Dual diagnosis is a common phenomenon affecting the modern-day societies of the world. What is really responsible for it? There are a few reasons why many societies are witnessing the problem. But what is the meaning of dual diagnosis? How do we deal with the challenges associated with dual diagnosis? To start with, dual diagnosis can be referred to as a condition that brings about the simultaneous existence of two mental illnesses at the same time, a problem that assumes a dual nature.
"Just not well done all around."
In Every Patient Tells a Story, Dr. Lisa Sanders takes us bedside to witness the process of solving diagnostic dilemmas, providing a firsthand account of the expertise and intuition that lead a doctor to make the right diagnosis.
"Really good if you can get past the narrator."
Master the most common conditions encountered by nurses every day. Hack the important info! This book compiles the essential details and gives you precisely what you need as a nurse. You will see these conditions every day at work, so get the facts! The main points of each disease are condensed so you can skip the fluff, save time, and master your nursing practice.
"Very detailed yet digestible. Unique for Nurses!"
In The Chakra System, listeners join Judith in 12 sessions of personal one-on-one guidance to learn how to use the seven chakras, or energy centers, to strengthen and focus their personal power, improve intimate relationships, enhance intuition, and enter into their highest spiritual wisdom.
"I will listen to this many more times..."
When her comatose husband died in the ICU while on life support, the whispers about Dr. Allison Williams began. Another death during her training puts her under suspicion. When the pattern is repeated in the hospital where she is attempting to start over, the whispers turn into a shout: "mercy killing." What is the dark secret that keeps Allison's lips sealed when she should be defending herself?
Over millions of years, male and female bodies developed crucial physiological differences to improve the chances for human survival. These differences have become culturally obsolete with the overturning of traditional gender roles. But they are nevertheless very real, and they go well beyond the obvious sexual and reproductive variances: Men and women differ in terms of digestion, which affects the way medications are absorbed. Sensitivity to pain is dependent on gender.
Sharing the stories of highly successful people with ADHD, Dr. Archer offers a vitally important and inspiring new way to recognize ADHD traits in oneself or in one's loved ones, and then leverage them to great advantage - without drugs. As someone who not only has ADHD himself but also has never used medication to treat it, Dr. Archer understands the condition from a unique standpoint.
"This guy doesn't understand ADHD – at all"
In this compelling book, the authors present an innovative therapeutic model for understanding and treating adults from emotionally abusive or neglectful families - families the authors call narcissistic. Narcissistic families have a parental system that is, for whatever reason (job stress, alcoholism, drug abuse, mental illness, physical disability, lack of parenting skills, self-centered immaturity), primarily involved in getting its own needs met. The children in such narcissistic family systems try to earn love.
Dr. Rhea Lynch left a suffocating life in Charleston to practice medicine in the ER of a small South Carolina Hospital. Now, Dawkins County is her home, a place that holds the only real family she's ever known. But when she returns from vacation, Rhea is shocked to discover that her best friend, Marisa, is near death and unable to communicate. The official diagnosis: a paralyzing stroke. Despite the family's attempts to keep her away, Rhea is determined to make her own diagnosis.
What is bipolar disorder? How can I cope with the condition? Are there people out there with the same mental illness as myself? All these are questions that often run through people's minds whenever they first get the news that they are bipolar. These are the exact questions I had going through my mind 30 years ago when I was diagnosed with the condition.
By some estimates, medical error is the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. How can that be? And what's to be done?...
Schizophrenia has become a recognized psychotic disorder in modern day psychology and research has shown that one in 100 people suffer from this disease in some proportion or degree. It is a dreaded disease and comes as a near death blow to those who are diagnosed with this condition. This fear does not necessarily arise from the scary disease it actually is, but various misconceptions, myths, and misunderstanding that surround it. This disorder has been very thoroughly misunderstood and misrepresented.
Are you constantly feeling down in life and nothing seems to help? Does your depression put a stain on your family and professional life? Are you looking for options to improve your daily life that actually work?
"Very Comforting and Helpful"
On his way to work one morning, Bill Chalmers suddenly discovers that he cannot remember where he is going, what he is meant to be doing or, indeed, who he is. He remembers only one thing, "The Maximum Information in the Minimum Time", his company's motto. But when his memory returns, it is accompanied by a numbness that gradually affects his entire body.
Jeremy Williams captured the nation’s imagination by coaching his high school football team to unprecedented heights while combating ALS and caring for a son with spina bifida. This is his family’s inspiring story. America first met Jeremy and Jennifer Williams when Extreme Makeover: Home Edition rebuilt their Depression-era farmhouse into a beautiful, handicapped-accessible haven. Friends, family, and neighbors from their west Georgia community - and all over the state - came together to support the ailing high school coach who had won their respect and their hearts.
The God Diagnosis is the unique journey of a successful surgeon who finds the fulfillment of all his life dreams empty, lonely, and depressing. Embarking on a quest for truth and the answers to life's basic questions, Dr. Viehman finds himself at the epicenter of the most mind blowing diagnosis of his life. Dr. Viehman recounts his journey from death to life in a way that will resonate with anyone seeking the facts and examining the evidence for themselves.
"A must read!"
From a case of hysterical paralysis to a pregnancy puncturing a lung, twenty-five of the most thrilling medical mysteries known to man (and doctor)."Vital Signs," a popular column featured in Discover Magazine, has long been a favorite of readers, showcasing, each month, fascinating new tales of strange illnesses and diseases that baffle doctors and elude diagnosis. Each tale is true and borders on the unbelievable. It's no wonder that throughout the years the column has become an unofficial textbook for medical students, interns, doctors, and anyone interested in human illness and staying healthy.
"Not for a hypochondriac!"
Dysthymia, or chronic depression as it is commonly known, is one of the most misunderstood psychological disorders. Although it is the most common mental disorder, it is taken very casually because there is lack of knowledge about the subject. Normally, when this disorder is diagnosed, they think that the life of that person is over. This myth has to be broken because there is no logical explanation.
One morning in 2000, Dr. Jane Hightower walked into her exam room to find a patient with disturbing symptoms she couldn’t explain. The woman was nauseated, tired, and had difficulty concentrating, but a litany of tests revealed no apparent cause. She was not alone. Dr. Hightower saw numerous patients with similar, inexplicable ailments, and eventually learned that there were many more around the nation and the world.
"Watch out for he poison we eat!"
I had just moved with my fiancé to the sticks of Illinois for his new job. There was little to see and nothing to do in this sleepy little town, but that was no matter. My fiancé and I were focused on one thing only: starting a family. That's why I made an appointment to visit the town's one and only OB/GYN, Dr. Robert Halwell. He came highly recommended, but still I was nervous about seeing a man. That's why I was thrilled that the beautiful Nurse Cone was so willing to hold my hand through the examination.