JOHN RATEY M.D.

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GO WILD: Free Your Body and Mind From the Afflictions of Civilization

Ratey, J. and Manning, R. [Little, Brown and Company (June 3, 2014)]

The scientific evidence behind why maintaining a lifestyle more like that of our ancestors will restore our health and well-being. Civilization has rapidly evolved, our bodies have not kept pace. This mismatch affects every area of our lives, from our general physical health to our emotional wellbeing. GO WILD examines how tapping into our core DNA combats modern disease and psychological afflictions, from Autism and Depression to Diabetes and Heart Disease. By focusing on the ways of the past, it is possible to secure a healthier and happier future, and GO WILD will show you how.

               



SPARK: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain

Ratey, J. [Little, Brown and Company (January 10, 2008)]

SPARK is a groundbreaking exploration of the connection between exercise and the brain’s performance that shows how even moderate exercise will supercharge mental circuits to beat stress, sharpen thinking, enhance memory, and much more.

SPARK will change forever the way you think about your morning run---or, for that matter, simply the way you think.

   

 

Delivered from Distraction - Getting the Most Out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder
Ratey, J. and Hallowel N. [Ballantine Books , 2005]

For those who wish to learn about ADD, or who have been recently diagnosed with ADD, Delivered from Distraction is a thorough introduction to what ADD is, how it is diagnosed, the biological roots of ADD, and strategies for treating and succeeding with ADD.

   

 

                                                                                                                          

A User's Guide to the Brain: Perception, Attention, and the Four Theaters of the Brain
Ratey, J. [Vintage Books, 2002]

Dr. John Ratey, explains in lucid detail and with perfect clarity the basic structure and chemistry of the brain: how its systems shape our perceptions, emotions, actions, and reactions; how possession of this knowledge can enable us to more fully understand and improve our lives; and how the brain responds to the guidance of its user.


   
                                                                                                  

Shadow Syndromes: The Mild Forms of Major Mental Disorders That Sabotage Us
Ratey, J & Johnson, C. [New York: Pantheon Books, 1997]

Drawing on cutting-edge research, Drs. Ratey and Johnson challenge the most basic beliefs of our mental health professionals by uncovering the biological factors that often determine our personalities.  They use real-life case studies to illustrate how shadow syndromes affect our everyday lives and how they can be treated--often dramatically--with diet, exercise, psychotherapy, and medication.


   
                                                                                                       

Answers to Distraction
Ratey J. & Hallowell E. [New York: Pantheon Press, 1995]

Answers To Distraction provides practical solutions to the dilemmas of ADD. This ”user’s guide” to ADD is presented in question-and-answer format ideal for even the most distractible reader. Each chapter covers a specific aspect of ADD, such as ADD in women, ADD and aggression, ADD and addiction, or ADD and work.

   

Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder From Childhood Through Adulthood
Ratey J. & Hallowell E. [New York: Pantheon Press, 1994]

A classic in the field of ADD, Driven to Distraction was one of the original books to clearly explain ADD and dispel many common myths about it, while also describing many of the treatments for ADD as well as the research about it at the time. While Delivered From Distraction is more up-to-date, Driven to Distraction is still a helpful reference.

   

The Neuropsychiatry of Personality Disorders
Ratey J. (ed) [London: Blackwell Science, 1994]

This title in the "Neuropsychiatry" series discusses the neurological and psychiatric basis and treatment possibilities of anti-social behaviour and other personality disorders, both idiopathic and those associated with substance abuse, attention deficit, schizophrenia, frontal and temporal lobe epilepsy. This reflects the awareness of the structural, biochemical and pharmacologic interactions of this group of patients. Although the subject is firmly grounded in science, the approach is practical and should be of relevance to the clinician in his or her daily practice.

   

Mental Retardation: Developing Pharmacotherapies
Ratey J. (ed) [American Psychiatric Association Press, 1991]

This volume is designed to further our understanding of the pharmacologic treatability of the mental illnesses that individuals with mental retardation often display. The book shows patients can benefit from pharmacological interventions that are part of a multisystems approach to treatment, the aim of which is to maintain or increase the cognitive functioning of the individual. In this respect, pharmacologic and polypharmacologic approaches are sought to provide more efficacious, less toxic treatment regimens for these patients. New insights into the nature of neurological disturbance in mental retardation are presented, and the book offers a practical guide to the treatment of developmentally disabled people.

   
 

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