Facts and Fictions in Mental Health

Editor/Author Arkowitz, Hal and Lilienfeld, Scott O.
Publication Year: 2017
Publisher: Wiley

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-11-831130-1
Category: Psychology
Image Count: 6
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

Written in a lively and entertaining style, Facts and Fictions in Mental Health examines common conceptions and misconceptions surrounding mental health and its treatment. Each chapter focuses on a misconception and is followed by a discussion of related findings from scientific research.

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Table of Contents

  • Notes on Authors
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Section 1: Anxiety‐Related Disorders
  • Section 1: Introduction
  • 1. Why Do We Panic?
  • 2. Does Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Require Trauma?
  • 3. Clutter, Clutter, Everywhere
  • 4. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for Anxiety
  • 5. The Down Sides of Anti‐Anxiety Medication
  • 6. Is Mindfulness Good Medicine for Anxiety and Depression?
  • 7. Can Herbs Ease Anxiety and Depression?
  • Section 2: Mood Disorders
  • Section 2: Introduction
  • 8. Bipolar Disorders and Creativity
  • 9. Grief Without Tears?
  • 10. Is Depression Just Bad Chemistry?
  • 11. Four Myths About Suicide
  • 12. What Is the Best Treatment for Depression: Drugs, Psychotherapy, or Both?
  • 13. Can Antidepressants Cause Suicide?
  • 14. The Truth About Shock Therapy
  • Section 3: Child and Adolescent Disorders
  • Section 3: Introduction
  • 15. Are Doctors Diagnosing Too Many Children With ADHD?
  • 16. Autism: An Epidemic?
  • 17. What Do We Know About Tourette's Disorder?
  • 18. Do Children Get Bipolar Disorder?
  • 19. Kid Gloves for Young Offenders?
  • 20. Is Divorce Bad for Children?
  • Section 4: Addictions
  • Section 4: Introduction
  • 21. The Truth About Pot
  • 22. Does Alcoholics Anonymous Work?
  • 23. Self‐Help for Addictions
  • 24. How Destructive Is Internet Porn?
  • 25. Just Say No?
  • Section 5: Externalizing Problems
  • Section 5: Introduction
  • 26. Road Rage: What Is It and What Can We Do About It?
  • 27. Once a Sex Offender, Always a Sex Offender: Maybe Not
  • 28. Are Men the More Belligerent Sex?
  • Section 6: Personality Disorders
  • Section 6: Introduction
  • 29. A Dose of Narcissism can be Useful
  • 30. The Truth About Borderline Personality
  • 31. What “Psychopath” Means
  • Section 7: Shattered Selves
  • Section 7: Introduction
  • 32. Can People Have Multiple Personalities?
  • 33. How Violent are People with Mental Illness?
  • 34. Can People with Schizophrenia be Helped?
  • Section 8: Popular Myths About the Brain and Behavior
  • Section 8: Introduction
  • 35. Uncovering “Brainscams”
  • 36. Is Hypnosis a Distinct Form of Consciousness?
  • 37. Memory in Old Age: Not a Lost Cause
  • Section 9: Psychotherapy and Other Approaches to Change
  • Section 9: Introduction
  • 38. Are all Psychotherapies Created Equal?
  • 39. Do Self‐Help Books Help?
  • 40. The “Just Do It!” Trap: Why Dr. Phil and Dr. Laura Won't Solve Your Problems
  • 41. Can Animals Aid Therapy?
  • 42. Psychotherapy in the Public Eye
  • 43. Why Don't People Change?
  • Section 10: Other Myths
  • Section 10: Introduction
  • 44. Do Psychological Disorders Differ Across Cultures?
  • 45. Can Positive Thinking Be Negative?
  • 46. Does a Full Moon Really Trigger Strange Behavior?
  • 47. Do the Eyes Have It? Eyewitness Testimony Is Often Inaccurate
  • 48. The Insanity Defense on Trial
  • 49. How Much Does the Environment Contribute to Obesity?
  • 50. When Eating Becomes an Illness
  • 51. Self‐Harm: The Cutting Edge
  • Postscript: A Reader's Guide to Baloney Detection