Autographed First Editions!
Cry The Beloved Mind: A Voyage of Hope
by Dr. Vernon Neppe MD,PhD
Cry the Beloved Mind has the
qualities of a classic-a new style of educating, a voyage
of hope for those with difficulties and a wonderful
introduction to the area for students of psychology,
medicine, as well as members of family and friends of
The book, Cry the Beloved Mind: A Voyage of Hope, is
now available in many stores. Buy it on the web where
you can purchase first edition copies, autographed on
the title page by the author. Alternatively or additionally,
an internet electronic downloadable version (in Mac
or PC versions) is available from the book publisher,
Brainquest Press. You will also be able to read an interview
with the author and even make your own comments.
Who should read it:
Cry the Beloved Mind is very exciting because it is
directed towards patients, families and general readers
with an interest in Oliver Sacks type books as well
as self-help. Students and colleagues in psychology,
medicine and mental health have also found it fascinating.
What is the theme?
The book reflects how the use of appropriate brain medications
may produce enormous improvements in functioning. It
is literally a voyage of hope and can be classified
under self-help [see disclaimer] The book has several
very important features: Its style of significant dialogue
between doctor and patient and doctor and student makes
it very readable. Its structure of a play within prose
reflecting medical scientific information in the context
of unique fascinating case histories drawn from composites
of many real patients formalizes a whole new area of
literature which Dr Neppe has called sciction (science
through literature). It is written to educate and fascinate.
It has enormous spice as well (see the back cover) discussing
some fascinating dilemmas so it is about more than brain
medication. We are able to share with Dr Neppe, some
of his major discoveries as well as his vast clinical
This is a book about hope: optimism for those with
even the most extreme conditions of the mind. Those
in distress will benefit enormously by the positive
message of success. But then so will those interested
in psychology, medicine or even a new style of writing.
We can identify compassionately with every unique and
fascinating patient, learn to respect hem, and participate
in an engaging medical detective mystery of finding
solutions to the seemingly insoluble.
It has been very positively perceived by fellow authors,
psychiatrists/ psychologists/ medical experts, patients
and general readers. It is, in our opinion, a very valuable
resource. Overall , we are very excited that this book
is a major contribution. (see comments)
The author, Vernon Neppe has outstanding credentials.
He is an internationally recognized pioneer in the fields
of neuropsychiatry and psychopharmacology, and communicates
that real caring, humanity, knowledge, humor, respect
and warmth that we all want in our physicians.
This is a book you do not want to miss. Every page educates
and enthralls the reader-whether patient, physician,
intelligent general reader, student or therapist-touching
important social issues ranging from gun control to
informed consent. The book's broad spectrum engages
interest while fascinating and teaching all at the same
Far more than pharmacology, this book delivers meaning
for those who have lost it. Viktor Frankl did so in
an abstract sense, and Norman Vincent Peale more pragmatically
in his theological directions. This book promises to
be the medical and pharmacological equivalent, unfolding
through twelve chapters the hope that, by careful evaluation,
patients can, should and will get better.
The chapters form a series of linked stories blending
several real patients together into one using the new
style of "sciction" and a style of a "play
within prose". Through these fictitious case histories,
Dr. Neppe explores how correction of the underlying
biology of the brain can do wonders for one's mind.
The use of extensive dialogue simplifies complex areas
and allows easier targeting of specific areas of the
book such as depression and anxiety, seizures, psychoses
and movement disorders. Dr. Neppe provides insights
into drug interactions as well as fashionable alternative
medicines like St John's wort, so that it feels like
one is consulting with this master clinician.
by Dr. Vernon Neppe
Raven Press, New York. 1989, revised first edition
1990. (Raven Press have now merged with Lippincott
in PA.). This book is no longer available in hard
Press have acquired rights to it and it is hoped
that an electronic version will become available.
This medical book written for colleagues allowed
a perspective of how innovative approaches to
psychopharmacology could allow significant responses
Overview of Innovative Psychopharmacotherapy
Beta-blockers in Psychiatry, Neppe VM
Buspirone Anxioselectivity, Neppe VM
Schizophrenia Management, Neppe VM, Holden T
Non-responsive Psychosis, Neppe VM
Carbamazepine and Chindling, Neppe VM
Anticholinergic Applications in Psychoses, Neppe
VM, Ward N
Vitamins in Psychiatry, Neppe VM, Serfontein
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books by Dr Neppe.
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the Beloved Mind
Go directly to The
Psychology Of Déjà Vu
The Psychology Of Déjà Vu
by Dr. Vernon Neppe.
Witwatersrand University Press, Johannesburg, South
See the foreword.
This is the only published book on the déjà
vu phenomenon. It relates to the most detailed
scientific analysis of this 'impression of inappropriate
familiarity' that exists and demonstrated that
there are qualitative differences in the déjà
vu experiences that occur in Normal subjects,
Subjective Paranormal Experients, Temporal Lobe
Epileptics and Schizophrenics. The book is now
out of press and very few copies remain available.
It is becoming a major collector's item
particularly as the printing was done in error
with the side spine being left vacant. Because
of this it is not available for purchase at present.
However, Brainvoyage.com has taken over it's copyright and produced an electronic (downloadable)book called Deja Vu Revisited, which is a major rewrite of The Psychology of Deja Vu. Enquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cover for The Psychology of Déjà
Vu was designed by the gifted Toronto photographic
Liebmann, who used a special multiple
exposure technique to attain this effect.
Déjà Vu Research and Theory
Manifestations of Déjà Vu
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