Wounds That Time Won’t Heal: The Neurobiology of Child Abuse
Neuropsychologist Martin Teicher reveals the alarming connections scientists are discovering between child abuse—even when it is psychological, not physical—and permanent debilitating changes in the brain that may lead to psychiatric problems.
The Frustrating No-Man’s-Land of Borderline Personality Disorder
The turbulent emotions and precipitous actions of people with borderline personality disorder may strike families and mental health professionals alike as willful, irritating, and manipulative, but thousands of men and women suffer, and many commit suicide, in this psychiatric no-man’s-land.
Madness in Good Company: Great Literary Portrayals of Brain Disorders
A baker’s dozen of the most compelling novels and short stories of the past 200 years take us deep inside disordered minds. Whether writing from personal experience, as did Sylvia Plath and F. Scott Fitzgerald, or solely from their creative imaginations, as did Charles Dickens or Anne Tyler, powerful fiction writers show us the horror, and sometimes even the humor, of diseases from addiction to narcolepsy.
Rescuing Aging Memory: Stem Cells and Other Rising Stars
As neuroscientists discover the great difference between normally aging memory and the devastation of Alzheimer’s disease, explains brain researcher Morrison, they are finding reasons for optimism that a slipping memory may not be our fate.