Fall books preview: health & medicine, part two

Fall 2015 very largeWe’re excited about the books we’ll be publishing this fall—and pleased to share this series of “Fall Books Preview” blog posts! Be sure to check out the online edition of JHUP’s entire Fall 2015 catalog, and remember that promo code “HDPD” gets you a 30% discount on pre-pub orders. Today we continue with our forthcoming books in health and medicine, including several new editions in our award-winning Johns Hopkins Press Health Book series:

mondimore15Adolescent Depression: A Guide for Parents
second edition
Francis Mark Mondimore, MD, and Patrick Kelly, MD

In Adolescent Depression, psychiatrists Francis Mark Mondimore, MD, and Patrick Kelly, MD, explain that serious depression in adolescents goes beyond “moodiness.” Depression is in fact an illness—one that can be effectively treated. Incorporating the latest research from the field, the authors describe the many forms of depression and the many symptoms of depression in young people—from sadness to irritability, self-harm, drug and alcohol abuse, and violent rages.

Praise for the first edition:

“I heartily recommend this book to parents and relatives of adolescents who have or may have mood disorders. It . . . helps parents to understand the complexities of the problem [and] is optimistic of the likelihood of improvement with correct diagnosis and treatment.”—Marcia Slomowitz, MD, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

“An outstanding work that surpasses anything else I have read for parents on clinical depression and bipolar disorder in teenagers.”—Anthony J. Drobnick, MD

Available in December

adlerLiving with Lymphoma: A Patient’s Guide
second edition
Elizabeth M. Adler, PhD
foreword by W. Jeffrey Baker, MD
introduction by Michael R. Bishop, MD

Winner, American Medical Writers Association Medical Book Award

When neurobiologist Elizabeth M. Adler was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma almost twenty years ago, she learned everything she could about the disease, both to cope with the emotional stress of her diagnosis and to make the best possible decisions for her treatment. In Living with Lymphoma, she combines her scientific expertise and personal knowledge with a desire to help other people who have lymphoma manage this complex and often baffling disease.

Praise for the first edition:

“The most complete explanation of what goes on . . . I highly recommend it for patients, loved ones, and anyone who would like to understand what is lymphoma.”—Lymphoma Information Network

“The most comprehensive book I have seen on the subject, short of a medical text.”—Oncolink

Available in January 2016

silverBefore and After Cancer Treatment: Heal Faster, Better, Stronger
second edition
Julie K. Silver, MD

A twelve-year cancer survivor and oncology rehabilitation specialist, Dr. Julie K. Silver wrote After Cancer Treatment to help others recover from the exhaustion and physical devastation that often follow treatment. This new edition of the book, retitled Before and After Cancer Treatment, describes improved therapies, better delivery of care, holistic care options, and energetics. In covering the benefits of prehabilitation strategies, which improve physical and emotional strength before beginning therapy, the book adds another dimension to the experience of cancer treatment.

Praise for the first edition:

“Dr. Silver’s book encompasses not just emotional and physical healing but spiritual as well. Her credentials as a young mother and cancer survivor, in addition to being a physiatrist with a specialization in rehab medicine, make her work both authoritative and compassionate.”—Paula J. Anastasia, RN, MN, OCN, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles

“A diagnosis of cancer changes one’s life forever. After her diagnosis, Dr. Silver chose to continue healing—this time, healing herself. Her book is a gift to all cancer patients.”—Irene Pollin, MSW, author of Taking Charge and Medical Crisis Counseling

Available in November

bristowA Guide to Survivorship for Women Who Have Ovarian Cancer
second edition
edited by Robert E. Bristow, MD, MBA, FACOG, FACS, Terri L. Cornelison, MD, PhD, FACOG, and F. J. Montz, MD, KM, FACOG, FACS

This updated and expanded second edition offers a wealth of information to ease the physical and emotional suffering of women who have ovarian cancer. The expert authors include highly respected and experienced oncologists, gynecologic oncology nurse specialists, researchers, and ovarian cancer survivors. Throughout the book they emphasize the concepts of survivorship, or living life well in the face of daunting uncertainties, and self-determination: the right of each patient to be informed, involved, and in control of her care.

Praise for the first edition:

“This important book should be included in all consumer health collections, as well as purchased by women affected by the disease.”—Library Journal

“Because the authors all have years of clinical experience, they seem to understand what women worry about and care about, and they address these issues throughout the book.”—Canadian Women’s Health Network

Available in October

William E. Paul, MD

Packed with illustrations, stories from Dr. William E. Paul’s distinguished career, and compelling narratives of scientific discovery, Immunity presents the three laws of the human immune system—universality, tolerance, and appropriateness—and explains how the system protects and harms us. From the tale of how smallpox was overcome to the lessons of the Ebola epidemic to the utility of vaccines and the hope that the immune system can be used to treat or prevent cancer, Dr. Paul argues that we must position ourselves to take advantage of cutting-edge technologies and promising new tools in immunological research, including big data and the microbiome.

“A treasure trove of information, this wonderful book should broadly appeal to anyone interested in human health and disease. There is no competing volume that covers such breadth of immunology at this personal level. A tour de force.”—Daniel M. Davis, University of Manchester, author of The Compatibility Gene: How Our Bodies Fight Disease, Attract Others, and Define Our Selves

“Dr. Paul has lived the modern history of basic and applied immunology. His warm, down-to-earth style and deep insight into biology lead the reader on a fascinating journey in understanding these diverse processes from the vantage point of a discovery scientist.”—Hyam Levitsky, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Available in November