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Masters of the Mind: Exploring the Story of Mental Illness from Ancient Times to the New Millennium

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The mind is unique in its interest to people from all walks of life. This interest is not new; throughout written history people have observed, described, and pondered strange behaviors and thoughts within themselves and their neighbors. The questions that people have posed about these experiences seem so simple and basic. Why do we seek to please our friends, but experience great difficulty being congenial with our families? Why do we vacillate so often between hopeful fantasy and dark despair? Why do we dream peculiar events and suffer terrifying nightmares? Why do we succumb repeatedly to foolish temptations against our better judgment? Questions such as these have puzzled and intrigued people since ancient times; they persist to challenge us today. Despite their apparent simplicity, they raise some of the most stubborn and absorbing issues facing modern psychological and medical science.

It is the undramatic and mundane problems of how the mind works, the quiet but persistent anxieties we experience, the repetitive ineffectualities and the immobilizing conflicts we encounter day after day that best represent the subject matter of the mind and its difficulties. Milder disorders of emotional and mental life usually are taken for granted as part of human nature: the promising college freshman who cannot settle down to her studies; the high school teacher who is seductive with the young boys in her classes; the father who cannot tolerate disagreement from his children and flies into a rage when they question his authority; the anxiously self-conscious young engineer who sits alone each evening; the mother who binges on food and constantly complains of fatigue or headaches for which no organic disorder can be found; the child who cannot concentrate on his homework.

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Designing Object Systems: Object-Oriented Modelling with Syntropy
Designing Object Systems: Object-Oriented Modelling with Syntropy

This is a book about object-oriented analysis and design for software developers. There are many such books, so why write another one? The answer is that we wish to make some specific contributions to the philosophy and practice of object-oriented software development which are significantly different from those that can be found in any of...

Annotated C# Standard
Annotated C# Standard

This book is an annotated version of the C# Language Standard, created by adding around 400 separate annotations to the complete text of the Standard. The Standard was formally adopted as ISO Standard 23270:2006 in April 2006 and published in August 2006, and adopted as Ecma International Standard 334 version 4 in June 2006. Microsoft...

CCSP: Securing Cisco IOS Networks Study Guide (642-501)
CCSP: Securing Cisco IOS Networks Study Guide (642-501)
Here's the book you need to prepare for Exam 642-501, Securing Cisco IOS Networks (SECUR). This Study Guide provides:
  • In-depth coverage of every SECUR exam objective
  • Practical information on Cisco security solutions
  • Hundreds of challenging practice...

Learning BeagleBone Python Programming
Learning BeagleBone Python Programming

Unleash the potential of BeagleBone using Python

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  • Configure and customize your BeagleBone to seamlessly connect it to external hardware using Python
  • Learn to write programs that interface with the real world using GPIO ports
  • Clear and step-by-step examples,...
BusinessObjects XI (Release 2): The Complete Reference
BusinessObjects XI (Release 2): The Complete Reference
Gain the Competitive Edge with the Ultimate Resource on BusinessObjects XI Release 2

Publish actionable business reports across your enterprise using BusinessObjects XI and the detailed information contained in this one-stop resource. BusinessObjects XI: The Complete Reference explains, step-by-step, how to design...

Nutrition and the Eye: Basic and Clinical Research (Developments in Ophthalmology, Vol. 38)
Nutrition and the Eye: Basic and Clinical Research (Developments in Ophthalmology, Vol. 38)

This volume contains a basic research section focusing on the major compounds of nutrition and food supplements as well as a clinical research section providing up-to-date information on the results of recent clinical studies. The first part gives an insight into the mechanisms of substances relevant to antioxidants and food supplements in...

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