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Capture : unraveling the mystery of mental suffering / David A. Kessler, MD.

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Summary:

Why do we think, feel, and act in ways we wished we did not? Analyzing an array of insights from psychology, medicine, neuroscience, literature, philosophy, and theology, Dr. Kessler deconstructs centuries of thinking, examining the central role of capture in mental illness and questioning traditional labels that have obscured our understanding of it. With a new basis for understanding the phenomenon of capture, he explores the concept through the emotionally resonant stories of both well-known and unknown people caught in its throes. The closer we can come to fully comprehending the nature of capture, Dr. Kessler argues, the better the chance to alleviate its deleterious effects and successfully change our thinking and behaviors.--Adapted from dust jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hermiston Public Library 616.89 KES (Text) 37838000390500 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 05/17/2016 Available -
Hood River County Library 616.89 KES 2016 (Text) 33892100372607 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 04/19/2016 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library 616.89 KES (Text) 33892006022116 NON-FICTION Book None 04/25/2016 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062388513
  • ISBN: 0062388517
  • Physical Description: ix, 406 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [269]-387) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
A HUMAN MYSTERY. The terrible master ; Capture ; The nature of mental distress ; The search for a common mechanism -- THE HISTORICAL AND SCIENTIFIC CONTEXT OF CAPTURE. William James and attention ; Freud and drive ; The science underlying capture -- WHAT CAPTURES?. A continuum from the ordinary to mental illness ; Rejection ; A brutish father ; Drink ; Physical pain ; Childhood trauma ; Blind love ; Obscene fascination ; Gambling ; The body ; A work of art ; Death ; A threat ; Two addicts ; Control ; Sadness ; Grandeur ; Abandonment ; Going mad ; Accumulation of burdens ; A unified theory -- WHEN CAPTURE TURNS ON THE SELF. David Foster Wallace -- WHEN CAPTURE LEADS TO VIOLENCE. Striking out ; The assassination of Robert Kennedy ; The Columbine school shootings ; The murder of John Lennon ; The murders at Sandy Hook Elementary School ; A theory of human capital -- CAPTURE AND IDEOLOGY. The America I have seen ; The obligation of our time ; I'm going traveling ; @SlaveOfAllah -- CAPTURE AND SPIRITUALITY. Capture by the divine ; Paying attention ; Captured by a message ; The revelation of nature -- CAPTURE AND CHANGE. Martin Luther's "Anfechtungen" ; Meaningful association ; Moments of clarity ; A creative life ; Compelled to be different ; Being in the right place ; Distracting the black dog ; Belief ; "Good-bye to All That" ; Reconciliation and forgiveness ; A toolkit borrowed from Buddhism ; Is there freedom from capture? ; A modest form of autonomy.
Summary, etc.:
Why do we think, feel, and act in ways we wished we did not? Analyzing an array of insights from psychology, medicine, neuroscience, literature, philosophy, and theology, Dr. Kessler deconstructs centuries of thinking, examining the central role of capture in mental illness and questioning traditional labels that have obscured our understanding of it. With a new basis for understanding the phenomenon of capture, he explores the concept through the emotionally resonant stories of both well-known and unknown people caught in its throes. The closer we can come to fully comprehending the nature of capture, Dr. Kessler argues, the better the chance to alleviate its deleterious effects and successfully change our thinking and behaviors.--Adapted from dust jacket.
Subject: Mental illness.
Mental illness > Etiology.
Mental illness > Psychological aspects.
Psychology, Pathological.
Psychiatry.
Mental illness.
Mental illness > Etiology.
Mental illness > Psychological aspects.
Psychiatry.
Psychology, Pathological.

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