My Life as a Car A Mental Wellness Guide in Your Glove Compartment

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-05-16
  • Publisher: Psyche Books
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My Life as a Car uses the metaphor of automobile maintenance to outline a mental health diagnostic path as well as point toward possible solutions. According to the World Health Organization, one in every four people will develop at least one mental disorder at some stage in their life. One in three persons in the U.S. who suspect that they or a family member may have a mental disorder will seek out resources to make an assessment. Book jacket.

Author Biography

My Life as a Car is designed to help people make assessments to detect possible illness, rather than suffer through it. Elaine A. Campbell, M.D., is a Psychiatrist in Cleveland, Ohio.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 1
Introduction: The Car, the Drive, the Journey, or Our Very Own GPS Systemp. 5
The Car, or "The Biological Mechanism"p. 9
Your Brain, or "You Want to Look Under My Hood?"p. 11
Your Neurotransmitters, or "Reading the Dipstick"p. 15
Your Hypothalamus, or "Do I Need Jumper Cables, New Spark Plugs, or Is My Tank Empty?"p. 21
The Drive, or "Your Psychological Parts and Accessories"p. 25
The Steering Wheel, or "How Are My Driving Skills?"p. 27
The Gearbox, or "How Well Are You Geared Up for the Trip?"p. 33
The Gas Pedal, or "I Think I Can, I Think I Can"p. 39
The Gas Tank, or "Don't Get Tanked"p. 43
The Exhaust and Muffler, or "Please Keep it Down, You Motor-mouth"p. 47
The Rearview Mirror, or "I Can't Stop Looking Backward"p. 51
The Chassis, or "Does My Back Bumper Look Too Wide to You?"p. 55
The Classic Car, or "Boom, Boom, Boom"p. 59
Traction Tires, or "Not Another Snowy Winter"p. 65
Wheel Alignment, or "What Do You Mean, I'm Unstable?"p. 69
Luxurious Options, or "What Do You Mean Your Steering Wheel Is Heated?"p. 71
Suicide, or "What Is the Car Doing in the Garage?"p. 73
Your Diagnostic Dashboard, or "Is a Yellow Light OK, or Can I Just Wait for a Red One?"p. 79
The Diagnostic Assessment, or "How Can I Be Plugged in for Results?"p. 83
The Journey, or "The Many Roads We Have Traveled"p. 89
Off Road Journeys, or "I Love the Rocky Road"p. 91
The Unplanned Journey, or "Can I Survive This?"p. 95
Ignition Switch, or "Start Your Engines!"p. 99
Appendixp. 101
Acknowledgementsp. 107
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