Brain Injury Association of America
In the vast array and vitriol of our National Health debate , the doctors voice , especially that of the surgeon , is rarely solicited , and seldom heard . It is mostly the clamor of patients you hear or the rancor of politicians . This compendium of lifetime essays will restitute an imbalance that is long overdue . The collection speaks to how a practicing surgeon really feels about the vital medical issues of our day , and what needs to be done to improve his lifes work and his dedicated care for his patients . American medicine is at a desperate crossroads where the qualitative health of ourselves and our beloved country have arrived at critical mass . Herewith a rare insiders insights , with unadulterated answers . .
Travel back to the 1960s and walk the halls of Chicagos Cook County Hospital with Douglas R. Gracey, a medical intern eager to learn the ways of medicine, help patients and impress his colleagues.Back then, medical education was different. Diagnosis was not so certain, treatment options were severely limited and patients, for the most part, expected less from their doctors. The patients at Cook County Hospital had to deal with poverty, racial discrimination and social stigma in addition to the symptoms caused by their diseases. The county system was the only realistic option for pregnant black women and other marginalized members of society. The hospital also faces dilemma as they suffer from poor management, rampant patronage, payroll padding and contract rigging. Join Gracey in Chicago, where he must learn how to succeed in a broken system while providing care to his patients. Along the way, find out how medical education has changed in Intern in the Promised Land: True Stories from Cook County Hospital.
The microscopic features of viruses can be thought of in terms of building blocks. Rearranging the building blocks can lead to the development of very effective and precise medical tools. HIV provides a unique educational tool to learn how viruses can be modified to benefit mankind, and in the process rid the world of the threat of AIDS. Diabetes, Obesity, Fatigue and Aging may all be approached in a similar manner, utilizing modified viruses to repair defects in the powerhouses of the cells. This book details 14 patent applications submitted to the US Patent Office since January 2008. These patents applications represent a starkly different approach to medicine and represent means for eradicating the threat of AIDS, curing Diabetes, Obesity, Fatigue, Halting the Aging process and innovative new ways of treating Heart Attacks, Stroke, and Cancer.
The book that finally gives a physicians inside story of the evacuation of Memorial Medical Center following Katrina a gripping tale of abandonment and survival. A toxic stew of floodwaters surrounded Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans after Katrina when the levees broke. Over two thousand people were trapped in the squalid conditions without security as the death toll steadily rose inside. Bodies stacked up in the chapel as the temperature soared in the overcrowded hospital and the situation became increasingly desperate. Doctors, nurses, and staff worked around the clock, caring for those inside and trying to evacuate the facility, also known as Baptist Hospital. Allegations of euthanasia would later make headlines across the country and be investigated by state and local officials. Code Blue: A Katrina Physicians Memoir finally tells the inside story of the hellish nightmare those who struggled to survive the ordeal were cast into. Dr. Richard Deichmann, the hospitals chief of medicine and one of the leaders of the evacuation, gives his compelling account of the rapidly deteriorating state of affairs at the hospital. He takes us through the daily horrors and numbing disappointments. This gripping tale of survival, despite betrayal and abandonment by the authorities, may change forever the way you view the threat of a mass disaster. What Others are Saying about Code Blue: A Katrina Physicians Memoir As a physician who has been on hurricane duty for prior storms, I thought I could imagine what it would be like if we were hit by a severe storm. I was wrong. This book should serve as a warning about what can happen when basic modern conveniences such as power, running water, communications and safety are taken away. - Karen Blessey, MD
The most updated, comprehensive, real world, field manual on modern day pharmacuetical sales available today. This handbook was written by reps for reps. It was designed with you in mind, those that are out in the field everyday; selling and driving business for your company.This is not a handbook for getting into the industry or how to interview for your next pharmaceutical sales job, it is a boots on the ground field manual for success in this field, updated to include what the environment is like today and what it will be like in 5 years. As a retired military officer, I wish I had this book when I entered the industry eight years ago. Now you have the opportunity to hit the ground running with this field book, providing detailed information from being a standout in training to driving your sales beyond the competition in your first year in the field.
Father Romano Zago, a Franciscan Friar and scholar, wrote the book Cancer Can Be Cured to reveal to the world an all natural Brazilian Recipe that contains the juice made from the whole leaf plant of Aloe Arborescens and honey that has been shown to rapidly restore the body's health so it heals itself of all types of cancer. The book tells how it was while administering to the poor in the shantytown of Rio Grande dol Sul , Brazil that he and the provincial Father Arno Reckziegel, witnessed the healing of simple people of cancer who used this recipe. Later, when he had assignments in Israel and Italy where this aloe species grows naturally he continued to see great success in the chronically ill being cured when he recommended they use this recipe. This inspired for him to spend the next 20 years in researching the science behind this aloe species and the publication of that research in this book along with his numerous first hand anecdotes of cancer healing by those using the Brazilian juice recipe. Chapters include information on how to prepare the recipe using the three ingredients of whole leaf Aloe arborescens juice, honey and a small amount of distillate (1%); how to take the preparation; questions and answers on everything from how to pick the aloe leaves, why each of the three ingredients is important in the recipe, the types of cancer that have been cured using the recipe, other diseases and health problems the recipe has shown to be beneficial in helping the human body solve; the internationalization of the recipe on five continents; anecdotal stories of some body healings; the composition of Aloe; and Aloe and Aids. There has been much publicized scientific research and literature on the synergistic benefits of the 300 phytotherapeutic biochemical and nutrient constituents of Aloe vera to aid the body's defenses to enhance the immune system and protect against diseases. However, this is the first book to reveal the little known potency
In the field of alcoholism and drug addiction treatment, there have always been questions for which there were no satisfactory answers: Is substance abuse a problem of discipline or a disease? Why is it that most alcoholics/ drug addicts do not seek for, or receive treatment? Why is it that only 5- 10% of alcoholics/ drug addicts respond to treatment? Why do untreated addicts have a better chance at breaking the bond of addiction than addicts who get treated? Why has the incidence of recovery without the help of formal treatment continued to rise? Are the successes of Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A) nothing more than spontaneous remission? Why are some people able to quit their addiction without treatment, while others only get worse after treatment? Why does treatment have a negative effect? Why are some treatment programs more effective than others? Why has the world continued to experience a steady increase in the rate of addiction and self destruction? Why is it that 1 in 2 Americans has a diagnosable mental disorder each year, and 81 Americans commit suicide every day? Why do non-Hispanic blacks bear a disproportionate burden of disease, injury, death, and disability? Why do the most successful treatment programs for addicts have a spiritual component? Why do non white people suffer from a high rate of substance abuse and self destruction? Why does Africa have the highest rate of suicide, poverty, and disease in the world? Why are some treatment programs more effective than others? Etc.In a unique blend of psychology, psychiatry, metaphysics, medicine, orient and western religions, The Healing Power of Self Love provides answers to these and many more questions. In making its revolutionary contribution to the scientific world, it also explains how addicts can enhance their chances of recovery from addiction through the treatment programs of their choice, by utilizing the ancient tools of discipline, lateral thinking, and insight from the life experiences of the worlds greatest leaders.Even though this book was initially designed to meet the needs of alcoholics and drug addicts in treatment, it may be of great value to people who are struggling with other types of addiction, and to those who are faced with major obstacles to their self-realization or self actualization.
This book is designed to be an easy read for all dealing with someone with Alzheimer's; from the caregiver in the personal home to professional caregivers working in the long term care setting. It includes an overview of dementias as well as ways to cope with behaviors. Communication is also an important aspect covered. Research updates as well as possible resources for the caregiver are included. Activities of daily living and a lifestyle enhancement program are featured. A brief section on the medical side is included but again this book is not designed from the clinical prospective and its focus is toward helping caregivers cope with their current situation of taking care of someone with Alzheimer's. Short summaries of caregivers that found their "e;light in the tunnel"e; are included as the last chapter. The first chapter is about taking care of your self because the caregiver will find it a difficult feat to continue to care for someone with Alzheimer's if taking care of themselves is not a priority. The overall goal of the book is to give the caregiver a compass or light to help through the day to day care of the person with Alzheimer's.