“The Creative Advantages of Schizophrenia” by Paul Kiritsis

A work of non-fiction that studies the connection between schizophrenia (and other mental health diagnoses) and creativity. It’s widely held that some people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia display great capacity and drive for creativity, but why? What does science, research, and observation have to say about it? … More “The Creative Advantages of Schizophrenia” by Paul Kiritsis

“Independent Judgment and Introspection: Fundamental Requirements of the Free Society” by Jerry Kirkpatrick

INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT AND INTROSPECTION: FUNDAMENTAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE FREE SOCIETY Jerry KirkpatrickKirkpatrick Books (2019) ISBN 9780978780357Reviewed by Carol Hoyer for Reader Views (09/19) “Independent Judgment and Introspection: Fundamental Requirements of the Free Society,” by author Jerry Kirkpatrick is a read that will have you re-thinking your past thoughts on independent judgment, how it impacts you … More “Independent Judgment and Introspection: Fundamental Requirements of the Free Society” by Jerry Kirkpatrick

“Empathy Deficit Disorder” by Dr. Jacqueline Ann Acho and Eva Vasiliades Basilion

EMPATHY DEFICIT DISORDER Dr. Jacqueline Ann Acho, Eva Vasiliades BasilionAcho & Basilion (2018)ISBN 9781732436404Reviewed by Carol Hoyer for Reader Views (07/19) Webster’s dictionary defines empathy as “the action of understanding, being aware of, sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience” of someone else. In “Empathy Deficit Disorder: Healing from Our Mix-ups About … More “Empathy Deficit Disorder” by Dr. Jacqueline Ann Acho and Eva Vasiliades Basilion

“Making Sense of the Chaos: A Call to Action” by Bobbie Stevens

MAKING SENSE OF THE CHAOS: A CALL TO ACTION Bobbie Stevens, PhDBalboa Press (2017)ISBN 9781504382205Reviewed by Marjorine Castillo for Reader Views (4/19) “Making Sense of the Chaos: A Call to Action” by Bobbie Stevens is a book about personal transformation that can lead to a greater good. The author provides her opinion about why the … More “Making Sense of the Chaos: A Call to Action” by Bobbie Stevens

“Anxiety- The Inside Story: How Biological Psychiatry Got It Wrong” by Niall McLaren

ANXIETY – THE INSIDE STORY: HOW BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY GOT IT WRONG Niall McLarenFuture Psychiatry Press (2018)ISBN 9781615994106Reviewed by Marjorine Castillo for Reader Views (3/19) “Anxiety- The Inside Story: How Biological Psychiatry Got It Wrong” by Niall McLaren is insightful, clear, and interesting to read, and was written for a wide audience, even if you do … More “Anxiety- The Inside Story: How Biological Psychiatry Got It Wrong” by Niall McLaren

“American Stew” by Stephen James

AMERICAN STEW Stephen James Author House (2015) ISBN 9781504929141 Reviewed by Carol Hoyer for Reader Views (7/17) “American Stew” by Stephen James is a thought provoking book that addresses the mentality of America that is toxic, destructive, and causing anxiety and unhappiness to all citizens. Events such as 9/11 and numerous wars, racism, and the race for … More “American Stew” by Stephen James

“Age in a Viral World” by Richard A. MacDonald, M.D.

AGE IN A VIRAL WORLD Richard A. MacDonald, M.D. Outskirts Press (2015) ISBN 9781478739449 Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (06/15) Within a couple years of coming into this world, my life was turned upside down by viruses. From being hospitalized with Chicken Pox, Croup and the Hong Kong Flu of 1968, I was … More “Age in a Viral World” by Richard A. MacDonald, M.D.

Human Behavior in Extreme Situations by Robert H. Koff, PhD and Kathryn Hanna, MSW

HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN EXTREME SITUATIONS Robert H. Koff PhD and Kathryn Hanna M.S.W. InkwaterPress (2015) ISBN 9781629012766 Reviewed by Christine Watson for Reader Views (11/15) “Human Behavior in Extreme Situations” by Robert H. Koff PhD and Kathryn Hanna M.S.W. is a much-needed book for K-12 schools specifically, and for everyone in general. The advice and … More Human Behavior in Extreme Situations by Robert H. Koff, PhD and Kathryn Hanna, MSW

A Brief Discussion on Fairness Analysis by Rongqing Dai

A BRIEF DISCUSSION ON FAIRNESS ANALYSIS Rongqing Dai Outskirts Press (2015) ISBN 9781478753698 Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (11/15) Growing up as the youngest of four children, I had some very definite ideas of what was fair and what was not. In the drama of my little world, life was very unfair. I’ve … More A Brief Discussion on Fairness Analysis by Rongqing Dai

The Dogs of Cancer: Dancing with Medullary Thyroid Cancer by William Kenly

THE DOGS OF CANCER: DANCING WITH MEDULLARY THYROID CANCER William Kenly Outskirts Press (2013) ISBN 9781478713104 Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (12/13) Lately, every time I look in the mirror or at a photograph, I first see my enlarged thyroid. No more face, just the multi-nodular goiter that is sticking out of my … More The Dogs of Cancer: Dancing with Medullary Thyroid Cancer by William Kenly