Three new DVDs and Three New Books in the DIRC

Here are three new DVD titles that have been added to the DIRC collection:

Adult ADHD: Regaining Focus
ADHD can be diagnosed during any stage of life, not just in childhood. In this DVD, individuals discuss how the disorder affects their lives, and the coping strategies they use. Doctors also outline how and why ADHD occurs, and what treatment options are most effective.

The Secret World of Pain
This DVD discusses the varying ways that pain does – or does not – affect the body, which can vary greatly from person to person. Studying individual tolerance to pain can help researchers develop new treatments in the field of pain management.

Understanding Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that can cause a myriad of symptoms, from memory problems to bladder irritability to pain thoughout the body. This DVD outlines the diagnosis and causes of fibromyalgia, and discusses lifestyle changes and treatment options that can improve the lives of people living with this often debilitating disorder.

Here are three new titles in print available on loan from the DIRC:

Doctor, Your Patient Will See You Now: Gaining the Upper Hand in Your Medical Care by Steven Z Kussin, M.D.
Dr. Kussin stresses the importance of people being active participants in their medical care, and educating themselves so they can make informed decisions. When executed properly, patients taking control of their medical care can actually strengthen the doctor-patient relationship rather than strain it.

Surviving Your Doctors: Why the Medical System is Dangerous to Your Health and How to Get Through it Alive
by Richard S. Klein, M.D.
This book is designed to be a primer on the American health care system. Patients need to be well-informed and educated so they can receive the best medical care possible.

In the Kingdom of the Sick: A Social History of Chronic Illness in America
This is a well-researched, critical analysis of the history of disease and illness in the United States, beginning in the post World War II era, and continuing into the digital age.