Unhinged

Author: Daniel Carlat
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416596356
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Unhinged. IN THIS STIRRING AND BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN WAKE-UP CALL, psychiatrist Daniel Carlat exposes deeply disturbing problems plaguing his profession, revealing the ways it has abandoned its essential purpose: to understand the mind, so that psychiatrists can heal mental illness and not just treat symptoms. As he did in his hard-hitting and widely read New York Times Magazine article "Dr. Drug Rep," and as he continues to do in his popular watchdog newsletter, The Carlat Psychiatry Report, he writes with bracing honesty about how psychiatry has so largely forsaken the practice of talk therapy for the seductive—and more lucrative—practice of simply prescribing drugs, with a host of deeply troubling consequences. Psychiatrists have settled for treating symptoms rather than causes, embracing the apparent medical rigor of DSM diagnoses and prescription in place of learning the more challenging craft of therapeutic counseling, gaining only limited understanding of their patients’ lives. Talk therapy takes time, whereas the fifteen-minute "med check" allows for more patients and more insurance company reimbursement. Yet DSM diagnoses, he shows, are premised on a good deal less science than we would think. Writing from an insider’s perspective, with refreshing forthrightness about his own daily struggles as a practitioner, Dr. Carlat shares a wealth of stories from his own practice and those of others that demonstrate the glaring shortcomings of the standard fifteen-minute patient visit. He also reveals the dangers of rampant diagnoses of bipolar disorder, ADHD, and other "popular" psychiatric disorders, and exposes the risks of the cocktails of medications so many patients are put on. Especially disturbing are the terrible consequences of overprescription of drugs to children of ever younger ages. Taking us on a tour of the world of pharmaceutical marketing, he also reveals the inner workings of collusion between psychiatrists and drug companies. Concluding with a road map for exactly how the profession should be reformed, Unhinged is vital reading for all those in treatment or considering it, as well as a stirring call to action for the large community of psychiatrists themselves. As physicians and drug companies continue to work together in disquieting and harmful ways, and as diagnoses—and misdiagnoses—of mental disorders skyrocket, it’s essential that Dr. Carlat’s bold call for reform is heeded.

Unhinged

Author: Michelle Malkin
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
ISBN: 1621571017
Size: 40.11 MB
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Unhinged. Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild is Michelle Malkin's unrestrained and uncensored exposé of hate-mongering Leftists. With wit, wisdom, and a bullet-proof vest, Malkin ruthlessly and raucously skewers the myths of liberal tolerance, peace, and civility while responding to the incendiary insults and vile slurs directed at her and other conservatives. With infuriating details that are not for the faint of heart, Malkin chronicles the bizarre world of foaming-at-the-mouth Leftists in their natural habitats: the mainstream media, academia, Hollywood, and Washington.

Unhinged

Author: A. G. Howard
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 9781419709715
Size: 35.41 MB
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Unhinged. Alyssa Gardner has been down the rabbit hole. She was crowned Queen of the Red Court and faced the bandersnatch. She saved the life of Jeb, the boy she loves, and escaped the machinations of the disturbingly appealing Morpheus. Now all she has to do is graduate high school. That would be easier without her mother, freshly released from an asylum, acting overly protective and suspicious. And it would be much simpler if the mysterious Morpheus didnÆt show up for school one day to tempt her with another dangerous quest in the dark, challenging Wonderlandùwhere she (partly) belongs. Could she leave Jeb and her parents behind again, for the sake of a man she knows has manipulated her before? Will her mother and Jeb trust her to do whatÆs right? Readers will swoon over the satisfying return to HowardÆs bold, sensual reimagining of CarrollÆs classic.

Unhinged

Author: Kelly Fitzharris Coody
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781944361372
Size: 35.20 MB
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Unhinged. Agnes Mullins slowly regains consciousness next to a girl whom, despite unsettling familiar features, she swears she does not know. Agnes's only company in what seems to be a deserted office building in downtown Austin, Texas, is this familiar stranger. The only problem is that this girl happens to be dead. We follow Agnes as she attempts to piece together the events of the past 24 hours--along with her steadily unraveling mental and physical wellbeing. Her sanity has recently taken a backseat to the juggernaut of a failed first job which has shattered her once effervescent and supremely confident command of self and left her professional and social life held together with scotch tape that's slowly losing its hold. In the midst of it all, a fair, charismatic figure slices through the haze and confusion and provides the bedrock of strength Agnes needs to make all the pieces fit back together. Until even his very presence threatens to unhinge the last vestige of her already tenuous hold on reality.

Unhinged

Author: Anna Berry
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 144223363X
Size: 30.18 MB
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Unhinged. Despite all her best efforts to break the cycle of catastrophic, destructive patterns of mental illness, Anna Berry found herself at the end of her rope----unemployed, penniless, homeless, and in the throes of a psychotic episode that threatened to destroy her life. Alone and unwell, she manages to find her grip on life, seeks the help she needs, and embarks on a life and career that illustrate that mental illness does not have to be ruinous. Unhinged: A Memoir of Enduring, Surviving, and Overcoming Family Mental Illness is a powerful memoir that chronicles Berry’s life as both a casualty and survivor of family mental illness. From her point of rock-bottom to her own recovery, as well as her efforts to help her still-afflicted mother and brother find hope and healing, we see how she struggles to recognize her own illness while coping with the fallout from her family’s other victims. In telling her story, Berry uncovers the difficulties inherent in not only growing up with mental illness among family members, but also the frustrations of not being able to recognize or handle the trajectory of her own illness. Yet, after successfully finding methods of treating her symptoms, Berry goes on to become a successful journalist and author, who now helps educate the public about mental health through her writing, while also serving as her mother’s court-appointed legal guardian. This story shows the devastating impact of mental illness on whole families, but offers readers a message of hope and healing. Berry’s story is sure to resonate with the many people who deal with the mental illness of family members, and their own struggles to cope with their own diagnoses.

Unhinged

Author: Sierra Kay
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0984847715
Size: 39.78 MB
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Unhinged. Truth is relative. And Shelia’s been playing loose with it for years. She’s been lying to her husband about his attempts to get her pregnant. She’s been lying to her best friend about what really happened in Paris. She’s been avoiding her next door neighbor, Ayaan, ever since moving to Flossmoor, Illinois. The deception has worn her down to the point she is sitting in her home becoming a bit unhinged. The truth will bring the pain of the past into the present. But without coming clean, she can’t pull herself together enough to stop being a voyeur of and become a participant in her own life.

Unhinged

Author: Rick R. Reed
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
ISBN: 1634863429
Size: 19.92 MB
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Unhinged. Horror. Romance. The two seem at odds, yet in provocative author Rick R. Reed’s hands, the pair merge like a match made in heaven ... or hell. Prepare for a dark journey into an unhinged world populated by ordinary and extraordinary monsters. Unhinged brings you sometimes chilling, sometimes romantic, sometimes hilarious, but always thought-provoking tales. Among them you’ll find a chilling and redemptive ghost story, a most unusual and shocking first meeting for two lovers, a story revolving around one of the 20th Century’s most horrific serial killers, and a darkly comic take on the vampire mythos. This collection will make your heart race with passion ... in all its forms. Contains the stories: Echoes, How I Met My Man, The Man from Milwaukee, Sluggo Snares a Vampire, The Ghost in #9, and Incubus.

Unhinged

Author: Sarah Graves
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444793055
Size: 35.90 MB
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Unhinged. Once a Wall Street hotshot, Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree chucked it all for a charmingly dilapidated fixer-upper in the tiny town of Eastport, Maine. She was certain she'd left the dangers of city life behind - until she discovered that no place, no matter how idyllic and peaceful it may appear, is safe from murder. It began with the mysterious disappearance of Harriet Hollingsworth - Eastport's snoopiest resident. Everyone is convinced the old busybody bolted out of town to escape her creditor - everyone except Jake and her best friend Ellie who know Harriet would never leave home without her most prized possession. But before Jake and Ellie can persuade police chief Bob Arnold to open an investigation, they'll need to come up with proof more sinister than a pair of abandoned binoculars. Just as Jake starts poking around for clues, things suddenly take a troubling turn for the worse. A suspicious accident nearly kills her teenaged son, Sam, and her husband, Wade, just misses getting his head blown off. Jake is prepared to attribute these incidents to a spate of bad luck-until another "accident" leaves a visitor to Eastport unmistakably dead. Most perplexing, all this mayhem coincides with the unexpected arrival of a man from Jake's past: a former New York City cop. Harry Markle claims he has unintentionally brought an unwelcome guest into Eastport: a crook determined to knock off everyone with ties to Harry. Twenty-four hours ago, Jake's only worry was fixing her broken-down gutters and downspouts before the big storm swept into town. Now, everything seems to be falling apart all around her. Jake knows from experience that the truth is usually as messy and complicated as do-it-yourself remodeling. As it becomes chillingly clear that appearances in this quaint community are more misleading than ever, she'll have to find a way to lure a homicidal maniac into the light - before he nails another victim.

Unhinged

Author: E J Findorff
Publisher: Medallion Media Group
ISBN: 1605421472
Size: 28.48 MB
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Unhinged. Detective Decland Dupree arrives at the crime scene, where the recipient of his first childhood kiss lies in a pool of blood. Not fifteen minutes later, the body of a man is found next door. The most sadistic serial killer in New Orleans history is on the prowl. He selects both a man and a woman, raping and killing them on the same night. When another woman from Deck’s past is found and identified, the young detective is flooded with questions. How does this maniac know Deck? Why is the FBI deputy director sabotaging his efforts to capture the killer? And, most unsettling, who’s next? As the Absinthe Killer continues to evade arrest, Deck is relieved of duty. But he’s far from giving up—and, unfortunately for Deck, the FBI knows it.

Unhinged

Author: Al Boyle
Publisher: Pronoun
ISBN: 1537871455
Size: 46.53 MB
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Unhinged. AN ABDUCTED TEEN Jared Chambers comes from a good family, but he struggles to fit in. Until he finds love. A love he’s keeping under wraps for now because an element of danger comes with it. When Jared vanishes in broad daylight, no one knows where he was, who he was waiting for, or why. Jared will have no recollection of his abduction, but he’ll never forget what happens once he regains consciousness. A SADISTIC CAPTOR Those closest to Mitchell Burnham fear him most. They know the disturbing truth lurking beneath his quiet, aloof exterior. The hair-trigger temper. The penchant for excessive violence. The blurring of the line between ally and enemy. Jared Chambers and the radio bitch are about to learn what many before them have learned: You’ll only cross Mitchell Burnham once. A LONE WITNESS Amy Dylan’s ability to see past events has earned her a loyal fan base on WXYZ-FM. For years, listeners have jammed the switchboard, hoping to score a coveted reading. Amy’s unsettling vision of Jared’s abduction leaves her with more questions than answers. When the local news breaks the story and she learns the police have no leads, she approaches the police and the Chambers family – only to be rebuffed. Another vision hints at the location of the abduction site. Amy opens her own investigation and produces the first lead in the case, dividing the Chambers family and drawing the media’s spotlight. Amy is Jared’s only chance of survival, but how will she and Jared survive Mitchell Burnham?