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Anatomy of a Suicide

Anatomy of a Suicide Author Alice Birch
ISBN-10 9781786821041
Release 2017-06-16
Pages 272
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“My mother always said to Live Big. Live as much as I could.’’ Three generations of women. For each, the chaos of what has come before brings with it a painful legacy. “I have Stayed. I have Stayed - I have Stayed for as long as I possibly can.” Anatomy of a Suicide premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs on 3 June 2017, in a production directed by Katie Mitchell.



Anatomy of a Suicide

Anatomy of a Suicide Author Alice Birch
ISBN-10 1786821036
Release 2017-06-06
Pages 237
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Three generations of women. For each, the chaos of what has come before brings with it a painful legacy. "I have Stayed. I have Stayed - I have Stayed for as long as I possibly can."



The Anatomy of Suicide

The Anatomy of Suicide Author Lyttelton Stewart Forbes Winslow
ISBN-10 9781465593863
Release 2016-10-24
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Human actions are more under the influence of example than precept; consequently, suicide has often been justified by an appeal to the laws and customs of past ages. An undue reverence for the authority of antiquity induces us to rely more upon what has been said or done in former times, than upon the dictates of our own feelings and judgement. Many have formed the most extravagant notions of honour, liberty, and courage, and, under the impression that they were imitating the noble example of some ancient hero, have sacrificed their lives. They urge in their defence that suicide has been enjoined by positive laws, and allowed by ancient custom; that the greatest and bravest nation in the world practised it; and that the most wise and virtuous sect of philosophers taught that it was an evidence of courage, magnanimity, and virtue. There is no mode of reasoning so fallacious as that which is constantly appealing to examples. A man who has made up his mind to the adoption of a particular course can easily discover reasons to justify himself in carrying out his preconceived opinions. If a contemplated action, abstractedly considered, be good, cases may be of service in illustrating it. There must be some test by which to form a correct estimate of the justness or lawfulness of human actions; and until we are agreed as to what ought to constitute that standard, examples are perfectly useless. No inferences deduced from the consideration of the suicides of antiquity can be logically applied to modern instances. We live under a Christian dispensation. Our notions of death, of honour, and of courage, are, in many respects, so dissimilar from those which the ancients entertained, that the subject of suicide is placed entirely on a different basis. In the early periods of history, self-destruction was considered as an evidence of courage; death was preferred to dishonour. These principles were inculcated by celebrated philosophers, who exercised a great influence over the minds of the people; and, in many instances, the act of self-immolation constituted a part of their religion. Is it, then, to be wondered at, that so many men, eminent for their genius, and renowned for their valour, should, under such circumstances, have sacrificed themselves?



Orville s Revenge

Orville s Revenge Author Stephen B. Martin
ISBN-10 0692305300
Release 2014-10-27
Pages 260
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In late December of 1957, dairy farmer Orville Gibson had a dispute with his hired hand, Eri Martin, because he had spilled some milk. After allegedly beating Martin because of the spill, Gibson receives a threatening telephone call a few days later warning him to not come into the village of Newbury, Vermont, due to the sympathy for Martin and against Gibson. On December 31, 1957, Gibson leaves his house for his barn chores and is not seen alive again. On March 26, 1958, Gibson's body is found in the Connecticut River near Bradford, Vermont. Robert O. Welch, a Newbury school janitor, and Frank W. Carpenter, a West Newbury dairy farmer, are arrested for murder. This book recounts the police investigation and trials connected to the Gibson death, which a defense lawyer claims was a suicide, even though Gibson's still-frozen body was found tied up with a rope when he was pulled from the river.



Physician assisted Suicide

Physician assisted Suicide Author Susan M. Behuniak
ISBN-10 074251725X
Release 2003
Pages 221
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Whether competent, terminally ill patients have a right to die with the assistance of their physicians or whether state and national governments have legitimate interests in forbidding the exercise of this right are the central questions around which this book revolves. In either case, essential constitutional issues as well as ethical and medical reflections enter the debate. This book, blending original sources and expert commentary, prepares its readers to enter the discussion by providing an accessible and concise introduction to the law and politics of physician-assisted suicide. Its timely appearance also sets the stage for understanding future state referenda, court decisions, legislation, and executive orders expected in 2002 and beyond. Visit our website for sample chapters!



Anatomy of Malice

Anatomy of Malice Author Joel E. Dimsdale
ISBN-10 9780300220674
Release 2016-05-28
Pages 224
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When the ashes had settled after World War II and the Allies convened an international war crimes trial in Nuremberg, a psychiatrist, Douglas Kelley, and a psychologist, Gustave Gilbert, tried to fathom the psychology of the Nazi leaders, using extensive psychiatric interviews, IQ tests, and Rorschach inkblot tests. Never before or since has there been such a detailed study of governmental leaders who orchestrated mass killings. Before the war crimes trial began, it was self-evident to most people that the Nazi leaders were demonic maniacs. But when the interviews and psychological tests were completed, the answer was no longer so clear. The findings were so disconcerting that portions of the data were hidden away for decades and the research became a topic for vituperative disputes. Gilbert thought that the war criminals’ malice stemmed from depraved psychopathology. Kelley viewed them as morally flawed, ordinary men who were creatures of their environment. Who was right? Drawing on his decades of experience as a psychiatrist and the dramatic advances within psychiatry, psychology, and neuroscience since Nuremberg, Joel E. Dimsdale looks anew at the findings and examines in detail four of the war criminals, Robert Ley, Hermann Göring, Julius Streicher, and Rudolf Hess. Using increasingly precise diagnostic tools, he discovers a remarkably broad spectrum of pathology. Anatomy of Malice takes us on a complex and troubling quest to make sense of the most extreme evil.



Lacan on Madness

Lacan on Madness Author Patricia Gherovici
ISBN-10 9781317587064
Release 2015-02-11
Pages 286
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This new collection of essays by distinguished international scholars and clinicians will revolutionize your understanding of madness. Essential for those on both sides of the couch eager to make sense of the plethora of theories about madness available today, Lacan on Madness: Madness, Yes You Can’t provides compelling and original perspectives following the work of Jacques Lacan. Patricia Gherovici and Manya Steinkoler suggest new ways of working with phenomena often considered impermeable to clinical intervention or discarded as meaningless. This book offers a fresh view on a wide variety of manifestations and presentations of madness, featuring clinical case studies, new theoretical developments in psychosis, and critical appraisal of artistic expressions of insanity. Lacan on Madness uncovers the logics of insanity while opening new possibilities of treatment and cure. Intervening in current debates about normalcy and pathology, causation and prognosis, the authors propose effective modalities of treatment, and challenge popular ideas of what constitutes a cure offering a reassessment of the positive and creative potential of madness. Gherovici and Steinkoler’s book makes Lacanian ideas accessible by showing how they are both clinically and critically useful. It is invaluable reading for psychoanalysts, clinicians, academics, graduate students, and lay persons.



The Anatomy of Wings

The Anatomy of Wings Author Karen Foxlee
ISBN-10 9781442985223
Release 2009
Pages 402
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Ten-year-old Jennifer Day lives in a small mining town full of secrets. Trying to make sense of the sudden death of her teenage sister Beth, she looks to the adult world around her for answers.



Anatomy of an Epidemic

Anatomy of an Epidemic Author Robert Whitaker
ISBN-10 0307452433
Release 2010-04-13
Pages 416
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Now with bonus material, including a new foreword and afterword with updated research In this astonishing and startling book, award-winning science and history writer Robert Whitaker investigates a medical mystery: Why has the number of disabled mentally ill in the United States tripled over the past two decades? Every day, 1,100 adults and children are added to the government disability rolls because they have become newly disabled by mental illness, with this epidemic spreading most rapidly among our nation’s children. What is going on? Anatomy of an Epidemic challenges readers to think through that question themselves. First, Whitaker investigates what is known today about the biological causes of mental disorders. Do psychiatric medications fix “chemical imbalances” in the brain, or do they, in fact, create them? Researchers spent decades studying that question, and by the late 1980s, they had their answer. Readers will be startled—and dismayed—to discover what was reported in the scientific journals. Then comes the scientific query at the heart of this book: During the past fifty years, when investigators looked at how psychiatric drugs affected long-term outcomes, what did they find? Did they discover that the drugs help people stay well? Function better? Enjoy good physical health? Or did they find that these medications, for some paradoxical reason, increase the likelihood that people will become chronically ill, less able to function well, more prone to physical illness? This is the first book to look at the merits of psychiatric medications through the prism of long-term results. Are long-term recovery rates higher for medicated or unmedicated schizophrenia patients? Does taking an antidepressant decrease or increase the risk that a depressed person will become disabled by the disorder? Do bipolar patients fare better today than they did forty years ago, or much worse? When the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) studied the long-term outcomes of children with ADHD, did they determine that stimulants provide any benefit? By the end of this review of the outcomes literature, readers are certain to have a haunting question of their own: Why have the results from these long-term studies—all of which point to the same startling conclusion—been kept from the public? In this compelling history, Whitaker also tells the personal stories of children and adults swept up in this epidemic. Finally, he reports on innovative programs of psychiatric care in Europe and the United States that are producing good long-term outcomes. Our nation has been hit by an epidemic of disabling mental illness, and yet, as Anatomy of an Epidemic reveals, the medical blueprints for curbing that epidemic have already been drawn up.



The Neurobiological Basis of Suicide

The Neurobiological Basis of Suicide Author Yogesh Dwivedi
ISBN-10 9781439838815
Release 2012-06-25
Pages 482
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With recent studies using genetic, epigenetic, and other molecular and neurochemical approaches, a new era has begun in understanding pathophysiology of suicide. Emerging evidence suggests that neurobiological factors are not only critical in providing potential risk factors but also provide a promising approach to develop more effective treatment and prevention strategies. The Neurobiological Basis of Suicide discusses the most recent findings in suicide neurobiology. Psychological, psychosocial, and cultural factors are important in determining the risk factors for suicide; however, they offer weak prediction and can be of little clinical use. Interestingly, cognitive characteristics are different among depressed suicidal and depressed nonsuicidal subjects, and could be involved in the development of suicidal behavior. The characterization of the neurobiological basis of suicide is in delineating the risk factors associated with suicide. The Neurobiological Basis of Suicide focuses on how and why these neurobiological factors are crucial in the pathogenic mechanisms of suicidal behavior and how these findings can be transformed into potential therapeutic applications.



We Want You to Watch

We Want You to Watch Author Alice Birch
ISBN-10 9781783199266
Release 2015-06-22
Pages 80
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This is about pornography. This is an interview. This is an intervention. This is an interrogation. We’re recording now. We want to pull its plug out. We want to stop its heartbeat. We want to blow its brains out and begin again. We know exactly what we’re doing. We’re not stupid.



The Anatomy Of Motive

The Anatomy Of Motive Author John Douglas
ISBN-10 9781471108372
Release 2012-12-11
Pages 320
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Legendary FBI profiling pioneer John Douglas's theory is that once you figure out the motivating force driving a perpetrator, you've got a good chance of cracking the case. In THE ANATOMY OF MOTIVE he uses cases from his own career to illustrate his argument. He takes us further than ever before into the dark corners of the minds of arsonists, hijackers, serial and spree killers and mass murderers. THE ANATOMY OF MOTIVE analyses such diverse killers as Lee Harvey Oswald and Timothy McVeigh - and helps us learn to anticipate potential violent behaviour before it's too late.



An Anatomy of Addiction

An Anatomy of Addiction Author Howard Markel
ISBN-10 9781400078790
Release 2012-07-03
Pages 314
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The medical historian documents the long-term use of cocaine by psychoanalysis founder Sigmund Freud and surgical pioneer William Halsted, revealing how their addictions played integral roles in their world-changing careers.



Suicide and Agency

Suicide and Agency Author Ludek Broz
ISBN-10 9781317048459
Release 2016-04-01
Pages 238
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Suicide and Agency offers an original and timely challenge to existing ways of understanding suicide. Through the use of rich and detailed case studies, the authors assembled in this volume explore how interplay of self-harm, suicide, personhood and agency varies markedly across site (Greenland, Siberia, India, Palestine and Mexico) and setting (self-run leprosy colony, suicide bomb attack, cash-crop farming, middle-class mothering). Rather than starting from a set definition of suicide, they empirically engage suicide fields-the wider domains of practices and of sense making, out of which realized, imaginary, or disputed suicides emerge. By drawing on ethnographic methods and approaches, a new comparative angle to understanding suicide beyond mainstream Western bio-medical and classical sociological conceptions of the act as an individual or social pathology is opened up. The book explores a number of ontological assumptions about the role of free will, power, good and evil, personhood, and intentionality in both popular and expert explanations of suicide. Suicide and Agency offers a substantial and ground-breaking contribution to the emerging field of the anthropology of suicide. It will appeal to a range of scholars and students, including those in anthropology, sociology, social psychology, cultural studies, suicidology, and social studies of death and dying.



Anatomy of a Night

Anatomy of a Night Author Anna Kim
ISBN-10 9781911420705
Release 2016-06-13
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Eleven families. Eleven suicides. What’s going on in Greenland? Amarâq, Eastern Greenland, the end of the world. A lonely, cold, hard place, yet one that’s filled with boundless joy and bewitching natural magic, Amarâq plays host to an annual tragedy: a spate of suicides races through the town each spring, a plague that leaves no family untouched. Anatomy of a Night details the events of one of these black nights, following the lives of eleven of Amarâq’s inhabitants – their loves and losses, their escapes from Amarâq and their inevitable returns, each victory and every defeat magnified by the unforgiving and unforgettably desolate landscape – and paints a portrait of a mysterious phenomenon that strikes a nearly-forgotten people, the Inuit of Greenland. Anatomy of a Night is a hauntingly beautiful novel from a writer who has been proclaimed ‘one of the great voices of her generation’. Anna Kim was born in 1977 in Daejeon, South Korea. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Austrian State Fellowship for Literature, the Elias Canetti Fellowship, the Robert Musil Fellowship, and the 2009 Austrian Prize for Literature. Her novel Frozen Time was published in English translation in 2010. ‘As I write this review and revisit the book I am struck by how well-written it is. It is tempting to compose this article as a set of quotations, to let Anna Kim speak for herself, for no one could doubt the beauty of the writing.’ A Common Reader ‘It is complex, and demands both patience and intelligence from its reader. But if you are willing to take the plunge, to dedicate some time to it, you will be rewarded tenfold. Beautiful and horrific in equal measures.’ A Novel Approach ‘Anna Kim’s great talent is her ability to pull the reader into a dangerous undertow ... one of the great voices of her generation.’ Tiroler Tageszeitung



Many Moons

Many Moons Author Alice Birch
ISBN-10 9781849435598
Release 2012-06-11
Pages 64
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Juniper is looking for love, Robert is trying to avoid it, Ollie doesn’t know what it is and Meg has resigned herself to never having it. As these four people move through a July day in London, they orbit each other, unaware that they are hurtling towards one moment that could devastate them all.



Why Air Forces Fail

Why Air Forces Fail Author Robin Higham
ISBN-10 9780813167619
Release 2016-07-01
Pages 450
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Since the publication of the first edition of Why Air Forces Fail, the debate over airpower's role in military operations has only intensified. Here, eminent historians Robin Higham and Stephen J. Harris assemble a team of experts to add essential new details to their cautionary tale for current practitioners of aerial warfare. Together, the contributors examine the complex, often deep-seated, reasons for the catastrophic failures of the Russian, Polish, French, British, Italian, German, Argentine, and American air services. Complemented by reading lists and suggestions for further research, this seminal study with two new chapters provides an essential and detailed analysis of defeat.