Dr Sultan's Book Recommendations
One of our core values is education. We thrive on educating ourselves and others, and truly believe that “knowledge is power”.
Educating oneself is invaluable because you will learn how to take care of yourself, improve your overall health and it could take away any stress or anxiety caused by what is unknown.
When you choose to become educated on all health related topics, it will enable you to work with your physician for a healthy lifestyle. You will become the best patient for your physician and the most well informed.
The following are some of the most important topics that you should be educated about:
High blood pressure
Allergies and asthma
Alcohol and drug use
Here are Dr Sultan’s Top 3 recommended reads:
The ADHD Toolkit by Linda Wheeler
Are you struggling with students who have ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)? In order to offer effective support and maximize the learning potential of all students in your classroom you will need to understand the different needs of all children, but perhaps especially those with ADHD. With sections covering the background to ADHD, the school setting and the wider context of home life, The ADHD Toolkit ensures excellent practice for working with students with ADHD. It provides:
Examples of successful tried-and-tested strategies
Activities to use with children
Information on referral pathways
Advice on working with parents
Case studies to facilitate discussion
Evolutionary Psychiatry by Anthony Stevens and John Price
Challenging a medical model which has supplied few effective answers to long-standing conundrums, Evolutionary Psychiatry proposes a new conceptual framework for psychiatry based on Darwinian theory.
Anthony Stevens and John Price argue that psychiatric symptoms are manifestations of ancient adaptive strategies which are no longer necessarily appropriate but which can best be understood and treated in an evolutionary and developmental context. They propose theories to account for the widespread existence of affective disorders, borderline states and schizophrenia, as well as offering solutions for puzzles such as sadomasochism and the function of dreams.
This comprehensive introduction to the new science of Darwinian Psychiatry is readily accessible to both the specialist and non-specialist reader. It describes in detail the disorders and conditions commonly encountered in psychiatric practice and show how evolutionary theory can account for their biological origins and functional nature.
Sapiens: A brief history of humankind, by Yaval Harari
100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens.
How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come?
In Sapiens, Dr Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical – and sometimes devastating – breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, paleontology and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behavior from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come?
Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power ... and our future.
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