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Dancing with Ophelia
Dancing with Ophelia (March 2018)
Reconnecting Madness, Creativity, and Love
Jeanne Ellen Petrolle - Author

A personal narrative that explores madness through the use of literature, art, and philosophy to achieve lasting mental health without drugs.

“Twenty-two years ago, I lost my mind.” So begins Jeanne Ellen Petrolle’s fascinating personal narrative about her mental illness and recovery. Drawing on literature, art, and philosophy, Petrolle explores a unique understanding of madness that allowed her to achieve last...(Read More)
 
 
Rx Hollywood
Rx Hollywood (January 2018)
Cinema and Therapy in the 1960s
Michael DeAngelis - Author

How films of the 1960s and early 1970s framed therapeutic issues as problems of human communication, and individual psychological problems as social ones.

Rx Hollywood investigates how therapy surfaced in the themes, representations, and narrative strategies of a changing film industry. In the 1960s and early 1970s, American cinema was struggling to address adult audiences who were increasingly demanding films that confr...(Read More)
 
 
The Psychedelic Renaissance, Second Edition
The Psychedelic Renaissance, Second Edition (November 2017)
Reassessing the Role of Psychedelic Drugs in 21st Century Psychiatry and Society
Ben Sessa - Author

Examines the mind-manifesting properties of psychedelic drugs and assesses the scientific evidence supporting their potential clinical and therapeutic use.

Ben Sessa takes the reader on a journey through the fascinating history of psychedelic plants and chemicals, examining their role in human culture from prehistory to modern times. Based on a thorough review of scientific evidence, he makes a clarion call for ...(Read More)
 
 
The Psychedelic Renaissance
The Psychedelic Renaissance (September 2012)
Reassessing the Role of Psychedelic Drugs in 21st Century Psychiatry and Society
Ben Sessa - Author

Makes the case for the reevaluation of psychedelics and their clinical potential for treating a range of conditions, from post-traumatic stress disorder and depression to autism and cluster headaches.

Psychedelics were inextricably associated with the hippie counterculture of the 1960s and, more recently, with the rave music scene, and were once believed to hold great promise for treating a number of medical cond...(Read More)
 
 
Taking America Off Drugs
Taking America Off Drugs (August 2007)
Why Behavioral Therapy is More Effective for Treating ADHD, OCD, Depression, and Other Psychological Problems
Stephen Ray Flora - Author

Argues for the superiority of behavioral treatments over drug therapies for psychological problems.

In this highly provocative book, Stephen Ray Flora maintains that we have been deceived into believing that whatever one’s psychological problem—from anxiety, anorexia, bulimia, depression, phobias, sleeping and sexual difficulties to schizophrenia—there is a drug to cure us. In contrast, he argues ...(Read More)
 
 
The Later Lacan
The Later Lacan (February 2007)
An Introduction
Veronique Voruz - Editor
Bogdan Wolf - Editor

Examines fundamental concepts of the later Lacan.

This book includes essays by some of the finest practicing analysts and teachers of psychoanalysis in the Lacanian community today. The writings offer an essential introduction to the later teachings of Jacques Lacan, illuminate the theoretical developments introduced by the later Lacan, and explore their clinical implications with remarkable acumen.

The Future of Psychoanalysis explores the contemporary problem of multiple theories of psychoanalysis and argues for a return to a more classical position based on Freud’s work. Using his training in psychiatry, psychoanalysis, and philosophy, Richard D. Chessick examines the special combination of hermeneutics ...(Read More)
 
 
Higher Wisdom
Higher Wisdom (September 2005)
Eminent Elders Explore the Continuing Impact of Psychedelics
Roger Walsh - Editor
Charles S. Grob - Editor

Interviews with fourteen pioneers in psychedelic research.

Psychedelics have been a part—often a central and sacred part—of most societies throughout history, and for half a century psychedelics have rumbled through the Western world, seeding a subculture, titillating the media, fascinating youth, terrifying parents, enraging politicians, and intriguing researchers. Not surprisingly, these curious chemicals ...(Read More)
 
 
The Ethical Dimension of Psychoanalysis
The Ethical Dimension of Psychoanalysis (February 2003)
A Dialogue
W. W. Meissner - Author

Explores the contributions that psychoanalysis can make to the study of ethics, and vice versa.

Addressing the common ground between ethics and psychoanalysis, W. W. Meissner asks "Does psychoanalysis have anything to contribute to ethical understanding and reflection?" and conversely, "Does ethics have anything to offer analytic understanding of the complexities of human behavior and decision-making?"...(Read More)
 
 
The Meaning of the Dream in Psychoanalysis
The Meaning of the Dream in Psychoanalysis (April 2002)
Rachel B. Blass - Author

Offers scientific and philosophical support to the Freudian claim that dreams are meaningful and that their meanings can be discovered through dream interpretation.

The Freudian claim that dreams are meaningful and that their meanings can be discovered through dream interpretation has in recent times come under harsh attack from both scientific and hermeneutic-psychoanalytic circles. In a forceful response to these cr...(Read More)
 
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