Book Review|'Don't Let My Baby Do Rodeo,' by Boris Fishman - New York Times - Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 09:30

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Book Review|'Don't Let My Baby Do Rodeo,' by Boris Fishman
New York Times
“Don't Let My Baby Do Rodeo,” the second novel by the tender, dolorous, sharp and funny writer Boris Fishman, is the story of an adopted child and an adopted country; it is a tale of what it means to be foreign. Like “A Replacement Life,” Fishman's ...

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Books|Review: 'Lab Girl,' Hope Jahren's Road Map to the Secret Life of Plants - New York Times - Monday, March 28, 2016 - 21:31

Books|Review: 'Lab Girl,' Hope Jahren's Road Map to the Secret Life of Plants
New York Times
Vladimir Nabokov once observed that “a writer should have the precision of a poet and the imagination of a scientist.” The geobiologist Hope Jahren possesses both in spades. Her engrossing new memoir, “Lab Girl,” is at once a thrilling account of her ...

Keith Conners, Father of ADHD, Regrets Its Current Misuse - Huffington Post - Monday, March 28, 2016 - 21:28

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Keith Conners, Father of ADHD, Regrets Its Current Misuse
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Also there were some children who actually qualified for the diagnosis of ADHD who never were identified by a mental health professional; there was both over-diagnosis and under- diagnosis. The findings were replicated in successive rounds of follow-on ...

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Books|Review: In 'The Nest,' a Family Pot to Split Sets Sibling Relations to a Slow Boil - New York Times - Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 21:32

Books|Review: In 'The Nest,' a Family Pot to Split Sets Sibling Relations to a Slow Boil
New York Times
Or, like Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney's debut novel, “The Nest,” it can be the bare-bones version. “The Nest” doesn't need much in the way of set dressing. It just has the author's excellent antennas for describing the New York area and that evergreen fuel ...

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Books|Review: Adam Hochschild's 'Spain in Our Hearts,' About a Strangely Literary Conflict - New York Times - Friday, March 25, 2016 - 21:53

Books|Review: Adam Hochschild's 'Spain in Our Hearts,' About a Strangely Literary Conflict
New York Times
Hemingway's suite at the Hotel Floridain Madrid was a boozy hangout for a revolving rat pack of well-groomed foreign correspondents, including Martha Gellhorn, with whom he'd begun an affair. Dorothy Parker, Theodore Dreiser, Langston Hughes and W. H. ...

Mark de Silva is Crazy and Unstable and Uncomfortable - The Millions - Friday, March 25, 2016 - 10:01

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Mark de Silva is Crazy and Unstable and Uncomfortable
The Millions
Mark de Silva wrote his debut novel Square Wave (Two Dollar Radio) between the hours of five and eight a.m., before day jobs at such revered publications as The Paris Review, Harper's, and The New York Times. For the first five years, he showed it to ...

Peter D. Kramer - lareviewofbooks - Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 09:45

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Peter D. Kramer
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Peter D. Kramer (Ordinarily Well from Farrar, Straus and Giroux) is the author of seven books, including Against Depression, Should You Leave, the novel Spectacular Happiness, and the international (and New York Times) best seller Listening to Prozac.

Peter D. Kramer - lareviewofbooks - Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 09:45

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Peter D. Kramer
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Peter D. Kramer (Ordinarily Well from Farrar, Straus and Giroux) is the author of seven books, including Against Depression, Should You Leave, the novel Spectacular Happiness, and the international (and New York Times) best seller Listening to Prozac ...

Books|Review: 'The Year of the Runaways,' About Fighting for Scraps in a New Country - New York Times - Monday, March 21, 2016 - 21:21

Books|Review: 'The Year of the Runaways,' About Fighting for Scraps in a New Country
New York Times
Even as waves of refugees fleeing the war in Syria have created an urgent world crisis, many immigrants who have already made it to Europe have been grappling with prejudice, poverty and unemployment. No recent novel does a more powerful job of ...

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Books|Review: In 'Switched On,' John Elder Robison's Asperger's Brain Is Changed - New York Times - Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 21:45

Books|Review: In 'Switched On,' John Elder Robison's Asperger's Brain Is Changed
New York Times
Using transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, doctors hoped to activate neurological pathways in his brain that would deepen his emotional intelligence. Driving home after his first session, Mr. Robison cranked up a song he'd heard countless times ...

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Antidepressants heighten fall risks in residents with dementia - Long Term Living

Antidepressants heighten fall risks in residents with dementiaLong Term LivingThe study examined Medicare claims data from 2007-2009 involving nursing home residents with dementia who had recently been prescribed an antidepressant or an antipsychotic.

Pittsfield: NAMI offers recovery support for veterans - Berkshire Eagle (subscription)

Pittsfield: NAMI offers recovery support for veteransBerkshire Eagle (subscription)The National Alliance on Mental Illness Berkshire County will hold the Peer-to-Peer Veterans Group from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, June 7 and 8, at the NAMI office at 333 East St., Room 417.

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