Hammersmith Health Books

Hammersmith Press is an independent publishing house producing books for the general public and health professionals that promote better health and well-being through a greater understanding of the human body and mind, with a particular emphasis on the importance of nutrition and diet.
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Essential Mental Health Law is the practical guide that will provide this understanding.Neutral on the wrongs and rights of the new legislation,it sets the controversy on one side to help psychiatrists,clinical psychologists,mental health nurses and social workers with the day to day application of the law in clinical practice.Non-specialist lawyers will also find it invaluable.

Essential Mental Health Law is the practical guide that will provide this understanding.Neutral on the wrongs and rights of the new legislation,it sets the controversy on one side to help psychiatrists,clinical psychologists,mental health nurses and social workers with the day to day application of the law in clinical practice.Non-specialist lawyers will also find it invaluable.

A fresh look at ADHD, the controversial condition that is being increasingly diagnosed in children in the developed world and treated with powerful drugs. Professor Basant Puri chronicles the rise of ADHD as a ‘diagnostic entity’, how it has been regarded over the past 100 years and how current treatment with powerful amphetamine-like drugs was found to ‘work’. These drugs may help to reduce the symptoms, but at what long term cost to the individuals concerned?

A fresh look at ADHD, the controversial condition that is being increasingly diagnosed in children in the developed world and treated with powerful drugs. Professor Basant Puri chronicles the rise of ADHD as a ‘diagnostic entity’, how it has been regarded over the past 100 years and how current treatment with powerful amphetamine-like drugs was found to ‘work’. These drugs may help to reduce the symptoms, but at what long term cost to the individuals concerned?

This is a powerful memoir of the nightmarish three years Rebekah endured as she was repeatedly misdiagnosed, only to realise that her medication was the cause of her mental deterioration. It is also a story of hope and of triumph over adversity. She is now fully recovered, with an urgent message for all those who take and prescribe antidepressants.

This is a powerful memoir of the nightmarish three years Rebekah endured as she was repeatedly misdiagnosed, only to realise that her medication was the cause of her mental deterioration. It is also a story of hope and of triumph over adversity. She is now fully recovered, with an urgent message for all those who take and prescribe antidepressants.

Whether you are experiencing the symptoms of menopause or your partner, mother or friend is passing through it, you will find you have lots of questions: what is happening and why? what can we expect? how can we relieve the negative aspects using a choice of options?    The panel of experts brought together by Norma Goldman for the Menopause Exchange has long experience of answering the real-life questions of women with menopausal symptoms.

Panel of experts brought together by Norma Goldman for the Menopause Exchange

Anorexia nervosa is a potentially fatal disorder that is notoriously difficult to treat. Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Dr Agnes Ayton FRCPsych, offers a new perspective, bringing together what is currently known and scientifically verified with her own ground-breaking work combining psychotherapy with nutritional support. Providing sufferers and carers with a knowledge of the full range of treatment options empowers them to make informed choices that can be tailored to the individual's…

A guide to the factors that precipitate Anorexia Nervosa and then sustain it and how these can be overcome, looking particularly at underlying body chemistry and the effects of short and long term starvation on health and behaviour.

When Debra Bell’s oldest son, William, started smoking cannabis at school aged 14,the family were only moderately concerned. This was a harmless, non-addictive recreational drug, they believed – nothing like as problematic as alcohol. But then William’s personality began to change. From being a bright, ambitious sport-loving boy he gradually transformed into a liar and a thief who truanted from school and could see no further ahead than the next fix.

When Debra Bell’s oldest son, William, started smoking cannabis at school aged 14,the family were only moderately concerned. This was a harmless, non-addictive recreational drug, they believed – nothing like as problematic as alcohol. But then William’s personality began to change. From being a bright, ambitious sport-loving boy he gradually transformed into a liar and a thief who truanted from school and could see no further ahead than the next fix.

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