Posts Tagged ‘Mental Health & Addiction’

Dr. Henry Wall

May 23 . 2012

In From Healing to Hell, Dr. W. Henry Wall, Jr. tells the gripping story of his father, who was forced to participate in covert human experiments conducted by the CIA.

Marc Lewis

March 27 . 2012

Marc Lewis, a neuroscientist, examines his former life on drugs in Memoirs of An Addicted Brain.

Heather Donahue, Walter Mosley

January 31 . 2012

Actress Heather Donahue, who appeared as the lead character in The Blair Witch Project talks about her time as a medical marijuana grower in Grow Girl. Then, best selling author Walter Mosley with his latest novel, All I Did Was Shoot My Man.

 

David J. Linden

April 18 . 2011

David Linden, a professor of neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, addresses provocative questions about the relationship between pleasure and addiction while exploring many of the broader implications of the nexus of the two in The Compass of Pleasure.

Lynn Stout, Mark Vonnegut

November 18 . 2010

In Cultivating Conscience, author and professor Lynn Stout proves that if we care about effective laws and civilized society, the powers of conscience are simply too important for us to ignore. And later, more than thirty years after the publication of his acclaimed memoir The Eden Express, Mark Vonnegut continues his remarkable story in Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So, a funny, iconoclastic account of coping with mental illness, finding his calling as a pediatrician, and learning that willpower isn’t nearly enough.

Teresa Gowan

August 31 . 2010

Teresa Gowan’s look at homelessness in San Francisco is a devastating examination of poverty in the United States in  Hobos, Hustlers, and Backsliders.

Patricia Morrisroe

May 19 . 2010

What do we really know about why we sleep and why we seem to be getting less of it? Do sleeping pills work?  Patricia Morrisroe, writer and author tells us how she cured her insomnia in Wide Awake which is sure to keep you up because you can’t put it down.

David Goodstein, Ruth Simkin

April 16 . 2010

What is scientific fraud and how is it investigated? Physics professor and author, David Goodstein examines real life cases where allegations of scientific fraud were made in On Fact and Fraud. In some, the parties are found innocent and in others they are guilty. Then, just like something right out of the movies. Dr. Ruth Simkin tells her stranger than fiction story of being wrongfully institutionalized in a mental hospital in The Jagged Years of Ruthie J.

Austin Ruse, Marty Klein

March 8 . 2010

Austin Ruse, president of Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute on the UN Feminist Conference then sex therapist Dr. Marty Klein says there is no such thing as sex addiction.

Gary Greenberg

March 4 . 2010

Manufacturing Depression: The Secret History of a Modern Disease by author, journalist, and practicing therapist Gary Greenberg. Greenberg argues  that depression as a disease has been manufactured by the medical, pharmaceutical and advertising industries to suit and sell a cure.