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1 BARBER, CHARLES. Songs From The Black Chair: A Memoir Of Mental Interiors.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London: 2007. American Lives Series. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Day after day, night after night, desperate men come to sit in the black chair next to Charles Barber's desk in a basement office at Bellevue and tell of their travails, of prison and disease, of violence and the voices that plague them. Between the stories, amid the peeling paint, musty odor, and flickering fluorescent light of his office, Barber observes that this isn't really where he is supposed to be and reveals his privileged youth in contrast to his own nightmare of mental illness. By relating these troubled lives to his own, Barber illuminates some of the most disturbing and enduring truths of human nature. Charles Barber is an associate of the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health, Yale University School of Medicine. "An amazing book. . . . Barber is a gifted writer, and the work he has produced is an important addition to the literature of both mental health and New York City."—Jennifer Gonnerman, Village Voice "Imaginative and beautifully written, with vivid imagery and wit. . . . Songs from the Black Chair should enjoy a wide audience."—Journal of the American Medical Association "For those who work in mental health services, the best teachers are often those who are themselves mentally ill. Thus, personal accounts that bring us closer to the inner maelstrom of mental illness—books such as William Styron's Darkness Visible, Sylvia Nasar's A Beautiful Mind . . . and now Charles Barber's equally eloquent and insightful Songs from the Black Chair—have long made important contributions to the field. . . . Barber's ability to convey the experience of mental illness is striking."—New England Journal of Medicine "[A] perceptive gem."—Library Journal (starred review) "[A] beautifully rendered look at other people's, and the author's, struggles with mental illness."—Bloomsbury Review 2006 Connecticut Book Awards, sponsored by the Connecticut Center for the Book, biography or memoir category finalist. 2005 Pushcart Prize for title essay "Songs from the Black Chair." 
Price: 16.10 USD
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2 BARBER, CHARLES.L Songs From The Black Chair: A Memoir Of Mental Interiors.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London: 2005. American Lives Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Day after day, night after night, desperate men come to sit in the black chair next to Charles Barber's desk in a basement office at Bellevue and tell of their travails, of prison and disease, of violence and the voices that plague them. Between the stories, amid the peeling paint, musty odor, and flickering fluorescent light of his office, Barber observes that this isn't really where he is supposed to be and reveals his privileged youth in contrast to his own nightmare of mental illness. By relating these troubled lives to his own, Barber illuminates some of the most disturbing and enduring truths of human nature. Charles Barber is an associate of the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health, Yale University School of Medicine. "An amazing book. . . . Barber is a gifted writer, and the work he has produced is an important addition to the literature of both mental health and New York City."—Jennifer Gonnerman, Village Voice "Imaginative and beautifully written, with vivid imagery and wit. . . . Songs from the Black Chair should enjoy a wide audience."—Journal of the American Medical Association "For those who work in mental health services, the best teachers are often those who are themselves mentally ill. Thus, personal accounts that bring us closer to the inner maelstrom of mental illness—books such as William Styron's Darkness Visible, Sylvia Nasar's A Beautiful Mind . . . and now Charles Barber's equally eloquent and insightful Songs from the Black Chair—have long made important contributions to the field. . . . Barber's ability to convey the experience of mental illness is striking."—New England Journal of Medicine "[A] perceptive gem."—Library Journal (starred review) "[A] beautifully rendered look at other people's, and the author's, struggles with mental illness."—Bloomsbury Review 2006 Connecticut Book Awards, sponsored by the Connecticut Center for the Book, biography or memoir category finalist. 2005 Pushcart Prize for title essay "Songs from the Black Chair." 
Price: 20.90 USD
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3 CUSTER, DAN. The Miracle Of Mind Power
Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs: 1960. 0930298209 / 9780930298203 s Softcover. Fair condition. Some pages are loose. 
Now you can have better health, greater happiness and increased prosperity -- through the dynamic power of your mind. Includes an Index. "Dan Custer expresses himself as dynamically in print as he does on the lecture platform -- and what he has to say about the Instrument of the Mind and the 'You' behind the Instrument -- makes plenty of sense . . ." -- Harold Sherman, author of Your Key to Happiness and How to Turn Failure Into Success 
Price: 23.75 USD
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4 HILL, SHEILAH. They That Sow In Tears.
Shining River Press: 2010. s Softcover. Good condition but stained. 
According to the author, "I know now what goes on behind locked doors of a psychiatric ward and I must give voice to it . . ." 
Price: 4.47 USD
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5 KAYSEN, SUSANNA. Girl, Interrupted.
Turtle Bay Books, New York: 1993. Second Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
In 1967, after a session with a doctor she'd never seen before, eighteen-year-old Susanna Kaysen was put in a taxi to McLean Hospital. She spent most of the next two years on the ward for teenage girls in a psychiatric hospital. In a series of spare, razor-sharp vignettes marked by startling black humor, "Kayson writes as lucidly about the dark jumble inside her head as she does about the hospital routines, the staff, the patients." [Kirkus Reviews] 
Price: 3.75 USD
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6 KEISER, LESTER. The Traumatic Neurosis.
J. B. Lippincott, Philadelphia: 1968. First Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
In the author's Introduction, he states: "Although much has been published in the medical and legal literature on the subject of traumatic neurosis, two elements are missing. First, there is no one source that gives the reader a complee picture of this illness. Second, much that has been written reflects a bipolar attitude: either the writer has been aligned with the insurance industry aind is involved in the defense of its position, or he has been aligned with the patient or plaintiff. Consequently, much of this literature does not deal with the whole problem. The author has attempted to overcome subjective bias in his evaluation of this difficult and controversial psychiatric illness. This book has been written solely from the viewpoint of what is important for the well-being of the patient. Includes an Index. 
Price: 52.49 USD
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7 KIEV, ARI (EDITOR). Social Psychiatry, Volume I.
Science House, New York: 1969. First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
An anthology organized about Social Psychiatry: Defintions and Parameters, Epidemiology, Community Psychiatry, Social Problems, and Animals. 
Price: 38.95 USD
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8 L'ETANG, HUGH. The Pathology Of Leadership.
Hawthorn Books, New York: 1970. First Edition, Seventh Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Reading copy. 
Includes essays entitled Introduction: Should a Doctor Ever Tell?, Edward Grey and the First World War: The Light That Failed, Admirals and Generals, 1914-18: No Miracle at the Marne, Woodrow Wilson and Warren Harding: The Breaking of Two Presidents, C-B, Squiff and the Welsh Wizard: The Rise and Fall of the Liberals,Conservatives and Others, 192-40: The Sickness of the "Guilty Men", Franklin Roosevelt: A Puzzling Diagnostic Problem, The Invalids Who Worked with Roosevelt: Choice or Chance?, Ill Health in Senior Officers, 1939-45: An Unexplored Influence on Command Decisions, The Labor Ministers Wilt under the Strain, 1945-51, Winston Churchill: A Medical Textbook in Himself, Anthony Eden and arold macmillan: From Suez to Blackpool, Ike, Jack and L.B.J.: Old Diseases and New Treatments, The Dictators: The Devil Is Not As Black As He Is Painted, and Statesmen and Their Doctors: Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Includes an Index. 
Price: 38.43 USD
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9 MCQUADE, WALTER AND AIKMAN, ANN. Stress: What It Is, What It Can Do To Your Health, How To Fight Back.
Bantam Books, New York: July 1981. 0553228919 / 9780553228915 Fifth Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Examines the causes in career crises, family pressures and urban living. Offers striking solutions to the problems of stress, including a four-point antistress program that you can follow - no matter how busy you are. Includes an Index. 
Price: 9.22 USD
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10 MILLER, FRANK W.; DAWSON, ROBERT O.; DIX, GEORGE E. & PARNAS, RAYMOND I. The Mental Health Process.
The Foundation Press, Mineola: 1976. Second Edition. University Casebook Series. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Reflects the growing body of case law and legislation dealing with the problems presented by the mental health system. The focus of Part I of these materials is the provision of nonvoluntary care, treatment, or detention for persons regarded as mentally ill. Part II offers for comparative analysis analagous issues arising in systems that are generally a sentencing alternative for person convicted of a criminal offense. 
Price: 41.56 USD
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11 REAL, TERRENCE. I Don't Want To Talk About It: Overcoming The Secret Legacy Of Male Depression.
Scribner, New York: 1997. 0684831023 / 9780684831022 First Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good condition. 
A penetrating set of insights into troubled fathers and sons. Includes an Index. 
Price: 3.75 USD
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12 SALZMAN, LEON. The Obsessive Personality: Origins, Dynamics And Therapy.
Science House, New York: 1968 Second Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Proposes new conceptions about obsessive compulsive defensive techniques. The author's purpose in writing this book "is to offr an additional point of view in the comprehension and treatment of this fascinating and pervasive human condition. Includes an Index. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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13 SZASZ, THOMAS S. The Myth Of Mental Illness: Foundations Of A Theory Of Personal Conduct.
Dell Publishing Company, New York: 1967. First Delta Printing. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
Presents a revolutionary story of human conduct in which mental diseases do not exist in the sense in which bodily diseases exist, and a man is considered to be always responsible for his acts. Includes an Index. "Thomas Szasz's volume is enormously courageous and highly informative, it makes fascinating reading for anyone with a serious interest in the problem of psychopathology . . . bold and often brilliant." - Science. 
Price: 10.55 USD
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14 VINCENT, CLARK E. Sexual And Marital Health: The Physician As A Consultant.
McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York: 1973. 0070674884 / 9780070674882 Third Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
The chapter titles are as follows: The Physician as Consultant, Self-Love and the Quest for Identity, Impressions as Reality, Marital Shorthand and Legacies from Childhood, The Physician and Sex Education, Anxious Adolescents, Perplexed Parents of Today and Tomorrow, Early Marriages and May-September Unions, Illicit Pregnancies and Extramarital Affairs, and Marital Health as a New Health Specialty. 
Price: 18.42 USD
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15 WURTZEL, ELIZABETH, Prozac Nation: Young And Depressed In America.
Riverhead Books, New York: 1995. First Printing of this edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Gives a view of every aspect of depression: the self-pity, the courage, the flashes of insight, the despair, and the endless, very moving struggle, simply, to live. "Sparkling, luminescent prose . . . a powerful portrait of one girl's journey through the purgatory of depression and back." -- The New York Times 
Price: 3.28 USD
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