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Addiction: A Very Short Introduction


Keith Humphreys

23 February 2023

Very Short Introductions

Addiction is a subject which straddles public and personal interests, societal and criminal justice concerns, and social and medical responses. This Very Short Introduction is an accessible introduction to the basic facts about addiction: what it is, how and why it develops, how it is treated, and how society can respond to it.

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: A Very Short Introduction


Freda McManus

28 April 2022

Very Short Introductions

CBT is a form of psychological therapy with a range of approaches that share a common underpinning model of the importance of cognition and behaviour in alleviating psychological distress. This book gives an overview of what CBT is, what it does, when it can be used, and the ways in which the field can adapt to meet future challenges.

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Practical Psychiatry for Students and Trainees


A. M. O'Dwyer, M. Campion

10 February 2022

This practical handbook provides you with the core knowledge and skills needed to deliver essential psychiatric care to patients.

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Emotion: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition


Dylan Evans

26 September 2019

Very Short Introductions

Drawing on the latest scientific research, from anthropology and psychology to neuroscience and artificial intelligence, Evans takes the reader on a fascinating journey into the human heart, discussing the evolution of emotions and their biological basis, the science of happiness, and the role that emotions play in memory and decision making.

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Dyslexia: A Very Short Introduction


Margaret J. Snowling

23 May 2019

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Dyslexia is gaining increasing recognition as a relatively common learning disorder. Margaret Snowling introduces the exciting research surrounding dyslexia, considering potential causes, the neuroscience behind it and attempts to understand how it works, and the various strategies and interventions which can help people with dyslexia today.

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Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition


Tom Burns

25 October 2018

Very Short Introductions

Tom Burns explores the nature of psychiatry today, focusing on what it can and cannot do, and considering the main disorders it covers. Discussing the philosophical issues of psychiatry, he reveals psychiatry's past mistakes, before looking forward to the likely changes in its future practice with artificial intelligence and virtual reality.

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Clinical Psychology: A Very Short Introduction


Susan Llewelyn, Katie Aafjes-van Doorn

27 April 2017

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Clinical psychology treats people who are facing difficulties or changes in their lives. Approaching personal distress as an unhappy outcome of certain ways of thinking, behaving and relating, often occurring within difficult circumstances, practitioners work with people to try and help them change what is distressing or concerning them.

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Depression: A Very Short Introduction


Mary Jane Tacchi, Jan Scott

26 January 2017

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What is depression? What is bipolar disorder? How are they diagnosed and how are they treated? This Very Short Introduction gives a history of these two disorders and considers how they are experienced and understood today. Scott and Tacchi also discuss how mood disorders can influence creativity.

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Brainwashing: The science of thought control


Kathleen Taylor

29 December 2016

Bringing together cutting-edge research from psychology and neuroscience, Kathleen Taylor puts the brain back into brainwashing and shows why understanding this mysterious phenomenon is vitally relevant in the twenty-first century.

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