Keine Angst Vor Bitteren Pillen


Author: Günter Gras

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3833424575


Page: 254

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Der Facharzt fur Innere Medizin und Lungenheilkunde, der bis vor drei Jahren seine eigene Praxis betrieb, hat sich entschlossen, seine Erinnerungen als Arzt zu Papier zu bringen. Unter dem Titel "Keine Angst vor bitteren Pillen" beschreibt der geburtige Schwabe anhand seines eigenen Lebenslaufes den langen Weg bis zur Entschlusselung seiner manisch-depressiven Psychose. Als Junge, der von zahlreichen Infekten geplagt wurde und dessen fruhkindliche Angste stark ausgepragt waren, leidet er unter enormem Leistungsdruck, hervorgerufen durch den Anspruch der Eltern nach einer moglichst umfassenden Schulausbildung. Mit zunehmendem Alter fuhlt er sich oft grundlos als Versager. Auch gesundheitlich zeigen sich mitunter merkwurdige Synkopen, die den sportlich begabten Jungen bei Wettkampfen haufig vor Aufregung zusammenbrechen lassen. Der Abschluss einer Banklehre ermoglicht die Abnabelung von der mehr und mehr als einengend empfundenen Familie. Trotz aller Widerstande beginnt Gras Medizin zu studieren. Wahrend des Studiums und der spateren Familiengrundung kommt es immer wieder zu manisch-depressiven Phasen. Es folgen 350 Stunden Psychotherapie bei einer Schulmedizinerin nebst anschliessender Familienforschung. In dem Buch reflektiert der Autor seinen langen personlichen Leidens- und Erkenntnisweg, der ihn dazu fuhrte, seine Krankheit als solche zu akzeptieren und somit erst die Therapie zu ermoglichen. Erganzt wird die Biographie durch selbst erlebte Zeitgeschichte aus den vergangenen Jahrzehnten


Origins of Anxiety and Depression


Author: Jeffrey P. Kahn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199796440

Category: Medical

Page: 294

View: 7870

Why do so many people suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous angst? Some twenty percent of us are afflicted with common Anxiety and Depressive disorders. That's not just nervous or scared or sad - that is painful dysfunction without obvious benefit. A new theoretical synthesis suggests that while animals share a set of evolved social instincts, we humans experience commonplace Anxiety and Depressive disorders when we use our reason to defy that biology.

Teen Angst

A Celebration of Really Bad Poetry


Author: Sara Bynoe

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 146689153X

Category: Humor

Page: 224

View: 7686

Teen Angst: A Celebration of Really Bad Poetry is the first, the best, and the biggest collection of teen angst poetry ever to be published. Inspired by the popularity of her interactive website, editor Sara Bynoe has compiled the definitive teen angst reader. Divided into 12 categories, including I am Alone and No One Understands My Pain and Obvious Metaphors, this book is for anyone who has ever written truly terrible, meditative, or self-indulgent poetry. Actually, this book is for anyone who survived being a teenager. All of the poets featured in this collection are now adults, living happy, angst-free lives. However, for this special book, they are willing to reveal excerpts from their old tattered notebooks or leather bound journals. Along with the poems, each poet has included a short introduction, giving background information for each work. As Sara Bynoe says, looking back on teen angst poetry brings people together in a "poetry reading meets stand-up comedy meets AA" sort of way.

Mommy Angst: Motherhood in American Popular Culture

Motherhood in American Popular Culture


Author: Mardia J. Bishop,Ann C. Hall

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313375313

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

View: 5820

This revealing work looks at representations of motherhood from a wide range of pop culture sources to explore larger questions about the image and self-image of mothers in the United States. • 12 contributors—accomplished scholars from a range of fields, including theatre, literature studies, sociology, film, women's studies, media studies, and psychology • A chronology showing how portrayals of motherhood have evolved over time • Bibliographies with each essay, listing key sources in print and online for further reading • A comprehensive index

Apple's Angst


Author: Rebecca Eckler

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

ISBN: 030737601X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7153

Apple is back for another story filled with plenty of drama, boys, gossip — and, of course, angst. Things in Apple's life are slowly getting back to normal: her friendship with Happy seems to have survived her Crazy Girl Moment (i.e. sabotaging Happy's relationship with Zen), she has a new sort of-boyfriend, Lyon (cute and very sweet, but no pitter-patters in her heart), and she's landed a gig interning for Angst magazine (hottest teen magazine around). But, as it usually happens for Apple, life is never this perfect. Just add into the mix a snarky co-worker, an ever-annoying famous talk-show mother, and a major secret crush on her best friend's boyfriend that just won't go away, and things are about to get a lot more complicated . . . From the Trade Paperback edition.

Demographic Angst

Cultural Narratives and American Films of the 1950s


Author: Alan Nadel

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 081357305X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 268

View: 5934

Prolific literature, both popular and scholarly, depicts America in the period of the High Cold War as being obsessed with normality, implicitly figuring the postwar period as a return to the way of life that had been put on hold, first by the Great Depression and then by Pearl Harbor. Demographic Angst argues that mandated normativity—as a political agenda and a social ethic—precluded explicit expression of the anxiety produced by America’s radically reconfigured postwar population. Alan Nadel explores influential non-fiction books, magazine articles, and public documents in conjunction with films such as Singin’ in the Rain, On the Waterfront, Sunset Boulevard, and Sayonara, to examine how these films worked through fresh anxieties that emerged during the 1950s.

Team Weird vs. Angst


Author: Paul R. Brown

Publisher: Paul R. Brown

ISBN: 8832525968

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3945

An emo kid has been granted the power to control others’ emotions, leading to a wave of mass suicides! When the going gets this weird, who do you call? Certainly not the government, who can’t even get itself to work right! And certainly not one of those lame-ass, tights-clad super-teams who care only about movie deals and action figures these days! No, you call...Team Weird! A pirate! A robot! A killer mime! A nympho! A dude with a magic trench coat! A teenage mad scientist! A girl who gets really drunk and whales on people with a baseball bat! They’ll save the world even if they have to kill kittens to do it! Warning: This story contains material that may offend readers who have any good sense whatsoever.

Technoscientific Angst

Ethics + Responsibility


Author: Raphael Sassower

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816629565

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 140

View: 5361

This work considers two related phenomena - the positive public image of science as the citadel of truth and the objectivity and the angst displayed by scientists over their indirect roles in technological horrors, such as the atomic devastation of Hiroshima.

A Boomer's Angst


Author: Paul Briand

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595209734

Category: Humor

Page: 140

View: 547

Baby Boomers make up the largest segment of the country's population. And they're kicking and screaming as they're being dragged through the aging process."A Boomer's Angst" takes a personal and sometimes irreverent look at the fun, fears, and flab-fighting foibles of middle age.

Ethnic Angst

A Comparative Study of Bapsi Sidhwa & Rohinton Mistry


Author: Dr. Ajay Sahebrao Deshmukh

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 1482841533

Category: Reference

Page: 316

View: 5519

This book is one of the rare books that delves into the psyche of the Parsi community, their culture and anxieties. The book takes into consideration all these aspects reflected in the fiction of Bapsi Sidhwa and Rohinton Mistry. Meticulous style, deep critical insights into the literary, critical, cultural as well diasporic, religious, political, and minority aspects are the hallmarks of this book. The book is a superb model of comparative study. This is must have for the students of language & literature, criticism.