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Decoding Madness

Author : Ph. D Lettieri
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Dealing with some of the most heinous crimes imaginable, forensic neuropsychologist and psychoanalyst Dr. Richard Lettieri gives a behind-the-scenes look at criminal psychology through case studies from his over 30 years of experience as a court-appointed and privately retained psychologist. With cases like Michael, who stabbed his mother in the back believing she was the evil force causing the sun to descend upon the earth and gobble him up, and Tina, who seriously injured her boyfriend and stabbed his son to death, Decoding Madness is filled with gripping stories and forensic analysis. Through psychological examination, it is the author’s job to conclude whether these individuals are truly guilty and understand their actions are wrong, or if these individuals are not guilty by reason of insanity and instead require treatment. Decoding Madness offers a nuanced psychological understanding of defendants and their personal complexities beyond the usual clinical accounts. The book introduces the novel idea of the daimonic as a basic force of human nature that is the source of our constructive and destructive capacities and argues for an update to the criminal justice system’s perspective on rationality and conscious thinking. Featuring new findings and personal insights, Dr. Lettieri presents an engrossing view of the psychology of defendants accused of committing heinous crimes and the insight that they provide towards the human mind.

Decoding Madness

Author : Richard Lettieri
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In Decoding Madness, forensic neuropsychologist and psychoanalyst Dr. Richard Lettieri gives a behind-the-scenes look at criminal psychology through case studies from his over 30 years of experience as a court-appointed and privately retained psychologist dealing with some of the most heinous crimes imaginable. From cases like Tina, who seriously injured her boyfriend and stabbed his son to death, to Michael who stabbed his mother in the back, believing she was the evil force causing the sun to descend upon the earth and gobble him up, Decoding Madness is filled with gripping stories and forensic analysis told from the author's perspective. Through psychological examination, it is his job to conclude whether these individuals are truly guilty and understand their actions are wrong, or if these individuals are not guilty due by reason of insanity and instead require treatment. Integrating insights from psychoanalysis, psychology and neuroscience, Dr. Lettieri contends that the legal system's view of human nature as governed by rationality is anachronistic. Nonetheless, he argues that our criminal justice system is slowly bending towards the humane. Decoding Madness offers a nuanced and in-depth psychological understating of defendants and their personal complexities beyond the usual clinical accounts offered by forensic psychologists. The book introduces the novel idea of the daimonic as a basic force of human nature that is the source of our constructive and destructive capacities. The venue of the criminal justice system, with its daily exposure to primal emotions, serves as a petri dish to investigate the full spectrum of our basic makeup.Dr. Lettieri brings these points home by presenting a nuts-and-bolts look into what it takes to complete psychological examinations of defendants accused of committing heinous crimes.

Decoding Mum

Author : Jake Miller
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The books is full of advice for teenage girls on how to understand and manipulate their mums.

Decoding Mom

Author : Jake Miller
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Have you ever wanted to know what's really going on inside your mum's head? Now's your chance. Clever, humorous, and engaging, this book is packed with insightful tips - and tried-and-true tricks - for getting to know, and keeping one step ahead of, your mum. Among other things, you will learn: what makes her tick and what ticks her off, how to snoop-proof your bedroom, how to handle her in public situations (very important!), and how to get her on your side by appealing to her inner teen. Sharp and hilarious in its honesty, Decoding Mom is a total must for helping you learn how to manage your mum.

Gender Madness and Colonial Paranoia in Australian Literature

Author : Laura Deane
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This book rethinks women’s madness through a rigorous analysis of colonial paranoia. Arguing that colonialism produces a distinct cultural expression of women’s madness, this book contends that it is the male characters of the novels who exhibit symptoms of colonial paranoia, as inheritors and agents of the colonial enterprise.

Hegel s Theory of Madness

Author : Daniel Berthold-Bond
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This book shows how an understanding of the nature and role of insanity in Hegel's writing provides intriguing new points of access to many of the central themes of his larger philosophic project. Berthold-Bond situates Hegel's theory of madness within the history of psychiatric practice during the great reform period at the turn of the eighteenth century, and shows how Hegel developed a middle path between the stridently opposed camps of "empirical" and "romantic" medicine, and of "somatic" and "psychical" practitioners. A key point of the book is to show that Hegel does not conceive of madness and health as strictly opposing states, but as kindred phenomena sharing many of the same underlying mental structures and strategies, so that the ontologies of insanity and rationality involve a mutually illuminating, mirroring relation. Hegel's theory is tested against the critiques of the institution of psychiatry and the very concept of madness by such influential twentieth-century authors as Michel Foucault and Thomas Szasz, and defended as offering a genuinely reconciling position in the contemporary debate between the "social labeling" and "medical" models of mental illness.

Spaces of Madness

Author : Eunice Rojas
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Spaces of Madness examines the role of the insane asylum in Argentine prose works published between 1889 and 2011. From a place of existential exile at the turn of the twentieth century to a symbolic representation of Argentine society during and immediately subsequent to the Dirty War, the figure of the asylum in Argentine literature has evolved along with the institution itself. The authors studied in Spaces of Madness include Manuel T. Podestá, Roberto Arlt, Leopoldo Marechal, Julio Cortázar, Adolfo Bioy Casares, Juan José Saer, Abelardo Castillo, Ricardo Piglia, and Luisa Valenzuela.

Writing and Madness

Author : Shoshana Felman
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This is the author's most influential work of literary theory and criticism in which she explores the relations between literature, philosophy, and psychoanalysis.

Madness of the Q

Author : Gray Basnight
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Six years after his Flight of the Fox ordeal that dubbed him the American Prometheus, humble math professor Sam Teagarden becomes embroiled in another mission involving decoding a secret document provoking tragic reactions around the world. Unearthed in northern Israel, the ancient parchment is called the Q Document, for the German word quelle, meaning: source. Biblical scholars believe it may be the original source for the two Gospels: Matthew and Luke. If decoded, it could shed light on the creation of the world’s most widely observed religious faith. This time, instead of trying to kill him, the FBI formally taps Teagarden to assist—and help stop—a contagion of mass suicides among religious zealots. Each cult group is motivated by fear of what may, or may not, be revealed if the document is decoded and published. His mission is supposed to last two days on foreign soil. When the plan goes awry, Teagarden is forced to work alone, without the promised protection from the FBI and CIA. The journey takes him from New York to Israel, across the Mediterranean Sea to Rome, and finally Berlin. As he tries to decipher the two-thousand-year-old enigmatic parchment, he must outsmart two fanatical and equally dangerous groups: one entrenched in religious faith, the other rooted in fervent atheism. He learns that one group wants him dead, while the other wants him alive—until their goals reverse midstream. Will he become another casualty caught up in the controversy caused by fear of the Q Document? Or, if he survives the gauntlet of extreme violence, will he be blamed for conveying news to the world that millions will not want to hear? Praise for MADNESS OF THE Q: “Madness of the Q is a wild and breathless pursuit with Sam Teagarden on the run, desperate to connect with the right people and evade the wrong ones from New York to Israel to Italy to Germany in a non-stop plot that reminds us of Dan Brown, Ludlum, Fleming, and maybe even a bit of Umberto Eco.” —Thomas Perry, author of The Butcher’s Boy, The Burglar, and A Small Town

The Routledge History of Madness and Mental Health

Author : Greg Eghigian
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The Routledge History of Madness and Mental Health explores the history and historiography of madness from the ancient and medieval worlds to the present day. Global in scope, it includes case studies from Africa, Asia, and South America as well as Europe and North America, drawing together the latest scholarship and source material in this growing field and allowing for fresh comparisons to be made across time and space. Thematically organised and written by leading academics, chapters discuss broad topics such as the representation of madness in literature and the visual arts, the material culture of madness, the perpetual difficulty of creating a classification system for madness and mental health, madness within life histories, the increased globalisation of knowledge and treatment practices, and the persistence of spiritual and supernatural conceptualisations of experiences associated with madness. This volume also examines the challenges involved in analysing primary sources in this area and how key themes such as class, gender, and race have influenced the treatment and diagnosis of madness throughout history. Chronologically and geographically wide-ranging, and providing a fascinating overview of the current state of the field, this is essential reading for all students of the history of madness, mental health, psychiatry, and medicine.

Madness on the Couch

Author : Edward Dolnick
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Details the failure of psychiatry to cure mental illness.

Madness and Democracy The Modern Psychiatric Universe

Author : Marcel Gauchet
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How the insane asylum became a laboratory of democracy is revealed in this provocative look at the treatment of the mentally ill in nineteenth-century France. Political thinkers reasoned that if government was to rest in the hands of individuals, then measures should be taken to understand the deepest reaches of the self, including the state of madness. Marcel Gauchet and Gladys Swain maintain that the asylum originally embodied the revolutionary hope of curing all the insane by saving the glimmer of sanity left in them. Their analysis of why this utopian vision failed ultimately constitutes both a powerful argument for liberalism and a direct challenge to Michel Foucault's indictment of liberal institutions. The creation of an artificial environment was meant to encourage the mentally ill to live as social beings, in conditions that resembled as much as possible those prevailing in real life. The asylum was therefore the first instance of a modern utopian community in which a scientifically designed environment was supposed to achieve complete control over the minds of a whole category of human beings. Gauchet and Swain argue that the social domination of the inner self, far from being the hidden truth of emancipation, represented the failure of its overly optimistic beginnings. Madness and Democracy combines rich details of nineteenth-century asylum life with reflections on the crucial role of subjectivity and difference within modernism. Its final achievement is to show that the lessons learned from the failure of the asylum led to the rise of psychoanalysis, an endeavor focused on individual care and on the cooperation between psychiatrist and patient. By linking the rise of liberalism to a chapter in the history of psychiatry, Gauchet and Swain offer a fascinating reassessment of political modernity.

Caesar s Last Breath

Author : Sam Kean
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The Guardian's Best Science Book of 2017: the fascinating science and history of the air we breathe. It's invisible. It's ever-present. Without it, you would die in minutes. And it has an epic story to tell. In Caesar's Last Breath, New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean takes us on a journey through the periodic table, around the globe, and across time to tell the story of the air we breathe, which, it turns out, is also the story of earth and our existence on it. With every breath, you literally inhale the history of the world. On the ides of March, 44 BC, Julius Caesar died of stab wounds on the Senate floor, but the story of his last breath is still unfolding; in fact, you're probably inhaling some of it now. Of the sextillions of molecules entering or leaving your lungs at this moment, some might well bear traces of Cleopatra's perfumes, German mustard gas, particles exhaled by dinosaurs or emitted by atomic bombs, even remnants of stardust from the universe's creation. Tracing the origins and ingredients of our atmosphere, Kean reveals how the alchemy of air reshaped our continents, steered human progress, powered revolutions, and continues to influence everything we do. Along the way, we'll swim with radioactive pigs, witness the most important chemical reactions humans have discovered, and join the crowd at the Moulin Rouge for some of the crudest performance art of all time. Lively, witty, and filled with the astounding science of ordinary life, Caesar's Last Breath illuminates the science stories swirling around us every second.

Madness and Cure

Author : Robert Langs
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Decoding Discrimination

Author : Mark Bendall
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Papers from a conference organised for undergraduates at University College Chester, November 2002. The papers explore the nature of discrimination in a variety of different contexts. Topics covered include religion and belief in relation to ethnicity, the portrayal of old age by the media, gender in post-industrial Britain, stigma in health care settings, social class in contemporary Britain, disability and alternative lifestyle.

Decoding International Law

Author : Susan Tiefenbrun
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Violations of international law and human rights laws are the plague of the 20th and 21st centuries. People's inhumanity to people escalates as wars proliferate and respect for human rights and the laws of war diminish. Decoding International Law analyses international law as represented artfully in the humanities.

Monster Madness

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Get ready for a fright in this new high-end, highly-designed Mishmania book—a collectible activity series for children with out-of-the-ordinary activities and fantastic artwork! In Monster Madness, kids will enjoy having a bunch of different and fun activities to do based on the theme of monsters, such as coloring, completing mazes, connecting the dots, creating comics, decoding messages, completing riddles, playing memory games, assembling a mix-and-match 3-D block puzzle, and much more! Art from 7-10 different illustrators is included in each book, keeping kids' attention and getting them excited for what will come next!

Clinical Workbook for Psychotherapists

Author : Robert Langs
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This clinical workbook stresses the details of sound clinical practice, invites the reader to engage in exercises related to these practices as he or she goes through the volume, and offers practice in techniques that are essential to sound psychotherapy.

Esoteric Images Decoding the Late Herat School of Painting

Author : Tawfiq Daʿadli
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The way painters encoded their messages in the Late Herat School of Painting and the different layers of meaning in those paintings form the core of Esoteric Images by Tawfiq Daʿadli.

Mishmania Monster Madness

Author : Five Mile
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Bust boredom and sharpen your skills with Mishmania, the action-packed series, filled with pages of out-of-the-ordinary activities and puzzles. Kids will love these books that are filled with all kinds of cool, creative activities, such as completing mazes, spotting the differences, adding words and images to comic strips, decoding messages, answering riddles, completing memory games, constructing a mix-and-match 3-D block puzzle and much more!