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Craving: Why We Can't Seem to Get Enough

A nationally recognized expert on compulsive behaviors explains the phenomenon of craving and gives us tools to achieve freedom from our seemingly insatiable desires by changing our actions to remap our brains.

The author is a 2013 Meeting Speaker: Trends in Synthetic Drugs of Abuse

Effects of Commercial Energy Drink Consumption on Athletic Performance and Body Composition (The Physician and Sportsmedicine)

Abstract: Energy drinks are frequently marketed to individuals interested in athletics and an active lifestyle. From 2001 to 2008, estimates of energy drink use in adolescent to middle-aged populations ranged from 24% to 56%. Most energy drinks feature caffeine and a combination of other components, including taurine, sucrose, guarana, ginseng, niacin, pyridoxine, and cyanocobalamin.

Happiness Is: Unexpected Answers to Practical Questions in Curious Times

In this highly entertaining and literate book, Shawn Christopher Shea takes us on a provocative journey into the world of practical philosophy, applied spirituality and everyday psychology. Calling upon more than twenty years of clinical experience, fifty years of navigating life's ups and downs, and an array of thinkers and pop icons - from Alan Watts to Albert Einstein, Billy Graham to Bob Dylan, the Dalai Lama to the English mystic Julian of Norwich - he weaves a gentle compassion and a tart wit into this compelling look at human nature and our never-ending quest for happiness.

Improving Medication Adherence: How to Talk with Patients About Their Medications

Written for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, case managers, and clinical pharmacists, this pioneering book is the first of its kind devoted to the delicate interface between clinical interviewing and medication adherence. Shawn Christopher Shea, MD takes the reader on a compelling and eminently practical exploration of how our words powerfully impact on whether or not patients are interested in taking medications and staying on them.

Microarrays for an Integrative Genomics (Computational Molecular Biology)

Functional genomics--the deconstruction of the genome to determine the biological function of genes and gene interactions--is one of the most fruitful new areas of biology. The growing use of DNA microarrays allows researchers to assess the expression of tens of thousands of genes at a time. This quantitative change has led to qualitative progress in our ability to understand regulatory processes at the cellular level.This book provides a systematic introduction to the use of DNA microarrays as an investigative tool for functional genomics.

Prescription Drugs for People Over 50

Detailed profiles of hundreds of the medications most commonly prescribed for seniors.

Psychiatric Interviewing: the Art of Understanding a Practical Guide for Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Nurses and Other Mental Health Professionals

The 2nd edition of this clinically based guidebook that focuses on the initial psychiatric interview provides practical suggestions for analyzing and altering the interview to mesh with the specific needs of the patient. Contains detailed discussions of how to open an interview, how to interpret nonverbal communication, how to make more natural transitions, and how to arrive at accurate diagnoses. Offers special techniques for eliciting information from depressed, psychotic, and personality-disordered patients. This edition presents updated DSM-IV criteria, new strategies in suicide assessment, and an annotated interview section accompanied by sample write-ups with tips in the appendix.

Review of Psychotropic Drugs 1998

Chart-style review of psychotropic drugs including drugs for mood disorders, anxiolytics and hypnotics, and antipsychotics.

The Pocket Guide to the DSM-5™ Diagnostic Exam

Designed for interviewers at all levels of experience, The Pocket Guide to the DSM-5™ Diagnostic Exam is the clinician’s companion for using DSM-5™ in diagnostic interviews. Both experienced clinicians and those still in training will benefit from the thoughtful, yet practical, fashion in which DSM-5™ revisions are reviewed and incorporated into the 30-minute diagnostic interview.

The Practical Art of Suicide Assessment: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals and Substance Abuse Counselors

Penned with a compelling elegance and charm, the "Practical Art of Suicide Assessment" is brimming with clinical wisdom, enlightening case illustrations and a vibrant sense of compassion. Viewed as one of the classics in the field of mental health, and acclaimed by both beginning students and experienced clinicians alike, it describes in a step-by-step fashion exactly how to make a sound suicide assessment.