Abuse Library

  • Sexual Trauma: A Challenge Not Insanity
    Dr. K. Elan Jung’s Sexual Trauma: A Challenge Not Insanity is a strong reference, written for a wide audience including physicians, therapists, victims and the general layperson.  Dr. Jung is a practicing psychiatrist who has ...
  • Transform Your Life Now
    If you Google the phrase "transform your life," you get results showing you how to do just that in 5 easy ways, in less than 30 minutes, with 10 technologies, by 10 truths, or in ...
  • Trauma Essentials: The Go-To Guide
    Trauma Essentials: The Go-To Guide by Babette Rothschild is a reference book for clinician and client alike. Rothschild has successfully taken the enormously complex subject of trauma therapy and recovery and broken it down into ...
  • October is Domestic Violence Month
    Domestic violence remains a huge and largely hidden problem. The purple ribbons you may have seen recently on car bumpers and people’s ...
  • The Essential Guide to Overcoming Obsessive Love
    Have you ever found yourself calling your partner repeatedly even though they have asked you to stop?  Does your partner sulk, pout and pick a fight whenever you want to meet up with friends for ...
  • An Anatomy of Addiction: Sigmund Freud, William Halsted, and the Miracle Drug Cocaine
    In An Anatomy of Addiction: Sigmund Freud, William Halsted, and the Miracle Drug Cocaine, physician and medical historian Howard Markel, M.D., recounts the story of two geniuses who used themselves as guinea pigs in their ...
  • Cry Depression, Celebrate Recovery: My Journey through Mental Illness
    Barbara Altman, a St. Louis, Mo., native, earned her Bachelor of Music degree at Fontbonne University and taught music therapy at St. Louis Institute of Music.  She now teaches piano and guitar in her home ...
  • Resilience: How Your Inner Strength Can Set You Free from the Past
    Boris Cyrulnik is a renowned neuropsychiatrist and psychoanalyst, director of teaching at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the Université du Sud, Toulon-Var, France. At the age of 5, he lost both of ...
  • Women Who Love Psychopaths
    This book has many reasons to recommend it. Two are most powerful. First, its postulation through neuroscientific indications that the psychopath's brain is genetically different from his fellows and so he cannot change is paramount ...
  • How a Bully Is Made
    The short- and long-term harm done to bullying victims has received much attention lately. The complex web of factors which go into ...
  • In the Zone: Depression and Emotions
    Introduction: This article proposes a non-drug treatment for depression in terms of hidden emotions. It appears that most depression involves ...
  • The Way of the Comedian
    This article has been excerpted from Humor’s Hidden Power: Weapon, Shield and Psychological Salve by Nichole Force, M.A. According to a tale in the ...
  • The River of Forgetting
    In this elegant and deceptively simple memoir by Jane Rowan, her River of Forgetting has filled a need within the context of healing from childhood sexual abuse. Most such books deal with specific, visual memories. ...
  • My Adult Child Is in a Bad Relationship
    As you know, being a parent does not stop when your child leaves the nest. Whether your ...
  • The Buddha & The Borderline
    The Buddha & The Borderline, by writer, artist and advocate Kiera Van Gelder, exposes a regularly hushed-up topic: borderline personality disorder (BPD). BPD is shrouded in stigma. There’s little information about the disorder and, while ...
  • Laid: Young People’s Experiences with Sex in an Easy-Access Culture
    I admit it: I was more than a little hesitant to dive into Laid: Young People’s Experiences with Sex in an Easy-Access Culture, edited by Shannon T. Boodram. My fears of being overwhlemed or disturbed ...
  • Gentling: A Practical Guide to Treating PTSD in Abused Children
    William E. Krill, Jr.’s book Gentling: a Practical Guide to Treating PTSD in Abused Children is a must-read for anyone who works with children.  To say that it is a good idea to ...
  • Understanding the Effects of Trauma: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    The essential psychological effect of trauma is a shattering of innocence. Trauma creates a loss of faith that there is any safety, predictability, or ...
  • Parent Abuse by Teen
    Parents -- just like anyone else -- can be abused by a child or teenager. A young adult is just as capable as inflicting emotional, verbal and ...
  • Severe Obesity and Adult ADHD: Connection and Cure
    In 2006, at the age of 47, I was diagnosed with ADHD. I’ve been researching adult ADHD ever since. I was taken by surprise ...
  • Depression and Dissociative Identity Disorder
    As an educator, I’ve become more and more convinced of the huge need for better information and openness about all kinds of ...
  • A Lifetime of Joy after Clinical Depression
    This is a true story, as told to us by Alice (not her real name): When I was born my mother was dismayed -- she didn’t want a child ...
  • Rejecting Childhood Rejection
    “I can’t figure it out,” one of the writers to Psych Central's "Ask the Therapist" column wrote recently. “My parents never give me any emotional support or even seem to like me. I always get ...
  • Reacting on Autopilot: When Good Intentions Fall Short
    Disclaimer: The characters from these vignettes are fictitious. They were derived from a composite of people and events for the purpose of representing real-life situations and psychological dilemmas which occur in families. Julius was a ...
  • Talking To Your Teens about Acquaintance Rape
    “How could this happen?” The mother on the other end of the phone is distraught. “My son came home a wreck. He said his girlfriend wouldn’t quit coming on to him no matter what he ...

 

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