Monday, February 2, 2009

Bipolar Not ADHD or Writing the Fire

Bipolar not ADHD: Unrecognized Epidemic of Manic Depressive Illness in Children

Author: George Isaac

A startling revelation about what ails many of our troubled children.

Bipolar not ADHD is intended to make everyone aware of how Bipolar Disorder, otherwise known as Manic Depressive Illness, especially in its atypical forms, is presently misunderstood and misdiagnosed as ADHD, Conduct Disorder, and other related behavioral disorders. It is also intended to make professionals and others who deal with troubled children become competent in identifying this serious and pervasive illness in children and adolescents and of being help to them.

A brief discussion of the etiology and treatment available for this illness and the social ramifications of this illness and its misdiagnosis in children is also included.

Bipolar not ADHD would be very valuable for psychiatrists, child psychiatrists, other professionals in the mental health fields, and students and professionals interested in child psychiatry and the mental health of children.

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Writing the Fire!: Yoga and the Art of Making Your Words Come Alive

Author: Gail Sher

Writing the Fire! offers writers a new and visionary practice: using yoga to release the body's inner intelligence and then support, shape, and inform the creative process.

Indeed, "writing is yoga," declares Gail Sher, introducing the "writing asana"-an invaluable new tool for every writer's routine. Her insightful and lyrical book, organized around eight thematic "immersions," plumbs yoga's wisdom heritage. As Donald Moyer, director of the Yoga Room in Berkeley, comments, "She encourages writers to approach their writing with the clarity and presence of yogis, and teaches yogis how to temper their awareness with the heat of words and images." Writing the Fire! celebrates the fullest expression of our being.

Publishers Weekly

Writing mentor, psychotherapist and poet Sher (One Continuous Mistake) explores the nexus between yoga and writing in this blend of inspirational wisdom and practical advice. Assuming readers' familiarity with yoga poses and philosophy, Sher guides them to practice the eight tenets of ashtanga yoga (restraints, observances, physical poses, breath control, sense withdrawal, concentration, meditation and bliss) as writers. To help anchor readers to her theme, Sher designs metaphors; some work (creating a writing "temple"; writing "sequences"), while others fit less comfortably ("dancing the body of light" to access intuition). Whereas the concepts Sher plays with (balancing creative energy, engaging the shadow, etc.) deserve deep reflection, readers can dive right into the challenging exercises; for instance, after doing happy baby pose, a reader can try writing a story or poem from a baby's point of view, energizing the words with the feeling experienced in the pose. Although all writers can benefit from Sher's expansive view of writing as a means to develop compassionate awareness, some may be frustrated by statements that resist easy comprehension; Sher's words often sound like koans to be pondered over time. Like every consciously cultivated practice, this volume yields its treasures only after much practice. (May) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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