Herbal Medicine in Depression:
Victory Over Depression With and Without Medicines: Bergina Isbell
Integrative Medicine for Depression:A Breakthrough Treatment Plan that Eliminates Depression Naturally James Greenblatt, Winnie Lee
Agricultural Distress and Trade Depression:their remedy in the commercial realization of home-grown produce Daniel Tallerman, Cornell Veterinary Medicine
In a culture obsessed with youth, financial success, and achieving happiness, is it possible to live an authentic, meaningful life? Nassir Ghaemi, a psychiatrist with a wide grasp of philosophy, reflects on our society´s current quest for happiness and rejection of anything resembling sadness. On Depression asks readers to consider the benefits of despair and the foibles of an unexamined life. Too often depression as disease is mistreated or not treated at all. Ghaemi warns against the ´´pretenders´´ who confuse our understanding of depression¿those who deny disease excessively for instance or those who use psychiatric diagnosis (the DSM system) ´´pragmatically´´ and unscientifically. But sadness, even depression, can also have benefits. Ghaemi asserts that we can create a ´´narrative of ourselves such that we know and accept who we are,´´ leading to a deeper, lasting level of contentment and a more satisfying personal and public life. Depression is complex, and we need guides to help us understand it, guides who comprehend it existentially as part of normal human experience and clinically as sometimes needing the right kind of treatment, including medications. Ghaemi discusses these guides in detail, thinkers like Viktor Frankl, Rollo May, Karl Jaspers, and Leston Havens, among others. On Depression combines examples from philosophy and the history of medicine with psychiatric principles informed by the author´s clinical experience with people who struggle with mental illness. He has seen great achievements arise from great suffering and feels that understanding depression can provide important insights into happiness.
Pharmacogenetics of Depression:Towards Personalized Medicine Sefi Kronenberg
The definitive book of yoga therapy, this groundbreaking work comes to you from the medical editor of the country´s premier yoga magazine, who is both a practicing yogi and a Western-trained physician. Beginning with an overview of the history and science of yoga, Dr. McCall describes the many different techniques in the yoga tool kit; explains what yoga does and who can benefit from it (virtually everyone!); and provides lavishly illustrated and minutely detailed instructions on starting a yoga practice geared to your fitness level and your health status. Yoga as Medicine offers a wealth of practical information, including how to: ?Utilize yogic tools, including postures, breathing techniques, and meditation, for both prevention and healing of illness ?Master the art of becoming more in tune with your body ?Communicate more effectively with your doctor ?Adopt therapeutic yoga practices as either an alternative or a complement to surgery and to expensive, sometimes dangerous medications ?Practice safely Find an instructor and a style of yoga that are right for you. With twenty chapters devoted to the work of individual master teachers, including such well-known figures as Patricia Walden, John Friend, and Rodney Yee, Yoga as Medicine shows how these experts have applied the wisdom of this ancient holistic practice to twenty different conditions, ranging from arthritis to chronic fatigue, depression, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, infertility, insomnia, multiple sclerosis, and obesity. Defining yoga as ´´a systematic technology to improve the body, understand the mind, and free the spirit,´´ Dr. McCall shows the way to a path that can truly alter your life. An indispensable guide for the millions who now practice yoga or would like to begin, as well as for yoga teachers, body workers, doctors, nurses, and other health professionals.