Misuse Of Mind

Author: Karin Stephen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317830539
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Misuse Of Mind from the Author: Karin Stephen. First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Philosophical Papers Volume 2 Mind Language And Reality

Author: Hilary Putnam
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521295512
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Philosophical Papers Volume 2 Mind Language And Reality from the Author: Hilary Putnam. Professor Hilary Putnam's most important published work is collected here, together with several new and substantial studies, in two volumes. The first deals with the philosophy of mathematics and of science and the nature of philosophical and scientific enquiry; the second deals with the philosophy of language and mind.

The Use And Misuse Of Psychiatric Drugs

Author: Joel Paris
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119994022
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The Use And Misuse Of Psychiatric Drugs from the Author: Joel Paris. "Dr. Paris has written an honest, balanced presentation of the ways in which psychiatric drugs are evaluated and prescribed. He highlights the complexity of the task, the limits of what is known and the mixed picture that research often produces. His conclusions are refreshing because they are built from an even-handed, pragmatic assessment of the empirical evidence. The result is a stimulating look at the world of treatments for emotional disorders that acknowledges the usefulness of both biological and psychosocial explanations where appropriate. His recommendations provide helpful roadmaps for patients, practitioners and researchers alike. The book is sure to serve as a welcome catalyst for the continuing debates about which treatments are likely to produce the best outcomes." —Roger P. Greenberg, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor and Head, Psychology Division Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science SUNY Upstate Medical University, NY, USA The message of this book is that psychiatrists have some very good drugs, but can expect bad results when they are over-used, prescribed outside of evidence-based indications, or given to the wrong patients. While acknowledging that many current agents are highly effective and have revolutionized the treatment of certain disorders, Joel Paris criticizes their use outside of an evidence base. Too many patients are either over-medicated or are misdiagnosed to justify aggressive treatment. Dr. Paris calls for more government funding of clinical trials to establish, without bias, the effectiveness of these agents. He has written this book for practitioners and trainees to show that scientific evidence supports a more cautious and conservative approach to drug therapy. After describing the history of psychopharmacology, including its early successes, Dr. Paris reviews the relationship between psychiatry and the pharmaceutical industry. This problem has received considerable popular attention in recent years and Dr. Paris documents initiatives to increase transparency and decrease the influence of pharmaceutical marketing on diagnosis and prescribing habits. Dr Paris then examines some major controversies. One is the fact that newer drugs have not been shown to be superior to older agents. Another is that while the number of prescriptions for antidepressants has increased dramatically, meta-analyses show that their value is more limited than previously believed. Still another is the widespread prescription of mood stabilizers and antipsychotic drugs for patients, including children and adolescents, who do not have bipolar illness. Polypharmacy is an especially contentious area: very few drug combinations have been tested in clinical trials, yet many patients end up on a cocktail of powerful drugs, each with its own side effects. Dr Paris briefly considers alternatives to pharmacology and again calls for more clinical trials of these approaches. He also discusses the current trend to medicalizing what many would describe as normal distress and states succinctly: Some things in life are worth being upset about.

The Practice Of Misuse

Author: Raymond Malewitz
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804792992
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The Practice Of Misuse from the Author: Raymond Malewitz. In the age of Ikea Hackers and salvagepunks, this book charts the emergence of "rugged consumers" who creatively misuse, reuse, and repurpose the objects within their environments to suit their idiosyncratic needs and desires. Figures of both literary and material culture whose behavior evokes an American can-do ethic, rugged consumers mediate between older mythic models of self-sufficiency and the consumption-driven realities of our passive, post-industrial economy. Through their unorthodox encounters with the material world, rugged consumers show that using objects 'properly' is a conventional behavior that must be renewed and reinforced rather than a naturalized process that persists untroubled through time and space. At the same time, this Utopian ideal is rarely met: most examples of rugged consumerism conceal rather than foreground the ideological problems to which they respond and thus support or ignore rather than challenge the structures of late capitalist consumerism. By analyzing convergences and divergences between subjective material practices and collectivist politics, Raymond Malewitz shows how rugged consumerism both recodes and reflects the dynamic social history of objects in the United States from the 1960s to the present.

Corruption And Misuse Of Public Office

Author: Colin Alfred Arthur Nicholls
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199577277
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Corruption And Misuse Of Public Office from the Author: Colin Alfred Arthur Nicholls. This book provides a comprehensive and detailed analysis of the law relating to corruption and misuse of public office, including specialist issues such as whistleblowing. This new edition covers major developments in the area since the publication of the first edition, and includes full coverage of the Bribery Act 2010.

Author: 若水 譯
Publisher: 奇蹟資訊中心
ISBN: 9868154065
Size: 37.87 MB
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from the Author: 若水 譯. ========== 勘誤敬請參照奇蹟中文部網站。網站刊登勘誤後,一週內電子書將自動更新。 ========== 《奇蹟課程》新譯本,乃是根據作者海倫‧舒曼博士所委託的「心靈平安基金會」2007年所出版的「全集」,也是原譯者若水女士在「教」「學」本課程十年之後再次出發的精心譯作。 全書分為三冊: 第一冊:〈正文〉; 第二冊:〈學員練習手冊〉; 第三冊:〈教師指南〉、〈詞彙解析〉以及〈補編〉的「心理治療」與「頌禱」二文。 新譯本網羅了《奇蹟課程》所有的正式文獻,使奇蹟讀者從此再無滄海遺珠之憾。 〈正文〉提出整個思想體系中的基本概念。〈學員練習手冊〉共有三百六十五課,以一年為期,一天一課。〈教師指南〉乃是答覆奇蹟學員最常提出的問題。〈補編〉則是海倫.舒曼博士晚年的筆錄,根據奇蹟理念延伸而出的補充教材。 詳細簡介請看這裡:http://goo.gl/y6A2F6

The Adapted Mind

Author: Jerome H. Barkow
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195356472
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The Adapted Mind from the Author: Jerome H. Barkow. Although researchers have long been aware that the species-typical architecture of the human mind is the product of our evolutionary history, it has only been in the last three decades that advances in such fields as evolutionary biology, cognitive psychology, and paleoanthropology have made the fact of our evolution illuminating. Converging findings from a variety of disciplines are leading to the emergence of a fundamentally new view of the human mind, and with it a new framework for the behavioral and social sciences. First, with the advent of the cognitive revolution, human nature can finally be defined precisely as the set of universal, species-typical information-processing programs that operate beneath the surface of expressed cultural variability. Second, this collection of cognitive programs evolved in the Pleistocene to solve the adaptive problems regularly faced by our hunter-gatherer ancestors--problems such as mate selection, language acquisition, cooperation, and sexual infidelity. Consequently, the traditional view of the mind as a general-purpose computer, tabula rasa, or passive recipient of culture is being replaced by the view that the mind resembles an intricate network of functionally specialized computers, each of which imposes contentful structure on human mental organization and culture. The Adapted Mind explores this new approach--evolutionary psychology--and its implications for a new view of culture.