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All Families are Psychotic

All Families are Psychotic
Author: Douglas Coupland
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2008-12-05
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1596917563

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The Drummond family, reunited for the first time in years, has gathered near Cape Canaveral to watch the launch into space of their beloved daughter and sister, Sarah. Against the Technicolor unreality of Florida's finest tourist attractions, the Drummonds stumble into every illicit activity under the tropical sun-kidnapping, blackmail, gunplay, and black market negotiations, to name a few. But even as the Drummonds' lives spin out of control, Coupland reminds us of their humanity at every turn, hammering out a hilarious masterpiece with the keen eye of a cultural critic and the heart and soul of a gifted storyteller. He tells not only the characters' stories but also the story of our times--thalidomide, AIDS, born-again Christianity, drugs, divorce, the Internet-all bound together with the familiar glue of family love and madness.


Psychotic Disorders

Psychotic Disorders
Author: Carol A. Tamminga MD
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-10-20
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 0190653280

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Psychotic Disorders: Comprehensive Conceptualization and Treatments emphasizes a dimensional approach to psychosis--one of the most fascinating manifestations of altered brain behavior--that cuts across a broad array of psychiatric diagnoses from schizophrenia to affective psychosis and organic disorders like epilepsy and dementias. Written by an international roster of over seventy leading experts in the field, this volume comprehensively reviews, critiques, and integrates available knowledge on the etiology, mechanisms, and treatments of psychotic disorders, and outlines ways forward in both research and clinical practice towards more objective, mechanistically-based definitions of psychotic disorders. Chapters address topics such as psychosis phenomenology, biomarkers and treatments, the overlaps and interfaces between psychiatric disorders within the psychosis dimension, and novel disease definitions. Furthermore, the volume incorporates findings on potential mechanisms, bridges between various system levels (i.e., genetic, epigenetic, molecular and cellular, brain circuit and function, psychological, social, environmental and cultural) and their interactions, as well as the potential role in causation and/or mediation in psychotic disorders. Finally, the volume outlines a broad array of treatment approaches, from the readily available (e.g., psychopharmacology, various modalities of psychotherapy) to the experimental (e.g., cognitive interventions, neuromodulation). With a concluding section of forward perspectives conjecturing future directions and related challenges, this book aspires to stimulate new knowledge, generate novel frameworks, and carry new directions forward on psychotic disorders.


Epiphanies of the Ordinary

Epiphanies of the Ordinary
Author: Charlie Cleverly
Publisher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-03-15
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1444701932

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Through his work as a vicar both in Paris and Oxford, Charlie Cleverly has become passionate about the need to feed our love for God through every means possible, and to find ways of holding on to the love we have for God. This book is the result of that passion. Exploring moments in the Bible where God breaks through into the daily run of life, EPIPHANIES OF THE ORDINARY shows how God used these moment to change the lives of key Bible characters, drawing out the parallels with how God might intervene in our lives. With every event we get a clearer picture of the rounded relationship God wants with each of us, and how this is built up through the ins and outs of daily interaction, and occasionally through life-changing revelations. Culturally relevant and highly readable, Charlie Cleverly's challenge to follow God with our whole hearts will help you move forwards with God, and grab hold once more of the deep enthusiasm for God's plans that we all long for.


Psychological Interventions in Early Psychosis

Psychological Interventions in Early Psychosis
Author: John F. M. Gleeson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2004-07-16
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 0470020636

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Psychological Interventions in Early Psychosis provides a comprehensive overview of the emerging research and clinical evidence base for psychological treatments across the phases of early psychosis. Beginning with identified at-risk young people, the text continues through to those in acute and recovery phases, to the needs of patients with persistent symptoms. This practical treatment handbook: draws upon the expertise of several internationally recognised clinical and research programs integrates reviews of the relevant research literature with illustrative case examples covers critical issues for the clinician in focal chapters on suicide prevention, comorbid cannabis abuse, and family work describes several modalities of treatment, such as multi-family psychoeducation, group work, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural approaches. Specialist early psychosis services are developing rapidly worldwide. Psychological Interventions in Early Psychosis will be an essential resource for clinicians and service leaders alike.


Space Oddities

Space Oddities
Author: Marie Lathers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2010-11-04
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 1441148205

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Space Oddities examines the representation of women in outer space films from 1960 to 2000, with an emphasis on films in which women are either denied or given the role of astronaut. Marie Lathers traces an evolution in this representation from women as aliens and/or "assistant" astronauts, to women as astronaut wives, to women as astronauts themselves. Many popular films from the era are considered, as are earlier films (from Aelita Queen of Mars to Devil Girl From Mars) and historical records, literary fiction, and television shows (especially I Dream of Jeannie). Early 1960s attempts by women pilots to enter the Space Race are considered as is the media drama surrounding the death of Christa McAuliffe. In addition to its insightful film scholarship, this is an important addition to current reassessments of the Space Race. By applying insights from contemporary gender, race, and species theories to popular imaginings of women in space, the status of the Space Race as a cultural construct that reproduces and/or warps terrestrial gender structures is revealed.


Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English

Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English
Author: Eugene Benson
Publisher: Routledge
Total Pages: 1950
Release: 2004-11-30
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1134468482

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" ... Documents the history and development of [Post-colonial literatures in English, together with English and American literature] and includes original research relating to the literatures of some 50 countries and territories. In more than 1,600 entries written by more than 600 internationally recognized scholars, it explores the effect of the colonial and post-colonial experience on literatures in English worldwide.


Drive-by Saviours

Drive-by Saviours
Author: Chris Benjamin
Publisher: Fernwood Publishing
Total Pages: 367
Release: 2010-09-01T00:00:00Z
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1552664805

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Demoralized by his job and dissatisfied with his life, Mark punches the clock with increasing indifference. He wanted to help people; he’d always believed that as social worker he would be able to make a difference in people’s lives. But after six years of bureaucracy and pushing paper Mark has lost hope. All that changes when he meets Bumi, an Indonesian restaurant worker. Moved from his small fishing village and sent to a residential school under the authoritarian Suharto regime, Bumi’s radical genius and obsessive-compulsive disorder raise suspicion among his paranoid neighbours. When several local children die mysteriously the neighbours fear reaches a fevered pitch and Bumi is forced to flee to Canada. Brought together by a chance encounter on the subway, Mark and Bumi develop a friendship that forces them to confront their pasts. Moving gracefully between Canada and Indonesia and through the two men’s histories, Drive-by Saviours is the story of desire and connection among lonely people adrift in a crowded world. Drive-by Saviours Trailer on YouTube Drive-by Saviours on MySpace Chris Benjamin’s website Drive-by Saviours on Facebook


Generation A

Generation A
Author: Douglas Coupland
Publisher: Random House
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-10-06
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1409066827

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In the near future bees are extinct - until five unconnected individuals, in different parts of the world, are stung. Immediately snatched up by ominous figures in hazmat suits, interrogated searately in neutral Ikea-like chambers, and then released as 15-minute-celebrities into a world driven almost entirely by the internet, these five unforgettable people endure a barrage of unusual and highly 21st-century circumstances. A charismatic scientist with dubious motives eventually brings the quintet together, and their shared experience unites them in a way they could never have imagined. Generation A mirrors the structure of 1991's Generation X as it champions the act of reading and storytelling as one of the few defences we still have against the constant bombardment of the senses in a digital world. Like much of Coupland's writing, it occupies the perplexing hinterland between optimism about the future and everyday, apocalyptic paranoia, and is his most ambitious and entertaining novel to date.


The Trigger Mechanism

The Trigger Mechanism
Author: Scott McEwen
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2020-02-11
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 1250088267

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The Trigger Mechanism is the second book in the Camp Valor series by the #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of American Sniper, Scott McEwen. When, Jalen, a young gamer, puts on a set of VR goggles and logs into an online video game, he enters a digital world where, as in most games, points are awarded for kills. Only this time, unbeknownst to Jalen, the game has been reengineered by a cyberterrorist known as Encyte so that real human lives are taken with the click of a button. When Jalen logs off, he learns he’s just killed fifty-three innocent people. Wyatt Brewer, Camp Valor’s top camper, is tapped to investigate and see if a link exists between Encyte and The Glowworm Gaming Network, which Wyatt helped dismantle the previous summer. Wyatt is still reeling from the losses inflicted by Glowworm and by the betrayal of his mentor, Sargent Halsey. When Wyatt meets Jalen, he finds a clue, and Julie Chen, a teenage prodigy and gaming superstar known as Hi_Kyto becomes the leading suspect. Wyatt knows he’ll need Jalen’s help if he has any chance of penetrating the gaming world and getting close to Hi_Kyto. And Jalen will need Camp Valor if he’s going to have any chance of rebuilding his life and finding redemption. But as the summer season starts at Valor, the Department of Defense threatens to shut the secret program down. A reclusive billionaire and Camp Valor alum offers a way forward—funded by him but without Valor for protection. Jalen and Wyatt are forced to consider going out on their own if they want bring Halsey to justice and to stop Encyte.


Hey Nostradamus!

Hey Nostradamus!
Author: Douglas Coupland
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2004-07-02
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1582344159

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In 1988, a stunning episode of teenage violence transforms a seemingly ordinary suburban community forever, as parents struggle to cope with their discovery of their children's underground world and the troubled survivors deal with their painful memories of what happened and its aftermath. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.