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books to expand the mind of student 'Psychy' nurses

A Listmania! list by Peter Hurst "peter hurst" (wigan, england)
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The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing: A Textbook of Principles
1.  The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing: A Textbook of Principles by Ian Norman
The list author says:
  "no one book covers everything, this comes closest"
Used & New from: 9.12
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Making US Crazy: DSM - The Psychiatric Bible and the Creation of Mental Disorders (Psychology/self-help)
2.  Making US Crazy: DSM - The Psychiatric Bible and the Creation of Mental Disorders (Psychology/self-help) by Herb Kutchins
The list author says:
  "before you have to study DSM IV and ICD 10 read this first"
14.54   Used & New from: 10.84
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Psychiatric Drugs Explained
3.  Psychiatric Drugs Explained by David Healy MD FRCPsych
The list author says:
  "this is the only book you will ever need about the subject"
Used & New from: 7.12
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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The Antidepressant Era
4.  The Antidepressant Era by David Healy
The list author says:
  "David Healy is quite easily the best historian of Psychiatry and, in particular, Psychopharmacology, read all his books,  but this one first"
19.95   Used & New from: 2.20
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Madness Explained: Psychosis and Human Nature
5.  Madness Explained: Psychosis and Human Nature by Aaron T. Beck
The list author says:
  "there is a LOT in this book, it will give you a grounding in psychopathology, if you persist"
9.09   Used & New from: 4.60
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Schizophrenia: A Scientific Delusion?
6.  Schizophrenia: A Scientific Delusion? by Mary Boyle
The list author says:
  "difficult to read but if you want to investigate why 'schizophrenia' is not as cut and dried as it is made out then it is essential"
28.07   Used & New from: 11.99
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Recovery from Schizophrenia: Psychiatry and Political Economy
7.  Recovery from Schizophrenia: Psychiatry and Political Economy by Richard Warner
The list author says:
  "'Drug treatment is all too often used as a sub for adequate psychosocial care.' Discuss"
25.72   Used & New from: 15.00
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Pure Madness: How Fear Drives the Mental Health System
8.  Pure Madness: How Fear Drives the Mental Health System by Jeremy Laurance
The list author says:
  "as good a book as there exists examining mental health practice in Britian today, with the message that to prevent risk you need to listen to and engage with service users first"
23.18   Used & New from: 11.78
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community
9.  Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community by Robert Putnam
The list author says:
  "this is not a 'psychy' book but anyone about to care for vulnerable and isolated people should read it for the appreciation that social networks do have measurable effects on people's lives,"
7.69   Used & New from: 1.48
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Risk
10.  Risk by John Adams
The list author says:
  "this is the best book you will read about 'risk', it will make you think about the subject, which is the whole point of the selection of the books on this list"
31.99   Used & New from: 11.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Status Syndrome
11.  Status Syndrome 
The list author says:
  "the best book about health inequalities you're ever likely to read"
Used & New from: 0.45
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers
12.  Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers by Robert M. Sapolsky
The list author says:
  "the concept of 'Stress' is essential in understanding a large part of service users lives, you will not find a better intro into the subject (most often explained by reference to 'fight or flight')"
7.69   Used & New from: 4.24
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

An Unquiet Mind
13.  An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison
The list author says:
  "if you want to learn about Bipolar Disorder this should be the first book you read"
Used & New from: 0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

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Manic-Depressive Illness: Bipolar Disorders and Recurrent Depression
14.  Manic-Depressive Illness: Bipolar Disorders and Recurrent Depression by Frederick K. Goodwin
The list author says:
  "this would be the last (you will not need another)"
60.00   Used & New from: 56.42
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

The Noonday Demon
15.  The Noonday Demon by Andrew Solomon
The list author says:
  "best book about Depression I have read"
7.69   Used & New from: 2.95
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Working With Serious Mental Illness: A Manual for Clinical Practice
16.  Working With Serious Mental Illness: A Manual for Clinical Practice by Catherine Gamble BA(Hons) RGN RMN RNT
The list author says:
  "best book about psycho-social interventions I have found so far"
25.34   Used & New from: 17.47
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Psychological Interventions in Early: A Treatment Handbook
17.  Psychological Interventions in Early: A Treatment Handbook by John F. M. Gleeson
The list author says:
  "the Godfather of Early Interventions in Psychosis"
42.23   Used & New from: 16.87

Dementia Reconsidered: The Person Comes First (Rethinking Ageing)
18.  Dementia Reconsidered: The Person Comes First (Rethinking Ageing) by Tom Kitwood
The list author says:
  "the Godfather of 'Personhood,' 'Malignant Social Pychology' and humane Dementia care"
21.24   Used & New from: 18.26
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

The Godfather
19.  The Godfather by Mario Puzo
The list author says:
  "thought I'd slip a joke in at the end just to check if you're still reading"
Used & New from: 0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (184 customer reviews)

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