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First published in 1941, “The Mask of Sanity: An Attempt to Clarify Some Issues About the So-Called Psychopathic Personality” by Hervey M. Cleckley, an American psychiatrist, is considered to be the most important work on psychopathology of the twentieth-century. Cleckley based his work on clinical interviews with patients in mental institutions and continued to edit and revise his seminal work throughout the years. The title “The Mask of Sanity” refers to Cleckley’s description of the psychopath as living behind a mask of normalcy, which makes the disorder very difficult to recognize and diagnosis. They may appear engaging, intelligent, charming, and sincere but behind this façade of a normal, functioning person they are severely mentally disordered and chaotic. Cleckley was the first to recognize the psychopath’s lack of genuine emotion that stems from a serious and uncontrolled neuropsychiatric defect. Cleckley’s work is startlingly insightful and his outline of the basic elements of psychopathology remains relevant nearly eighty years later. While highly controversial when it was first published, Cleckley’s exhaustive research and the fascinating case studies he explores in detail make “The Mask of Sanity” an indispensable guide for both professionals and lay people alike who wish to better understand psychopathology.

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Sie arbeiten bei der Polizei, sind als selbständige Unternehmer tätig oder üben einen Pflegeberufaus, wohnten vor kurzem noch im Elternhaus, haben bereits eine Familie gegründet oder kümmern sich um die Enkel. Es sind Menschen, wie sie unterschiedlicher kaum sein könnten. Und doch verbindet sie eine traumatische Erfahrung: Sie alle verloren eine Schwester oder einen Bruder durch Suizid. Die Autorin und Journalistin Samira Zingaro rückt in ihrem Buch die Geschwister der Suizidenten ins Zentrum und dokumentiert ihre Trauer, die Selbstzweifel und Schuldgefühle. Zugleich zeigt sie, wie die Zurückgebliebenen mit dem letztlich Unbegreiflichen umgehen und dass sie trotz des schmerzlichen Verlustes ihr Leben meistern.

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Pediatricians face many questions and challenges during patients’ transition from childhood to adulthood. Chronic diseases justify long-term medical, psychological, educational, and social management. The establishment of networks with adult endocrinologists is, therefore, very important to achieving optimal conditions for a successful transition period. In this book, leading experts discuss major public health issues such as diabetes and obesity. They also review genetic diseases, including Turner syndrome and congenital adrenal hyperplasia. All clinical cases are presented in a focused way to highlight any issues which might be discussed by the doctor with patients and family. Psychological approaches are debated as are proposals for defining specific tools to encourage autonomy during this life period. This book is a valuable tool and will be helpful in answering many questions for endocrinologists, adult and pediatric, dedicated to the long-term management of patients with chronic diseases.

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Ten years ago, the first edition of Graves’ Orbitopathy: A Multidisciplinary Approach was published. Since then, the book has become very popular and much has happened in the field to warrant a third edition. What has not changed is the successful and attractive question-and-answer format of the book. In the 3rd, revised and expanded edition, new chapters have been added on co-morbidity, local treatment modalities, novel immunosuppressive therapy, detailed protocols, and questions frequently asked by patients. All chapters of the previous edition have been thoroughly updated. Subjects covered then include the pathology of Graves’ Orbitopathy (GO) and the controversial views on its pathogenesis; assessment of changes using reliable measuring techniques; medical management of GO including established and alternative treatment options; technical explanations and illustrations of various surgical procedures; and finally, the molecular, immunologic, and clinical aspects of this complex disorder. Additionally, ample consideration is given to the new 2016 ETA/EUGOGO guidelines on the management of GO.

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Well-Being Therapy (WBT) is the psychotherapeutic approach developed by Giovanni Fava, a world-renowned psychiatrist and psychotherapist, and the editor-in-chief of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. WBT is an innovative strategy that is based on monitoring psychological well-being, whereby the patient progressively learns how to make it grow. This type of therapy has enjoyed much success and is increasing in popularity around the world. The first part of this long-awaited book describes how the idea for WBT was formed, the first patient treated, and the current evidence that supports this approach. In Part II, Giovanni Fava provides the treatment manual of WBT, describing what each session entails, and includes many examples from his own cases. The last part covers some of the specific conditions for which WBT can be used and how sessions can be conducted. It includes sections on depression, mood swings, generalized anxiety disorder, panic and agoraphobia, and posttraumatic stress disorder. There is also information on the application of WBT in interventions in school settings. Throughout the book, Dr. Fava keeps things interesting by peppering his narrative with anecdotes from his medical career. The primary audience for this book is professionals within psychology, psychiatry, and other fields of medicine (e.g., family practice, pediatrics, and rehabilitation). However, the book is written in a relaxed, clear, and accessible style that also makes it of interest to counselors, educators, and family and friends of patients, not to mention patients themselves.

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Gender medicine is an important new field in health and disease. It is derived from top-quality research and encompasses the biological and social determinants that underlie the susceptibility to disease and its consequences. In the future, consideration of the role of gender will undoubtedly become an integral feature of all research and clinical care. Defining the role of gender in medicine requires a broad perspective on biology and diverse skills in biomedical and social sciences. When these scientific disciplines come together, a revolution in medical care is in the making. Covering twelve different areas of medicine, the practical and useful Handbook of Clinical Gender Medicine provides up-to-date information on the role of gender in the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management of a wide range of common diseases.

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Elsker du at hade dine fjender? Det er du ikke ene om. For fjendskab er godt nok grimt, uvAerdigt og patrAengende, men det pirrer, provokerer og sAetter ogsa kreativiteten i sving. Det kildrer lidt i maven, nar vi moder fjendskab i hverdagen. De fleste af os er sa artige og velopdragne, at lidt folelsesmAessig intensitet kan vAere en kAerkommen afveksling, maske isAer hvis vi kan sta sikkert pa sidelinjen til en fodboldkamp og rabe ad dommeren, hore om vennens kvaler med ekskAeresten eller sladre om en ond og manipulerende chef, der gor arbejdslivet surt. Fjendskab er et godt stof, nar der skal lukkes luft ud og opbygges fAellesskaber, og det sker hele tiden.Fjendskab er med andre ord kommet for at blive, sa det er en god ide at blive lidt klogere pa det. Idehistoriker Mikkel Thorup, lektor ved Aarhus Universitet, svinger kyndigt kniven og dissekerer fjendskabet, sa dets barske anatomi blotlAegges. Det afslorer overraskende sammenhAenge mellem bl.a. fjendskab, fAellesskab og talentudvikling.

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Hvornar bor det offentlige anbringe et barn uden for hjemmet? Det kan man finde svar pa i bogen Family Support. Bogen bestar af artikler af kendte nordiske og internationale forskere og praktikere inden for feltet familiehjAelp – f.eks. Rye, Hundeide, Flaskas, L'Abate og Faureholm. Den spAender fra 'state of art'-artikler til belysninger af pAedagogisk praksis inden for forskellige arbejdsfelter som modrecentre, stotte til familier og familieradslagning m.v. Sigtet med bogen er – at bidrage til at lofte den hjemlige diskussion af familiehjAelp ind i et lAenge efterspurgt internationalt perspektiv – at udvikle en ressourceorienteret tilgang eller empowerment i forskning og praktisk indsats – at introducere metodisk helhedstAenkning – at prAesentere gode eksempler af interesse for danske fagfolk. Nogle artikler fokuserer pa, hvordan forskningen anskuer born og familier, prAesenterer nye tilgange og uddyber allerede kendte tilgange. Andre tager udgangspunkt i, hvordan fagfolk – isAer pAedagoger og socialpAedagoger – dels benytter denne nye viden dels opfinder nye losninger pa gamle problemer. Bogen henvender sig primAert til professionelle fagfolk, men kan desuden anvendes som lAerebog pa lAerer- og pAedagogseminarier, i CVU'ernes efter- og videreuddannelse og pa kurser. Bogen er redigeret af professor Max Kreuzer, Monchengladbach, og lektor Niels Rosendal Jensen, DPU.