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Still Down

Author : Dean F. MacKinnon
ISBN : 9781421421063
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 61. 8 MB
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Major depressive disorder is a common medical condition that can be disabling and can persist for months, even years. Many people experience depression symptoms that resist treatment. Although they try various combinations of medications, psychotherapy, or electroconvulsive therapy, their symptoms don’t improve. What can people who have treatment-resistant depression do to overcome their depression and feel better? In Still Down, Dr. Dean F. MacKinnon, a psychiatrist at Johns Hopkins Medical School, presents nine composite stories drawn from patients he has seen in his twenty years as an expert in treatment-resistant mood disorders. The first section of the book features people diagnosed with depression who have not yet received appropriate treatment. The next section looks at misdiagnosis, focusing on people who feel and appear depressed but who have different mood disorders and need treatment for them. Finally, Dr. MacKinnon describes people who have severe depression that does not respond to any treatment, regardless of how finely tuned the treatment might be. These people, who suffer from true treatment-resistant depression (TRD), can benefit from a variety of treatments to feel better. Dr. MacKinnon provides commentary to explain and extend the discussion of the patients and situations in each case. He also discusses common obstacles to improvement, including overly conservative dosing, problems stemming from not adhering to treatment, antidepressant failure, and high sensitivity to side effects. By identifying aspects of the individual’s qualities, behaviors, and experiences that may account for poor response to treatment, Still Down points the way for people with TRD and their families to find appropriate diagnoses and the best possible care.

Parkinson S Disease

Author : William J. Weiner
ISBN : 9781421410777
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 30. 72 MB
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Recent innovations, including deep brain stimulation and new medications, have significantly improved the lives of people who have Parkinson's disease. Nevertheless, patients and families continue to face many challenges. They have long relied on this book for reliable advice about medical, emotional, and physical issues. Bringing this trusted guide up to date, three expert neurologists describe • New understandings gained by five years of additional research on Parkinson’s disease• New focus on the importance of exercise• New information about imaging techniques such as SPECT Scan and DATScan that are aiding in the diagnosis• New findings about the genetics of the disease• Promising uses of new technologies such as tablet devices for people who have trouble communicating• Information about impulse control disorders caused by some drugs used to address the symptoms of the disease• A complete update on treatments such as medications, surgery, and more

Seizures And Epilepsy In Childhood

Author : John M. Freeman
ISBN : 080187050X
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 21. 4 MB
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The award-winning Seizures and Epilepsy in Childhood is the standard resource for parents in need of comprehensive medical information about their child with epilepsy. Now in its third edition, this highly praised book has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the latest approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy in childhood, including the use of the ketogenic diet as a treatment for children who either do not respond to traditional drug therapy or who suffer intolerable side effects from medications. In addition to providing up-to-date information about new diagnostic techniques as well as new drugs, diet, and surgical treatments, the authors have included a chapter addressing routine health care for children with epilepsy and a new chapter on complementary and alternative therapies. Also new to this edition are discussions of the progress made in the evaluation for surgery, a chapter on insurance issues, and a section detailing additional resources. "No child's life should be defined by seizures. If we understand how the brain works, what happens during seizures, and how to cope with epilepsy, we can overcome the mythology of epilepsy and fight society's prejudices, allowing every child with epilepsy to reach his or her full potential."—From Seizures and Epilepsy in Childhood


Author : Edward E. Wallach
ISBN : 9781421416311
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 77. 48 MB
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Hysterectomy is the second most common major surgical procedure performed on women in the United States. For some women, the decision to have a hysterectomy is an easy one; for others, it is a difficult choice associated with concerns about risks, discomfort, and female identity. Yet many disorders of the uterus—fibroid tumors, uterine and cervical cancer, pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, adenomyosis, and uterine prolapse—may require surgical treatment. In this thoroughly updated edition of Hysterectomy: Exploring Your Options, gynecologists Edward E. Wallach, Esther Eisenberg, Isabel Green, and Stacey A. Scheib describe and explain every aspect of the procedure, including · Symptoms of gynecological disorders that may require uterine fibroid removal or hysterectomy· The full range of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging techniques, including MRI-focused ultrasound· Thorough explanations of specific alternative measures that may be used to avoid the need for hysterectomy· The various techniques for hysterectomy, including single-incision surgery and robotic hysterectomy· How to prepare for surgery and what to expect while in the hospital· Details on the surgery and postoperative recovery, including information about pain medications, when to resume daily activities, how sexual function may be affected, future reproductive possibilities, and the benefits and risks of hormone replacement therapy Included in this compassionate, comprehensive guide to treatment and recovery for women having—or deciding whether to have—a hysterectomy are stories of women whose own experiences with hysterectomy offer useful advice for anyone considering the procedure.

The Lupus Encyclopedia

Author : Donald E. Thomas, Jr.
ISBN : 9781421409849
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 84. 71 MB
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Offers information on the symptoms, diagnosis, medications, side effects, alternative treatments of lupus along with advice on coping with lupus.

Menopause Matters

Author : Julia Schlam Edelman
ISBN : 9780801893827
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 55. 54 MB
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A guide for improving a woman's physical and mental health from age 35 and on. It covers topics of vital interest to perimenopausal and postmenopausal women: hot flashes, vaginal dryness, poor sleep, memory loss, mood changes, depression, hormone replacement therapy, sleep, diet, exercise, weight control, and healthy sex.

The Back Book

Author : Ziya L. Gokaslan
ISBN : 080189042X
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 45. 19 MB
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They also:; lay out reasonable expectations for surgical and nonsurgical treatment; illuminate the possibilities, risks, and limitations of back surgery; describe how to select a surgeon and the importance of choosing the right oneInformative and reassuring, The Back Book provides readers with the knowledge they need to understand their back pain a

Bipolar Disorder

Author : Francis Mark Mondimore
ISBN : 9781421412054
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 57. 40 MB
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For persons with bipolar disorder and their families, here is a comprehensive, practical, compassionate guide to the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. 22 illustrations.

Food Allergies

Author : Scott H. Sicherer
ISBN : 9781421408453
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 47. 89 MB
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Offers readers guidance on living with food allergies, discussing how the allergies develop, symptoms of a reaction, and recommendations for tests for diagnosing the allergies and the chronic health problems they can cause.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Author : Lisa Marr
ISBN : 9781421401720
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 83. 2 MB
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Forthright, compassionate, and practical, this guide is a trusted source of advice for anyone who is sexually active.

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