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Human Development For Students In South Africa (Paperback, 2nd ed): Dap Louw, Anet Louw Human Development For Students In South Africa (Paperback, 2nd ed)
Dap Louw, Anet Louw
R580 R528 Discovery Miles 5 280 Save R52 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is a duology consisting of Child and Adolescent Development (2nd ed.) and Adult Development and Ageing (2nd ed).

Owing to the topics covered, there is some overlapping, but this is relatively minimal.

Abnormal Psychology - A South African Perspective (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Alban Burke Abnormal Psychology - A South African Perspective (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Alban Burke 1
R589 R500 Discovery Miles 5 000 Save R89 (15%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

Abnormal Psychology provides a good introduction to the study of psychological disorders from a South African perspective. The book refers to both International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) and Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) criteria to classify and define mental disorders. It is aimed at second- and third-year students following courses in Psychopathology or Abnormal Psychology at universities and is endorsed by PsySSA.
The second edition of Abnormal Psychology features new chapters on western and African aetiological models, psychological manifestations of physical illness, and mental wellness. It includes South African research where relevant with a greater focus on analysing South African contexts.

Understanding Psychopathology - South African Perspectives (Paperback, 3rd Edition): T. Austin, C. Bezuidenhout Understanding Psychopathology - South African Perspectives (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
T. Austin, C. Bezuidenhout
R590 R500 Discovery Miles 5 000 Save R90 (15%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

Understanding Psychopathology: South African Perspectives 3e provides a solid introduction to the study of mental disorders that incorporates socio-cultural, psychological and biomedical dimensions. It refers to criteria from both the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–5) and the International Classifications of Diseases (ICD–10) to describe and define mental disorders. It also looks at the ICD–11, and how this new version has been harmonised with the DSM–5.

The third edition of this book, previously published as Abnormal Psychology revised second edition, presents South African debates and data to ensure that it is relevant to the local context. In addition, research from the rest of Africa has been integrated into the book to show how other countries in our region are grappling with topical issues.

This book is aimed at second- and third-year students following courses in Psychopathology or Abnormal Psychology as part of a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Social Sciences degree at Universities. It has been written by academics and practitioners from across South Africa.

12 Rules For Life - An Antidote To Chaos (Paperback): Jordan B Peterson 12 Rules For Life - An Antidote To Chaos (Paperback)
Jordan B Peterson 8
R543 R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Save R177 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? A renowned psychologist answers hard questions with a unique combination of ancient wisdom and clinical experience.

Jordan Peterson's work as a clinical psychologist has reshaped the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world's most popular public thinkers, with his lectures on topics ranging from the Bible to romantic relationships drawing tens of millions of viewers. In an era of polarizing politics, echo chambers and trigger warnings, his startling message about the value of personal responsibility and the dangers of ideology has resonated around the world.

In this book, he combines ancient wisdom with decades of experience to provide twelve profound and challenging principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today. Gripping, thought-provoking and deeply rewarding, 12 Rules For Life offers an antidote to the chaos in our lives: eternal truths applied to our modern problems.

Oorkant Jou - 'n Verhaal Uit Die Binnekamer (Afrikaans, Paperback): Juliana Coetzer Oorkant Jou - 'n Verhaal Uit Die Binnekamer (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Juliana Coetzer
R250 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R53 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Toe sÍ sy, terwyl sy skuins afkyk na die mat, asof sy met haarself praat: “Vir te lank in my lewe het ek ongedefinieerd geleef. Ek weet nie wie ek is nie.”

Iets of iemand moet die katalisator wees wat ’n mens aan die dink sit oor jouself. Die vrou van Waterkloof was dit vir my, die een wat my oor myself laat wonder en bewus gemaak het: hier binne is ’n mens. Die vraag laat vra het: Wie is ek?

Oorkant jou is gevul met die stories van die uiteenlopende mense wat Juliana Coetzer se pad kruis as psigoterapeut. Deur hul verhale van swaarkry en herstel, neem Juliana die leser op ʼn reis wat eintlik ons almal sʼn is: Die pad van grootword en eienaarskap neem.

Sy vertel hoe sommige kliŽnte haar inspireer en uitdaag om haar eie vrese te konfronteer, maar ook watter uitwerking dit op terapeute het om aan die wreedheid van die mensdom blootgestel te word. Daar is die families wat uitmekaar geskeur is as gevolg van seksuele misbruik, die man wat sukkel met sy selfbeeld weens afknouery en ook die prostituut Venicia wat ’n tragiese symbool van verwaarlosing word.

Juliana se aardse humorsin maak dat sy egter ook die komiese oomblikke raaksien – totdat die volgende storie oor die menslike toestand jou wind uitslaan.

Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions with 2014 ACA Codes (with CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card)... Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions with 2014 ACA Codes (with CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card) (Hardcover, 9th edition)
Cindy Corey, Gerald Corey, Patrick Callanan, Marianne Schneider Corey
R1,074 R908 Discovery Miles 9 080 Save R166 (15%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

Up-to-date and comprehensive, this practical best-selling text helps readers learn how to deal with and apply ethical standards. It provides readers with the basis for discovering their own guidelines within the broad limits of professional codes of ethics and divergent theoretical positions. The authors raise what they consider to be central issues, present a range of diverse views on these issues, discuss their position, and present many opportunities for users to refine their own thinking and actively develop their own position. Readers explore such questions as: What role do the therapist's personal values play in the counseling relationship? What ethical responsibilities and rights do clients and therapists have? What considerations are involved in adapting counseling practice to diverse client populations?

Understanding Abnormal Behavior, International Edition (Paperback, 9th edition): David Sue, Derald Wing Sue, Stanley Sue Understanding Abnormal Behavior, International Edition (Paperback, 9th edition)
David Sue, Derald Wing Sue, Stanley Sue
R1,107 R936 Discovery Miles 9 360 Save R171 (15%) In stock

Featuring current research, high-quality scholarship, and an appealing design, UNDERSTANDING ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR, International Edition, provides an inviting and stimulating look into abnormal psychology. The first abnormal psychology book to present a thoroughly integrated multicultural perspective-based on the authors' view that cross-cultural comparisons can greatly enhance the understanding of disorders-the text provides extensive coverage and integration of multicultural models, explanations, and concepts. To help you make sense of the many different combinations of life experiences and constitutional factors that influence behavioral disorders, the authors use an integrative model. This multipath model provides you with an organizational framework for understanding the biological, psychological, social, and sociocultural causes of mental disorders; the complexity of their interacting components; and the need to view disorders from a holistic framework. The book also helps you gain an understanding of abnormal behavior as scientific and clinical endeavors, while providing insight into the tools that mental health professionals use to study and treat disorders.

Behind My Smile - The True Story Of An Author, A Broken Spirit And A Healer (Paperback): Beryl Crosher-Segers Behind My Smile - The True Story Of An Author, A Broken Spirit And A Healer (Paperback)
Beryl Crosher-Segers
R604 R415 Discovery Miles 4 150 Save R189 (31%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Panicked thoughts. Vivid nightmares. Racing heart. Unrelenting dread. Witnessing the drowning death of her four-year-old brother Owen was the beginning of a lifetime of nightmares. Growing up during the oppressive system, apartheid, in South Africa, increased her anxiety as she struggled with her self-worth. And it was in writing her debut book, A Darker Shade of Pale: A Memoir of Apartheid South Africa, that she unravelled.

In Behind My Smile: The True Story of an Author, a Broken Spirit and a Healer, Beryl dissects her struggles with grief. After a lifelong battle with self-acceptance Beryl found the keys to overcoming the stigma of mental breakdown.

The book offers a candid and absorbing account of Beryl's healing journey. She shares details of the intensive work of clinical psychologist and energy medicine practitioner, Dr Geoff Lyons. This healing encouraged Beryl to explore her belief in the power of her heritage, the gifts available from contact with her ancestors and traditional healing methods. Having found a true healer, Beryl was able to see the richness of a life free of all manner of oppression -- political, psychological, material. Based on her healing she strongly believes that talk therapy and traditional healing must merge.

This story is essential reading for anyone who knows what it means to hover on the edge, and find a way to dive back into life.

Primary care psychiatry - A practical guide for South Africa (Paperback, 2nd ed): Sean Exner Baumann Primary care psychiatry - A practical guide for South Africa (Paperback, 2nd ed)
Sean Exner Baumann 1
R808 R645 Discovery Miles 6 450 Save R163 (20%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

Psychiatric disorders are important causes of disability and in developing countries healthcare workers at the primary level are increasingly required to deal with a wide range of psychological problems and psychiatric disorders. Primary Care Psychiatry aims to equip these workers with the basic information they need to identify and manage most of these problems, and offers guidelines on when and how to refer to more specialised levels of care. Now in its second edition, this well-respected text has been updated to include the latest diagnostic criteria from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5 (TM)). The text follows a problem-based approach, is intended to be practical and accessible, and avoids academic jargon as much as possible. Ample use is made of case vignettes, personal accounts, tables, algorithms and summaries. It enables the reader to quickly grasp the core features of the problem and the priorities of management. The emphasis is on what is relevant to primary healthcare psychiatry in the southern African context, addressing the particular challenges faced by a developing and transforming society with limited financial resources.

Understanding Abnormal Behavior (Hardcover, 11th edition): David Sue, Derald Wing Sue, Stanley Sue, Diane M. Sue Understanding Abnormal Behavior (Hardcover, 11th edition)
David Sue, Derald Wing Sue, Stanley Sue, Diane M. Sue 3
R1,130 R958 Discovery Miles 9 580 Save R172 (15%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

UNDERSTANDING ABNORMAL BEHAVIOR, 11th Edition offers balanced and clear coverage of psychopathology theories, research, and clinical implications. Fully updated to reflect DSM-5 and the newest scientific, psychological, multicultural and psychiatric research, the book introduces and integrates the Multipath Model of Mental Disorders to explain how four essential factors-biological, psychological, social, and sociocultural-interact to cause mental disorders. A focus on resilience highlights prevention and recovery from the symptoms of various disorders. This edition also continues its emphasis on the multicultural, sociocultural and diversity aspects of abnormal psychology. The authors present material in a lively and engaging manner, connecting topics to real-world case studies, current events, and issues of particular importance and relevance in today's world. Special features and the fresh design make the book even more approachable and appealing to all readers.

Ethics in Counseling & Psychotherapy (Paperback, 6th edition): Elizabeth Reynolds Welfel Ethics in Counseling & Psychotherapy (Paperback, 6th edition)
Elizabeth Reynolds Welfel
R1,079 R907 Discovery Miles 9 070 Save R172 (16%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

Welfel's ETHICS IN COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY prepares you to deal effectively with the complex ethical and legal issues that you will confront in practice. The book's ten-step model for ethical decision making guides you as you work through and analyze complicated ethics cases and challenging dilemmas. Coverage includes legal research and the professional literature of major topics in ethics (such as consent, confidentiality, and multiple relationships) and in applied settings (such as community mental health, private practice, schools, and teaching/research). Among other changes, the sixth edition integrates the new 2014 ACA Code of Ethics and includes updated discussions of technology and ethics, as well as culturally competent ethical practice.

Pharmacology In Clinical Practice - Application Made Easy For Nurses, Pharmacists And Allied Health Professionals (Paperback,... Pharmacology In Clinical Practice - Application Made Easy For Nurses, Pharmacists And Allied Health Professionals (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
Gustav Schellack
R393 R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 Save R66 (17%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

Now in its third edition, Pharmacology in Clinical Practice has been updated to ensure it remains up-to-date and relevant.

Particular care has been taken to simplify and clarify difficult concepts by explaining the links between pharmacology and physiology by providing definitions of new concepts, and using plain language for ease of understanding. Fundamental concepts, such as pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, are well covered in a matter that is accessible and clear. Individual chapters cover the various systems of the body.

Updates include:

  • A colour plate to illustrate the links between pharmacology and physiology
  • Additional information on side-effects, contra-indications and patient education for groups of drugs
  • A guide on how to access this information, to assist with exam preparation and nursing practice
  • An updated chapter on nursing management of drug preparations and treatment
  • An updated chapter on clinical applications
  • A chapter on the legal framework for dispensing and prescribing.
Textbook of Psychiatry for Southern Africa (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Jonathan Burns, Louw Roos Textbook of Psychiatry for Southern Africa (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Jonathan Burns, Louw Roos 1
R688 R579 Discovery Miles 5 790 Save R109 (16%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

First published in 2000, the Textbook of Psychiatry for Southern Africa 2e is a textbook for medical and allied health care students in Southern Africa. As a trusted resource for medical students in their clinical years, the Textbook of Psychiatry 2e is a key reference for doctors during their internship, community service, and in practice. Undergraduate students in allied professions, including Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Logopaedics, Psychology, Nursing, and Pharmacy will find it invaluable, as will postgraduate students studying the Diploma in Mental Health and Master's Degrees in Clinical Psychology, Public Health, Family Medicine, and Internal Medicine. Representing the work of thirty-six expert contributors from thirteen institutions, the book covers community-based primary health care and offers a South African, multicultural perspective on psychiatric disorders. It adopts a biopsychosocial, developmental and multisectoral approach, within a primary health care context, to build a holistic understanding of psychiatric care in a developing country. In addition, the book includes comprehensive coverage of special topics, including women's disorders, cultural psychiatry, HIV/Aids and psychiatric services; while case studies illustrate the complexity of disorders.

Community Counseling - A Multicultural-Social Justice Perspective, International Edition (Paperback, 4th edition): Judy... Community Counseling - A Multicultural-Social Justice Perspective, International Edition (Paperback, 4th edition)
Judy Daniels, Judith Lewis
R1,001 R847 Discovery Miles 8 470 Save R154 (15%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

COMMUNITY COUNSELING: A MULTICULTURAL-SOCIAL JUSTICE PERSPECTIVE, International Edition clearly describes and illustrates the practice of community counseling by discussing the most current issues and practices for community work in the 21st century. The Fourth Edition gives special emphasis to the practices of diversity, ethics, and the role of the counselor as a change agent and advocate. Focusing on how to promote change and growth, the text delivers effective guidelines for planning and implementing productive community counseling programs. It also provides readers with a basic understanding of the role of the community counselor, the services offered by community agencies, and the settings in which they are offered.

Theory and Practice of Counselling & Psychotherapy (Paperback, 2nd Revised S.A. edition): Gerald Corey, Lionel Nicholas Theory and Practice of Counselling & Psychotherapy (Paperback, 2nd Revised S.A. edition)
Gerald Corey, Lionel Nicholas
R844 R717 Discovery Miles 7 170 Save R127 (15%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

This book is intended for counselling courses for undergraduate and graduate students in psychology, Counsellor education, human services, and the mental health professions. It surveys the major concepts and practices of the contemporary therapeutic systems and addresses some ethical and professional issues in Counselling practice.

The book aims to teach South African students to select wisely from various theories and techniques and to begin to develop a personal style of Counselling.

Trauma counselling - Principles and practice in South Africa today (Paperback): Alida Herbst, Gerda Reitsma Trauma counselling - Principles and practice in South Africa today (Paperback)
Alida Herbst, Gerda Reitsma
R374 R312 Discovery Miles 3 120 Save R62 (17%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

South Africa has one of the highest rates of extreme violence cases in the world, which has created a critical need for counsellors to be trained specifically in this area. In Trauma counselling: Principles and practice in South Africa today, a team of academics and practitioners have compiled a hands-on, yet theoretically grounded and evidence-based South African textbook on counselling victims of trauma. The first part of this publication focuses on the range of potentially traumatic events that commonly occur in South Africa. It clearly describes themes related to traumatic events and traumatic stress and introduces the basic principles of trauma counselling. This section also focuses on how traumatic stress may manifest in different client groups. The second part aims to familiarise students with a range of strategies suitable for trauma counselling, such as brief interventions, cognitive behaviour therapy, the narrative approach, strength-based interventions and integrated or alternative approaches. The final chapter is a personal one, in which the authors reflect on the lessons they have learnt from their own practice and the techniques they have developed to protect themselves from vicarious trauma.

Handbook of Local Anesthesia (Paperback, 7th Revised edition): Stanley F. Malamed Handbook of Local Anesthesia (Paperback, 7th Revised edition)
Stanley F. Malamed
R2,614 R2,123 Discovery Miles 21 230 Save R491 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Learn to prevent, recognize, and manage complications of local anesthesia administration. Written by Dr. Stanley Malamed, the leading expert on anesthesia in dentistry, the Handbook of Local Anesthesia, 7th Edition covers all the latest advances in science, instrumentation, and pain control techniques. From basic concepts to specific injection techniques, from dosage charts to the proper care and handling of equipment, this how-to guide provides in-depth, full-color coverage of key anesthesia topics, including specific hazards and errors in technique that may result in complications. Recognized as THE local anesthesia textbook in dentistry for over 30 years, the seventh edition has been thoroughly updated with the latest in safe anesthesia practices in dentistry. NEW! Updated and enhanced content throughout reflects latest research evidence. NEW! Two added chapters cover problems in achieving pain control and their solutions; and recent advances in local anesthesia. NEW! Addition of an Expert Consult Site allows you to search the entire book electronically.

Darby and Walsh Dental Hygiene - Theory and Practice (Hardcover, 5th Revised edition): Darby and Walsh Dental Hygiene - Theory and Practice (Hardcover, 5th Revised edition)
R2,892 R2,635 Discovery Miles 26 350 Save R257 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Back and better than ever, Darby and Walsh's Dental Hygiene: Theory and Practice, 5th Edition offers everything you need to succeed in your coursework, at certification, and in clinical practice. No other dental hygiene text incorporates the clinical skills, theory, and evidence-based practice in such an approachable way. All discussions - from foundational concepts to diagnosis to pain management - are presented within the context of a unique patient-centered model that takes the entire person into consideration. New to this fifth edition is a much more streamlined approach - one that stays focused on need-to-know information, yet also houses expanded content on things like alternative practice settings, pediatric care, risk assessment, and dental hygiene diagnosis to give you added context when needed. This edition is also filled with new modern illustrations and new clinical photos to augment your learning. If you want a better grasp of all the dental hygienist's roles and responsibilities in today's practice, they Darby and Walsh's renowned text is a must-have. Focus on research and evidence-base practice provide proven findings and practical applications for topics of interest in modern dental hygiene care. Step-by-step procedure boxes with accompanying illustrations, clinical photos, and rationales outline the equipment required and the steps involved in performing key procedures. Critical thinking exercises, cases, and scenarios help hone your application and problem-solving skills. Feature boxes highlight patient education, law, ethics, and safety. UNIQUE! Discussions of theory provide a solid foundation for practice. Key terms are called out within chapters and defined in glossary with cross-references to chapters. Practice quizzes enable you to self-assess your understanding. NEW! Streamlined approach focuses on the information you need to know along with the practical applications. NEW! Added content covers alternative practice settings, new infection control guidelines, pediatric care, risk assessment, dental hygiene diagnosis, the electronic health record (EHR), and more. NEW! Modern illustrations and updated clinical photos give you a better picture of how to perform essential skills and utilize clinical technology. NEW! Online procedures videos guide you step-by-step through core clinical skills. NEW! Editorial team brings a fresh perspective and more than 30 years of experience in dental hygiene education, practice, and research.

Volksgeneeskuns In Suid-Afrika - 'n Uitgebreide Versameling Boererate (Afrikaans, Hardcover, 2nd edition): Suid-Afrikaanse... Volksgeneeskuns In Suid-Afrika - 'n Uitgebreide Versameling Boererate (Afrikaans, Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns
R375 R351 Discovery Miles 3 510 Save R24 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Volksgeneeskuns in Suid-Afrika is ’n versameling van 8705 boererate en het die eerste keer in 1965 verskyn. Vandag, 60 jaar later, lyk die mediese en farmakologiese landskap totaal anders. Daarom is dit so interessant – en soms lagwekkend – om te sien hoe vinnig ons mediese en farmakologiese kennis intussen gevorder het.

Die versameling bevat rate wat op bygeloof of tradisionele mondelinge oorlewering berus. Ander rate maak staat op veldkennis en die botaniese name van middels word verstrek. Daar word raat uitgedeel vir kwale van asma tot ylhoofdigheid.

“Vermaaklike oomblikke is talryk vir die moderne leser – en die algemene gebruik van hondebloed, velle van pas geslagte katte, luislange en dies meer, laat ’n mens verbysterd – tot jy besef met hoeveel radeloosheid daar voor sekere siektes te staan gekom is.” Dr. Dione Prinsloo – geskiedkundige.

30-Second Forensic Science - 50 key topics revealing criminal investigation from behind the scenes, each explained in half a... 30-Second Forensic Science - 50 key topics revealing criminal investigation from behind the scenes, each explained in half a minute (Hardcover)
Sue Black, Niamh Nic Daeid
R472 R339 Discovery Miles 3 390 Save R133 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Humanity's most appalling crimes are solved by experts presenting painstakingly gathered evidence to the court of law. Investigators rely on physical, chemical and digital clues gathered at the scene of an incident to reconstruct beyond all reasonable doubt the events that occurred in order to bring criminals to justice. Enter the forensic team, tasked with providing objective recognition and identification and evaluating physical evidence (the clues) to support known or suspected circumstances. Far from the super-sleuths of fiction, the real-life masters of deduction occupy a world of dogged detection, analysing fingerprints or gait, identifying traces of toxins, drugs or explosives, matching digital data, performing anatomical dissection, disease diagnosis, facial reconstruction and environmental profiling.

Occupational health - Management and practice for health professionals (Paperback, 5th ed): Jenny Acutt, Susan Hattingh Occupational health - Management and practice for health professionals (Paperback, 5th ed)
Jenny Acutt, Susan Hattingh
R590 R478 Discovery Miles 4 780 Save R112 (19%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

Occupational Health: Management and Practice for Health Professionals is a well-known and widely prescribed text in this discipline. The fifth edition has been updated to include the latest legislation and research concerning this subject. Drawing on their experience in the field of Occupational Health, the authors explain the relationship between work and health as a two-way process in which the working environment may affect the health of workers, and the workers' state of health may impact on their ability to do their jobs. The text gives clear guidelines on how to deal with this relationship. Occupational Health: Management and Practice for Health Professionals has been written to meet the needs of anyone working in this field, but particularly those completing the occupational health component of a basic healthcare programme or pursuing a career in occupational health practice. This new edition has also been peer reviewed by experts in the field.

The Drugs That Changed Our Minds - The history of psychiatry in ten treatments (Hardcover): Lauren Slater The Drugs That Changed Our Minds - The history of psychiatry in ten treatments (Hardcover)
Lauren Slater 1
R593 R377 Discovery Miles 3 770 Save R216 (36%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Poignant and lyrical...Slater's experience makes her a convincing travel guide into the history, creation and future of psychotropics.' - The New York Times Book Review A groundbreaking and revelatory story of the psychotropic drugs that have shaped our minds and our reality. As our approach to mental illness has oscillated from biological to psychoanalytical and back again, so have our treatments. With the rise of psychopharmacology, an ever-increasing number of people throughout the globe are taking a psychotropic drug, yet nearly seventy years after doctors first began prescribing them, we still don't really know exactly how or why they work - or don't work - on what ails our brains. In The Drugs that Changed Our Minds, Lauren Slater offers an explosive account not just of the science but of the people - inventors, detractors and consumers - behind our narcotics, from the earliest, Thorazine and Lithium, up through Prozac, Ecstasy, 'magic mushrooms', the most cutting-edge memory drugs and neural implants. In so doing, she narrates the history of psychiatry itself and illuminates the signature its colourful little capsules have left on millions of brains worldwide, and how these wonder drugs may heal us or hurt us. Praise for the book: 'A powerful new book' - The Daily Mail 'The messy history and brave future of psychotropic drugs' - O Magazine 'Vivid and thought-provoking' - Harper's Magazine 'Ambitious...Slater's depictions of madness are terrifying and fascinating' - USA Today 'Vigorous research and intimate reflection...highly compelling' - Kirkus

Mikrobiologie f?r Dummies (German, Paperback): Jennifer Stearns, Michael Surette, Julienne C. Kaiser Mikrobiologie f?r Dummies (German, Paperback)
Jennifer Stearns, Michael Surette, Julienne C. Kaiser; Translated by Susanne Katharina Hemschemeier
R704 R584 Discovery Miles 5 840 Save R120 (17%) Ships in 7 - 13 working days
12 Rules For Life - An Antidote To Chaos (Paperback): Jordan B Peterson 12 Rules For Life - An Antidote To Chaos (Paperback)
Jordan B Peterson 1
R180 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R51 (28%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The #1 Sunday Times bestseller from 'the most influential public intellectual in the Western world right now' (New York Times) - now in paperback.

How should we live properly in a world of chaos and uncertainty?

Jordan Peterson has helped millions of people, young and old, men and women, aim at a life of responsibility and meaning. Now he can help you.

Drawing on his own work as a clinical psychologist and on lessons from humanity's oldest myths and stories, Peterson offers twelve profound and realistic principles to live by. After all, as he reminds us, we each have a vital role to play in the unfolding destiny of the world.

Deep, rewarding and enlightening, 12 Rules for Life is a lifeboat built solidly for stormy seas: ancient wisdom applied to our contemporary problems.

Cured - The Remarkable Science and Stories of Spontaneous Healing and Recovery (Paperback): Jeff Rediger Cured - The Remarkable Science and Stories of Spontaneous Healing and Recovery (Paperback)
Jeff Rediger 1
R320 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R68 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

As a society, we push aside stories of remarkable recovery which don't fit our paradigm of one cause, one cure. In the history of medicine, we have almost never used the tools of rigorous science to investigate remarkable recoveries from incurable illnesses. But, Dr Jeff Rediger, a world-leading Harvard medic, psychiatrist and theologian, has spent the last fifteen years studying thousands of individuals from around the world and examining the stories behind these extraordinary cases of spontaneous remission. From retiree Claire, diagnosed with a violent form of pancreatic cancer and given weeks to live, to 23-year-old Matt, given a 2 per cent chance of surviving a lethal brain tumour. Both rejected chemotherapy and radiation, and went home to try to prepare themselves for acceptance and a peaceful death. Both are alive over a decade later, their bodies absent of all tumours. Dr Rediger doesn't classify people like Claire or Matt as 'flukes' or 'outliers' but has analysed what they - and thousands of others - have done to cure themselves and reveals the common denominators of people who have beaten the odds, unlocking the secrets behind the mind-body connection and discovering the immense power of the immune system.

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